As you reach your 30s you may notice changes in your skin as the signs of ageing start to show more prominently as you get older. You might see new lines appearing around your eyes, on your forehead or around your mouth and the bright complexion may also start to fade. The texture of skin will often change and may become rougher as the regeneration of new skin cells slows down.
People generally start to see visible changes in their skin at around the age of 25, as your skin loses elasticity as you age and slows down collagen production. So, it is important to take good care of your skin from around this age, if you have not already prioritised it before then.
These are some of the best skincare tips to keep your skin in top condition and reduce the appearance of ageing:
Drink plenty of water
One of the reasons that skin becomes rough is because it is lacking moisture and the best way to keep your skin hydrated is to drink lots of water. The recommended amount of water to drink is eight glasses per day, so try to keep drinking water throughout the day to help your skin to look younger and fresher.
Use a high factor sun cream
Even in the UK, on sunny days UV rays can damage your skin when it is exposed to the sun. Using sun cream on holiday in hotter climates is very important but it is also vital that you take care of your skin on bright days in the UK, when you are spending time outdoors. UV rays degrade collagen, which can lead to the early onset of wrinkles and lines, as well as increasing the possibility of cancer.
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
In addition to all of the other health risks linked to smoking and drinking alcohol, your skin ages more through these habits. Your skin gets damaged by smoking as the toxins damage collagen and elastin, which will age your skin prematurely. Smokers will also often develop deep wrinkles between the nose and upper lip, due to the repetitive motion of smoking and sucking in the lips so frequently. Alcohol dehydrates skin and can cause your face to look bloated and puffy, so limiting or stopping drinking alcohol will help your skin health.
Exercise improves blood circulation which helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin, so the more you exercise, the healthier your skin should be and you also get a healthy glow when your heart rate increases. If you are exercising outdoors regularly, make sure you protect your skin from UV rays and wind by applying sun cream and using moisturiser.
Use anti-ageing products and treatments
Lots of research has been completed to help design products and treatments that can help to reverse the signs of ageing skin. The use of advanced technology also provides a number of effective solutions to slow down the skin ageing process.
Some of the most effective non-surgical treatments and products include:
Medical microneedling – This involves making tiny skin lacerations to stimulate skin regeneration and repair. The treatment is particularly effective in reducing signs of ageing, acne scars, sun damaged skin and stretch marks. Following the treatment, skin begins to appear smoother, brighter, healthier and with an improved texture and tone.
Find out more about our microneedling treatment here.
Anti-ageing injections – Through the use of precisely applied anti-ageing injections, clients can experience instant results, plumping out the targeted area to smoothen the skin and improve the reverse the appearance of ageing.
Our team of fully-qualified medical aesthetics clinicians perform a detailed consultation process to determine the best course of treatment for each client based on an analysis of their facial structure and the clients aesthetics goals.
Have a look through our range of anti-ageing injections and see the results that can be achieved here.
Eye cream by Revision – This eye cream is highly recommended by our skin experts at SkinViva, having delivered amazing results for our clients. It features new prebiotic innovation and targets eyelid hooding, crow’s feet and under-eye puffiness.
Our brand new range of anti-ageing skincare products, perfectly formulated for all skin types, are available now. View the range here.
If you are considering the different options to help to reduce the signs of ageing, book a consultation with one of our expert clinicians to find the most suitable treatment or product to give your skin a healthy boost.