If you are anything of a skincare enthusiast, chances are that you already know the importance of starting early with an anti-ageing routine. According to experts, in order to reap maximum benefits of anti-ageing skincare and to actually delay the signs of ageing, you should start using an appropriate routine as early as the age of 23.
But before you start using these products, there are certain anti-ageing tips every beginner needs to know.
- Sun protection is non-negotiable
- Include an eye cream before anything else
- Care for your hands and neck too
- Do not skimp on sleep
- Be consistent
Sun protection is non-negotiable
Girls, remember that all your anti-ageing skincare products will go to waste if you fail to use this basic product. Irrespective of where you live, the kind of weather outside or the current season, it is important to slather on sunscreen every single day without fail. In fact, even if you are planning to stay indoors all day, it is important to wear a sunscreen because the sunlight from the windows and the light from your computer and mobile screens also lead to UV damage.
Include an eye cream before anything else
The signs of ageing are always first noticed around your eyes, and therefore it is really important to start using an eye cream as the first step in your anti-ageing skincare routine. Since the skin around your eyes is extra thin and delicate, it is important for you to care a little extra for it. Apply a moisturising eye cream to the entire eye area in a patting motion twice a day.
Care for your hands and neck too
While we are all very careful when it comes to protecting the skin on our face, we unfortunately forget to extend the same care and protection to our neck and hands. Since these two areas are constantly exposed to environmental aggressors (and that too without appropriate protection), they tend to age faster than your face. Apply the sunscreen and moisturiser to your neck and hands as well to keep them looking young and youthful for years to come.
Do not skimp on sleep
Yes, you are young, full of life and need to stay on top of the latest Netflix shows, but understand that sleeping less is doing a lot of harm to your skin. When you sleep less, your skin does not have a chance to repair itself and this makes your skin look extremely dull and lacklustre.
Last but not the least, it is really important to be extremely consistent with your skincare routine. Picking up a routine and then giving up on it will not show the kind of results you want. If you really want to avoid the signs of ageing, we highly recommend that you follow the regimen every single day.