It isn’t possible to change the natural ageing process, such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, slower collagen production and saggier-looking skin. But certain influences in our life can slow these ageing factors down; environment and life style factors are two of the biggest contributors to the speed of how our skin ages. By taking preventative measures, we can slow down the signs of ageing on the skin.
What Science Tells Us About Ageing
According to the National Library of Medicine, skin ageing is defined as “a part of a natural human “aging mosaic” which becomes evident and follows different trajectories in different organs, tissues and cells with time. While the ageing signs of internal organs are masked from the ambient “eyes,” the skin provides first obvious marks of the passing time.”
They tell us that factors such as “cumulative structural and physiological alterations and progressive changes in each skin layer as well as changes in skin appearance, especially, on the sun-exposed skin areas.” As skin ages, damaged skin will show a thicker epidermis which may appear dull, rough, visible fine lines and wrinkles and signs of pigmentation. As skin matures, it loses elasticity and collagen production slows down, leaving skin saggier.
Tips to Slow Ageing, Naturally
There are some factors that can be considered to slow down the signs of ageing and premature ageing on the skin. Below we take a look at some of the contributing factors and what you can do to ensure skin ages according to your age and not from external environments and lifestyle choices.
Adopting a good skincare routine can greatly contribute to healthier-looking skin. This typically includes cleansing, moisturising, and using sunscreen to protect against harmful UV rays.
Protecting your skin from the sun is crucial in preventing premature ageing. UV rays can damage the skin and accelerate the formation of wrinkles and age spots. Regularly applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding excessive sun exposure can help maintain youthful-looking skin.
A healthy lifestyle can have a positive impact on your skin's appearance. This includes eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and antioxidants, staying hydrated, getting regular exercise, managing stress levels, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
Anti-ageing skincare ingredients
There are various skincare ingredients available that can help improve the appearance of ageing skin. Retinoids, such as retinol, can stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Moisturisers containing hyaluronic acid can help hydrate the skin and minimise the appearance of fine lines. Other ingredients like peptides, antioxidants, and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) may also provide benefits.
For faster and longer lasting results, there are several professional treatments that can be performed by trained facialists that give faster results, than only using at home skincare routines.
Skincare Products to Slow Ageing, Naturally
SKINICIAN prides itself on multifunctional, quality and result driven products. We have pulled out our hero aging skin products below to help with slowing down the signs of ageing.
Formulated with three weights of Hyaluronic Acid to plump, protect and hydrate the skin. SKINICIAN’s Hyaluronic Elixir helps to plump fine lines and wrinkles for an instant filling effect, increase skin hydration by up to 25% within 2 hours and has been proven to reduce wrinkle depth in 4-8 weeks. This Elixir has also been loving formulated with Gylcerin and Aloe Vera to soothe and intensely hydrate all skin types.
Overnight Retinol Powerbalm
With two strengths of Overnight Retinol Powerbalm available to choose from, depending on your retinol journey, our pure retinol and added peptide formula helps to fight signs of ageing by speeding up cell renewal, boosting collagen production and resurfacing skin to leave it plumped and glowing, reversing the signs of ageing.
Vitamin C Elixir
Our multi-tasking Vitamin C Elixir is packed full of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from environmental and UV damage. Vitamin C helps to boost collagen production and brighten skin to fade pigmentation, leaving skin looking more youthful in appearance. With added Vitamins A,D and E to protect and nourish skin and Avocado oil to protect the skin barrier, this Vitamin C Elixir is our hero serum for fighting signs of ageing.
Peptide Eye Complex
Formulated with our trademarked Dermapep peptide complex, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C, this lightweight anti-ageing eye cream helps to plump, smooth, brighten and protect the eye area, visibly reducing the signs of ageing by 12%. This super-charged, skin plumping eye cream also contains UV filters to shield the skin from UV rays and environmental damage which helps to protect the skin from premature ageing.
For more articles on ageing skin, read:
- Skincare Over 60 And 70: Looking After Your Skin The Right Way
- What Is Mature Skin: All You Need To Know & How To Treat It
- How To Get Rid Of Fine Lines Under Your Eyes: Our Ultimate Guide