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The Best Anti-Ageing Products Based On Your Age

The Best Anti-Ageing Products Based On Your Age
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Have you been using the same skincare for ages and suddenly found that your skin needs a little more moisture or the product doesn’t sit on your skin the way it used to? That’s because our skin changes over time. The skincare we use in our twenties won’t necessarily be right for our 35-year-old skin, just as the products we choose in our thirties won’t do as much good to our 50-year-old complexion. Don’t worry though! You just need a little knowledge about the best anti-ageing products for each age bracket and you can maximise the health of your skin. Ready? Here we go…

Caring For Your Skin In Your Twenties

This is the time to enjoy your skin because it naturally contains pretty much all of the antioxidants and nutrients that you’ll be trying to put back in in later years. You probably don’t see the effects of late nights, sun exposure or lack of sleep just yet, but trust me, it’s causing invisible damage that you’ll pay the price for later down the line.

Your top priority? Protect your skin from free radical damage by wearing sunscreen and keeping your complexion hydrated. Oh and always cleanse before going to bed to properly wash off your makeup.

  • SPF Is Key

Protecting your skin now will pay dividends in the future, so try using products that contain SPF. I’d recommend Clinique's Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF30. Not only is it fortified with an SPF 30 that protects your complexion, but it is full of moisturising and hydrating ingredients that improve the feel of your skin too. Of course, the colour corrector also helps to rebalance your skin tone and give you flawless-looking skin.

  • Vitamin C Counteracts Invisible Damage

If you’re in your twenties, chances are that a few too many late nights are a regular occurrence. That’s why you should make vitamin C a part of your daily routine. A powerful antioxidant, it counteracts damage and wards off environmental stressors, whilst also brightening dull-looking skin.

I’d suggest using The Ordinary’s Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres. It contains a high dosage of vitamin C (this antioxidant is only effective in concentrations over 20%), so you can rest assured that the antioxidant you’re applying really will make a difference.

  • Acid Toners Gently Exfoliate

If you haven’t familiarised yourself with acid toners yet, now is the time. Perfect for recharging dull, tired skin, acid toners gently exfoliate to reveal a softer, smoother and more even complexion.

The Inkey List’s Glycolic Acid Toner would be a perfect choice! Formulated with 10% glycolic acid (a natural AHA derived naturally from sugar cane), it removes dead cells from the surface of your skin, keeps excel oils at bay and minimises the appearance of enlarged pores. Expect a brighter and healthier complexion, despite the late nights.

Adapting Your Routine In Your Thirties

Did you know that the amount of collagen in your skin naturally decreases when you hit 30? It suddenly gets harder to maintain plump, fresh-looking skin, which causes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Basically, your skin really needs your help now!

  • Hyaluronic Acid Is Key 

There is little that can beat hyaluronic acid when it comes to boosting the collagen levels in your skin – and La Roche-Posay’s Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Acid Serum is particularly effective.

Filled with two different sizes of molecules, it works on two levels: larger molecule moisturise the surface of your skin, whilst smaller molecules penetrate into the deeper layers to plump and fill out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Exfoliate Twice A Week

Whilst using a powerful exfoliator once a week works best in your twenties, you should switch to a gentler exfoliating product when you hit the big 3-0.

I couldn’t recommend ESPA’s Optimal Skin ProCleanser enough! A 3-in-1 gel cleanser, exfoliator and mask, this is one of the best anti-ageing products. Formulated with pumpkin enzymes and jojoba spheres that gently exfoliate your skin before melting away and revealing a radiant glow, it nourishes, smooths and brightens your complexion.

Insider Tip: Vitamin C should play a leading role in your skincare routine too.

How To Look After Your Skin In Your Forties

At this age, skin becomes thinner and starts to lose its density. The result? Fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and uneven skin tone. Plumping your skin is now more crucial than ever.

  • Swap Your Hyaluronic Acid For Polyglutamic Acid

Capable of holding four times the amount of moisture found in hyaluronic acid, polyglutamic acid should now take centre stage. So, trade in your old acid for The INKEY List’s Polyglutamic Acid Serum.

By creating a film on the surface of your skin and attracting more water, it helps to lock in moisture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s undeniably one of the best anti-ageing products on the market.

  • Embrace Oils

If you’ve shied away from oils up to now, it’s time to rethink your skincare routine. Oils are a great way of infusing your skin with all of the nourishing ingredients it needs, particularly if you apply it before bed and leave it to soak in overnight.

My recommendation? Elemis' Pro-Collagen Marine Oil. It blends padina pavonica, golden seaweed and roaring water kelp to support your skin’s natural moisture barrier, maximising hydration levels and smoothening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Best Anti-Ageing Products For 50+

It isn’t just puberty that affects your skin. As you go through another significant hormonal change (hello, menopause!), the balance of your skin takes another hit. This time, acne won’t be your issue, dryness will. So, it’s time to adapt your skincare routine all over again…

  • Hydrate And Nurture

When buying skincare, look for products that are rich in ceramides and glycerine. They will provide that much-needed hydration and protect your moisture barrier.

Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Capsules Advanced are the ultimate treatment. These innovative anti-ageing capsules deliver a concentrated dosage of ceramides that help to repair and strengthen the barrier of your skin, whilst also supporting the production of collagen. The result? Re-texturised and plump skin with considerably fewer fine lines. You should obviously keep cleansing, toning and exfoliation too – and don’t forget your moisturiser, night oil and eye cream!

And there you have it, the best anti-ageing products for each stage of your life!

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