There’s no silver bullet for flawless, youthful skin. But there are proven ways to slow down and even reverse some visible signs of ageing.
We spoke to our team of doctors, skin therapists, and beauty experts to put together a list of the most effective anti-aging skin care tips.
Add the following tips into your skin care routine if you want to get younger-looking skin and keep people guessing about your age.
Use a Gentle Cleanser
Cleansing your skin is vital for removing the natural oils, bacteria, and pollutants that accumulate during the day. It also allows the active ingredients in your skin care products to penetrate the skin and be more effective.
There’s no need to buy an expensive cleanser with a bunch of active ingredients. Instead, choose a gentle cleanser with a low pH to avoid skin irritation. The cleanser’s job is to clean away impurities and prepare your skin – it doesn’t stay on your skin for long.
Once your skin is cleansed, you can apply serums and anti-ageing products with active ingredients.
The skin is super-efficient at replenishing itself and replacing dead skin cells with healthy new ones when we’re young. But, unfortunately, this process starts to slow down as we age, resulting in a dull complexion.
Exfoliation is a great way to remove the dead cells and encourage healthy, younger-looking skin to grow in its place.
You can exfoliate at home, but the most effective exfoliation comes from a medical grade peel that needs to be performed in the clinic.
During a medical grade peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin to break down the bonds between skin cells and remove the superficial layer of skin. As a result, the top layer of skin peels away, revealing healthier, smoother, and younger-looking skin underneath.
Chemical peels are one of the most effective cosmetic treatments for fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and even severe sun-damaged skin.
Anti-wrinkle injections are among Australia’s most popular anti-aging treatments.
For many of us, fine lines and wrinkles are caused by the repetitive movement of overactive muscles. That’s why the area around the eyes, mouth and forehead are usually the first place you start to see visible signs of ageing.
Anti-wrinkle injections use a muscle relaxant to reduce or eliminate activity in overactive muscles. With the muscle relaxed, the skin in the treated area appears smoother and more youthful. The treatment can also be a great way to prevent wrinkles from forming or becoming more prominent.
The results from anti-wrinkle injections last for around 4 months. After this time, the relaxant will start to wear off. Many clients return to the clinic every 3 to 4 months to maintain their youthful look.
Moisturise Twice per Day
One of the leading causes of premature ageing is skin dehydration. You can keep your skin looking younger for longer by moisturising twice daily as part of your skin care routine.
Avoid any fragranced lotions and choose a gentle moisturiser. We recommend using a moisturiser straight after the shower to lock in moisture and before bed so you can wake up with nourished, glowing skin the next day.
eTwo Sublative Skin Rejuvenation
eTwo Sublative skin rejuvenation is a powerful anti-ageing and collagen-boosting treatment. That addresses mild skin laxity, improves skin texture, decreases fine lines and wrinkles, smooths and evens complexion.
Unlike many laser resurfacing procedures, eTwo Sublative therapy are suitable for most skin types.
Your practitioner will use radiofrequency technology to target the dermal layer of the skin with heat energy. The targeted energy stimulates the body to produce more collagen and elastin while avoiding damage to the epidermis (the top layers of skin).
There are minimal side effects, with most people describing a sensation similar to mild sunburn following treatment. Results can start to be seen 6 weeks after the treatment and will continue to improve over the 2 to 6 months as new collagen is produced. Your skin will appear smoother, firmer, and more youthful with minimal downtime.
You can expect improvement after a single treatment, but the best results are achieved after multiple sessions.
Matrix PDO Threads
Matrix PDO threads are a great way to address mild skin laxity and rebuild collagen for smoother and tighter skin. You can improve the contour and definition of the face while rejuvenating the skin and facial tissue.
During the procedure, your practitioner will use strategically placed absorbable threads to create a subtle lift and activate the collagen-building process within the skin. As a result, your skin will appear firmer and become thicker, stronger, and healthier over time.
Matrix PDO threads provide a natural-looking result that can rejuvenate the face, neck, and body. You will begin to see results in 6 weeks, which will continue to improve over the 2 to 6 months as new collagen is produced.
Always Wear Sunscreen
You’ve heard it before, but it’s such an important tip we couldn’t leave it off the list.
Always wear sunscreen.
Exposure to the sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays causes the collagen and elastin in the skin to break down faster. Over time, this leads to thinning of the skin, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and other visible signs of ageing.
Protecting your skin with sunscreen will keep your skin looking young and fresh.
Applying a daily sunscreen not only protects your skin from further damage it can also help to reverse some of the effects of photo-ageing.
According to an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery study, daily use of broad-spectrum sunscreen results in a 40-52% improvement to the visible signs of existing photo-damaged skin. Keeping your skin protected from the sun gives it a chance to regenerate and repair.
Get Plenty of Sleep
The growth hormones responsible for cell renewal are only active during your sleep. So if you’re not getting your 8 hours of sleep per day, your skin isn’t getting a chance to renew. That’s why lack of sleep makes your skin look so dull.
Make sure you leave enough time to wind down before bed, get plenty of exercise, and avoid too much screen time to improve your sleep quality.
Try Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers hydrate your skin from the inside, improve skin quality, and restore lost volume to give you a youthful appearance. The procedure involves injections of a hyaluronic acid-based filler product into targeted areas of the face.
You can have dermal fillers for the lips, cheeks, jaw, around the mouth, under the eyes, and other areas where the loss of volume causes visible signs of ageing.
Dermal fillers also boost collagen production and can have a lasting rejuvenation impact. Depending on the area being treated, results can last for up to 12 months.
For more information on the treatments included above and to receive personalised skin care advice, schedule a free consultation with one of our friendly team of skin therapists at b clinic.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
At What Age Should You Start Using Anti-Ageing Products?
Most people start to see visible signs of ageing in their late 20s. However, you don’t want to wait until wrinkles, and fine lines form before you take action.
The best way to keep your skin looking youthful and fresh is to adopt a preventative skin care routine. It’s never too early to protect your skin from the sun and give it the nourishment it needs to fight off signs of ageing.
What Makes a Face Look Younger?
A youthful appearance results from a smooth and supple complexion, firm neckline, and full volume.
As the body ages, it produces less collagen and elastin, and fine lines and wrinkles appear. This starts with dynamic lines around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Over time, these lines become static.
There are many non-invasive cosmetic treatments to address a loss of volume, uneven skin texture and tone, and skin laxity. Speak to your b clinic clinician to see what the best treatment is for your unique skin concerns.
What Foods Reduce Ageing?
Some foods help to nourish the skin, while others can do damage and cause premature ageing.
You should avoid foods high in sugar and anything that causes dehydration, like alcohol. Foods fried in oil can also be bad for your skin due to the release of free radicals. According to the American Journal of Laboratory Medicine, exposure to free radicals accelerates the ageing process.
Instead, try to eat more fresh foods and lean meat. Chicken and fresh fish are excellent sources of protein and can provide a collagen boost. You should also make sure you get plenty of fresh fruit, legumes, and beans to ensure your skin gets all the vitamins it needs.
What Are the Best Anti-Ageing Treatments?
The best anti ageing treatment depends on your unique skin care needs.
For many people, a loss of volume is the leading cause of visible signs of ageing. Dermal fillers are the best way to restore lost volume and definition to the face.
Anti-wrinkle injections are the best treatment for laugh lines, crow’s feet and other wrinkles caused by excessive muscle movement.
If your skin appears dull or suffers from sun damage, a medical grade peel could be the most effective way to restore your youthful glow.
To find out the best treatment for you, schedule a free appointment at b clinic today.