Whenever you are in your 20’s, 40’s or 60’s your skin is unfortunately getting older from day to day. As we get older, naturally our production of collagen and elastin slows down resulting in wrinkles or fine lines. According to derm Mona Gohara “ Up until your early 30s, your cells turn over every 28 days, creating a fresh layer of untouched, pristine skin. But after you hit your mid-30s, your cell regeneration slows down, turning over every 50, 60, or 70 days.” You might be thinking that there is no way to stop the skin aging process and the only way is to rely on cosmetic procedures to smooth out the wrinkles and fine lines. However, what if I told you that there are ways to prevent your skin from aging and that you can easily boost your collagen production in order to prevent your skin from sagging, wrinkling, or looking dull?
That’s amazing news, right? Beauty tools are some of our favourite techniques to stop the aging process. Have you ever heard of retinol, derma rollers or even dermaplaning as a way to reverse the skin aging? Preventative beauty is crucial in your 20’s and early 30’s especially, and if you’d like to think ahead and save money on the injectables in the future and look forever young - keep reading!
VITAMIN A- RETINOL
Whenever it comes to topicals, vitamin A or Retinol should be your number one priority when it comes to anti-aging skincare. Retinol speeds up your cell turnover hence why over time you will notice a reduction in wrinkles, dark spots or even acne. What many people do not know is that apart from being an excellent anti-aging ingredient, retinol is a great ingredient to use in order to treat and reduce acne as well.
It’s great to invest in retinol products as a way of prevention, or even if you already struggle with the signs of aging. It has amazing long-term anti-aging benefits. If you’re in your twenties or early thirties and you would like to already set out a plan to a young-looking plump skin, incorporate retinol into your routine slowly using it once to twice a week until you build up your tolerance (as it’s a strong ingredient) and then you can use it every night. It’s ever so beneficial to start using it ASAP as apart from skin repair it will also minimise your pores, stimulate collagen and it can even help with your hyperpigmentation.
In case you’re looking for a stronger retinol product to treat your acne or signs of aging, consult with your dermatologist who might prescribe you just the one your skin might be craving for!
If you’d like to meet the golden anti-aging warrior, let us introduce you to our derma roller Roll Time. Derma rollers have studs which can help to stimulate your collagen production and over time minimise the fine lines and wrinkles. By rolling you’ll also increase your skin’s elasticity and workout your facial muscles which will prevent your face from sagging in the long-term. Whenever we talk about preventative beauty, we love to talk about beauty tools. The intensive massage with derma rollers has the power to speed up your skin cell turnover process, and fight the gravity which causes your skin to sag.
Our Roll Time is a derma roller and also acupressure point in one! Use the derma roller to keep your skin young and plump and then use the acupressure point in order to keep your mind stressless! It’s the perfect place to start if you want your skin to glow and produce more collagen in order to prevent it from looking older.
We cannot repeat the importance of SPF enough! Sun is the biggest devil when it comes to skin aging. If you do not wear your sunscreen daily, this is your call to start right now!
According to the study published back in 2013 sunscreen can really prevent skin aging as well as prevent you from getting skin cancer. According to Dr. Adele Green the study’s lead “Regular sunscreen use by young and mid-aged adults under 55 brings cosmetic benefits and also decreases the risk of skin cancer."
Sunscreens have improved so much in recent years that there are no more excuses not to wear them anymore! If you want your skin to look young and healthy, SPF is your new BFF!
Now back to the beauty tools that can help you prevent the signs of aging. Did you know that by dermaplaning you can reverse the skin aging process?
It is well known that dermaplaning removes facial hair or "peach fuzz" and exfoliates skin, but according to a board-certified dermatologist Neil Sadick dermaplaning also has anti-aging wrinkle-reducing benefits :
" After you scrape your skin, it reacts by regulating certain growth factors, like fibroblasts and vascular, which in turn stimulate collagen production."
According to medical aesthetician Allie Summers "dermaplaning helps the cells to turnover faster, thus stimulating collagen."
This uncovers a hidden secret that shaving your face with a dermaplaning razor can actually increase your collagen production and slow down the skin ageing process while also removing facial hair and dead skin cells off the top layer of your skin.
Topical vitamin C is the best antioxidant which you can use in order to prevent or reverse the skin aging process. It will brighten your skin, even out your skin tone, and reverse any sun damage you may have. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals which can cause oxidative stress to your skin and lead to premature aging. Hence why, it’s an amazing preventative beauty essential!
Pick it up as a serum, use it in the morning and you will never look back! Goodbye dull skin!
So there you have it! No matter what age you are, you can always prevent or even reverse the signs of skin aging. Either it is with topicals such as retinol or vit C, or by using our favourite beauty tools to dermaplane and derma-roll, your skin will definitely thank you in the future! AND DO NOT FORGET TO HYDRATE!
The scientific communication director for Dior Beauty Edouard Mauvais-Jarvis said “I think there is no set age to start incorporating anti-aging into the routine. The earlier it is done, the better. Women now don’t want to wait until it’s too late to act. The new approach is to protect the cells responsible for the regeneration, to repair the damaged structures, to maintain the right levels of activity for the self-repairing enzymes, etc.”