What's a Simple, Effective Anti-Ageing Routine?

Designing an effective skincare routine can be confusing. Which products are must-haves and which products are 'nice-to-haves'? The Rule of 5 simplifies everything for you.

What makes an anti-ageing skincare routine effective? It's easy to believe that the more products you use, the better your results will be. In fact, careful selection is much more important.

The best way to approach your skincare regimen is to follow the Rule of 5. An effective anti-ageing routine always includes five key products:

  1. Sun protection
  2. Gentle cleanser
  3. Exfoliant
  4. Antioxidant serum
  5. Intensive night cream

 

You can easily add complementary steps to your routine, but these five products should form the foundation of your anti-ageing regimen. That's because these products work to prevent and reverse the common signs of photodamage, or UV exposure, such as:

 

What's a Simple, Effective Anti-Ageing Routine?

 

Anti-Ageing Skincare Step 1: Sun Protection


Ever noticed how areas of skin consistently covered by clothing hardly age? Sunshine can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, the sun keeps people, animals, and plants alive. On the other hand, UV rays damage skin and, in extreme cases, cause cancer.

Of the ageing factors that are within your control, sunlight is accountable for the highest proportion of skin damage. That means incorporating sun protection into your anti-ageing skincare routine is vital—even if you already have fine lines and wrinkles. It's never too late to begin using sun protection.

This selection of sun creams offers high protection from sun damage:


Anti-Ageing Skincare Step 2: Gentle Cleansing


Cleansing removes potentially damaging impurities from your complexion. However, improper face-washing and harsh products may do as much damage. Effective anti-ageing cleansing should incorporate only gentle products that protect your skin's acid balance and moisture levels.

Here's a selection of some of our favourite mild cleansers:

 

What's a Simple, Effective Anti-Ageing Routine?

 

Anti-Ageing Skincare Step 3: Exfoliation


It's a well-established fact that as skin ages, cell turnover slows. The surface layers of skin are made up of dead cells. When these skin cells turn over in a timely manner, your complexion looks vibrant and healthy. When cells remain in place for too long, skin begins to look dull, dehydrated, and tired.

Integrating an acid-based exfoliant into your anti-ageing beauty routine not only keeps skin looking fresh and healthy; it also helps to stimulate collagen synthesis.

Take a look at some of our favourite exfoliants below:


Anti-Ageing Skincare Step 4: Antioxidant Serum


As skin matures, its own sources of vitamins and antioxidants are used up. Your skin contains reserves of these ingredients, but lifestyle and diet choices can deplete them. For this reason, an effective anti-ageing skincare regimen should include an antioxidant serum.

Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from damage. Usually, skin experiences many damaging stressors each day, from sunlight to pollution. These types of stressors speed up the rate at which skin ages.

Antioxidants can also help skin to rebuild lost collagen, which supports volume within the skin, preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

We suggest using an antioxidant serum containing vitamins C and E, such as:


Anti-Ageing Skincare Step 5: Intensive Night Cream


This final step is the crown jewel of an effective anti-ageing skincare routine. Night-time is when skin regenerates best and therefore benefits the most from potent anti-ageing actives.

An anti-ageing skincare regimen wouldn't be complete without a retinol product. 'Retinol' is the scientific name for vitamin A. This ingredient was proven in the '80s to reverse the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, retinol can reverse most signs of ageing.

To complete your anti-ageing skincare routine, integrate one of our favourite retinol products:

Not sure which products are right for you? Contact our skincare specialists and we'll get you on the right track. Email us at service@adorebeauty.com.au or give us a call on 03 9486 7179.

 

What's a Simple, Effective Anti-Ageing Routine?