As we get older, it is more essential than ever to keep up a good skincare routine. Our skin doesn’t produce new cells as quickly as it used to and it becomes less elastic and more prone to dryness.
What works for your skin at 20, won’t work when you are 50. To combat the dryness that goes hand in hand with ageing, we would recommend using a rich moisturiser and hydrating regime. Take the time to cleanse, tone and moisturise every day, as well as using an intense hydrating serum.
There’s not much we can do to prevent wrinkles entirely but a good routine can lessen the effects. It is essential when we reach our fifties and beyond to always use a moisturiser with SPF and additional anti-ageing benefits. Staying out of the sun is crucial if you don’t want ‘sun spots’ to appear and whilst staying in the shade won’t erase the years, it will present the sun from further diminishing the skin’s natural ‘bounce-back’ factor.
Treat skin with TLC and choose specialist anti-ageing creams - particularly for the delicate skin around the eyes and neck - as some of them have been proven to improve natural collagen production and keep the skin looking fresh.
It is also just as important to take care of skin from the inside as well as looking after it on the outside.
In our fifties and over, we should ensure we get enough Vitamin D, Vitamin B and essential fatty acids, and to eat lots of berries which are packed with antioxidants.
Unfortunately, the condition of our skin is also down to genetics and there’s not much we can do about that. However, if you stick to a routine and practice healthy eating, your skin will thank you for it and you may be able to prevent the wrinkles for a little longer!