Anti Ageing products are something we’d associate using when we are older (probably in our forties and well into our fifties), to help us hold onto what we have left of our youthful looks and to keep those lines and wrinkles at bay.
But latest research has proved the best way to protect our skin from aging is to start young – 25 in fact!
Yes, that’s right, the best age to start using anti ageing products is at 25, as prevention has proven to be better than trying to fix a problem. At 25 our skin starts losing its plumpness, elasticity and our collagen reproduction starts to decline.
There are of course external factors and lifestyle choices that also affect your skin’s aging process too.
But what is the difference between young and older skin?
Younger skin will generally renew itself over the course of a month, where new skin cells are pushed through the layers of skin towards the top layer.
The top layer consists of dead cells that are shedding most of the time but mainly during the night when it is in repair mode.
As we age our skin renewal process slows down, resulting in more dead skin cells remaining on the skin and clogging it, making it appear dull and lifeless.
Collagen production and elasticity also reduces after the age of thirty, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles to start forming, because the skin isn’t as plump as it once was.
There is a decrease in blood flow also to the surface of the skin as we age, meaning less nutrients reaching the epidermis resulting in a reduction in the skin’s barrier function which lead to considerable water loss and drier skin.
Prevention of premature skin ageing?
This all sounds rather daunting right? But is there something we can use from a young age to at least prevent premature skin aging?
Yes SPF! It has been scientifically proven that everyone should be wearing sunscreen everyday (especially on the face, neck and decollete) and even in winter to put a stop to premature skin ageing.
The Sun is predominantly the cause of the skin to age and to induce fine lines, wrinkles, liver spots and skin cancer.
How does the Sun cause the skin to age?
The Sun emits both UVA and UVB rays which is responsible for causing our skin to burn and age.
The UVA rays cause pre-mature skin aging and the UVB rays cause sunburn.
To get a good start to protecting your skin you need to be wearing sun protection with a minimum SPF of 30 everyday, and for it to cover your face, neck and decollete as these are the areas that experience sunlight the most and ages the quickest.
Even if you work indoors all day you’ll still need to apply SPF as UV rays still come through the window and can affect your skin.
Anti Ageing Skincare
When it comes to skincare you’ll need to add in over time anti aging products to help prevent the skin from aging quickly, and as you get older you’ll require a thicker creams with stronger anti aging properties. If you were to use strong anti aging ingredients when you’re younger, these won’t work as well and will be too much for young skin.
Our replenishing daily moisture cream has natural ingredients; Sunflower seed oil, Lupin seed oil and Acai Pulp oil, that are proven to help with the promotion of collagen production. It is designed for those with drier and maturer skins as it promotes a youthful complexion.
Harmonising Daily Moisture Cream has natural ingredients that help to regenerate the skins renewal process and help to keep your skin well balanced. If you suffer with congested skin then the Rose Geranium oil that is included in this beautiful moisturiser will help to harmonise your skin once more.
Not only will your skin be beautifully moisturised and balanced but the uplifting scent of Lemon Balm will help set you up for the day and relax you at night.