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How to Combat Visible Signs of Ageing Once You Hit 30

Once you hit 30 years old, it’s time to start thinking about an anti-ageing skin care routine if you wish your skin to remain looking youthful with a radiant, healthy complexion. Collagen levels within the body may have already begun to deplete (depending on genetics) and therefore signs of ageing may have started to appear.

The reduction in collagen levels within the body results in sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines. This is because collagen is the supporting structure of skin. It provides its integrity and support. Without it, our appearance looks ‘aged’. With this is mind, here are a few things to consider to help keep skin looking youthful and healthy into later life.

  • Skin can appear ‘duller’ as we age. Dead skin cells cause skin to lose its natural radiance. This is why exfoliation is essential. Try exfoliating once or twice a week before bed with a glycolic acid based exfoliator, then follow up by moisturising to prevent irritation.
  • Wear sunscreen daily. This is because sun causes wrinkles. Protecting skin now is much easier than fighting to hide wrinkles and lines later.
  • In terms of fine lines around the eyes, use an anti-ageing eye cream containing retinol. Retinol also helps thicken skin, which is especially thin around the eye area, and so with time, dark circles will appear less obvious.
  • Moisturise. Hydrated skin contributes to skin’s youthful appearance. Dehydrated skin can look tired, lifeless and aged. Collagen works to help hydrate skin, ensuring skin is supple, with improved elasticity and above all else, smoother skin. Collagen also helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines appearing early, so start building up collagen stores now with a collagen based cream to help support and maintain a youthful appearance with a healthy glow.

30 years old seems quite young to begin thinking about such things, but ageing is inevitable. These simple skin care rules should help keep skin on track to looking young, healthy, and firm and supple into later life. Defence is definitely the best strategy when it comes to concealing visible signs of ageing.