Youthful glowing skin starts at home in your beauty cabinet and with your overall health. Having younger looking skin needs constant care and a change in your skincare routine from time to time. Time will not stop, but we can delay its affect now better than before. Here are some top tips from Pond’s Arabia brand expert and dermatologist, Dr Lillian Khan, to help you maintain younger skin for longer:
Determine your skin type: Get checked by a skin expert and find out what your skin type is. Many people use products that are not meant for their skin type, which cause adverse effects resulting in problematic skin that is not youthful.
Use Cleansers: Cleansers with exfoliants remove dead skin, daily debris, help with better penetration of active anti-aging ingredients and give a clear base. Physical exfoliants like micro-beads or chemical exfoliants like AHA found in products such as Pond’s Age Miracle Cell ReGEN Facial Foam are good for the skin. However, exfoliants are not suitable for sensitive skin types. It is advisable to do an exfoliating cleanse at least once a week.
Anti-Ageing Concentrated Serums: These are a must-have in your skin care routine. Try to include serums that can be applied at night after thoroughly cleansing your skin and removal of makeup. This helps for better absorption while sleeping, and you will get more contact with the concentrated ingredients. A major point of focus in skincare products is the area of the jawline and neck. I recommend using products with active ingredients concentrating on that area such as Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift Targeted Lifting Serum Massager.
Sun Protection: It is essential to apply sunscreen before stepping out of the house to protect the skin from any DNA damage or collagen break down. Look for sunscreens that have UVB, UVA, and infrared protection.
Antioxidants: Even with protection, we are still exposed to damaging oxidants and environment particles, just by being outdoors. To reverse some of that damage it is suggested to choose products with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Green or White tea extracts.
Dermatologist Visit: It is recommended to see your dermatologist every now and then to get a proper evaluation. Your skin issues can be identified and addressed properly with treatments customised to the specific needs of your skin.
Diet: Diet trends are becoming popular these days, however, diets that include antioxidants are highly recommended. For example, the Mediterranean diet is a diet based on olive oil, whole grain, dark greens, legumes, nuts, fruits, natural herbs and seafood as a major protein source.
Exercise: Just like your body functions better when you are pumping blood to all its parts, so does your skin. Regular exercising will ensure properly flowing oxygen throughout the body for the skin to function properly and renew itself.
De-Stress: Stress causes quick ageing. Work, family, and social commitments make us forget our own body needs. But it’s important to rest, get your beauty sleep, and find time to unwind and relax and totally switch off. Turning all technology off from time to time will help you focus on your own health needs.