Throughout life our skin changes which is why you should change your skincare routine as you age. While it’s all about prevention in your twenties, you may find you have more concerns, such as lines and wrinkles, in your fifties. So, to help you get started, we’ve put together our recommended routine for every life stage to help your skin look its best – no matter your age.
What causes blemishes?
A variety of factors contribute to the formation of blemishes. This includes bacteria, excess oil, and clogged pores. Imperfections often begin with a buildup of dead skin cells and oil within a pore. This forms a ‘plug’ that blocks the pore opening and creates an environment allowing bacteria to multiply. The overgrowth of this bacteria may lead to redness and inflammation associated with blemishes, which can occur occasionally in one specific spot or consistently over a larger area of the face and/or body.
Hormonal fluctuations and stress can also increase blemishes, and some clinical studies have found that certain foods like dairy and sugar (and other high-glycemic-index foods) can also impact the skin. In addition, it’s especially important for blemish-prone skin types to choose targeted blemish products that are ‘non-comedogenic’, which means they will not cause pores to become clogged.
Why causes skin ageing?
Skin aging is caused by two main processes; intrinsic, or chronological (natural), and extrinsic, or environmental (atmospheric). Both contribute to the visible aging signs such as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and discoloration.
Intrinsic ageing, also known as chronological or natural ageing, is largely driven by genetics. The visible signs appear most commonly as dry skin, wrinkles, loss of firmness, and increased pore size. With age, the skin’s oil glands produce less oil and necessary fats, resulting in dehydration, lines, and more vulnerable skin. Simultaneously, skin naturally loses collagen and elastin, causing wrinkles, laxity, and enlarged pores. Other ageing signs caused by laughing and smiling are often seen as a more positive sign of growing older and enjoying life.
How to treat blemish-prone and ageing skin with SkinCeuticals
BLEMISH + AGE CLEANSER GEL – Foaming cleansing gel with exfoliating effect
Our Blemish + Age Cleanser is a refreshing gel product that decongests the skin, refines pores, helps to minimize blemishes, and brightens the skin. Thanks to a combination of strong cleansing and exfoliating ingredients, this gel formula removes excess oil and makeup while leaving the skin cleaner overall.
BLEMISH + AGE TONER – Cleansing tonic with exfoliating effect
The Blemish + Age Toner helps to improve the appearance of aging while decongesting pores. Designed for aging, oily, and acne-prone skin, Blemish + Age Toner contains a combination of three exfoliating acids for the effective removal of impurities and dead skin cells while cleansing pores. With alpha and beta-hydroxy acids, this low-pH formula helps improve the appearance of visible signs of skin aging, cleanses the skin, and stimulates exfoliation.
BLEMISH + AGE DEFENSE – Oil-free face serum for acne
Blemish + Age Defense is a targeted, oil-free serum specifically for acne-prone aging skin. It’s a high potency serum that targets imperfections whilst improving the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone. This acid-blend formula uses 2% dioic acid, alpha-hydroxy, and beta-hydroxy acids to help protect against the formation of imperfections, decongested pores, and minimize the appearance of fine lines. Refines the texture of the skin while smoothing the appearance of small wrinkles.