Fact: skin ageing can start as early as in your 20s. Which is why it’s important to include anti-ageing skincare into your beauty routine now rather than later, because when it comes to skincare, prevention is better than cure.
The Main Causes of Skin Ageing
The first signs of skin ageing usually show up in the form of fine lines, dark spots, loss of firmness, and uneven and dull complexions. To prevent these from appearing, it’s important to understand the causes of ageing.
1. Exposure to the Sun
With Singapore being so close to the equator, exposure to the sun is greater here than in a lot of other countries, worsening the impact on our skin. Repeated and prolonged exposure to the sun can accelerate the process of skin ageing and formation of wrinkles, so be sure to keep your skin protected when outdoors and indoors. Using SPF is the key!
2. Dehydrated Skin
Happy skin is hydrated skin! Loss of moisture from the skin often exacerbates the look of fine lines and wrinkles, so it’s essential to load up your skin with all the moisture it needs to help sustain its plumpness and elasticity.
Living in a city exposes us to a lot of environmental aggressors such as pollution, dirt and dust, all of which can have a harmful effect on the skin, causing it to show signs of ageing earlier. To prevent these effects, pamper your skin with products that are packed with antioxidants and other skin-nourishing ingredients that will protect it from the negative impact of such aggressors.
Building Your Anti-Ageing Skincare Routine
If you’re still struggling to find the right anti-ageing products to incorporate into your skincare routine, here’s a list of all our favourite and must-have anti-ageing products that will keep fine lines, dullness and dehydration at bay, and have skin looking youthful for as long as possible.
Brought to you in collaboration with SK-II