The Skin & Ageing

As early as our mid to late 20’s and into our 30’s, we start to notice the first signs of ageing on our skin, which can show as small sun pigmentation spots, crow’s feet around the eyes, under eye circles or uneven texture. There are, easy ways of correcting the changes that occur or preventing them from progressing as you age.

Crow’s feet are small fine lines at the sides of your eyes. Regular use of a moisturising eye cream helps keep the delicate eye area supple and less prone to fine lines and wrinkles.  


If you are concerned with ageing, I’d recommend using products that contain retinol. Retinol is a derivate of Vitamin A, which is the number one anti-wrinkle ingredient. Retinol can be non-prescription 0.5% and 1% and can also be got on prescription in higher percentages with quicker results but with the possibility of more skin irritation. I would highly recommend that you get a skin therapists advice as retinol can cause irritation and you need to allow your skin to become accustomed to the product.  I have been using Dermaceutic Activ Retinol 0.5% €49.95 Medium strength for the past few months and I have noticed a difference in my skin.  For those that feel that Retin A is not sufficient, Anti-wrinkle injections paralyze the muscle giving a more youthful appearance which will last up to six months.

dermeutic retinol

Hyperpigmentation is discoloured skin that can result from a variety of factors. The best way to avoid hyperpigmentation is to protect your skin from the sun. Wear a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) every day. I wish I had listened to this advice in my teen and early 20’s!  Its ideal if it’s already in your moisturiser or foundation as then it is one step less in your skincare routine that you don’t have to worry about. Make sure that it is SPF of 30 or above.  

Lines around your mouth which start from the corner of your nose and extend downwards are known as naso-labial folds and if not addressed will deepen in time. Hyaluronic acid is a magic moisturising ingredient that can be found in many beauty products. It is found naturally in your skin to keep it plump and firm but like collagen it depletes with age. It works as a humectant to hydrate and locks moisture into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is applied topically onto the skin usually through moisturisers or is also found in fillers such as Restylane which is injected into the naso-labial fold. As hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin, reactions rarely exist.  Most of us are already using hyaluronic acid as it is contained in most moisturisers. Image Skincare Vital C hydrating Intense Moisturizer €65 is excellent for sensitive skin. It works like a serum and moisturiser, dries in seconds and boosts skin’s radiance all day.


I would recommend to start using anti-ageing products in your early 30’s as collagen depletes at the rate of 1% per year after the age of 30.

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Sara X