Ageing Done Right

By Hand On The Hip - 5/30/2018

Your mother was right: a great skincare routine is the answer to a fabulous complexion, that and a few lifestyle changes.

And if you’ve never really had one in place, or just flitted from product to product with no real routine or idea of what really suits your skin type, it’s never too late to learn.

No matter what your age or skin type, there are routines and products for everyone and no b etter time to start.

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If you’re somewhere in your late teens to mid-twenties, it’s likely that you’ll need products that adapt to your changing skin needs. Your delicate facial areas will need treating gently so avoid anything too harsh but do use a gentle cleansing product to remove oil and dirt and always take off your make-up.

Even if your skin is prone to pimples, you should always use a moisturiser so pick an oil-free one if you’re worried about excessive oil production. Look out for other products that can reduce oily t-zones or reduce redness.


When you hit your thirties your skin will probably have settled down and you’ll know if you tend towards the dry, oily or combination. Now is the time to up your game and grab some products that are tailored precisely for your skin type.

Don’t scrimp on the moisturiser and always, whatever age you are, make sure it contains sunscreen, the number one cause of prematurely ageing skin. At this point you’ll also want to consider some added products to help reduce the emergence of fine lines so take a look at some serums that include vitamin A and other ingredients such as retinol.


This is the time in your life when you’ll want to give your skin a helping hand, as oestrogen levels drop and your skin begins to lose some of its natural elasticity.
Go back to gentle cleansers and serums that help boost your collagen and contain antioxidants.

Moisturisers too are going to need to be better suited towards your skin’s age. Choose products that help your skin retain moisture better and don’t forget the sun block.


As your skin ages, unless you’re thinking of employing the services of Dr Tavakoli then you’ll need to look at how to reduce the ‘droop factor’. For more mature skin the need to protect it from harsh environmental factors and pollution is even more pressing, so while sunscreen is a must, avoid any products that contain alcohol or acidic properties.

Harsh facial scrubs too are unnecessary but instead use moisturisers that provide a barrier protection from the elements and help lock-in moisture.

Whatever your skin type or age now is the time to trawl through those beauty bloggers and find the skin products that are going to form part of your daily beauty routines.

It’s never too late to start the battle against ageing skin and while you may not want to age gracefully, there’s no reason at all why you shouldn’t age beautifully.

P.S. This post is a collaborative post and not written by Hand On The Hip.

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