There’s one piece of beauty advice that’s stuck with me for as long as I can remember. I was chatting with my beautician during a routine facial when I was in my teens when she reverted the conversation to something I’d never even considered. Using anti-ageing products.
“The sooner you start using them, the better,” she said, looking deadpan in my eyes over the steamer. I didn’t give it much thought at the time. In my defence, I was just trying to get a face full of teenage ache under control. Wrinkles were the furthest thing from my mind. But as I made my way through my 20s and I could see some lines beginning to appear, her advice kept popping up in my mind like a Fairy Godmother of skincare.
As a result, I’ve been using anti-ageing products ever since, particularly in the last few years. Day creams, night creams, eye creams, serums, you name it and I’ve probably tried it. And when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. We all know that prevention is the best cure, so why would skincare be any different? The short answer is it’s not.