Ageing is perhaps the one and only fact of life that almost every human on the planet will have to deal with. As we get older, our skin stops producing as much collagen and we start to form wrinkles, lose firmness and generally starts to look less youthful. However, for some women, this process begins when they’re younger and this is what we classify as “premature ageing” – the face looking old before it’s really time to. This can be because of external factors such as smoking or sun-worshipping, or even down to genetics. Fortunately, we’ve got a whole bunch of products which can help to target the premature signs of ageing:
One of the most important things we can do for prematurely ageing skin is protect it from factors which can make things worse, and the sun is probably the biggest one. This daily moisturiser from Decleor gives the skin a deep wash of moisture while giving high-factor, broad spectrum sun protection, which will prevent the skin’s ageing process from accelerating because of harmful UVA and UVB rays.
The eyes are one of the first places that we notice the signs of ageing, often because of factors like stress and tiredness making things worse, so a specific eye cream like this one from Dermalogica is a good weapon to have in your arsenal. It will help with eye are concerns such as wrinkles, crow’s feet, puffiness, dark circles due to hyperpigmentation and skin sensitivity due to dehydration and is suitable for drier and prematurely-aging skin.
As we mentioned above, premature ageing starts when collagen production slows, so using a cream which promotes the production of collagen within your skin should be a no-brainer! This night cream from Elemis helps with the skin’s own regeneration process, protects cells from free-radicals and increases the skin’s oxygen absorption, giving you firmer, younger looking skin.
This protectant from Jan Marini does a number of different jobs at once. As well as giving the skin broad-spectrum sun protection, the cream contains a wash of colour to give you some coverage, as well as containing microscopic oil absorbing particles for additional oil control with a sheer, matte finish – perfect if you’re on holiday and don’t want to wear make-up, or for everyday use.
Another multi-functional product, this face cream from Decleor actively targets wrinkles and fine lines and prevents premature ageing by boosting skin’s natural defences. It will also protect the cell’s DNA, combat the signs of ageing and reduce wrinkles and fine lines and reduce cutaneous reactions caused by sun exposure.