Three things that make you look older
If your wedding day is getting closer and you’re sick of slathering on the anti-wrinkle creams and still feeling like your skin looks tired and old, then this next bit of information could be a life-changer for you (ok, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but it could definitely be a skin-changer!) You see, while we often get so caught up in the plight to rid our skin of lines and wrinkles, we tend to overlook three MAJOR factors that are without a doubt ageing us beyond our years…
AGE ADDER #1: dark spots
When your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, if the hormone levels in your body are changing, or if you’re under stress, your skin may respond by producing excess melanin (the brown pigment in your skin), which then presents itself in the form of a dark spots or pigmentation. This can happen at any age – even as early as your 20s – but since dark spots are often associated with ageing skin, they can definitely make you look a lot older than you actually are (and who wants that in their wedding photos?).
AGE ADDER #2: uneven skin tone
Taking its cue from dark spots and pigmentation is that ultra-annoying issue we like to call uneven skin tone. It goes hand-in-hand with our Age Adder #1, because if you’re suffering from dark spots and pigmentation, we bet you’re also struggling to achieve a complexion that looks naturally even without a face full of foundation. And don’t forget, while packing on the make-up might mask any discolouration, it can also diminish the healthy, radiant glow that comes naturally to more youthful-looking skin. Plus, when you walk down that aisle you’ll want your hubby-to-be to recognise you at the alter, right??
AGE ADDER #3: dull skin
As you age, your cell renewal process naturally slows down and your complexion struggles to rid itself of dead skin cells. As a result, your newer, more luminous-looking cells don’t come to the surface of your skin as quickly and as regularly as they once were, which has the effect of making your skin appear dull and lacklustre. And as you know, if something looks dull, we generally perceive it to be old – and I’ll be that you won’t want your skin being the ‘something old’ that you’ll be bringing to your wedding!
SIMPLE SOLUTION: if you’re feeling a little deflated after discovering that you’ve been overlooking some of the major issues that make you look older, don’t despair – help is close at hand! Garnier Dark Spot Corrector Daily Unifying Moisturiser is a multi-tasking daily lotion that specifically targets dark spots and pigmentation, while simultaneously evening out and illuminating your complexion. Formulated with a high concentration of pure vitamin C it acts as a constant exfoliator, helping to correct and fade discolouration and imperfections, prevent the spread of melanin, and protect against future aggressors. And coming in at under $17, it’ll be a welcome relief for brides on a budget looking to brighten and even their complexions before their big day!
Have you focused more on fine lines and wrinkles and neglected the age adders mentioned above? What are/were your main skin concerns in the lead-up to your wedding?
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