Let’s make one thing clear – there is no one formula to revive ageing skin. Your ageing skin demands not one, but a series of little (sometimes, big) changes to be made. While you can’t stop your skin from ageing, you can surely pamper it with anti-ageing skincare products that will significantly slow down the ageing process and make your skin appear healthy, radiant and youthful.
To set the ball rolling, you can start by incorporating a few simple tips in your anti-ageing skincare routine that will keep those pesky fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Lucky for you, you don’t have to dig deep to get a solution. Here’s your perfect guide to the best and most doable anti-ageing skincare hacks and tips to get a youthful glow back on your face.
Ageing or no ageing, including SPF in your skincare, is a must. Harmful UV rays are known to damage your skin’s collagen, leading to loss of elasticity and increased wrinkles. To prevent this, get your hands on sunscreen with SPF 30 or above. A pick like the Lakmé Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen will shield your skin from harmful sun rays and also keep hyperpigmentation and dark spots at bay, keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful.
Watch you eat (and stay hydrated)
While it’s important to be careful about what you apply to the skin, it’s equally important to be mindful about what goes inside your body. What we mean by this is that you should chart out a food diet that has loads of biotin, fibre, vitamin A, C, D and E, lean proteins, magnesium, calcium and other antioxidants like carotenoids and flavanols, aka anti-ageing foods. And while you’re indulging in a perfect anti-ageing diet, don’t forget to hydrate and drink 8-10 glasses of water a day.
E for exfoliant
While you are diligently following your anti-ageing skincare with the basic cleansing, toning and moisturising, be sure to also use an exfoliant that targets skin ageing two to three times a week after cleansing. An advanced formula like the Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant Exfoliant has more benefits than one. It is a superb skin polisher with age-fighting vitamins and ingredients like retinol, salicylic acid, lactic acid, and prickly pear flower extract that revive your skin texture and boost vitamin and collagen in your skin. Whereas the micro-granules in the exfoliant shed off dead skin cells to reveal brighter, youthful skin.
Retinols are basically a type of retinoid derived from vitamin A. Retinol is popular for its anti-ageing benefits such as fighting wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and even acne and blackheads. It also increases the regeneration of new skin cells and accelerates collagen production. If you’re 25 or above, you must incorporate a retinol-based product like the Pond’s Age Miracle Wrinkle Corrector Night Cream in your routine. It is a powerful, anti-ageing blend of vitamin E and B3 that give radiance, bio-actives that renew skin cells, and retinol-c complex that targets wrinkles on your face. It penetrates deep into your skin’s layers and repairs it overnight, making it firmer, even-toned and gradually youthful when applied regularly.
Invest in a serum
Serums are a smart investment for an anti-ageing skincare routine because they are specifically made with high concentrations of active ingredients that work instantly to give you exceptional results. Not to mention, it cures fine lines, pigmentation and dark spots too. We suggest treating yourself with Lakmé Absolute Youth Infinity Skin Sculpting Serum that helps in achieving firmer, youthful skin. While the luminizing pearls bring out your skin’s brightness, the insta collagen boosters firm and lift your skin. And vitamin A and niacinamide strengthen your skin’s barriers and keeps patchiness and wrinkles at bay.
Written by Pratishtha Rana on Aug 03, 2021
Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.