There are creams, cleansers, toners, and salves for just about any skin concern.
Yet preventative measures are better than a cure.
We always advise our 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 you are going to future proof 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 your 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 fibres 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.
We recommend introducing a good skincare routine and safe sun practices from an early age for our younger clients, who are keen to know how to maintain perfect skin as they age.
Extrinsic and intrinsic factors
These are ageing us fast, and at a younger age, so we dedicated a whole article to it, which you can read about here.
Pollution, UVA and UVB, and even irritants often from the many products we are ‘experimenting’ with on our skin, can lead to sensitivity and inflammation; all of which can breakdown collagen and elastin, our internal scaffolding, causing many 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 daily from damaging rays.
Keep your skin’s barrier intact, implement sensible lifestyle practices, take regular facials, and use only gentle, natural products that will nurture your skin and keep inflammation to a minimum, all of which will help slow down the ageing process, for now, many years to come.
Here at the Naked Chemist, we believe 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 to health: Glo antioxidant complex and A+ retinol complex contain well researched, powerful ingredients that combat the damaging free radicals responsible for premature ageing.
A lot is at play when it comes to skin ageing; therefore, you need to have a multidimensional approach to treating it.
If you’re still not convinced that your skin needs intervention, here’s one last piece of advice we can offer:
We take issue with 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.
These dermatologist skincare tips will get you on the road to perfect skin if you require further reading.