How to prevent ageing skin was never really a question of concern in our earlier years before now. In our teens and twenties, we almost bragged about how tired our skin looked because it meant we’d stayed out all night partying and were too white-girl-wasted to remove our makeup before bed. We wouldn’t get serious about fine lines and wrinkles until it was too late. Now, we’re one step ahead and taking precautions to try and stop our skin from ageing before it starts happening in the first place. To get in with the new ‘it girl’ crowd of early nights, green juice, and preventative ageing, here’s everything you need to know.
Anti-ageing is more about reducing the signs of ageing after they’ve begun, rather than working to prevent them before they even begin. You can often tell whether a skincare product/facial treatment is anti-ageing by A) the name (duh), or B) saying it works to soften, improve the appearance of, or lessen fine lines and wrinkles – basically anything that implies they’re already there. But sometimes they can cover both anti-ageing and preventative ageing.
Preventative ageing begins in your early to mid-twenties, whereas anti-ageing usually starts in your mid-thirties to early forties. While it does seem kinda OTT to start before you technically need to, especially if your skin is thriving RN, what you do now will determine how your skin will look later. So, if you want your skin to keep on living its best life and avoid fine lines and wrinkles on the face, preventative ageing is the way to go.
We’ve heard the saying ‘prevention is better than a cure’ and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to skin ageing. The best approach to preventative ageing? Combining best-in-class homecare products with monthly facials.
The best way to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots on the face? Sunscreen. Suitable for the most sensitive skin types, ZO Skin Health Broad Spectrum SPF50 can be used on post-treatment or sunburnt skin on the face and body as it minimises inflammation and soothes the skin, all whilst promoting DNA repair and lipid replenishment for a healthier skin barrier. Who doesn’t love a sunscreen that goes above and beyond its call of duty?
As the lips are often one of the first facial features to mature, you’ll want to pucker up in your prime with iS Clinical Liprotect SPF35. The antioxidant-rich lip treatment offers broad-spectrum protection with SPF 35 to stop the skin from ageing with vitamin E and coconut oil to heal and nourish the lips, and elderberry extract and linoleic acid to defend against environmental aggressors.
The more collagen and elastin in your skin, the better it’s going to protect itself against fine lines, wrinkles, and general droopiness. IMAGE Skincare Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Mask boosts collagen and elastin levels in the skin to maintain volume and elasticity while speeding up the cell renewal process for resurfacing. Multi-action technology lets it gradually release hydration throughout your slumber and lock in moisture to prevent those pesky dehydration lines.
Stay forever young with SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier. The youth-fuelled formula has been proven to increase and sustain hyaluronic acid levels by up to 30% for plumper, firmer skin making it harder for fine lines and wrinkles to form, whilst delivering long-lasting hydration and visibly smoother skin texture.
Providing 8X environmental protection, SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic helps to stop ageing skin with 15% pure vitamin C by shielding it from free radical damage caused by environmental stressors, such as UV rays and pollution, which can bring on premature signs of ageing. Plus, 1% vitamin E to calm inflammation, heal, and hydrate the skin, and 0.5% ferulic acid to keep visible blood vessels at bay whilst evening skin tone.
If you speak fluent multitasking and want to stop your skin from ageing with little to
no effort, try IMAGE Skincare Prevention+ Daily Hydrating Moisturiser SPF30. The combo moisturising and sun-protecting formula deeply hydrates the skin whilst shielding it from harmful UVA and UVB rays and blue light from screens. It’s available in clear and tinted for extra coverage if you’re keen to skip another step. With a matte finish that absorbs surface oils, it’s a solid choice for oily/acne-prone skin.
Working to inhibit enzymes that break down collagen and hydration, ZO Skin Health Intense Eye Crème is a preventative ageing must-have to fight off dark circles,
puffiness, and crow’s feet. Additional antioxidant vitamin E helps to protect
the skin against free radicals and strengthen the skin’s barrier function around the oh-so-sensitive eye area.
Now we know what homecare we should be using to maintain youthful skin…but what treatments? We’ve selected just 3 treatments from our menu that we think will keep you looking and feeling young.
Formulated with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to avoid fine lines and wrinkles on the
face, iS Clinical Fire & Ice is one of the most popular preventative ageing facial treatments we offer at Young LDN. An Intensive Resurfacing Masque formulated with sugar cane extract and vitamins A and B3 is applied to the skin to induce skin cell turnover and resurfacing, ensuring no fine lines and wrinkles have the chance to set in. This is followed by a Rejuvenating Masque full of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, green tea, grape seed, and rosemary extracts to protect, moisturise, and nourish.
What about a preventative ageing facial treatment that works to maintain tight facial muscles? The EMFACE Experience features facial pads emitting synchronised RF and HIFES™ technology to heat up the dermis and encourage collagen and elastin production, whilst rapidly contracting the facial muscles for better muscle tone, finished the Young LDN way with LED therapy and a gua sha massage.
We offer multiple anti-wrinkle injections that can help you to avoid wrinkles and fine lines on the face, including crow’s feet and 11s, and even preventing those shallow contours of the face from getting deeper with age. As we have a few to choose from, we always recommend a consultation first to ensure your safety and desired results. Speaking of which, all our anti-wrinkle injections allow more precision and deliver quicker results than most facial treatments, so if you’re a little late to the prevention party, these are ideal to make up for lost time.