Wrinkle prevention - when and how to start targeted care

Wrinkles are a natural phenomenon during chronological aging, but you can slow down their appearance with targeted facial care. Did you know that already in your twenties, it is recommended to start with preventive facial care, because that is when the skin begins to lose elasticity, and the synthesis of collagen slows down significantly?

If you are 20+ and reading this article, it's time for you to start applying the correct facial care routine! In the following, we bring you simple instructions for targeted care with which you can alleviate or even prevent the appearance of wrinkles in the long term.

To begin with, focus on cleaning

The evening routine should begin with cleansing the face in order to remove all the impurities that have accumulated on the skin during the day. Proper facial cleansing is the most important step in the care routine, because proper cleansing affects the visibility of the pores, as well as the texture of the skin itself. Double cleansing or DC ( double cleanse ) method is an irreplaceable method of facial cleansing. Why? Because she is absolutely brilliant! As the first cleaning step, the oil cleanser literally dissolves make-up and SPF filters, as well as sebum from the skin. As a second step, the gel cleanser removes the rest of the impurities that would otherwise remain on the surface of the skin, and very likely get back into the pores.

The oil cleanser is applied with the palms of the hands directly to the dry face with makeup and gently massaged with the fingers. This dissolves all impurities under the heat of the skin, and in addition, the skin is massaged, which stimulates circulation. When choosing a cleanser, you need to adapt them to your skin type .

Don't forget the SPF

The protective factor must be applied throughout the year, not exclusively in the summer months. In addition to protecting the skin from malignant diseases, it also acts against premature signs of aging in the form of loss of tone, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. We can say that SPF is the best anti-aging care because it represents the most effective prevention. Adequate protection against UVA and UVB radiation is possible only with dedicated products, which excludes creams and powders with a protective factor. Decorative cosmetics usually do not contain broad-spectrum filters and are usually not applied in sufficient quantities to truly protect from the sun.

It is recommended to apply SPF in a generous amount, and the required amount of product for the face and neck is to apply the product from the root to the tip of the cheekbone of the index and middle finger. Don't forget, the harmfulness of the sun's rays is also possible in a closed space next to a window, because UVA rays pass through the glass and affect the aging of the skin and the appearance of wrinkles. Don't use the various myths about SPF as an excuse, but include a protective factor in your routine.

Count on active ingredients

You will achieve a complete facial care routine by introducing ingredients that have a targeted effect on certain phenomena on the skin. Each ingredient has a specific property, so it is necessary to adapt the serum or emulsion to your needs. Serums are usually the richest in active ingredients. They are applied after cleansing the face and before moisturizing cream.

Vitamin C is an active ingredient that provides the skin with antioxidant care, and also affects hyperpigmentation spots in the form of even skin tone. Vitamin serum C+ in combination with hyaluronic acid restores a natural youthful glow, and Vitamin Emulsion C+ reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

To restore the tone and firmness of the skin, you will choose a serum with peptides. Peptides stimulate cell renewal and thereby alleviate the signs of premature aging. Peptide Serum P alleviates the loss of firmness, elasticity and moisture. For a long-term effect on wrinkles and fine lines, include retinal in your routine. It is a derivative of vitamin A and should be gradually introduced into the routine. Vitamin serum  with a gentle formulation is suitable for beginners in retinoid care, while Vitamin serum RA is intended for those with more resistant skin. You can read the difference between these two serums in our guide .

Results do not come overnight

Once you set up a cleansing and facial care routine that will suit your skin type, you need to be persistent. The results of the routine will not be visible after the first use of the newly introduced products, but a certain period is needed for the results to be noticed. Consistency in the routine leads to a beautiful and clean complexion ! The advice you should follow is not to introduce several products at once, but gradually, product by product. Why? Even though these are products that will help your complexion, it can still be a shock for the skin if several new products are introduced at once, and the result can be a counter-effect.

Certainly, it is necessary to adhere to the rules of using certain products as well as to follow the recommendations for use. And finally, don't forget to have realistic expectations.