The skin’s natural ageing process can be altered to an extent; however, a skincare routine and healthy lifestyle help to control premature ageing. Loss of elasticity and volume become more visible as you age, altering the facial appearance to appear tired and weak. It is never too early or late to start looking after your skin, preventing and delaying ageing is as important as reversing it. Here are the best tips to hydrate, tone, lift and firm your complexion in order to prevent and delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What causes skin to age?
Overtime the biological production of natural oils, collagen and elastin decreases, causing the skin to lose its resilience. Subsequently, the subdermal layers of the skin start losing effectiveness resulting in the formation of deep wrinkles and loss of volume. However, genetics is actually the most relevant cause of skin ageing. It is scientifically proven that signs of skin ageing are directly correlated with the type of skin. For instance, sensitive skins are more prone to show early signs of skin ageing.
Photoaging, which is the overexposure of the skin to the sun without protection, is also a major cause for skin ageing. The sun’s ultraviolet radiations cause the skin to lose elasticity and gain wrinkles. Daily use of SPF is the most important step in the anti-ageing skincare routine, and sunscreen the number 1 anti-ageing ingredient. In addition to this, pollution and smoking release free radicals that damage the skin, particularly when coupled with exposure to the sun.
How can you prevent skin ageing?
Avoiding sun exposure and nicotine consumption are the golden standards for skin ageing prevention. Nutrition also plays a big role: incorporating healthy diets rich in whole grains, lean protein and vegetables will help preventing premature signs of skin ageing. Also, because skin cells regenerate in sleep, not getting enough hours of sleep at night could reduce the rate of important processes that occur during sleep, like collagen synthesis, making fine lines and wrinkles more visible. It is therefore important to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. Finally, excessive stress produces a hormone called cortisol that can impact the levels of collagen in the skin, resulting in visible signs of skin ageing.
What is the best anti-ageing skincare?
The under-eye area is often is the first place to show signs of ageing, usually in the form of flakiness and increased fine lines. Eye-creams should be added into skincare routines to hydrate and plump the eye area and to help reverse any ageing effects on the skin. The MZ Skin Depuff & Define Contouring Eye Rescue was formulated with a high potency caffeine and peptide complex. It will counter fluid and fatty deposits that can lead to puffiness and bag, to give the tired eye contour an extra nourishing, rejuvenating boost.
The MZ Skin Ultimate Firming Collection with a powerhouse 4-step facial can be used in the comfort of home. It includes the MZ Skin Vitamin-Infused Facial Treatment Mask, rich in vitamins A, E and F that deeply hydrate the skin and boost collagen to achieve a tight complexion. With hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidants such as aloe leaf and green tea, this mask will rejuvenate lacklustre skin to help achieve a youthful glow!
Lastly, regularly massaging skincare products into the skin using the MZ Skin Tone & Lift Germanium Contouring Facial Roller will help reducing fluid retention, improve circulation and reduce puffiness. Driven by innovation, this facial roller utilises lymphatic drainage techniques for skin that is revived and toned with overall improved facial contour.