How should my skincare regime change as I age?

Just like you aren't quite the same person you were ten years ago, neither is your skin. After a lifetime of exposure to the sun, lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise and the reduction in collagen production as we age, your skin loses tone, tightness and elasticity and becomes drier, more fragile and thinner over time. These effects can lead to a more pronounced appearance of wrinkles, dryness, redness and sagging skin.

Whilst you can’t stop the ageing process, you can take control of your skin by using the best products and regimes for your age and skin type.

If you’re in your 20’s, you may be tackling blemishes or dry/oily skin. Use a gentle-foaming cleanser like the ApiClear Foaming Facial Cleanser morning and night to eliminate excess oil without drying the skin. Remove your makeup before bed and use a light moisturiser twice a day. Sunscreen is also hugely important in your twenties in order to prevent premature ageing through UV damage. The ApiClear Daily Defence Lotion SPF20 provides a shield against external aggressors, whilst blurring imperfections and mositurising skin. If you want to treat spots directly without further drying the complexion, the ApiClear Blemish Cream with Manuka honey, helps reduce inflammation and fight bacteria.

In your 30’s, pigmentation, texture and tone may be your key areas of concern. Exfoliation is key to brighten and smooth the complexion. Try the Anti-Pollution Detoxifying Cleanser to gently lift dead skin cells, encourage cell turnover and increase skin’s radiance. Follow this with a hydrating cleanser, such as the ApiNourish Hydrating Facial Cleanser to deeply nourish and hydrate skin. Adding a serum to your regime can also help slow down the visible signs of ageing as it delivers potent anti-oxidant-rich ingredients for immediate results. The ApiNourish Age-Defying Serum has been approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute with testers noticing a visible improvement in the appearance of their wrinkles, radiance & texture with skin feeling plumped and smooth after use. Again, SPF protection is vital at all ages, the ApiNourish Revitalising Day Cream provides an SPF of 15 and has been voted Holland & Barrett’s Healthy magazine’s ‘Best Skincare Product’!

Once you hit 40 permanent wrinkles around your brows, eyes and mouth can start to appear. Moisturising and collagen-building ingredients are a must to start fighting the onset of deeper wrinkles. Manuka honey and Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) are both proven to boost collagen and elastin and are key ingredients within the ApiNourish and ApiRefine skincare ranges. The ApiRefine Targeted Wrinkle Filler is the perfect treatment for deeper set wrinkles. Within 30 minutes of application, wrinkles appear reduced whilst Manuka honey and Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) work on the deeper layers of the skin to boost collagen formation for long term anti-ageing. If time is of essence and a face lift in a jar is what you’re after, the ApiRefine Illusionist Rapid Lift Mask works in 10 minutes flat to lift, plump and firm whilst evening the complexion providing a flawless base.

If you’re 50 or older, moisturising is the key to a younger looking complexion. Treating your skin to a deeply hydrating face mask once or twice a week, such as the iconic ApiNourish Rejuvenating Face Mask known as ‘nature’s answer to botox’, will restore skin’s softness whilst boosting plumpness and radiance. A loss of skin tone and sagging can be helped with skin tightening serums such as the Cashmere Touch Serum. This paired with the Cashmere Touch Cream will boost moisturisation and firmness. The ApiNourish Age-Defying Eye Cream will also help keep those dark circles and deepening wrinkles at bay.

So whatever your age, there is a Manuka Doctor skincare product for you. Try our skincare navigator to help you find the best regime for your skincare needs.

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