Tan Wei Lin
CNA – Youth is the gift of nature, so they say, but one that is not ours to keep forever. Put in the requisite effort in skincare, however, and you’ll be able to hold on to it for longer – wise words that are not always fully appreciated until it has become too late to do much when in the face of sagging skin and swiftly emerging wrinkles.
Ageing is inevitable, of course, and we should learn to embrace it as best as we can. Even so, with so many ways to delay its progress available these days, we don’t think any woman (or man) would object to trying out a few of them.
Here’s the truth: Even if you have naturally great skin, courtesy of genes passed down from your parents, it’s going to take a little work if your aim is to look younger than you really are or, at the very least, look your age – in your later years.
In fact, it’s best to start caring for our skin as early in life as we can, even if it seems to be in tip-top shape.
Dermatologist Eileen Tan, from Eileen Tan Skin Clinic and Associates said, “Generally, women in their 20s have fairly good skin. However, the irony is that people of this age group often do not take good care of it.” Some young women neglect skincare perhaps because of the fact that they simply do have not visible skin issues that bother them as yet. But, the same may not be true for everyone in their early adulthood.
While not having to contend with wrinkles and loss of skin firmness, some others in their 20s do have skin problems, which, according to Dr Tan, tend to be having oily skin and acne breakouts. If this describes you, using the right skincare products is of the utmost importance and will play a key role in controlling or alleviating your skin issues.
Apart from these concerns, young skin needs to be protected from moisture loss and sun exposure, which can result in premature skin ageing.
Dr Tan noted …….