These are perhaps our best arsenal against pollution and sun damage. The most potent antioxidant ingredients are green tea, pomegranate and cranberry seed oils, Vit E, and Co Enzyme Q10. (Try John Masters Green Tea Serum and Primavera Pomegranate Oil ( suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin). Laveras’Organic Regenerating Cream is a rich anti ageing cream packed with cranberry extracts that enhance skin elasticity. Choose skin care containing vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10 both potent antioxidant that fights free radical damage. Try Trilogy Co Q10 Booster Serum, Age Proof CoQ10 Eye Roll ON , or Lavera Q10 face range for super charged antiageing products. Antipodes Worship Serum is a supreme skin booster that provides a daily dose of antioxidants for the skin. Whichever antioxidant is in your arsenal, arm yourself every morning for all-day protection.
2. Swap Retinol for Rosehip Oil
Retinol may have been proven to reduce fine lines but it can increase sun sensitivity leading to skin pigmentation, a feeling of tightness and flaky skin. Instead choose Rosehip oil an excellent form of trans-retinoic acid ( Vitamin A ) which provides all the benefits of Tretinoin without the side effects. Try Trilogy’s Antioxidant Rosehip Oil to fight fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Eye Watch
When choosing an eye cream, look for one with gentle anti-aging ingredients sugh as Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Balm suitable for use even on the eye lids! Try Trilogy CoQ10 Eye roll on for age busting ingredients or Eye Wow by Kinvara.
4. Lighten Up!
Lighten up : Wrinkles may be the classic sign of aging, but studies show that uneven pigmented skin is just as Ageing. The good news: dark spots can be faded in as little as a month but avoid the toxic ingredient hydroquinone and instead choose magic ingredients from nature such as Gigawhite (derived from alpine plants) found in Trilogy Botanical Lightening Treatment Or try Caudalies’ Vinoperfect range containing their patented viniferine an ingredient from grapevine sap from vine stalks. This ancient beauty secret was applied by grape pickers to prevent dark spots and ageing
5. Use a Separate Sunscreen For Your Face.
OK so who doesn’t know that we need to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF 15 but it is not enough just use a moisturiser with an spf. We need to apply a separate product – approx a tablespoon sized dollop for face. Experts warn that it is necessary to reapply spf every two hours if outdoors, including any time spent in your car. Now you just need to do it—every single day. We love facial SPFs Caudalie, Organii and Jason.
6. Glow Up
Cell turnover slows as we age and skin becomes dull. Be sure to remove cell build up twice a week with an at-home glycolic acid peel, try REN Glycolactic Mask for serious skin glow! For added luminosity try their REN Radiance Perfection Serum or apply REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial before bed and literally wake up to wonderfully repaired and plump skin.
Heard of “tech neck” or “text” neck ? Well thanks to our smartphone addiction we could be causing our necks to age rapidly! Oh yes, those mindless scrolls through social media are doing more harm than just wasting our time! Turns out constantly staring down at screens is putting the skin on the neck at risk of sagging. The solution—aside from daily yoga moves, we need to treat the neck with the same care you our face. Start using an anti-aging product every night such as Dr Hauschka Regenerating Neck Serum specifically formulated for the dry, thin skin of the neck. Apply sunscreen every morning to prevent the collagen breakdown that contributes to lines and sagging and it may be time to limit screen time!
Rejuvenate skin from the inside out with an antioxidant rich diet. Boost your youth with Yourbeauty Tonic food supplement (30’sachets ) contains 16 skin essential ingredients. Likewise, award winning brand Medcoll guarantees gorgeous glowing skin even if going through the menopause thanks to ingredients such as high potency hyaluronic acid, Vit C, Co Enzyme Q10 and natural Vit E (try Medcoll Derma Meno). We also love Aeterna Gold Collagen Reconstructing Complex hailed by the Daily Mail and a host of celebs as the go-to for stopping time! Don’t forget Vitamin C which has been scientifically proven to aid in skin rejuvenation.
9. Beauty sleep
Don’t forget your beauty sleep! Try going to sleep for 15 minutes earlier for four nights running, to establish a routine where you get an extra hour of dark circle-eliminating sleep. To help ensure you get eight hours beauty sleep cut caffeine after 3 P.M. and avoid working out three hours before bedtime. Avoid too much screen time in the hour before bed. We know that our social media addiction is bad for our mental health but it is now proven that screen emissions accelerate the ageing process —put your face before Facebook! And loose the snooze button habit—broken sleep just makes you groggier!!