How to slow down your skin’s ageing process?

How to slow down your skin’s ageing process?

         How to slow down your skin’s ageing process?

Anti-Ageing Face Serum - Suganda

Ageing is part of a natural human process that occurs in many organs, tissues, and cells throughout time and follows different paths. We can't see the signs of internal organ ageing, but the skin is the largest organ and we can see it ageing.


Ageing can be divided into two categories.

1. Chronological or intrinsic ageing

2. Extrinsic ageing


  1. Intrinsic ageing (chronological ageing)

Chronological or intrinsic ageing refers to ageing that is caused by our genes and is influenced by time. It is a natural process that everyone experiences. 

  1. Extrinsic ageing

It is influenced by our lifestyle choices and the environment we live in. External factors such as ultraviolet light, cigarette smoking, and air pollution can cause premature ageing.

One of the most important causes of extrinsic ageing is exposure to the sun directly.


Sun damage or photodamage causes wrinkles and pigmentary changes in the skin at a very young age. It can be avoided by avoiding exposure to the sun for long durations or using sunscreen to block or limit skin exposure to UV radiation.

Intrinsic or extrinsic ageing, a skincare routine with anti-ageing ingredients will slow down the ageing process.

What Anti-Ageing Products Should You Use?

There are 2 main groups of ingredients used in anti-ageing products- antioxidants and cell regulators.

Examples of antioxidants are vitamins such as vitamin C, B3, and E. Their ability to penetrate the skin makes them the most potent antioxidants.


Vitamin C

As you get older, the levels of collagen and elastin that keep your skin firm and flexible drop. Collagen is the most common protein in the human body and is essential for skin and bone health. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to signs of ageing like wrinkles and sagging skin.

Antioxidant Face Serum and 10% Vitamin C serum

The antioxidants in vitamin C may aid collagen formation and the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.

You can easily buy vitamin C-containing skincare products or add a serum to your daily moisturiser or lotion to make it potent.

There is another vitamin that you will find in most skincare products, which is Vitamin E.

Clinical studies have proven that the antioxidative protection is higher with the combination of vitamins C and E than with vitamin C or E alone 3 (in our article about vitamin C, you may learn more about its benefits)


The other group of ingredients is cell regulators such as retinol, polypeptides, and botanicals.

Using Retinoids

Retinoids are one such substance that inhibits collagenase (an enzyme that breaks down collagen) synthesis and promotes collagen creation.

Retinol, also known as vitamin A and other vitamin A derivatives, together comes under the retinoids class. These are antioxidants that particularly in combination with others, diminish and neutralise free radicals. Retinoids, or retinol, are converted into retinoic acid and are used in cosmetics that are absorbed by the skin easily. Suganda's 2% GRANACTIVE RETINOID IN SQUALANE is an excellent example of one such retinol serum.

Granactive Retinoid Reduces Aging Problems


AHA or BHA exfoliators

Another important thing you have to remember is to exfoliate your skin to prevent early ageing. While traditional exfoliants can be harsh on your skin, a leave-on, ultra-gentle AHA or BHA exfoliant can help your skin exfoliate organically and discreetly.

Exfoliants containing alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are often used for anti-ageing, but they can also be used for treating acne. For normal to dry skin, AHAs work better than BHAs, as they are moisturising.

However, everyone who uses alpha hydroxy acids should use a sunscreen that protects against UV radiation, as AHA and BHA make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.


Starting in your early 20s, you can use sunscreen to prevent photodamage over time, making your skin appear younger in the long run. You can also start using sunscreen now if you have not used one before and it helps you achieve a visibly younger and more even skin tone. 

How to choose a sunscreen?

Broad-spectrum sunscreens shield the skin against both ageing and damaging UV radiation.

There are 2 types of UV radiation that affect the skin. One is UVA rays, which cause premature ageing and skin cancer. On the other hand, UVB rays cause sunburn and skin cancer. As a result, it's critical to look for a sunscreen that protects against both of these. You can also opt for a moisturiser that is enriched with ingredients and protects from both UVA and UVB radiations.

What Are Some Other Skin Changes You May Notice?

Gravity, facial movement, and sleeping position are all secondary factors that influence skin changes. When the skin loses its elasticity, it produces drooping of the eyebrows and eyelids, looseness and fullness under the cheeks and jaw (jowls and "double chin"), and bigger earlobes.

As we age, our skin changes. But keep in mind that there are things you can do to aid yourself. Keep an eye on your skin at all times. Make lifestyle changes. If you notice any changes that concern you, contact your doctor.

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