Ageing is an inevitable and natural process. While nobody is immune to it, factors like following the right skincare routine, using anti-ageing products and making a few lifestyle tweaks can help delay the signs of ageing and keep you looking youthful for as long as humanly possible.
It is never too early to start following an anti-ageing routine. Dermatologists recommend 25 as the ideal age to start incorporating anti-ageing products in your routine. So while you can’t stop time, you can surely prevent its effects on your skin. However, the wide range of anti-ageing skincare products with their long lists of ingredients can put you off. But fret not, we’ve got your back.
To help you get started, we went ahead and put together the perfect nighttime anti-ageing routine that’ll fight the signs of ageing and keep your skin radiant and youthful while you sleep.
- Step 01: Cleanser
- Step 02: Toner
- Step 03: Sheet mask
- Step 04: Eye cream
- Step 05: Serum
- Step 06: Moisturiser
Step 01: Cleanser
As you grow older, your dead skin cells shed slower, making your complexion look dull and sallow. That is why it’s essential to use a cleanser that not only cleans your face but also exfoliates it. Enter: Dermalogica Daily Age Smart Superfoliant. Infused with niacinamide and charcoal, this mild exfoliant is perfect for everyday use. It detoxifies your pores and fights external aggressors to give you your smoothest skin ever. Plus, the AHAs present in it help lift off dead skin cells, boost collagen production and help delay the signs of ageing.
Step 02: Toner
Fun fact: A toner is a mix of hydrogen-oxygen, which can give your skin a quick boost of hydration in seconds. That is why it’s essential to use a toner in your anti-ageing skincare routine. Once you’re done cleansing your face, take some Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte Moist Mattifying Face Toner on a cotton pad and apply it all over your face. This alcohol-free formula is packed with green tea extracts and witch hazel that help remove the grime and tighten the pores.
Step 03: Sheet mask
As you get older, the collagen in your body depletes faster than it is produced. Which is why using a collagen-boosting product in your skincare routine at least twice a week can be helpful. Follow up your toner with the Pond’s Skin Firming Serum Mask. Infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid and brown algae extract, this masking sesh will leave your skin oh-so-plumped. The formula also helps rejuvenate your skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and boost skin cell turnover.
Step 04: Eye cream
Your eye area is one of the first areas to develop visible signs of ageing. To combat issues like dark circles, wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet, get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Night Revival Eye Crème. The formula is infused with retinol-c complex and works for 24-hours to reduce fine lines, brighten the under-eye area and help smoothen out wrinkles over time.
Step 05: Serum
Investing in an anti-ageing serum will give you that extra layer of hydration, which is essential to keep your skin firm and supple. Dab the Lakmé Absolute Youth Infinity Skin Sculpting Serum all over your face and massage it in gently. The formula also helps strengthen your skin’s natural lipid barrier and protects it from environmental damage.
Step 06: Moisturiser
Finally, you have to end your routine with a moisturiser to lock everything in for the night! Our favourite is the Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Overnight Gel — it is lightweight, consists of uber-hydrating hyaluronic acid and pentavitamin that helps you wake up with plump and youthful-looking skin every day!