5 signs you need an anti-ageing skincare routine

By Mosh
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You can be forgiven for giving skincare a second thought. After all, it’s usually our partners who are across the latest serums and miracle-workers.

But that’s not a reason to give face creams the flick.

Unfortunately, as you grow older, your skin will start to suffer, regardless of your lifestyle habits. Redness and wrinkles might appear, and if you’re conscious about your appearance, that’s when it’s time to consider the latest line of cosmetics.

However, If you need more convincing to head down to your local to pick up the latest anti-ageing products, here are 5 signs it’s time to overhaul your bathroom cabinet.

1. Wrinkles

They say you get wrinkles from smiling so it’s no surprise that a lifetime of good memories is showing your age.

In our youth, the lines formed from facial expressions can easily withdraw. However, as we age, those folds become more permanent due to the lack of flexibility in the skin.

When lines and creases start appearing, typically around the forehead, eyes and mouth, it’s time to act. Moisturisers, sunscreen and even a retinol-based product can help reduce the severity and the prominence of your wrinkles.

At Mosh, a dermatologist can assess your situation and provide you with the best anti-ageing serums.

2. Sagging skin

Droopiness is another sign that your face is feeling the effects of ageing.

The skin on your face contains fibres called elastin. When your elastin becomes damaged (especially common as you age), your skin is less likely to return to its original shape after stretching.

The biggest cause of damaged elastin is UV exposure from the sun so years spent tanning by the water can cause permanent changes to the structure of your face. Apart from elastin damage, as your skin produces less collagen over time, your face can lose some of its firmness, resulting in sinking skin.

This is another telltale sign that it’s time to implement an anti-ageing skincare routine.

3. Redness

A life-time of stress, sun exposure and unhealthy habits can cause a rosy complexion. Although not a direct result of old age, the damage caused by a poor routine usually surfaces in your later years. Dilated capillaries – enlarged blood vessels close to the surface of the skin – are usually the main cause of redness. It’s best to address early signs of redness before they become a permanent fixture. This can be done from both taking better care of your body and using products recommended by a dermatologist.

4. Skin tone looks tired

In your youth, your skin has the ability to replace dead skin cells.

Unfortunately, with age, cell reproduction slows down and suddenly you’re left with an excess of dead skin on your face. This causes roughness and a more tired appearance. Hydrating lotions help but a dermatologist can give you a more targeted skincare plan.

5. Spots

Skin pigmentation is caused by melanocyte production. In your later years, melanin cells decrease but form clusters in areas of your skin, resulting in coloured spots.

Repeated exposure to the sun can also cause discolouration. In order to protect your skin from UV damage, melanin production increases – this is what ultimately causes tanning. However, concentrated areas of melanin can result in sun-related spots.

Preventative action works best here. Time to slip, slop, slap.

Let’s be honest here: no one wants to admit they’re getting on and for guys, picking out the latest serum isn’t exactly our idea of fun. But when it comes to your skin, early action is critical to avoiding lasting damage. If you need a safe space, Mosh’s free skin consult can deliver you a tailored solution for your skin woes.

Head to Mosh today to be assessed by a qualified Australian dermatologist who can organise a treatment plan delivered straight to your door.

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