Your ultimate guide to soften fine lines and wrinkles
Boost your skin health and age gracefully
While ageing is inevitable for us all, there are many ways we can help our skin look and feel its best in the process. Of course, the rise of injectables like Botox is one way to stave off the ageing process but there are also many alternative ways – think good botanical ingredients and lifestyle choices – to ensure your skin stays healthy, luminous and plump. So, read below for all you need to know about ageing gracefully…
What happens to our skin when we age?
Ageing brings on many changes to our skin. As we get older, the outer layers of our skin become thinner and have less elasticity leading to skin sagging. Our collagen levels also deplete - this process starts in our twenties - so you’ll begin to see more fine lines and wrinkles overall. Cell turnover, which is key to for a brighter, smoother, softer and wrinkle-free complexion, doesn’t happen as quickly as when we’re younger. Simply put, it’s trickier to achieve glowing, smooth and line-free skin as we become more mature.
What is the K-beauty approach to skin ageing?
Koreans essentially have a lifelong dedication to achieving clear, radiant, smooth skin. Prevention is absolutely key to their approach and caring for your skin is entrenched in the culture from a young age (much younger than here in the West). While injectables and in-office treatments have their place, skincare is definitely an essential part of the K-beauty anti-ageing approach. First of all, K-beauty products focus on calming inflammation. That’s because inflammation can cause visible signs of ageing and we’re more prone to it as we age too. K-beauty products also work to soothe skin and keep its essential moisture barrier intact as ways to prevent wrinkles and lines.
How can I age well?
We’ve listed the top Korean-approved ways to ageing well below…