Thursday 14 December 2017

Beauty Dilemma: How do I make fine lines less noticeable?

Sinead Van Kampen

Having recently turned 25 I've started to notice some fine lines beginning to appear around my eyes and mouth. As my skin care routine is quite relaxed at the moment and I don't use anti-aging products is there anything I can do to make my fine lines less noticeable and maybe step things up a gear?

Most of us start to get fine lines around our mid twenties and as the skin around the eyes tends be quite thin this is where the first signs of ageing appear. In the first instance good skin is as much about what you avoid as it is what you put on and keeping skin hydrated and out of the sun are probably the most important factors.

For keeping wrinkles at bay sunlight tends to cause the most damage so this definitely the one to watch out for. Whilst there are many competing products solar blocks are becoming increasingly popular.

Sally Penford from the International Dermal Institute advises using solar blocks with a minimum of SPF15 over a good moisturiser and under foundation to guard against UV attack.

As SPF combination products can be a little abrasive opt for Titanium Dioxide formulas which reduce skin sensitivity and give good UVA and UVB protection. Although it costs a little more, creams with anti-oxidising-supplements like grapeseed, green tea and vitamins are worth investing in.

Good hydration will help improve suppleness and skin elasticity so drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet and giving skin a boost by applying regular conditioning treatments will go a long way to keeping skin healthy and reducing further damage from skin inflammation and abrasion. For products to add to the routine try a hydrating eye cream to the area twice daily.

Finally, for your current fine lines and to try and to keep new ones at bay an eye gel formula like Dermalogicas Multivitamin Power Firm might be worth looking at. The gel is light, easily absorbed into skin and and might just keep you drinking from the fountain of youth for years to come.

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