Ageing is part and parcel of life but you can always do something to make yourself look younger than your age. Apart from getting the best facial in Singapore, having an anti-ageing skincare routine that suits your skin needs will help to slow down the ageing process.
But before you decide on an anti-ageing skincare routine, there are concepts you need to understand.
Ingredients to look out for in skincare products
Using the right anti-ageing products for your skin is the very first step to preventing premature ageing. It is best to look out for certain ingredients that will help fight any signs of ageing when purchasing skincare products.
Here are some of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients that can make the skin look more youthful.
- Collagen – As collagen production decreases with age, it is important to use skincare products infused with this ingredient to smooth the skin and reduce wrinkles.
- Glycolic acid – Effective at exfoliating the skin, reducing fine lines and fading dark spots.
- Hyaluronic acid – A cult-favourite ingredient to deeply moisturise the skin, making fine lines and wrinkles less visible.
- Retinol – Retinoids reduce fine lines by increasing the production of collagen in the skin and stimulates the production of blood vessels to improve skin colour, while fading dark spots and softening textured skin.
- Vitamin C – A powerful ingredient which helps to neutralise the free radicals in the body that lead to oxidative stress, preventing premature skin ageing such as hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
There are so many skincare products on the market that contain these ingredients so if you are overwhelmed, it is always a good idea to consult a dermatologist to prevent wasting money on products that will not work on your skin.
Apart from using anti-ageing products, adopting certain habits in life can also help to slow down the ageing process.
- Wear sunscreen every day
Applying sunscreen should be the last step of your skincare routine and is also an indispensable step. Harmful UV rays can damage the skin from the epidermis (surface) deep down into the dermis, causing premature aging like wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. This is why you should never step out of the house without applying sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or above like the Sun Protection Complex SPF45 SP from MD Dermatics.
- Quit smoking
Not only is it bad for your health, smoking can also cause premature skin ageing. As nicotine causes blood vessels to narrow which in turn results in reduced oxygen flow and nutrients to the skin cells, your skin will not be able to repair wounds or scars. You will also notice significant skin wrinkling over time.
- Cleanse gently
Long term rubbing and pulling on the skin may result in fine lines appearing earlier than they should. A simple way to avoid this is to gently cleanse your skin and not tug too hard on it while applying skincare products.
- Consume less alcohol
Ever wondered why you feel parched after a night of drinking? That is because alcohol dehydrates the body, causing not just your throat to feel dry, but also dries out your skin at the same time. Dry skin is more susceptible to fine lines forming so if you can do it, it would be better to cut down on your alcohol intake.
- Moisturise adequately
Last but not the least, moisturising your skin adequately (even if you have oily skin) will help to deeply hydrate it to prevent fine lines from forming. Use the MD Dermatics DayCalm Soothing Moisturizer which is available in Singapore to soothe inflammation and irritation while locking in moisture.
The path to youthful and flawless skin is not that easy. That is why instead of doing everything on your own, it is best to rely on someone who is an expert to help you achieve young-looking skin with their seamless facial treatment and anti-ageing skincare tips.
Our staff at Indulgence Beauty can help you reach that goal in no time! Just give us a call at (+65) 6225 8980 and book an appointment.