There are day creams, night creams, cleansers, toners, and salves for just about any skin concern.
Yet having worked with many clients over the years, I’ve seen first hand how preventative measures are better than a cure.
I always advise my clients, the routine you put in place today will benefit your skin for many years to come, so let’s look at what this really means if we are going to maintain the health of our skin.
Start as early as possible
Those teenage years can be a really tumultuous time for many, as you have to deal with the process of adolescence and hormones.
Hormones can often present themselves in the skin as hormonal acne, which fortunately in most cases will calm down as you move into your twenties.
When we are young our skin is plump and hydrated, collagen and elastin fibers are still perfectly formed and crossed.
Yet our skin is still going to be regularly exposed to UV radiation; it is the effects of this ultraviolet light during these formative years, that will be etched into your skin forever.
The damage done at this stage is still not visible to the naked eye, there can be cellular damage caused by your environment that, down the line, will make you age faster and perhaps less gracefully than you’d like, for this reason, good skin education should begin now.
For my younger clients, who are keen to know how to maintain perfect skin as they age, I recommend introducing a good skincare routine and safe sun practices from an early age.
These are ageing us fast and at a younger age. This includes pollution, UVA and UVB, and even irritants often from the many products we are ‘experimenting’ with on our skin.
This leads to sensitivity and inflammation, and in turn collagen breakdown, among many other unwanted skin ageing changes.
The naked truth
Being preventative is key, there is no real secret to perfect skin; it’s really about common sense and becoming educated. Instead, use safe sun practices and protect it on a daily basis from damaging rays. Keep the skin’s barrier intact, implement sensible lifestyle practices, take regular facials, and use only gentle, natural products that will treat your skin gently and keep inflammation out, all of which, will help to slow down the process for now and many years to come.
Here at the Naked chemist, we think the best goal is to age confidently with healthy-looking skin that has an even tone, and minimal inflammation.
Our range of skincare products are designed to restore your skin back to health: C+ vitamin complex, Glo antioxidant complex, and A+ retinol complex contain well researched, powerful ingredients that combat damaging free radicals that are responsible for premature ageing.
If you’re still not convinced that your skin needs intervention, here’s one last piece of advice: We take issue with the goal of anti-ageing making you look younger, we believe that the best goal should be to look like the freshest version of yourself and learn to feel confident in your skin because it’s also what is inside that counts.