In a world obsessed with ageing it is reassuring to know that with a simple skincare routine, we can help prevent the signs of ageing, says Sheridan, owner of www.sheridanfrance.co.uk.
We live in a world where women in their early twenties have surgically enhanced faces and people are rushing out to get Botox injections during their lunch breaks. It is obvious we have become a world obsessed with ageing.
What these Botox-filled, face-lifted young ladies may be surprised to learn is that you don't need to spend thousands of dollars on eye-lifts and injections to slow down the look of the process of ageing. All it takes is a good skincare routine and a few simple skincare tips.
Remove your Make-up Before you go to Bed
Sleeping without removing make-up prevents the skin from breathing and blocks up your pores. Healthy skin needs to be able to breathe; leaving it smothered in a layer of make-up each night is going to create skin problems, such as breakouts.
Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise
These three basic steps can make a huge difference to your skin, particularly if you follow this routine from your late teens or early twenties. Cleansing removes impurities from the skin, toning balances the skin and helps it absorb the moisturiser. The moisturiser puts the moisture back into the skin which was removed during cleansing. To help prevent the signs of ageing make sure you also moisturise your neck.
Use an Eye Cream
Eye Creams are used around the eye contour area, and help to prevent dark circles and fine lines which appear near the eyes. When using an eye cream it is important not to get the product too close to the eye itself. Some of the product may seep into the tear duct, causing the area around your eye to become puffy and irritated - making you appear older.
It is not recommended to use a moisturiser in the eye contour area. The skin around the eye is a thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of the face. Moisturisers are generally too heavy for this area and can weigh the skin down, adding to the visual effects of ageing.
Wear a Moisturiser with an SPF
Sun damage is one of the leading causes of ageing appearances. During the day, using a moisturiser with an SPF will prevent sun damage when spending short periods of time outside. If you are spending long periods outdoors you should also use a sunscreen with a high SPF.
A good skincare routine and some simple skincare practises are easier and more affordable than plastic surgery. If begun earlier in life they can effectively reduce signs of ageing later in life.