Our skin begins to age when we are 20 years old. By starting to moisturise your epidermis at a young age, well before the appearance of the first lines, you can preserve your skin’s youthfulness.
Applying a moisturising cream will preserve your cells and boost your natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen, while providing for your skin’s comfort.
What is an anti-ageing treatment?Not all creams are created equal, and there are many anti-ageing products on the market. From creams to serums to eye care treatments, hydration is often accompanied by a multitude of active products to slow the effects of ageing.
What ingredients are in a good anti-ageing cream?
Beauty products are meant to keep the skin young and preserve its radiance. As you age, you stop producing certain natural active ingredients, and it is your skin’s loss of elasticity that causes wrinkles and fine lines.
To slow the ageing of your skin cells, creams are made with a variety of ingredients which the body no longer generates.
The most common of these are:
⦁ sun filters
⦁ antioxidants (vitamins C and E)
⦁ hyaluronic acid
⦁ fruit acid
⦁ native plant cells, etc.
Depending on your age, certain active ingredients will be enough to protect young skin against the sun or pollution, for example.
Anti-ageing or anti-wrinkle: What’s the difference?
Anti-ageing products cover all skin care that treats or prevents skin ageing, while wrinkle treatments, as their name suggests, only fight wrinkles.
Young skin can use only anti-ageing treatments, while more mature skin should look to wrinkle creams.
When should you start using a wrinkle cream?Only use a wrinkle cream as part of your skin protection regimen beginning around 30 to 35 years of age, when the first fine lines appear on your face.
Should you wait to begin using a wrinkle cream?Medical advice states that you should only start to use a wrinkle cream once your first wrinkles have appeared.
Apply your cream to your entire face, all the way to your hairline, in the morning or evening, making sure your skin is clean and dry.
Depending on your lifestyle and skin type, you may want to include a night cream which you will apply in the evening.
With what wrinkle cream should you begin?Before you start to develop wrinkles, a moisturising cream that offers protection from the sun and pollution will suffice. You can then use a wrinkle cream locally, once your first wrinkle appears.
From around age 40 onwards, and depending on your skin type, you can begin to use a wrinkle cream each morning.
Later on, it is recommended that you use a cream which contains an active ingredient that fights age spots.
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