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7 Signs Of Ageing On The Face & How To Prevent It

Over the years, our skin goes through natural changes that cause us to develop visible signs of ageing on the face. At SKINICIAN we believe in Happy, Healthy Skin and have worked tirelessly over the years to develop products that can help to prevent these signs of ageing and maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin. 

What Are The Signs Of Ageing On The Face?

Let’s take a look at some of the areas that may be effected by ageing and what early signs of ageing to look out for on the face.

Fine Lines & Wrinkles 

One of the most common signs of ageing on the face, is the development of wrinkles and fine lines. These lines can occur anywhere on the face, but fine lines are most commonly found around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Wrinkles and fine lines are caused by a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, which makes the skin less elastic and more prone to sagging.

To help slow down the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, it is important to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, even on cloudy days. Adding anti-ageing skincare products that contain retinoids into your daily routine, which can help to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Uneven Skin Tone

Age-related changes in melanin production can lead to an uneven skin tone, with areas of hyperpigmentation (dark spots) and hypopigmentation (light spots).

This can be caused by a variety of factors, including sun damage, pollution, and genetics. As we age, our skin also becomes less efficient at shedding dead skin cells, which can lead to a build-up of rough, uneven texture.

To prevent uneven skin tone and texture, it is important to exfoliate regularly. This can be done using a physical exfoliant, such as a scrub, or a chemical exfoliant, such as an alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA). Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, which can improve the overall texture and tone of your skin.

A great product for helping to reduce pigmentation and even skin tone is a vitamin C serum. Vitamin C can help to brighten your skin and improve its overall appearance as it is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect your skin from free radical damage and promote collagen production, fading dark spots and leaving skin looking brighter. 

Skin Gets Dull

This isn’t a concern that only ageing skin is faced with, but it is more common as are skin matures to suffer from dull skin. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including a build-up of dead skin cells, dehydration, and a loss of collagen and elastin.

To prevent dull skin, there are a few products we recommend adding into your routine such as exfoliation which helps remove dead skin cells, promotes cell turnover and leaves skin looking brighter and feeling smoother. Vitamin C is another great product to add into your skincare routine if you are concerned with ageing, as a Vitamin C Serum can help to hydrate and brighten the skin’s overall appearance.

Age Spots

Referred to as liver spots or sunspots, are distinct skin blemishes characterised by their flat, brown, or dark appearance. These spots tend to manifest on areas of the skin that have endured prolonged exposure to the sun over the course of one's life. They are a common occurrence in the aging process and are primarily attributed to the cumulative effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

While age spots themselves are generally harmless and painless, their presence can be a visual indicator of skin damage caused by the sun's rays. As a result, preventive measures such as wearing sunscreen/SPF everyday, protective clothing, and avoiding excessive sun exposure are often recommended to minimise the development of these spots and to promote overall skin health.

Sagging Skin

Due to collagen and elastin production slowing down as we age, sagging skin becomes more visible. 

Some top tips to prevent sagging skin include protecting your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays and the best way to counteract those harmful rays is to wear a daily SPF, with a minimum of factor 30.

Including ingredients into your routine such as retinol to help speed up cell renewal, helping to stimulate collagen production can reduce the appearance of sagging skin. Another great ingredient to look out for in skin care products are Peptides and for ageing, Acetyl Dipeptide - 1  which boosts elastin production to help increase firmness.


As with all skincare routines, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine can help to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables can provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and strong. Regular exercise can also help to improve circulation and promote collagen production.

Dryness and dehydration

Aging skin tends to lose moisture and natural oils, which can result in dryness, flakiness, and a rough texture.

These changes can be attributed to a decrease in the skin's lipid barrier and a reduction in the production of sebum, the skin's natural oil. This loss of hydration and essential oils can compromise the skin's protective functions, making it more susceptible to environmental stressors and accelerating the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Therefore, it's crucial to recommend moisturising skincare products and ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid that help replenish moisture, strengthen the skin's barrier, and address these common concerns associated with ageing skin.

Visible Pores

Visible pores are another common sign of ageing on the face. This can be caused by a build-up of oil and debris in the pores, as well as a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin.

To prevent visible pores, it is important to maintain a good skincare routine that includes regular cleansing and exfoliating. Additionally, using a clay mask once or twice a week can help to draw out impurities and tighten pores.

Skincare Secret! Using a retinoid can also be effective in reducing the appearance of visible pores by promoting collagen production and improving skin elasticity.

How To Prevent Ageing Skin On The Face

You can never prevent ageing but we do have some top tips and products you can incorporate into your skincare routine to slow those pesky lines and wrinkles developing.


We have mentioned this several times before, and we will keep mentioning it! SPF, is crucial in helping to protect skin from UV rays which cause DNA cell damage. When these cells get damaged, it becomes harder for them to repair themselves, leading to premature ageing. Ensure a daily SPF is applied, no matter what the weather will help to protect skin from any potential UV damage.



A hero ingredient in ageing skincare routines due to it’s ability to speed up cell renewal, stimulate collagen production and resurface the skin leaving it looking brighter and feeling smoother. Building up tolerance to retinol and progressing onto different strengths will give you quicker and longer lasting results.


Vitamin C

An anti-oxidant ingredient that should be in everyone’s skincare routine, Vitamin C helps to brighten, smooth and protect skin from environmental damage. By helping to stimulate collagen and elastin production and protect skin from free radical damage, you should be including Vitamin C into your ageing skincare routine.


Cosmetic Procedures

This line of ageing prevention isn’t for everyone but there are a couple of procedures that can be considered if you are looking for a more permanent ageing solution. We recommend doing your research and using a qualified medical practitioner to administer either Dermal Fillers or Botox.

Dermal fillers are gel like substances that are injected into the face and they help to smooth out and plump concerns such as lines and wrinkles whilst Botox is an injection which helps to relax and freeze muscle movement in the face, giving a smoother and plumped complexion.

Skin ageing shows at different stages of life for everyone, but  incorporating a healthy lifestyle with the right skincare habits can slow down the signs of ageing on the face. Protecting skin from daily sun exposure whilst using some crucial skincare ingredients into your routine can make the world of difference in maintaining happy, healthy skin!

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