Healthy, vibrant, youthful-looking skin is modern society's go-to accessory. Gone are the days of sun worship with low-SPF body oil. Instead, beauty mavens are focused on maintaining a flawless complexion and reaching for the fake bake when they desire a little more colour.
Whereas some ageing factors are determined by nature, others are completely under your control. These latter processes are called 'extrinsic ageing factors'. Lifestyle, skincare, and nutrition all have a huge impact on the way skin ages.
Like a full kitchen cupboard, newborn skin is stocked with nutritional goodness. Once the kitchen cupboard is in use, vital nutrients are depleted. This is when skin begins to show signs of ageing. Using skincare products to help replenish your skin's reserves is like doing your weekly food shop.
So when should you start to use anti-ageing skincare? The answer: you're never too young to start! Your age just determines which products and ingredients you start with. We explore this topic in depth through our Ultimate Guide to Anti-Ageing Skincare.
It's important to know that with the right changes to your diet, skincare routine, and other lifestyle factors, you can very effectively delay the onset of ageing. Do nothing, and you could look 10 years older than you really are. Take control, and you could happily end up looking 10 years younger.
Already got a few fine lines and wrinkles? That's fine. Remember that you're beautiful with or without them. If you do want to take action, we'll show you how, with products proven effective to help reverse those unwanted signs of ageing.
Through our Ultimate Guide to Anti-Ageing Skincare, we'll explore the active ingredients that you should be using to form the supporting pillars of an effective anti-ageing routine. We'll show you how to design a customised skincare routine and share some of our favourite products to help you get started.
We'll also be delving into the topic of results. How long should it take before you see them? Should products show immediate results, or do you have to wait months to see a difference?
What is the best anti-wrinkle cream?
When looking for an anti-aging cream, you should look for products that contain retinol and antioxidants. Retinol is a form of pure Vitamin A that is a fantastic ingredient for reducing signs of sun damage and general aging and is frequently used as a key ingredient as anti-aging products. Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C are also effective at improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots and increasing the plumpness and brightness of the skin. Medik8 1TR Vitamin A Renewal Cream is a moisturing cream containing 0.1% retinol. It is a great product to introduce your skin to retinol, particularly for those with sensitive skin who want to see great results without worrying about irritation. This product is a fast absorbing cream, that will assist with cell turnover and and support the natural hydration barrier of the skin, whilst visibly reducing signs of aging.
Do wrinkle creams really work?
The main types of aging in people are intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Intrinsic aging is the unavoidable aging of your body over time that you cannot control with the use of anti-aging products. Extrinsic aging is caused by external factors in the environment such as the sun, air pollution and your lifestyle choices. This type of aging can be controlled through your own choice of products, in particular anti-aging products and how you choose to live your life. In this way, anti-aging products can slow down some aspects of the aging process and are worth investing in for this reason. It is important to realise that no product you can buy will completely stop the aging process. There are many ingredients and products however, that can help you to slow down and reverse the signs of aging to reveal healthier and younger looking skin.