Find Your Complete Expert Ageing Routine
It can be challenging to find the perfect anti-ageing routine to suit your skin. There are a number of factors to consider including which serum best fits your concerns, your daily sun protection and your skin type (especially if you have sensitive skin).
With help from La Roche-Posay, here’s a handy guide to help you find your Complete Expert Ageing Routine. Note that these steps are in addition to your regular cleansing and moisturising routine.
For early signs of ageing
La Roche Posay’s Hyalu B5 Serum is a re-plumping serum that helps hydrate and soothe the skin. It’s ideal if you have fine lines or dehydrated skin. Hyalu B5 Serum contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and madecassoside. The hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain plenty of water – plumping the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Apply Hyalu B5 to the skin in the morning and evening, after cleansing and before your daily SPF and moisturiser.
Applying an SPF like La Roche Posay’s Anthelios Shaka Ultra Light 50+ is important to protect the skin. To help fight fine lines and wrinkles, apply La Roche’s Redermic R cream in the evening as part of your routine.
A brightening & anti-ageing routine
La Roche Posay’s Pure Vitamin C10 Serum brightens and helps boost the skin’s radiance as well as improving it’s tone and texture. It contains pure vitamin C, salicylic acid and neurosensine. The vitamin C helps protect against pollution and UV rays. This protection supports the skin to regenerate collagen and elastin as well as fade unwanted pigmentation by reducing melanin production.
Apply Pure Vitamin C10 to the skin in the morning, after cleansing and before your daily SPF and moisturiser - applying an SPF like La Roche Posay’s Anthelios Shaka Ultra Light 50+ is important to protect the skin.
To moisturise the skin in the evening, apply La Roche Posay’s Hyalu B5 cream – it helps hydrate the skin and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay.
An anti-ageing routine for ultra sensitive skin
La Roche Posay’s NEW Retinol B3 Serum is an anti-wrinkle serum that helps firm, fill and smooth skin. It contains retinol, vitamin B3 and glycerin. The retinol helps to stimulate a faster turnover of skin cells to help boost skin rejuvenation. It also helps by reducing production of enzymes (which breakdown collagen).
Apply Retinol B3 to the skin in the evening, after cleansing. Then to moisturise the skin, apply La Roche Posay’s Toleriane Ultra – it’s specifically formulated for sensitive, reactive skin prone to dryness, tightness, redness, itchiness or burning and is suitable for those prone to allergic reaction.
In the morning, apply Hyalu B5 Serum after cleansing and before your daily SPF and moisturiser - an SPF like La Roche Posay’s Anthelios Shaka Ultra Light 50+ is ideal for protecting the skin.
Introducing active ingredients into your skincare routine
What is Retinol? Retinol is an over the counter form of a group of substances referred to more broadly as retinoids. These are all derived from vitamin A and they stimulate faster turnover of skin cells .Retinol also reduces the production of enzymes known as collagenases, which as their name suggests facilitate the breakdown of collagen in the skin.
Retinols reduce wrinkles, increase collagen, treat active acne and reduce scarring and unwanted pigmentation.
If I have sensitive skin can I use actives like Vitamin C & Retinol? As long as retinols are introduced slowly (maximum of twice a week for the first week, then add an extra 1-2 nights per week until you can tolerate it once daily). Gently cleansing the skin first will remove potentially skin- damaging pollutants amongst others. After applying the retinoid, remember to apply a light moisturiser half an hour after to hydrate and protect the sensitive skin barrier. A 10% vitamin C if introduced slowly will be tolerated by sensitive skin.
Should I include vitamin C in my skin care regime? Vitamin C is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants, as such it mitigates against free radical damage caused exposure to pollution and UV amongst others. By protecting the skin it plays an important part in skin regeneration and supports the production of collagen and elastin. The other major benefit of vitamin C is its skin brightening properties, it suppresses the production of melanin, and as such it can help to fade unwanted pigmentation.
When should I apply vitamin C? Vitamin C should be applied after cleansing in the morning. A 10% concentration is recommended for sensitive skin. Once this brightening anti-oxidant has absorbed, apply hyaluronic acid with a light moisturiser if needed, and then a broad spectrum factor 50 sun cream.
Remember not to introduce too many active products to the skin, too quickly. It is important to introduce new products slowly. Always balance active products with skin soothing compensating gentle cleansers and moisturisers that hydrate and protect the skin barrier. If you can maintain this balance, the difference is remarkable, the skin begins to glow.
If you’d like to learn more about our Expert Ageing skincare range, visit your local Hickey’s Pharmacy today and speak with one of our skincare experts. Find your local Hickey’s Pharmacy here.