When Dior got 25-year-old (at the time) Cara Delevingne on board for their new anti-ageing line, the brand got quite a bit of backlash. The reason for this was their choice to go with someone as young as her to promote anti-ageing products by the brand. As ridiculous as it sounds, there’s no denying that you have to start using anti-ageing creams and serums by the time you’re 25! Too early, you think? The explanation is as simple as this - at 25, your skin slows down the production of collagen, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear. It's at this time, that you need to use the right skincare products to ensure that your ageing skin is taken care of right at the beginning. Before you begin to fret over your skincare routine at 25 and above, have a look at this guide that will ensure your skin looks forever young!
Cleanse. Tone. Moisturise. EVERY SINGLE DAY! This is rule number one, ladies. This will keep your skin fresh and ensure that its pH balance is maintained (which is an absolute must). Follow this beauty routine once in the morning and once at night before you go to bed. That’s all we ask of you!
POPxo Recommends: Kama Ayurveda Rose Jasmine Face Cleanser (Rs 375), The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Balancing Toner (Rs 995), The Face Shop White Seed Blanclouding Moisture Cream (Rs 1,752)
If you thought that using your day cream at night is you being good enough to your skin, then you’re wrong. The skin replenishes and repairs itself as you sleep. To aid this process, you require a night cream in particular that’s more moisturising and is more loaded with vitamins than a regular day cream. Apply a hydrating or a corrective night cream and wake up to prettier skin.
POPxo Recommends: The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream (Rs 1,095)
The moisture boost and plumpness that a good serum gives you is unparalleled. If you want to give your ageing skin some TLC, make it a point to invest in a good face serum that contains Vitamin A and C. This penetrates into the skin, repairs it and gives it a beauty boost.
POPxo Recommends: Innisfree Jeju Pomegranate Revitalizing Essence (Rs 2,000)
Always remember this, whenever you apply any face pack or cream/serum, make it a point to apply it in circular motions on both the face and neck. While you tend to focus on the lines and wrinkles on your face, let us tell you that they appear on the neck too, and that’s as visible!
POPxo Recommends: Sebamed Anti-Ageing Q10 Protection Cream Ph5.5 (Rs 1,382)
We say this every single time, and will continue to do so because it really is that important. Even if you’re not stepping out in the sun, or it’s a cloudy day, make it a point to wear sunscreen always. This will came any sort of age spots at bay, and it will minimise the skin damage and lines too.
POPxo Recommends: Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 (Rs 3,250)
Exfoliating your face once or twice a week will work like magic. This is because exfoliating dry and ageing skin not only scrubs away dead skin cells, but also aids the production of new cells. While there are many natural scrubs you can make at home, even a store bought one can do the job.
POPxo Recommends: Khadi Natural Rose, Apricot & Walnut Herbal Exfoliating Facial Scrub With Shea Butter (Rs 390)
A facial massage once a month once you hit 25 also works wonder in keeping your skin from ageing. It regulates blood flow and rejuvenates the skin like nothing else. Book an appointment with a professional who will do this right and make your skin benefit from it.