How to recognise the early signs
Today I thought I’d tell you about visible signs of ageing you need to be aware of and more importantly, exactly what you can do to stop them dead in their tracks! Even if you are in your early 20’s, it’s never too early to start implementing a great skincare routine but especially if you are now in your 40’s, it’s great news to know that you can still mitigate some of the damage already caused and slow down the process.
Genetics and Lifestyle
Of course, genetics do have a part to play so take a look at the rest of the females in your family as this will provide an indication of what you can expect to look like IF you don’t start taking preventative action. So too does your lifestyle.
What you choose to put in your body is just as important as what you put on it, so it’s time to start taking care of yourself from the inside out. If the thought of a life sipping sparkling water and eating kale and purple sprouting broccoli does nothing for you, don’t despair, there’s always a solution and I’ve definitely got a few tried and tested secrets to share with you today!
The 7 Early Signs of Ageing
First up though, let’s look at the seven signs of ageing, the first one is especially relevant for those of you reading this from down under!
1. Sun Spots
I’m guilty as charged when it comes to enjoying a spot of sunbathing. I spent my 20’s living in Greece before I came to Australia, two glorious but harsh climates. It’s in our early 20’s that the very first visible signs of ageing start to show. You might notice some slight discolouration, uneven tone and texture, hyper-pigmentation or even small brown spots caused by sun damage.
You’ll need to be looking out for active ingredients like Hydroquinone as well as Retinol but most importantly, it’s time to use a broad spectrum sunscreen that will protect your skin from further damage from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Even in cloudy conditions, sun rays can still damage your skin if you don’t add any protection. Honestly, sunscreen is a MUST and that’s why I’ve made sure SPF 15 is included in our very own day cream, My Perfect Day.
2. Fine Lines
So far, they might be teeny tiny, rather than harsh lines; however, you might begin to notice that your makeup just doesn’t sit the same way that it used to. It might start settling into those little lines and you swear, each time you look in the mirror, there’s a new little line appearing. Don’t get too disheartened.
It might be time to switch up your favourite foundation for something more creamy textured and lightweight in consistency or perhaps invest in a primer that will help to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
When it specifically comes to the wrinkles around your eyes, then My Perfect Eyes works like an absolute treat and watch this space, as we do have a new foundation currently in development too!
3. Crows Feet
According to the leading dermatologists all over the world, crows feet are one of the major signs of ageing that begin to develop in our twenties. Short of permanently living in sunglasses and never cracking a smile ever again, what’s a girl to do?
The answer, anti-oxidants! Regularly treating your skin to a facial that will destroy those free radicals, reverse the environmental impact and help to stimulate the production of Collagen and Elastin to keep your skin looking plump and radiant is necessary.
However a weekly facial at the Salon can be massively expensive and time consuming. Skin specialists often recommend using our home treatment, My Perfect Facial, as it’s backed by scientific evidence and has been developed in conjunction with Dermatherapists to help reverse damage and tackle all the major signs of ageing.
4. Dull texture and lack of radiance
Exfoliation is one of the key parts on your skincare regime if you want to achieve glowing skin! Unfortunately, as we get older, our cell-renewal rate slows down and that can leave the skin looking lack-luster. You could splurge on a Microdermabrasion treatment, or you could get the girls around, throw your own pamper party, and enjoy a face-lifting treatment guaranteed to turn back the clock and give you that Instagram glow, no fancy filter needed!
Now is the time to start investing in weekly facials that are going to help slough away rough, textured, lifeless skin and encourage rapid cell turnover and renewed collagen production. That’s where My Perfect Facial is a complete skin-saviour!
5. Puffy eyes and dark circles
We’ve all been there. One too many Cosmopolitan’s catching up on the post-work chat and you wake up looking distinctly puffy eyed. That’s because the skin under our eyes is already delicate but as we age, it gets even thinner and if we’re suffering from water retention due to dehydration, then the swelling increases!
You could try using a metal roller ball applicator or one of the popular jade stone rollers or you could go straight in for the kill and say goodbye in less than 60 seconds not only to puffiness but also dark circles and fine lines and wrinkles by applying My Perfect Eyes. If you are partial to the occasional late night, salty snack and margarita, this is going to be your secret weapon.
6. Dryness and lack of hydration
Hydration is the key to retaining youthful, plump and radiant skin. Everything we do on a daily basis actively draws moisture away from our skin. Whether we spend the majority of our time indoors or out, come summer or winter, we have environmental factors to continually deal with. Air conditioning, central heating, sun, wind; they can cause skin quality issues.
It’s time to invest in a hydrating mask. We’re so excited to have one currently in development, that is going to be packed with skin loving Hyaluronic Acid but at the very least, ups our moisturising game and make it your friend for life!
7. Sagging and drooping skin
Yes, everyone’s least favourite sign of ageing, lack of tautness and definition. The first areas you’re going to notice are your jawline and cheeks. They look less voluminous and full and the overall effect is a lack of elasticity and firmness.
What you need to be focused on is a product that can restore tone and texture, support skin lifting and soften and smooth out those facial lines. Look for hard working active ingredients like B-Hydroxy acids, peptides, anti-oxidants as well as minerals and enzymes. All of these can be found in My Perfect Facial, an advanced and potent formulation that will definitely help lift those jowls and tighten that jawline.
Now you won’t just be able to recognise but you can also do something pro-active about those early warning signs of ageing.
Penny Lane x