Coming of age: 5 anti-ageing myths debunked
Myth 1: How you age is determined by genetics
Does your family have a history of being able to preserve their youthful looks effortlessly? While it is indeed true that genes play a role in how we age, the impact of lifestyle and environmental factors cannot be taken lightly. UV damage, smoking, external pollutants, stress and diet can all accelerate the rate at which we age. It’s important to religiously use sunscreen, maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep to a balanced diet to ensure that skin stays youthful for longer.
Myth 2: Wrinkles = ageing
A stereotype long perpetuated by cartoons, evil witches are often depicted as old ladies with wrinkled faces. However, pigmentation is another giveaway that can make one look years older. The production of melanin, which is responsible for pigmentation, tends to increase with age. Moreover, as our skin’s protective function weakens as we get older, it also becomes increasingly vulnerable to UV damage, allowing melanin to build up and form pigmentation.
Myth 3: The more expensive the anti-ageing skincare, the better
Many anti-ageing skincare products often come with a hefty price tag. However, this is not a sure guarantee that a product will be more effective. Instead, you should be looking out for the efficacy of a product. Make sure you do sufficient research and test out a product before making the investment. It could save you both money and time! ORBIS =U is an anti-ageing skincare series that supports the repair of damaged skin cells that comes with age, restoring the skin to its original condition. The ORBIS =U Trial Set is available at just $32.
Myth 4: Anti-ageing skincare is for older people
It’s never too early to fight the first signs of ageing. Embarking on an anti-ageing routine as early as in your mid-twenties can be beneficial as a prevention measure, as your skin accumulates damage over time from different sources. It also varies from individual to individual – some people may exhibit signs of ageing earlier, while others may need to start sooner if they spent a lot of time in the sun when they were younger. You should always be careful when choosing a product – some creams may be too heavy for younger skin and cause breakouts. As a general rule, look for products based on your skin’s needs and skin type.
Myth 5: I’m too old to do anything about my ageing skin
Fret not – even if you feel like you’re already past your prime, it’s not too late either! It may not be possible to turn back time and erase all signs of ageing, but you can prevent future damage, minimise the appearance of ageing signs, and help your skin look its best as long as you have the determination to start taking care of your skin. Try ORBIS =U ENCORE, which repairs age-related DNA damage to the skin. From 24 August to 20 September 2018, purchase two items from the ORBIS =U ENCORE series at 15% off!