Skin ages just as the rest of the body does. But, while there are some elements of the skin ageing process that cannot be prevented, there are ways to slow the appearance of ageing with care and attention.
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Throughout life our skin changes which is why you should change your skincare routine as you age. While it’s all about prevention in your twenties, you may find you have more concerns, such as lines and wrinkles, in your fifties. So, to help you get started, we’ve put together our recommended routine for every life stage to help your skin look its best – no matter your age.
Whether you’re trying to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, smooth skin texture or reduce the appearance of discolouration, our recommended Age Renewal Skin Routine can help. We developed this three-step regime to help protect the skin from free radicals with antioxidants while correcting ageing signs with skin-plumping humectants and active ingredients. Here we explain how to use each product in the system and how they work together for optimal results.
We recently held a live Skin Schools chat via our Skinceuticals Instagram page to answer some of your most pressing skincare questions. From how to calm angry, red skin, to which cleanser to use to improve blemishes, here’s a selection of some of the most common questions from the live Q&A.
We reveal the best SkinCeuticals moisturisers for mature skin types. Moisturising is a vital step in every skincare routine as it helps the skin’s protective barrier to stay healthy while locking in essential oils and lipids. It also becomes even more important as the skin ages as natural moisture levels start to deplete and ageing signs become more noticeable. Here we reveal the best SkinCeuticals moisturisers for mature skin types and the clinically proven results to expect.
Whether it’s occasional blemishes, the odd pimple or more long-term spots, blemishes are no welcome guest to anyone’s complexion. While they’re often more prevalent in teenagers, they can occur at any age; alarmingly common before an important occasion, just when we want to look our best. However, it is possible to reduce and even prevent blemishes if armed with a little knowledge, a good skincare regimen and, on occasion, professional help. Follow our failsafe guide to understanding and preventing blemishes for clearer, more even-looking skin.
10 Aug 2020
Radiance is what defines a bride. But it’s not just about being happy or having a great make-up artist. It’s about having fabulous skincare too. And for that, leading dermatologist Dr Anjali Mahto, author of the Skin Care Bible, says you need to start at least six months before your big day. Here she talks to us about what you need to do to achieve radiant skin - and advises on what not to do. By Dr Anjali Mahto
A face moisturiser helps to prevent dryness and moisture loss in skin. A properly formulated moisturiser can deliver long-lasting hydration to help support skin’s natural barrier for protection against external aggressors. It is also an important step in prepping skin for makeup application. Face moisturisers are available in the form of serums, creams and facial masks.
Combination skin, which is both dry and oily in different areas, is common but can be tricky to deal with. This skin concern is typically characterised by an oily T-zone on the forehead, nose and chin (prone to enlarged pores and pimples), coupled with a dry cheek area. Variations on this include oiliness around the nose and center of the forehead or dryness around the hairline and jawline. To some extent everyone has a degree of combination skin, with a slightly oilier nose, for example.
While dry skin and dehydrated skin can share many of the same characteristics, such as tightness, roughness, flaking, scaling, redness and sensitivity, they are quite different skin concerns. Dry skin generally refers to skin lacking in oil. Dehydrated skin is skin lacking in moisture - it is not so much a skin type as a skin condition. Even oily and combination skin can be dehydrated. Dehydrated skin occurs when the protective uppermost layer of the skin, known as the stratum corneum, is lacking in moisture. Some of the signs of dehydrated skin to look out for are itchy skin, dullness, dark circles under the eyes and the increased appearance of wrinkles.
10 Aug 2020
Dry skin is generally an inherited skin condition and is most often recognised by scaling, itching and flaking. Dry skin usually occurs because the outer layer of the skin does not contain enough oil to hold in moisture. Harsh environmental conditions like cold weather or heat can exacerbate symptoms.