Skin Care

Your unique skin anti ageing products for different skin types

If your mature skin is dry and parched, using an oil-controlling serum for youthful skin is going to do more harm than good. Similarly, using a rich and luxurious face cream if you have oily skin is a recipe for disaster. Whether your ageing skin is oily, dry, sensitive, or combination, there is a unique anti-ageing product out there for you! Read on to answer all your pressing questions about anti-ageing products – from how to choose a night cream and how to use an anti-ageing cream to the different anti ageing serum benefits and creams.

• If you have normal or combination skin

Normal or combination skin is a skin that has a healthy balance between oily and dry. Some parts of your face like your T zone (your forehead, nose, and chin) are oily while the rest of your face is dry. Normal or combination skin types are easy to work with since you can reap all the benefits of anti-ageing products without stressing over any specific skin concern. Follow the three step cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine at morning and night to keep your skin clean, healthy, and hydrated. Use products that not only hydrate your skin but also control the shine on your face. Once you cross your 40s, make volumizing serums a part of your daily morning and nighttime skincare routine to repair, rejuvenate, and re-plump your skin.

• If you have oily skin

Oftentimes, people with oily skin also have skin that is prone to acne and breakouts so use a purifying and detoxifying facial cleanser that cleans your face while also controlling excess sebum production. Use a gentle face scrub two to three times a week to exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog pores. When looking for moisturizers, look for day creams with benefits like shine control, clarifying, and mattifying. Opt for a gel-based day cream as they are lightweight and do not make your oily skin feel greasy and heavy.

• If you have dry skin

People with dry skin should use a cream or foam facial cleanser as they thoroughly cleanse your face without disturbing the natural oils and moisture in your skin. If your facewash leaves your face feeling tight and uncomfortable after every wash, it is not the one for you. As you age, your skin starts losing its natural moisture, so you need to invest in an intensely hydrating anti-ageing cream that boosts your skin’s moisture levels and keeps it moisturized – we would recommend to start using an anti-ageing night cream. The best anti-ageing night cream for people with dry skin is one that keeps your skin hydrated overnight, which makes your skin feel plump in the morning, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

• If you have sensitive skin

Sensitive skin is less of a skin type and more of how reactive your skin is to different ingredients in skincare products and how quickly your skin gets irritated. Sensitive skin has to be dealt with extreme care as irritants from products can cause itching, burning, dryness, redness, and other skin problems. When shopping for skincare products for sensitive skin, always remember to check the labels and ensure that the product is suitable for sensitive skin. Look for terms like calming, anti-inflammatory, alcohol free, sulfate free etc. Benefits of anti-ageing products like repairing skin’s barrier, restoring skin’s moisture level, and shielding skin from environmental aggressors work wonders for sensitive skin.

Here is a quick summary of all the products (in order!) that should be a part of your skincare arsenal, no matter your skin type –

1. Face wash – to cleanse the face, morning and night
Benefits of a facewash – gets rid of all dirt, toxins, makeup, and other pore-clogging impurities, preps your skin for the skincare products that follow.

2. Face scrub – to boost cell turnover, to remove dead skin cells
Benefits of a face scrub – improves skin texture, helps get rid of dull and lackluster skin, deeply cleanses pores

3. Serum – to treat your skin to a concentrated active ingredient
Benefits of a face serum – helps target specific ageing skin concerns like wrinkles and fine lines, dull skin, dehydrated skin

4. Eye cream – to target the delicate under eye area
under eye cream benefits – reduces dark circles, brightens the undereye area, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, de-puffs under eye bags

5. Anti-Ageing Day Cream – to hydrate your skin during the day and to seal in all the goodness of the serum and under eye cream

Day cream benefits – creates a barrier on between your skin and external aggressors, fills in fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin’s volume and elasticity, adds radiance and glow to the skin

6. Broad spectrum sunscreen – to protect your skin from the damaging sunrays
Benefits of broad spectrum sunscreen – shields your skin from the UVA and UVB rays of the sun, prevents premature skin ageing, protects your skin from sun induced dark spots and sunburns

7. Anti-Ageing Night Cream – to hydrate and repair your skin overnight
Benefits of a night cream – boosts cells regeneration process overnight, improves skin texture, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the morning, makes your skin more supple and bouncy

Now that you know the different types of anti-ageing products you should be using for each skin type, here are some other tips that will help you maximize the benefits of these anti-ageing products and maintain your youthful skin for longer –

1. Get seven to nine hours of sleep every night
2. Drink plenty of water throughout the day
3. Apply the skincare products in the right order
4. Eat nutritious foods that rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
5. Exercise and move your body for at least 30 minutes every day