How To Find Your Best Anti-Ageing Skincare Routine

The key to attaining and maintaining a youthful and radiant appearance is dedicated skincare. Anti-ageing skincare routines work to visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines, firm, plump and even skin texture and tone.

The L’Oréal Paris skincare range is packed with all-star anti-ageing ingredients, from retinol, to vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Below, we help you formulate your personalised skincare routine for anti-ageing, by highlighting which products and ingredients to include in your regime, plus the key benefits for your skin.

How to build a simple anti-ageing skincare routine

There are 5 universal steps that help to elevate and enhance skin at any age, and each step works together to promote healthy complexions. It’s never too early to start anti-ageing skincare. So, if you’ve noticed signs of ageing on skin, are looking to support mature skin, or want to protect against premature ageing, a simple anti-ageing skincare routine includes:

1. Cleanse and tone
2. Exfoliate regularly
3. Apply targeted serums
4. Use day cream in the AM
5. Use night cream in the PM

Let’s breakdown these steps and key products that can help fight the key signs of ageing and maintain healthy skin.

1. Cleanse and tone

Step one, CLEANSE. Necessary in any skincare routine for anti-ageing, a cleanser will purify the skin and allow for a clean canvas for skincare products to absorb into deeper layers of the skin quickly. To avoid disturbing the skin moisture barrier, start with a gentle cleanser and follow up with a skin-comforting toner. Using a toner helps remove any remaining makeup or residue your skin has accumulated. Trust us, it makes a significant difference!

2. Exfoliate (but don’t overdo it)

Skin changes with age, and as part of this process our natural skin cell cycle slows. To help clear away dead skin cells and motivate the cell cycle, exfoliation is a core part of anti-ageing skincare routines for all skin types. If you’re wondering how often to exfoliate, we recommend doing it once or twice per week after cleansing with either a physical exfoliant (like a facial scrub) or a chemical exfoliant like a glycolic acid serum. For those with oily skin, a daily exfoliating cleanser like the Laser X3 Glycolic Gel Cleanser can help refresh and brighten in the AM. For those with dry skin, a daily cleanser like Filler Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser provides deep hydration and restores plumpness to the skin whilst cleansing.

3. Apply targeted serums

Serums are designed to deliver highly concentrated ingredients to the skin and can easily be layered to target competing skin concerns, helping you to tailor your skincare routine.

• Hyaluronic Acid To Plump & Hydrate (Apply AM & PM) - The Filler 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum offers deep hydration in the AM and PM, helping to restore plumpness of the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For best results, pair with Filler Eye Serum, an anti-ageing eye serum formulated with powerful concentrations of hyaluronic acid and caffeine. It replumps even the finest lines around the eyes, while re-energising the skin to visibly brighten dark circles and reduce puffy eye bags.

• Vitamin C To Brighten & Even Skin Tone (Apply AM & PM) – there’s a good reason why Vitamin C is one of the most popular Skincare ingredients. It protects the skin against external factors such as UV radiation and pollution, boosts skin radiance and helps improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation. We recommend adding a Vitamin C Serum to your skincare routine like the Clinical 12% Vitamin C Face Serum, which is formulated with 12% Pure Vitamin C to visibly brighten skin, reduce the appearance of pores and even skin tone.

• Retinol To Reduce Deep Wrinkles (Apply PM only) - Formulated with pure retinol to support skin cell turnover whilst you sleep and boost radiance, the Laser X3 Pure Retinol Face Serum could be the perfect addition to your anti-ageing night time skincare routine. It’s our top recommendation to target visible signs of ageing, including deep wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin texture. If you’re layering retinol with other serums, always apply retinol first.

4. Day cream in the AM

Moisturiser is a fundamental skincare product that belongs in all skincare routines. To create your best anti-ageing skincare routine, infuse your moisturiser step with firming ingredients, and make sure to switch between AM and PM formulas:

• Help bring back volume and encourage plump, supple looking skin with the Filler Hyaluronic Acid Day Cream.

• Enriched with pro-xylane the Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Day Cream aims to re-densify the skin, help correct fine lines, and support skin contours.

UV radiation can speed up the development of visible signs of ageing, so before you head out the door, help protect your skin with sun protection skincare.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE.

Apply 20 minutes before sun exposure. Sunscreen is only one part of sun protection so wear protective clothing and seek shade. Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours and after swimming, towelling and perspiring in accordance with directions.

5. Night cream in the PM

Remember how we said you can get the most out of your anti-ageing skincare routine by switching up your moisturiser day to night? That’s because skin works to repair itself as we sleep, opening a window for higher absorbency of products. Anti-ageing night-creams for mature skin have a slightly richer texture, for added hydration so you can wake up with soft, nourished skin.

• If you’ve chosen Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Day Cream for the morning, nourish your complexion with the deeply hydrating properties of the Filler Hyaluronic Acid Night Cream as part of your evening skincare routine.

• If your morning routine focuses on hyaluronic acid, use the Laser X3 Anti-Ageing Night Cream to help stimulate and strengthen the skin’s surface overnight.

Anti-ageing skincare routine for men

While some products are suitable for all skin types, others are designed specifically for men. Men’s skin is often thicker with a different pH level, so it’s important to choose skincare tailored for men’s complexions. Use the Men Expert Power Age range to build an anti-ageing skincare routine for men that fights the key signs of ageing, including visibly reduced wrinkles, deep hydration and stronger looking skin.

• After cleansing, support smooth, firm skin with the Power Age Men Face Serum.

• Then apply the Power Age Moisturiser to revitalise your complexion with a dose of AM hydration.

• Finish with the Power Age Eye Serum Roller to help decrease dark circles and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Want more tips on how to maintain a youthful complexion? Learn about collagen loss and how it plays into a skincare routine for anti-ageing.

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