Anti-Ageing Skincare FAQs
What is ageing skin?
As you age, skin begins to lose elasticity which can cause fine lines and wrinkles to form. Skin may also feel less firm and show other signs of ageing like dehydration, rough skin texture and dark spots. The eye area is one of the first places to show signs of ageing like dark circles and eye puffiness.
What causes ageing skin?
While age is the main factor, internal and external aggressors can also contribute to ageing skin. Exposure to UV rays is the #1 cause of early signs of ageing making daily sun protection essential. Pollution, diet and stress can also contribute to skin's appearance and cause lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
Can you reverse signs of ageing?
While there is no way to reverse the signs of ageing, there are ways to care for your skin that can both help defend skin from external aggressors and improve its appearance. Using a daily sunscreen and formulas with antioxidant protection help defend skin from UV rays and free radicals which can cause early signs of ageing. You can also use targeted serums and moisturisers formulated to help visibly improve fine lines and rough texture to help reveal younger-looking skin.
When should you start using anti-ageing products?
If you begin to notice visible signs of ageing, such as dullness, fine lines and rough texture, look for formulas to help target your concerns. The eye area is one of the first places to show signs of ageing so adding an anti-wrinkle eye cream or treatment to your routine may be the first step in your anti-ageing skincare routine.
What are the best skincare products for ageing skin?
The most important product in your anti-ageing skincare routine is a daily sunscreen. Sunscreen helps prevent skin from harmful UV rays which can damage skin and lead to early signs of ageing. Even before you begin to see lines and wrinkles or other signs of ageing, apply a daily sunscreen to help keep skin protected and healthy-looking. Other formulas like targeted serums, moisturisers and eye treatments can also help improve the appearance of ageing skin.
What are the best skincare ingredients for ageing skin?
To target lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing, look for formulas with ingredients like Vitamin C, Retinol or Pro-Retinol, and Hyaluronic Acid. In addition to antioxidant protection, Vitamin C helps visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol and Pro-Retinol are both Vitamin A derivatives known to help even skin tone and smooth skin's texture. For smoother skin, look for formulas with Hyaluronic Acid which is known to hydrate and plump skin.
What is the difference between wrinkle creams and anti-ageing creams?
While wrinkle creams are formulated to target a specific concern (visibly reducing lines and wrinkles) anti-ageing creams help target multiple concerns. In addition to fine lines and wrinkles, anti-ageing creams and moisturisers may also help visibly firm skin, boost radiance and smooth skin texture.
What are the benefits of an anti-ageing cream?
Using an anti-ageing cream daily can help visibly reduce lines and wrinkles and target other concerns like dull skin and rough texture. Using a cream also helps boost skin's hydration levels which helps promote smooth, healthy-looking skin.