The best anti-ageing skincare routine will vary depending on your individual skin needs and preferences, however we have whipped together Ivy Clinic's top 8 recommendations to kick start your anti-ageing journey.
1. Cleanse: Start by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type. Choose a cleanser that effectively removes dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping the skin of its natural moisture.
2. Exfoliate: We suggest a chemical exfoliant, such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Exfoliating 1-2 times a week can help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin.
3. Apply a treatment serum: Look for serums containing ingredients like retinol, vitamin C, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, or antioxidants. These ingredients can help improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, boost collagen production, and protect against environmental damage.
4. Moisturise: Hydrate your skin with a moisturiser that is suitable for your skin type. Look for moisturisers that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, sodium hyaluronate or peptides, which can help improve hydration and maintain the skin's moisture barrier.
5. Protect with Sunscreen: Sun protection is crucial for preventing premature aging. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day, even on cloudy days. Look for sunscreens that offer both UVA and UVB protection.
6. Eye Cream: Use a targeted eye cream to address specific concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, or dark circles around the delicate eye area. Look for ingredients like peptides, retinol, vitamin C, or caffeine.
7. Healthy Lifestyle Habits: In addition to a skincare routine, adopting healthy lifestyle habits can contribute to overall skin health. Get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet rich in antioxidants, and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
8. Consider Professional Treatments: Depending on your goals and budget, you may want to explore professional anti-aging treatments like chemical peels, hydrobrasion, dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injectables or IPL photo-rejuvenation.
Remember, consistency is key when it comes to skincare. It may take time to see results, so be patient and stick to your routine. And don't be afraid to ask for guidance - our skin therapists are here to help you achieve your skin goals.