How to reduce fine lines

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Image: Dreamstime

Believe it or not, you may start noticing your first wrinkle or two during your 20s. Collagen and Elastin in the skin will begin to deplete slowly, allowing for tiny cracks and gaps in the skin. Muscle memory is also a huge culprit; so when you constantly squint when staring at the computer screen or frown ever so often – your skin remembers those!

The products you apply before wearing makeup can give you key preventative benefits. Look for a serum with hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin and perfect pre-makeup. Primers are also a girl's best kept secret – they fill the lines created by wrinkles so make up goes on smoothly – sort of like a poly-filler.        

Start an anti-ageing routine early on in your 20s by applying a topical cream or serum with peptides or growth factors to stimulate collagen production. For those of you ladies that need an instant fix, botox and fillers are the popular route to take and can last up to a year.  

Your hands are also the first tell-tale area of ageing as the skin on your hands tends to be thin. Invest in a hand cream with high SPF to keep those hands looking healthy.  

Ageing skin is the inevitable part of growing older, but we definitely live by the adage – you’re as old as you feel and prevention is better than cure!       

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