Today I thought I’d cover off the main 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 only 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, 50s and beyond. It’s great to know that you can still mitigate some of the damage already caused and slow down the ageing process.
Look To Your Mum! The Importance of 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. Living under a hole in the o-zone already puts many of us at increased risk before we even factor in our love of a glass of wine in the sunshine!
Pay Attention To What You Put Into Your Body!
You might already be on the “not so VIP” fast track to fine lines and wrinkles.
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
Let’s look at the seven key signs of ageing to be aware of.
They’re a little bit like Snow White and her dwarves; only it's Droopy, not Dopey you need to be worried about! 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 moved to Australia. They’re 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 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.
Up that daily protection ladies (and gents). Honestly, sunscreen is a MUST and it’s why you’ll find it in My Perfect Day.
2. Fine Lines
So far, they might be teeny tiny, rather than tram lines; however, you’re beginning to notice that your makeup just doesn’t sit the same way that it used to. It’s settling into those little but nonetheless pesky crevices 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 like My Perfect Foundation flax-fixing formula with its luxurious buildable and blendable matte velvet texture.
When it specifically comes to the wrinkles around your eyes, then My Perfect Eyes works like an absolute treat. My Perfect Foundation has been specifically designed to work in conjunction with My Perfect Eyes. These are the fundamentals of any anti-ageing skincare routine.
3. Crows Feet
According to the leading dermatologists the world over, 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?
Anti-oxidants! That’s what. 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 called for.
My Perfect Facial is just what the Doctor ordered! Quite literally. 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
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! That’s got to be your mantra if you want to get your glow back.
Unfortunately, as we get older, our cell-renewal rate slows down and that can leave the skin looking lacklustre. You could splurge on a microdermabrasion treatment, or you could get the girls around, throw your own pamper party, and enjoy a full 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! It’s my own go-to favourite treatment from the My Perfect Cosmetics collection.
5. Puffy eyes and dark circles
We’ve all been there. One too many Cosmopolitans catching up on the port-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 is exaggerated.
The worst thing you can do is to rub and tug at the skin.
You could try localised lymphatic drainage, using a metal rollerball applicator or one of the popular Gua Sha Jade 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, My Perfect Eyes is going to be your secret weapon against puffy-eye attacks.
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 all wreak havoc on our skin.
It’s time to invest in a hydrating mask.
My Perfect Sheet Mask is packed with moisture drenching Hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration and replenish your skin. It’s a game-changer.
7. And finally, may I present droopy!
Yes, everyone’s least favourite early warning sign of things to come; lack of tautness and definition.
The first areas you’re going to notice are your jawline and cheeks. They look less voluminous and full. The overall effect is a lack of elasticity and firmness. That’s because even as early as in our 20s we begin to lose collagen. By the time we’ve hit our 50’s we’ve already lost 40% of all our body’s natural collagen. Collagen is like the scaffolding that holds us all together and provides structure. Lose it and yes, things head south pretty rapidly.
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, antioxidants 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, leaving you Happy not Grumpy, maybe still a bit Bashful but definitely not Droopy!
Now you won’t just be able to recognise but you can also do something proactive about those early warning signs of ageing. I’d love to know how you’re getting on with using products from the My Perfect Cosmetics range so please take to social media and tag us in your results.