When you’re as young as 20-something, you can still get away with four hours of sleep without it being written all over your face. So, why should you be mindful of taking care of your skin and reducing wrinkles?
With age, our skin gets thinner, drier and we lose elastin. The ability of our skin to protect itself is reduced as we age. Eventually, wrinkles, creases and lines form on our skin.
The key to preventing wrinkles is all about starting early. Laser Clinics New Zealand shares ways to fight early signs of skin ageing in your 20s.
1. Get to know your skin type and use products that best suit your needs and goals.
Your skin acts in different ways as you age. For most, your skin is very different from age 15 to age 25, and it’s important to transition your skincare regime accordingly to achieve the best results. This may include lessening oil production without over-drying, clearing clogged pores and blackheads, and preventing breakouts – all while keeping the skin balanced and hydrated.
A consultation with Laser Clinics New Zealand skin specialists can help you determine your skin type and appropriate skin treatments to ensure your skin glows. We also stock Institut™ skincare products, a proven, anti-ageing skincare range that targets the visible signs of ageing.
2. Drink plenty of water.
Water is a nourishing substance for life, and often we take it for granted – some people don’t even tend to think of it in health or anti-aging terms.
Water is essential to keeping the skin soft and smooth. Without enough water, the skin will dry out and lose elasticity, making it more susceptible to wrinkles and aging. Not only is drinking water healthy and helps combat wrinkles, but it can also lead to developing better habits such as drinking less sugar-loaded soft drinks and juices, which can be beneficial for your skin.
3. Rejuvenate your skin with anti-wrinkle treatments tailored to you.
Cosmetic injectables are all about preventing those deeper lines that might bother you. Over time, your skin’s natural ability to protect itself reduces. Muscle contractions and movement leave their mark. Anti-wrinkle injections are a quick, affordable and effective wrinkle treatment to help reduce and prevent wrinkle formation.
Crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines are popular areas for wrinkle treatment. Due to the high use of these muscle areas, we usually develop lines in these regions first. Anti-wrinkle injections help to smooth the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injections are also a fantastic prevention method for reducing future wrinkle development.
4. Wear sunscreen 365 days a year - rain or shine.
Adequate sun protection is vital to prevent aging for young skin. Apply sunscreen every single day of the year during any season, or look for daily moisturisers with SPF 50+ to protect you from sun damage and UV-related pigmentation. Try: Institut™ Age Defence SPF 50+
5. Start using eye cream now.
The eye area is the first area to age due to wear and tear from smiling, squinting and rubbing your eyes. Keeping this area hydrated and nourished is essential for preventing premature lines and wrinkles.
In your early 20s, use a lightweight creamy/gel consistency eye cream. Try: Institut™ Eye Believe
In your late 20s, start using a more moisturising and active eye cream. Try: Institut™ Expert Revive Smoothing Eye Treatment
6. Invest in advanced skin treatments and chemical peels.
While maintaining a good at-home skincare routine is essential, your skin will significantly benefit from additional care with professional treatments. Looking tired and sunken in the face is a natural part of the aging process as we lose volume and produce less collagen and elastin. Our range of skin treatments such as Fractional RF, Skin Needling, and Cosmedical Peels can help stimulate your collagen and elastin. At the same time, cosmetic injections can instantly plump and relax facial contours.
At Laser Clinics New Zealand, we tailor a skin treatment plan to unveil fresh, glowing skin with great texture and tone.
7. Eat foods rich in antioxidants.
We’re talking leafy green veggies, fruits, anything with Omega-3 (salmon), avocados, nuts, seeds and berries. Antioxidants minimise cell damage and fight aging from the inside and out. They can also help reignite skin’s vitality, vibrancy, and overall healthy look. Therefore, they’re a brilliant approach to reducing wrinkles.
Skin ageing is a natural process of our body. But, if you want to take care of skin and prevent visible signs of ageing, Laser Clinics New Zealand’s professional and tailored skin treatments can help you address your concerns. Book a consultation today.