Wrinkle creams used to be reserved until wrinkles were starting to appear, but people are starting to invest in their youth – starting on pre-aging treatments and creams before the signs become too obvious.
BEFORE BEDTIME: RETINOL
Vitamin A is fast becoming the single ingredient that skin doctors believe anyone seeking anti-aging benefits in their skincare should have. Here’s are some of the reasons why: It penetrates deeply to stimulate fibroblasts – cells that produce collagen, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It exfoliates and increases skin cell turnover, evening out skin tone and also has pigment-lightening effects.
IN THE MORNING: STEM CELL SERUMS
Touted as a breakthrough for skin aging problems, stem cell extracts such as Evercell Luxe Skin Charger have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, which help protect our skin from premature aging. This increases skin’s elasticity, preventing the dreaded facial sag. Expect an improvement in skin texture and radiance as it also boosts increased cellular turnover at the skin’s surface.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE: SUNSCREEN
“If you want good skin in your 50s, start using a good sunscreen in your early 20s”.
In case you were wondering, this isn’t just any quote we plucked off the internet. It’s actually pretty good advice. We know now that ultraviolet rays from the sun can damage skin, and not just in terms of burning it. UVB rays are responsible for burning skin, but did you know that UVA rays are responsible for aging skin?
Look for a sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 30, and which also contains physical and chemical filters. Some lightweight sunscreens combine zinc oxide with chemical sunscreens like oxybenzone and these work best under makeup with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection.