You may have started to notice your first few wrinkles just recently or realised that you’ve put your anti-ageing skincare routine on the back burner for too many years and would like to turn that around right now.
After all, anti-ageing skincare isn’t just reserved for those with mature skin, and one would never be too young to start thinking about preventative measures. Your next step, of course, is to invest in anti-ageing skincare products, which are formulated to help reduce visible signs of skin ageing like wrinkles, fine lines, leathery skin and dark spots.
With this knowledge in mind, you might then wonder, “What products should be in my skincare routine?” Well, here is a list of products you can incorporate into your existing skincare routine to prevent ageing.
Here’s the biggest tip on how to prevent ageing skin: invest in retinoids. Now, this isn’t merely a buzzword, because retinoids do offer a plethora of benefits, such as the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen.
Derived from Vitamin A, retinoids can be natural or synthetic with different types and forms, such as retinol, retinal, and retinyl esters. Topical retinoids refer to creams, gels, and liquids that you can directly apply to the skin. Be sure to select a formulation that would suit your skin type – this means opting for cream-based products if you have dry skin.
Eye cream is an excellent anti-ageing skincare product, mainly due to the fact that its formulation tends to be thicker than a regular moisturiser, allowing it to provide targeted nourishment to the delicate skin around our eyes.
Two ingredients often featured in most eye creams that help with the appearance of under eyes are retinol (which can help with reducing wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes), and hyaluronic acid (which smooths and hydrates the undereye area that is typically drier than the rest of the face).
Depending on your skin concern, be sure to select the right formulation to complement the rest of your skincare routine.
Despite the fact that our necks can give away our age, it’s also one of the most neglected areas of the body. For those who are aware of the need to extend skincare to the neck and décolletage, they might not be aware that they should use products that are formulated especially for the neck and décolletage.
The skin on the neck and décolleté is thin, sensitive and has a higher tendency to show signs of redness, irritation, sagging and pigmentation, hence if you happen to spot a neck cream that suits your skin type, we recommend going for it, especially if they contain vitamins A, C, E and peptides.
As we all know, there is no one-size-fits-all moisturiser. Some are specially for oily or dry skin types, while some target ageing skin. This is why you’ll find that a moisturiser you once used many years ago may not necessarily be as effective over time. Our skin constantly changes with age, so it’s only natural that you’d want to start using moisturisers that offer lifting, firming and restorative capabilities.
Most anti-ageing moisturisers on the market now boast many different ingredients that not only help with signs of ageing, but also boost radiance and glow – therefore, a multitasking moisturiser should definitely be added to your beauty arsenal.
There’s a reason why we’ve been told time and again to include Vitamin C in both our diets and skincare – it’s because it’s such a powerful anti-ageing ingredient. Known for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Vitamin C is also a protein that helps to keep the skin from sagging. Regular application of Vitamin C to the skin will help to encourage collagen production, promote skin healing and even lighten dark spots.
Vitamin C serums are one of the best skincare products to add to your existing routine, though it is highly encouraged that you follow up with sunscreen to protect your skin from pollutants and skin damage.
How to prevent ageing skin effectivel
The truth is, even if you are extremely diligent with your skincare and use only the right products to prevent signs of ageing, nothing can completely halt or reverse the normal and natural ageing process that we all go through.
The good news is that a skin-lifting treatment such as Ultherapy can help to supplement your anti-ageing skincare routine and slow down the ageing process in a non-invasive manner.
Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound with real-time imageing or visualisation (MFU-V) to deliver ultrasound energy deep within the skin to stimulate the skin’s new collagen and elastin production, effectively jumpstarting the skin tightening process. What’s more, is that it is a one-time treatment that can last up to a year and provide results that will look better over time.
Find out more about Ultherapy and speak to the experts at your nearest aesthetic clinics to get a hyper-personalised treatment plan drawn up just for you!