The production of skin collagen slows down as we age, and causes our skin to lose its elasticity and youthful glow. Reduced collagen is due to internal root causes, aggravated by external factors such as exposure to UV rays, lifestyle choices, etc.
Regardless of your age, you can help slow down the signs of ageing with the following dos and don’ts.

Do:

#1 Wear Sunscreen Daily: Unprotected sun exposure can cause age spots, wrinkles, and even skin cancer. Always wear UV protection, daily, to prevent these ageing signs. You can also take precautions by wearing sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats to protect your skin from sun damage.

#2 Stop Smoking: Smoking is the biggest cause of skin damage after sun exposure. Nicotine, which is present in smoke, constricts the blood vessels and decreases the flow of oxygen to the skin, causing it to become dull and lose its elasticity, as well as enlarge the skin pores. Try to minimize your exposure to smoke if you can. If that is not an option, consider adding active ingredients which protect the skin against stress related to smoking, such as Moringa seed extract.

#3 Moisturize: Dryness cause the ageing signs on your skin, such as wrinkles and dullness to be more visible. Ensure that you moisturize consistently to hydrate your skin and keep it glowing. Avoid moisturizer that contains ingredients, such as mineral oil, which can clog your pores.

#4 Use An Eye Cream: the areas around the eyes are one of the places that shows ageing signs quickly, as the skin is very thin. You can protect this delicate area by using a high-quality skincare product suitable for the eye contour.

#5 Eat A Balanced Diet: Reduce processed, fried food and choose a healthier diet. Eating a healthy balanced diet regularly can help build more collagen, repair skin tissue and improve your skin appearance.

Don’t:

#1 Forget Your Neck: Although your attention is on taking care of your face, you shouldn’t forget your neck, as they are also one of the first places that show signs of ageing. Thus, you should also cleanse, exfoliate and extend your skincare routine to your neck to prevent ageing signs.

#2 Scrub Vigorously: Although exfoliating is great, you should do it gently, as scrubbing with all your might can break your skin and cause it to be more sensitive. When you are cleansing or applying a product, do it gently to avoid distorting and irritating the skin.

#3 Tan: Tanning involves exposing your skin to a high amount of UV rays from the sun or tanning beds. UV rays are harmful and can cause severe damage to your skin. So, avoid tanning and ensure you always use a high-quality sunscreen when relaxing in the sun.

#4 Get inconsistent: Develop a skin care regimen that works for you and follow through. Better to have fewer steps and follow the same routine every day than skip days and stop. You have to be consistent to get the best effects.

Alcheme also offers a free online consultation to help determine which ageing factors are relevant to you. We will also identify with you a personalized skin care solution that will help you protect your skin against these factors. Find the perfect match for your skin needs.

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