What Causes Premature Ageing?
Changes in your skin are an inevitable part of ageing. As you age, your skin takes longer to replenish itself, cell renewal slows down, and your skin loses elasticity and plumpness. The first signs of ageing becoming apparent from as early as twenty-five years of age and since most people around this age still have plump and relatively healthy skin, anti-ageing products aren’t usually part of their skincare routine. However, as the old saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”, which is why it’s never too early to start taking care of your skin. It is the largest organ of the body, so it is vital to nurture it.
Signs of Premature Ageing
Skin ageing occurs in every layer of the skin and manifests on the surface as dull, rough, dry, and sensitive skin. Although this process occurs naturally, the biggest accelerator of premature ageing is exposure to the sun’s UV rays which causes fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, with loss of volume, elasticity, and facial contours. In essence, skin becomes less efficient at healing itself.
Some people experience premature ageing in their late twenties and early thirties due to sun exposure, alcohol, smoking, stress, lack of sleep, and unhealthy eating. A lacking skincare routine and not wearing sunscreen daily also attribute to this.
You can protect or slow down premature ageing through an overall healthier lifestyle. Protect your skin from sun exposure, quit smoking, exercise, eat a nutritional and well-rounded diet, reduce stress, and get enough sleep, in addition to using an anti-wrinkle cream in your daily skincare routine.
Ingredients in Anti-wrinkle Creams
Anti-wrinkle creams usually come in the form of facial moisturisers containing active ingredients that improve skin tone, texture, fine lines, and, of course, wrinkles. However, anti-wrinkle cream and anti-ageing cream are two different things. An anti-ageing cream treats overall signs of ageing, while an anti-wrinkle cream targets wrinkles and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
Here are some common ingredients that improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines:
- AHAs (glycolic acid, citric acid, lactic acid) – an exfoliator that removes dead skin cells and prepares the skin to effectively absorb the skincare products. These ingredients rejuvenate the skin and promote cell renewal for smooth, evenly toned skin.
- Vitamin C – protects the skin from sun damage, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- Peptides – stimulate collagen production and improves skin texture and wrinkling.
- Retinoids – repair sun-damaged skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- Niacinamide – reduces water loss and improves the skin’s elasticity.
- Tea extracts – contain anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants.
- Grape seed extract – promotes collagen production.
- Fermented ingredients – enable the skin to effectively absorb ingredients.
- Skin biotics – balance the skin microbiome.
- Neurocosmetics – positively influence skin health and well-being.
- Plant-derived complexes – numerous skin health benefits including repairing skin damage caused by free radicals.
- Stem cells – rejuvenate the skin
Anti-wrinkle Skincare Routine
Nimue has a range of products and treatments specifically formulated to restore elasticity, rejuvenate the skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. The products’ effectiveness will vary according to your skin type.
Sun-C Environmental Shield SPF 50
A crucial product in an anti-wrinkle skincare regimen is sunscreen. Sunscreen is not exclusively for the beach, hiking, and other outdoor activities but should be applied to the skin on a daily basis. Nimue’s award-winning Sun-C Environmental Shield SPF 50 is lightweight, moisturising, provides UVA, UVB, infrared, and blue light protection, and protects against the visible signs of ageing caused by the environment.
Regular moisturisers and serums temporarily plump the skin and make fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. Nimue’s Multi Rejuvenating Serum is a collagen booster that repairs and renews the skin and works as a lifting and firming agent that eradicates fine lines and wrinkles. The results are more radiant and healthier, evenly toned skin.
A good moisturiser is essential for locking in moisture and creating a barrier between your skin and external elements. Nimue Day is an excellent skincare product to add to your routine since it rejuvenates the skin, resulting in improved hydration and a smoother skin texture.
If you don’t have a skincare routine yet, here are some essential tips:
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser – it removes accumulated dirt and product build-up.
- Choose only one or two anti-wrinkle products. Using multiple products at the same time may irritate your skin.
- Select products that will not cause an allergic reaction or acne.
- Use sunscreen every day.
- Protect your skin barrier with a good moisturiser.
- Exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week with a gentle exfoliator.
It’s always important to note that skincare products are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Consulting your professional skincare therapist is recommended for optimal advice on products best suited to your skin. The overall objective of building a good skincare routine with the correct skincare products and treatments is to attain and maintain skin health.
Wrinkles and fine lines can occur at any stage of adulthood, and having a consistent skincare routine that includes an anti-wrinkle cream can make all the difference. It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin. Your lifestyle and the environment are factors in the deterioration of your skin’s health and appearance, with the sun’s UV rays being the most destructive, so always wear sunscreen and reduce sun exposure at all times.
At Nimue Skin, we aim to educate people about their skin and what products they should use and provide a wide range of professional skin treatments. Find out more about us here or Get in contact with us today!