If you’ve spent any time in contact with the media, you will have seen adverts for anti-aging cosmetics. For many women – and men – the fear that we’re growing visibly older is a concern that will reach us sooner than expected. So how can we fight the years without turning to plastic surgery and constant airbrushing? When should you start, and what should you do if you already feel as though it’s too late?
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
We hate clichés, but the above is certainly true when it comes to preventing your skin showing the effects of aging. The most damaging factors for our skin are the ones we all know about: too much sunshine without adequate skin protection, bad diets, excessive smoking and drinking and a poorly established skincare routine. No matter how old you are, your first port of call should always be an effective sun cream, and you can even choose foundations and cover-up creams that have UV protection. The best products come with both UVA and UVB protection. See this beauty talk post for your five step guide to perfect skin.
Firming Skin And Fighting Wrinkles
As we age, our skin becomes less supple, smooth and firm. This is often attributed to decreased levels of collagen, which usually works with other proteins such as keratin and elastin to make skin strong, flexible and resilient. There are a huge number of products on the market that are reported to effectively lift and smooth skin to help melt the years away. As well as collagen creams, look out for products containing hyaluronic acids or retinoids, which make skin look younger and tighter by increasing moisture levels and combatting collagen degradation.
Concealing Lines And Spots
Often as a result of sun or free radical damage, aging and dark spots can be a source of embarrassment for those lucky enough to have always been previously blessed with a flawless complexion. To fight them, invest in a good foundation or cover-up cream, and fight them with a dark spot corrector that works by preventing further skin breakdown. We love Decleor’s Excellence De L’age.
Growing Old Gracefully
Whilst hair can be dyed and skin can be plumped, firmed, squished into shape, botoxed and plasticked away, there will eventually come a time when the battle becomes too difficult. Rather than feeling defeated, try to come to terms with who you are and how full a life you’ve led. Beauty often radiates those who are happy and confident with who they are. Instead of getting down, pour a glass of wine, run yourself a bubble bath and enjoy a day of pampering and getting used to the new you. You may well find that, at the end of it, all your tired eyes needed was a little me-time and relaxation.
So there you have it – our tips and tricks at battling the effects of ageing. For all our anti-ageing products please click the link below: