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The number one skin complaint all women have, solved.

For many women, seeing the first signs of ageing can be upsetting – hence why so many of us list it as our number one skin concern.

And I know as I approach my 30th birthday it’s very much on my radar.

Because, let’s face it – fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and loss of elasticity in the skin can all make us look (and feel) older than we’d like.

There is good news, though, because there is plenty you can do to address your skin concerns (some of which you can even start before you see those first lines emerging).

1. Use the right skincare routine.

As your skin changes, so too should your skincare routine. The ageing process sees a great reduction in hydration and elasticity in the skin and therefore, the foamy cleanser you’ve been using since your teens no longer cuts it.

Instead, look for products which are specially designed to prevent and address the signs of ageing. This means milk cleansers which don’t strip the skin of much-needed moisture and specific day and night creams which give the skin what it needs.

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2. Serums.

Think of serums as your skincare superhero. They contain high levels of concentrated ingredients (much more so than in any of your other products) to address a range of issues, including ageing. If you don’t currently use a serum in your skincare routine, then get one.

Serums are generally applied one to two times per day (depending on the treatment) and are used after cleansing and before moisturising to ensure they penetrate the layers of skin properly.

3. Laser skin treatments.

Laser skin treatments are by far one of the most effective methods of combatting the signs of ageing, even before those first telltale signs of ageing appear. It’s a non-invasive treatment with little to no down time (so it can even be done during your lunch break).

Laser skin treatments use different levels of medical grade laser to address concerns like fine lines and wrinkles and encourage the natural cell turnover of the skin, leaving you looking a lot more rejuvenated and refreshed. They are also the perfect pre-event treatment to lift your face and make your skin glow.

"Laser skin treatments use different levels of medical grade laser to address concerns like fine lines and wrinkles and encourage the natural cell turnover of the skin, leaving you looking a lot more rejuvenated and refreshed."

4. Using an SPF.

No matter your age, you should be using an SPF every day. EVERY. DAY. Just because you might not be able to see the sun, doesn’t mean it’s not there doing damage to your skin. This is particularly important if you’re changing skincare routines, as a lot of ingredients may cause you to be more sensitive to the sun, therefore leading to more skin damage.

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Sun exposure is one of biggest causes of skin ageing so make sure to use an SPF every single morning to prevent further damage from occurring. (Post continues after gallery.)

5. Change your diet.

Certain foods are known to assist in the fight against ageing. In particular, foods which are rich in antioxidants have been found to prevent inflammation and cellular damage in the body by destroying free radicals (responsible for collagen breakdown in the skin and therefore essential for a youthful look).

Stock up on foods like onions, garlic, broccoli, kale, salmon, nuts, spinach and eggs and avoid highly processed foods as well as excess sugar and salt.           

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