Youthful radiance

Once upon a time in a land far away, a fountain of youth flowed a plenty and all the women in the land had young youthful skin that never grew old…

Or so we’ve heard. Unfortunately, reality contains a lot more wrinkles! However, you’re not doomed to turn into a wrinkled old witch just yet – if you get in ahead of time you can help fight the visible signs of ageing and keep your skin looking smooth as a babies bottom for longer.

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Here, we look at why you should invest in anti-ageing from a young age.

Anti-ageing products speed cell turnover and build your skins elasticity, which reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Anti-ageing, however, is best used before you age and is something you should invest in from as early as your 20s and definitely into your 30s.

Our lifestyle and skincare habits when we’re young greatly affect our appearance as we age, which is why you should look after yourself even when it seems unnecessary. Fighting the signs of ageing starts with a healthy lifestyle, ditching the cigarettes – or not smoking at all – and wearing sunscreen at all times is the first step towards maintaining your youthful glow long after your physical youth has passed you by.

A good diet, exercise and healthy habits alone isn’t enough, combined with the right products, however, you can ensure you look as young on the outside as you do on the inside. Anti-ageing products work by regenerating your skin from the inside out, but what most people don’t know, is that your skin starts ageing a lot sooner than you may think. So investing in some handy products in your 20s and 30s will put you in a much better position when you start hitting your 40s and 50s.

To keep yourself younger for longer, try out some of our favourite products:

Clinique All About Lips, $22.50

Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex, $95

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, $74

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