Tackling the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes at the same time is a tricky task. You don’t want to make your skin too greasy and increase the risk of a breakout, while at the same time, dry and flaky skin can exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles.
Unfortunately, it’s a challenge many women face, with some of the ageing-related changes occurring to your skin actually encouraging breakouts.
But with the right skincare routine and mix of products, it’s possible to tackle both the signs of ageing and adult blemishes at the same time.
Use a mild cleanser
First things first, choose a gentle cleanser to use as part of your daily skincare routine. Normaderm Purifying Cleansing Gel offers an intense yet gentle cleanse which clears out impurities without over-drying.
Don’t be tempted to scour and scrub your skin as this will just irritate it. Simply wash your face with the cleanser twice daily, using a soft cloth in the evening to ensure all of your makeup is removed.
Choose the right exfoliator
A good exfoliator helps tackle both the signs of ageing and imperfections, by clearing away dead skin cells, oil build-up and other impurities, leaving you with clearer-looking, fresher-feeling skin.
If you have blemish-prone skin, you might want to exfoliate with a specifically formulated gentle exfoliator and instead opt for a chemical exfoliant which is also designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.Try an all-over care to target the appearance of imperfections to prevent breakouts If you just target each individual imperfection, you won’t be doing anything to help against further breakouts which could be hiding beneath the surface. Regularly using products for blemish-prone skin all over rather than just in troubled areas can help you get clearer-looking skin.
Try Vichy’s Normaderm Hydrating Care Day Cream, it’s designed to reduce the appearance of blemishes but also targets your pores and hydrates your skin.
Moisturise – with the right products
To keep skin looking young and fresh it’s important to keep it hydrated, so don’t be tempted to skip moisturising even if your skin is prone to blemishes. Well hydrated skin is also better equipped to handle any blemish treatments, which can cause drying.
A lightweight anti-aging moisturiser will keep your skin looking fresh, without clogging the pores. Stay clear of thick heavy creams and look for oil-free products specifically formulated for oily skin types like Normaderm’s Anti-wrinkle Day Cream from Vichy which has a light powdery finish.
Again, it’s best to be gentle when applying moisturiser. Use small circular motions rather than rubbing vigorously. So start with a small amount and build it up across your face and neck.
Hydrate skin with a serum
If your skin is in need of further hydration, but you don’t want to overdo it with creams and lotions, a serum can give you a real boost, leaving your skin feeling nourished and plump.
Most serums are lightweight so they won’t leave you feeling greasy.
Starting with the driest area, softly smooth a few drops of serum across your face until you’ve covered every part and leave to sink in.
Protect yourself from the sun
Daily sun protection is a vital part of any anti-ageing skincare routine. It’s easy to build some sun protection into your skincare routine by using a moisturiser or foundation with in-built SPF protection. Ideally opt for products which are rated at least SPF 15 –even if the sun isn’t shining.
Choose your makeup carefully
Makeup can help you disguise both fine lines and blemishes, but it’s important to choose the right products.
Using a loose mineral powder means you can still cover lines and spots, without making your skin oily.
Get enough sleep
A good night’s sleep is one of the best ways to keep skin looking youthful and radiant. If you’re not spending enough time snoozing your skin will look tired and dull, while your stress levels can rise which can impact imperfections. Schedule a few early nights or lazy mornings each week to make sure you get the shut-eye needed to keep your skin in top condition.