Fine lines and wrinkles are one of nature’s indicators of ageing. Those annoying crow’s feet and laughter lines are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Genetics and exposure to UV rays can also play a part. However that doesn’t mean you can’t delay these tell tale signs a little longer, no matter how much fun in the sun you have! Always have a moisturiser with SPF in your beauty bag to help protect against sun damage. Look for products which use Retinol as the main ingredient too, as this is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Create a smooth, even skin tone
An uneven skin tone, red blotches and dark spots are a nightmare for even the most dedicated of beauty buffs. A frazzled complexion can be caused by a number of things including hormones, genetics (you can inherit your mum’s susceptibility to a less than stellar skin tone along with all of the good stuff) and how much time your skin is exposed to the sun’s powerful UV rays
Blotchy skin can also be more visible if the surface of the skin is not exfoliated enough, as the dead cells sit on the surface and hide the shiny new skin beneath. You can’t alter your genetics but you can protect your skin from future sun damage and help to smooth out your skin tone by wearing a moisturiser with a high SPF. Make it a part of your daily routine even in winter. Products including Vitamin C as well as a good sun factor should also hold pride of place on your bathroom counter – these ingredients help to reduce discoloration and reveal a more even skin tone over time.
Give skin a moisture boost
As our skin ages, it loses moisture. This leaves it looking dull and dehydrated and feeling tight and uncomfortable. If you suffer from very dry skin, switching to a moisturiser containing Hyaluronic Acid can help to give skin back some of the moisture it’s lacking. Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the skin so smoothing on a moisturiser that uses the ingredient itself quenches the parched surface of dry skin. Glycerin is another ingredient to look out for as it seals in moisture. Use together to drench draught-hit skin cells with the moisture they crave for plumped up, hydrated skin that looks silky smooth and feels wonderfully supple.
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