How To: Anti Ageing in 5 Quick Steps

 

We all know it’€™s coming, the inevitable crow’€™s feet that you spend hours ironically squinting at trying to convince yourself it’€™s not there  What can we do to prevent and treat this?

Here are my top 5 Beauty and Skincare saviors that make me want to grow old gracefully.

First signs of ageing

Fine lines and wrinkles

Prevention is most definitely better than cure; sun exposure is the cause of 90% of wrinkles. As much as we love it, the sun breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin and skin support is lost causing the skin to wrinkle.

A skincare line backed by science, Skinceuticals has a fantastic philosophy; Prevent, Protect & Correct. With those fighting words to go by, they have something for everyone. A great place to start is their Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 fluid. This beauty not only provides UV defense and SPF 50, it also mattifies, is suitable for sensitive skin and helps increases skin defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress.

Adore Beauty Recommends:

Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense

Skinstitut Age Defense SPF50+

Uneven skintone

Age Spots and Pigmentation

If you have any form of pigmentation issues from uneven skin tone, prematurely aging skin, hyperpigmentation, melasma and chloasma to age spots and liver spots you will understand how difficult these issues are to shift! An excess of pigment in the skin can be the result of many things from sun damage to acne marks. Excess pigmentation is the buildup of melanin (natural pigment) in the skin. The great news is, there are some great ways to help reduce the appearance of dark areas and uneven skin.

Alpha-H are an all Australian brand, with a fantastic range of products. As well as a fabulous selection of products for most skin conditions Alpha-H’s Liquid Gold Radiance really packs a punch to help reduce any form of pigmentation issues. It is a potent product which contains glycolic acid, waltheria indica and ferulic acid combined to help inhibit melanin production.

 

Dryness and Dehydration

Dry, dull lifeless skin

Dry or parched skin can be caused and triggered by many things. Often, winter weather, indoor heating, harsh products and of course not enough water intake can all contribute. Wrinkles and fine lines are bad enough, however if your skin is also dry  this only enhances these lines and wrinkles making you look older.

If you suffer from extremely dry, parched or dehydrated skin, the Priori Replenishing Masque is your go to product. The handy masque format allows you to add a boost of moisture and rich hydration whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up. The formula is rich and creamy and provides instant moisturisation, replenishes the skins natural barrier function and reduces the appearance of signs of ageing and provides hydration. A great addition to your skincare routine if you skin is still craving extra moisture.

Adore Beauty Recommends:

Priori Advanced AHA Replenishing Masque

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque

Dark Circles

Bags and under eye circles

The eyes are very much a focal point on a person’s face so dark circles and bags can be a very frustrating issue! Darkness under the eyes can be caused by anything from lack of sleep, to diet and allergies.

If you have specific issues with dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, the Skin Signs Eye Mask is a luxurious and relaxing way to help alleviate these issues. SK II’s reputation for bringing effective brightening properties to the skin makes Signs Eye Mask a perfect choice for assisting with brightening and smoothing the under eye area. The Eye Mask works by adhering to the delicate under eye area allowing the key ingredients Glycerin and Niacinamide to penetrate the skin.

 

Loss of Elasticity

Sagging, jowls, deep wrinkles

There are certain types of wrinkles that need a little more attention. This can range from skin that just needs some TLC to deeper wrinkles that require a more concentrated dose of active ingredients. Deeper, more severe wrinkles can be caused by smoking, sun damage, and certain medications.

The Rodial Bee Venom 24 carat gold essence is a concentrated formula containing 24 carat gold that assists with plumping the skin, while helping to lift and improve skin’€™s vitality and elasticity. This serum, (not for the faint-hearted!) is an effective all rounder suited to skin with deeper wrinkles and lack of elasticity. As well as dealing with wrinkles this serum helps to lift and illuminate adding life and vibrancy.

Adore Beauty Recommends:

Medik8 Pretox Filler

Thalgo Hyaluronic Filler