Get The Right Skincare For Your Age

Taking good care of your skin is essential whether you’re 25 or 65, and with more and more products available to help us keep a youthful glow, it can be increasingly hard to know what we should be using to look after our skin.

What’s more, the world we live in has changed and a combination of pollution, stress and poor diet are also having a negative impact on our complexions.

Skincare and beauty expert Nichola Joss told Netdoctor that many of us aren’t taking proper care of our skin, especially in our younger years.

She said it’s a combination of modern lifestyles and women in their 20s wearing more makeup than they used to, which is bad for the skin. “Damage is made worse by the fact that we’re not cleansing properly either, relying on wipes full of harsh chemicals instead of a proper oil cleanser,” Ms Joss asserted.

But reaching for skincare products that are designed for women in their 40s when you’re in your 20s isn’t the solution, according to Dr Isobel Sharkar, a dermatologist. She said that using collagen-stimulating products when you’re young will have very little effect.

However, she noted that starting to use these kinds of moisturisers and creams when you’re in your 30s can be sensible, as this is when the levels of hyaluronic acid, collagen, vitamins and many other things naturally begin to decline.

“Applying 40-plus skincare products in your 30s can help to preserve the collagen, elasticity and hyaluronic acid responsible for plump, dewy skin,” Dr Sharkar said.

And, of course, if you want to give your skin a boost, you can always have a thread lift procedure, which will help stimulate collagen production, as well as the production of elastin and hyaluronic acid, in your skin.

This kind of non-surgical cosmetic procedure is growing in popularity, and with minimal downtime, plus very quick results, it’s little wonder that more people are turning to thread lifts to help rejuvenate their skin.

While you don’t need to rush out and buy lots of collagen-rich beauty products if you’re in your 20s, the experts do recommend adding one thing in particular to your beauty regime – a serum containing vitamin C.

This can help counteract the damage from UVA and UVB rays from the sun, as well as from pollution.

Grazia magazine recently wrote about the benefits of including vitamin C-rich products in your skincare regime, with the publication describing the vitamin as a “powerhouse skincare ingredient”.

It recommends buying products containing it in its purest form – ascorbic acid – and choosing products from a brand you trust. Of course, applying vitamin C to your face is far from the only way to get a daily dose of this vitamin and making sure your diet also contains it is a good way to enhance your skincare regime.

If you’re still not convinced, Grazia explains that using vitamin C-rich products consistently improves the appearance of fine wrinkles, can brighten up your complexion and can repair damage caused by exposure to sunlight.

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