Revealed! The long-hidden secret to eternal youth and anti-ageing…
The answer you’ve all been looking for is (drum roll please)…
Ok not quite, but if you do want to slow down the ageing process, then a solid skincare routine is really important.
Heres our no-nonsense list of 6 best anti-ageing skincare ingredients you should make sure are in your daily routine.
Its all too easy to fall prey to beauty companies marketing and packaging that insists their products will totally transform our lives – but in reality, they don’t often do a fat lot.
Just because your skin feels soft or moisturised, doesn’t mean it’s getting all the nutrition it needs to stay healthy. There are a number of key ingredients we should be using from the age of 30 onwards, in order to keep our skin healthy and glowing. Plus you’re never too young or old to start with a good skincare routine.
What ingredients do we need to slow the ageing process?
One of the members of the British association dermatologists, Dr Justine Kluk recommends 6 effective ingredients to nurture and protect your skin.
- SPF –
Always use a broad-spectrum SPF – preferably factor 30 or above. This means it will truly protect your skin from the UVA and UVB rays that damage the skin, cause skin cancer and accelerate ageing.
- Retinol –
This ingredient comes from Vitamin A and is known to help resurface the skin and promote a healthy turnover of skin cells. It is also proven to increase collagen, reduce and lines and wrinkles, as well as fading dark spots and reducing pore size.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) –
These are products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) such as Glycolic, Lactic or Salicylic acids act as exfoliators. They can help prevent the build-up of dead skin cells, unblock pores and brighten your skin tone.
- Peptides –
These tiny proteins and active molecules send messages to the skin to increase collagen production. Using face cream that contains peptides triggers the production of collagen to help minimise wrinkles, whilst plumping and smoothing the skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid –
Another great ingredient to introduce to your bedtime routine is Hyaluronic acid. It’s a humectant which means it can hold a thousand times its weight in water (!), helping to hydrate the skin.
- Vitamin C –
This powerful antioxidant helps to repel oxidative stress that breaks down collagen and contains anti-inflammatory properties. It can also help brighten the skin and reduce pigmentation as well as helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!
At The Body Clinic, favourite skincare brands are the award-winning French brand Dermaceutic Laboratoire and from teh USA, Circadia Skincare. Their cosmeceutical products are taking the UK’s beauty industry by storm.
Circadia and Dermaceutic both offer a wide range of skincare products including all of the ingredients above.
Why not visit us for a free skin analysis so we can recommend what products are best for you. To book your free consultation, click here.
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