Our skin is constantly exposed to so many factors every single day. From UV exposure to dirt, pollution and stress, several elements can damage your skin and weaken its barrier. This can lead to the one skin problem all of us dread – premature ageing.

But fret not; you can easily keep early signs of ageing at bay by following an effective anti-ageing skincare routine. Don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered. Scroll down for a quick and easy skincare routine that will help you achieve more youthful, healthy and glowing skin for years to come…

 

1. Wear SPF without fail

1. Wear SPF without fail

Apart from following a simple CTM routine daily, you also need to use sunscreen every single day without fail. Sunscreens not only prevent your skin from tanning but also protect against signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots. Ensure that you use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or above and reapply it every few hours.

BB picks: Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50

 

2. Invest in skincare actives

2. Invest in skincare actives

The 20s is when your skin’s ability to restore and repair itself starts to slow down. This is why starting an anti-ageing skincare routine in your 20s turns out to be super effective in delaying signs of ageing. Look for skincare products that contain active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acid, niacinamide, etc. These ingredients help in reducing as well as preventing pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and even acne.

BB picks: Ponds Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector Night Cream

 

3. Exfoliate regularly

3. Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliation is one of the most underrated steps in any skincare routine. But the earlier you include this step in your skincare routine, the better your skin will continue looking even as you age. Apart from eliminating dead skin cells, exfoliation helps in unclogging pores, preventing acne and keeping your skin clear and glowing. Ensure that you use gentle face scrub at least once a week to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.

BB Picks: St. Ives Energizing Coconut & Coffee Scrub

 

4. Use an eye cream

4. Use an eye cream

The skin around our eyes is super thin and delicate and is, therefore, more prone to developing lines and wrinkles. But this problem can be easily controlled by including an eye cream in your skincare routine. Eye creams are formulated using potent ingredients that help nourish and moisturise the area to keep the skin around your eyes looking plump and healthy.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Night Revival Eye Cream

 

5. Drink enough water

5. Drink enough water

All these steps mentioned above won’t be half as effective if you don’t hydrate your skin from within. Water is what keeps your skin hydrated and nourished from the inside, which helps delay those pesky signs of ageing from appearing. So make sure to drink at least three litres of water every day to achieve youthful, glowing skin.