- Get your priorities straight, and fix ‘the tablecloth’ first
- Damaged skin tends to show early signs of aging
- Make sure to include a face cleanser and a skin moisturizer to your daily routine
First things first
The truth is that damaged skin ages faster so in order to prevent skin aging it is important to set your priorities straight and lay the right foundations for long term better skin.
1. Use the right skincare product for you
It is important to understand not only what your skin type is, but what your specific skin needs are as well. Not all oily skins or acne-prone skins are created the same; some are also prone to skin sensitivity and require gentle formulas, while others can display dry patches or rough spots that require extra hydration and specific care. In any case, an essential step to clearing up acne breakouts and oily skin problems is to have a proper cleansing routine using the product that better suits your skin.
2. Cleanse morning and night
Whether it’s with a soap-free gentle cleanser, a foaming cream or a micellar water suitable for oily skin, the sooner the better it is to include one of these products to your regimen and create the habit to correctly cleanse your skin. You can work anti-aging formulas into your post cleansing regime, but never skip this first step - remember to remove makeup and any residues at the end of the day and your skin will thank you in the long term!
3. Don’t forget to moisturize
Giving your skin its daily dose of hydration is essential for healthy, clear skin. Many acne sufferers wrongly believe that oily skin needs to be ‘dried’ out and stripped of its oil, but that is a misconception. This attitude will only create a rebound effect, producing even more oil. “What is the best anti aging moisturizer for oily skin?” To achieve a younger-looking skin that is free of acne breakouts and excess sebum, a hydrating anti-acne treatment or a sebo-regulating moisturizer can be great allies. For an even more targeted action on signs of aging such as wrinkles and premature aging spots, Retinol is the skincare ingredient you are looking for.
LA ROCHE-POSAY WOULD RECOMMEND…
Oily Skin Friendly Sunscreen
Specially devised for oily-blemish prone skin, Anthelios XL Dry Touch SPF 60 is a great dry touch gel cream that leaves skin shine-free. Water resistant, it’s non-comedogenic too, which is ideal for those suffering from acne. Perfect for face protection, this sunscreen lotion has been tested dermatologically and works even if you suffer from sun allergies.