Avoiding wrinkles – putting provisions in place

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What are your fears in life? The sea, fires, heights, spiders, or growing old and getting wrinlky? If it is the latter, here are the provisions I am putting in place to gain some control.

When the experts talk about skin aging the most common thing you will hear is that sun exposure is the devil. That is why the majority of wrinkles are found on face, neck and hands. Especially in the UK as we don’t get many days to get our legs out!

Sun

I swear by putting SPF 50 on every day, even if it is cloudy.

I use Ultrasun Face SPF50, I don’t find it gives me spots or greasy skin under my makeup. Your can easily buy it from ASOS on your next shopping haul or Amazon for around £22.

Other handy tips to avoid sun on your face, wear a cap.

Or fake it. Tan Luxe are doing really light serums that you add to your moisturiser, meaning you don’t get oily and spotty and no damage done. There are multiple, I currently have Tan Luxe Face, but when this runs out I am going to treat myself to Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum.

Hyaluronic Acid

The new buzz word!

Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that draws water to the surface of your skin giving a firmer, plumper look, acting as a moisturiser. I use it AM and PM.

I am currently using The Ordinary with B5, another hydrator, for only £6. I love this as I often find moisturisers, especially night time ones clog my pores and feel greasy. One of my favourite things to do is a thorough cleanse and then this straight away.

Lots of other brands are getting involved, the above Tan Luxe, when I try the Super Glow I might just use that, however I am not sure what their % of hyaluronic acid is and I wouldn’t want to apply tan twice a day. Mizon has a 50% hyaluronic acid, much more costly at £23 but it might be worth it if the purse strings allow!

Retinol

Also known as Vitamin A. Exfoliating and aiding in the production of collagen, most people love this stuff! However there are a few precautions to take:

  • Use it at night time as it can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.
  • Your skin has to get used to it, so a lower % to start and less, 1/2 times a week.
  • Don’t use it if you have dry skin, or eczema.

Again I use The Ordinary, as it is in a dark package and using a pipet it is meant to be better. Retinol is UV and air sensitive. I now use a stronger % after using it for a while. But it is advised to start on a low %, here is the 0.5%.

Magic Cream

If you can’t be bothered with all the faf of thinking about % and AM and PM, how about Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Containing SPF 15, BioNymph Peptide, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C&E and natural plant extracts this is known to be the best moisturiser. But at a price…. £75. Personally I like using it before a night out, but find it a little oily for the day. I prefer a higher SPF and can’t face the fact it is so much. However, it is a lovely present!

Cleanser

We’ve all been told not to go to bed with our makeup on, or it’ll age us ten years in one night. Well I must look over 100 by now after my uni years, rolling into bed.

But I have learnt and even if this old wives tale isn’t correct, we should all be removing our makeup gently, not scrubbing away at our eyes.

I have found the most beautiful cleanser, it smell amazing and leaves you feeling to cleaning and fresh.

Bare Minerals Pure Plush, I used it at my inlaws one night when I didn’t have my own. I dreamed of it for months until I plucked up the courage and bought it. It’s £20, not sure why I waited so long.

There we go, I am hoping I’ll look 23 forever!

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