As I get older a proper skincare routine is becoming more and more important. Gone are the days when I could literally slap any product onto my face and call it ‘skincare’. These days I am extremely vigilant and will always take the time to maintain a skincare routine. It will make all the difference in years to come!
Today I will be sharing my tips for beating the signs of ageing and maintaining a beautiful youthful glow.
Wear sunscreen Every.Single.Day. You’re probably sick to death of hearing about the importance of sunscreen but it is the best prevention to ageing! I use sunscreen every single day without fail all year around and even in the dead of winter. If you struggle to remember to apply it, make it a part of your everyday routine! I apply mine before moisturiser every single morning and it’s a step that I never miss. Currently I am using the uv-iq Anti-Pollution Facial Sunscreen with an spf 50+. I find it perfect for everyday use as it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave greasy residue on the skin.
Invest in quality skincare. Another important factor in maintaining your skin is to invest in a quality skincare routine. It may take some trial and error to discover the right one for you. Also, finding a range tailored to you skin is an ordeal in itself. I have friends who can use literally any skincare product and their skin is perfect. However if you’re anything like me your skin might require a specific type of product that you might only discover through a lot of trial and testing. I prefer skincare with a natural twist and have recently started using the Ere Perez Moringa All Beauty Creme* which helps to maintain vibrant and healthy skin.
Add eye cream to your regime! I am guilty of always forgetting to apply an eye cream so I’ve placed it next to my night products so I will be sure to remember. The eye area is delicate so it requires a a richer eye cream to help hydrate and moisturise the surrounding skin. Currently I am using the La Mav Anti Dark-Circle Eye Gel* which is really lovely and feels hydrating on the eye area. It helps to brighten the skin around the eye, reducing the appearance of dark circles. So far I am really enjoying this eye gel and I feel that my eye area is a lot more supple and nourished.
Exfoliate dead skin away. Every time I forget to exfoliate I notice a difference to my skin. It’s bumpy, looks dull and my skincare and makeup products never seem to absorb as well. I try to exfoliate 1-2 times a week and it makes a huge difference to the appearance of my skin. Exfoliating helps to get rid of those dead skin cells to reveal brighter, smoother skin and it’s a really important step to your skincare routine! I have been using the Genie Beauty Exfoliate 3 Triple Action Microdermabrasion Exfoliant Face Scrub* for about a year now and it is hands down the best scrub I have ever used. Nothing else works quite as well for me and my skin always looks a hundred times better afterwards. I also notice that my moisturiser and face serum sink in a lot nicer afterwards.
Invest in a quality night serum. Nighttime is a crucial time for skin and allows it to heal and rejuvenate while you sleep, so it makes sense to use products that will optimise this process. A night serum helps to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin, as well as renew the skin. My current face serum of choice is the La Mav Wrinkle-Smoothing Antioxidant Rich Nightly Repair Nectar which is part of their anti-ageing range and perfect for older skins. There are so many opinions on when to apply a face serum however I find applying it on clean skin before moisturiser work well and allows the serum to sink directly into the skin with no barrier in between. I apply the serum down to my neck and also pat it around my laugh lines. My skin always feels great when I wake up the next morning.
Maintaining all of the steps above help to keep my skin in optimum condition. I personally notice a difference when I maintain my routine and when I don’t it shows on my skin!
What rituals and products do you use to help fight the process of ageing? I’d love to hear them (and may even pick up a few for myself!)