No matter what your skin type, there is an anti-ageing skincare regimen just right for you. Here, we reveal which products will have you glowing and youthful in no time at all.

Description: 33 per cent of women say that shopping for skincare products

33 per cent of women say that shopping for skincare products

Here’s a skincare fact that might surprise you: 33 per cent of women say that shopping for skincare products is more confusing than doing their tax return, according to a US survey by Olay. Although the process might be baffling for some, finding products that target anti-ageing while catering to your specific skin issues can mean the difference between a forever-youthful glow and premature ageing.

Here, we go back to basics and discover the ideal anti-ageing regimen for each skin type.

(Skin type) Combination

Description: (Skin type) Combination

The analysis

You can thank factors like increased stress level, harsh UV rays and ever-present pollution for about 70 per cent of women experiencing combination skin. A blend of oily, normal and dry skin types, combination complexions can be identified by an oilier T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) with more prominent pores, and dry on sensitive cheeks.

The regimen

Cleanse: Look for a gentle, non-foaming cleanser to use on your face. Then spot treat your oily T-zone by applying a toner with exfoliating ingredients such as glycolic, lactic or salicylic acid to help mop up excess oil and increase cell turnover. (AM + PM)

Treat: For oily areas, try a gentle at-home peel to decrease oil production, unclog pores and refresh your complexion.

If you’re prone to breakouts, try a vitamin A-based product like Retin-A or retinol, or if that causes irritation, look for a spot corrector instead. Oily areas age more slowly than the rest, so pay special attention to your dry zones by using products packed with collagen and peptides to plump and hydrate. (PM)

Moisturize: Combination skin requires lightweight hydrating products that won’t clog your pores. Choose a breathable day cream or serum, and if your cheeks are still feeling tight, layer on a heavy-duty night cream before going to bed. “For women who have an oily T-zone, I suggest applying a serum to the whole face and then moisturizing only the dry areas,” says Katherine Armour, consulting dermatologist to L’Oréal Paris. For the best anti-ageing results, look out for ingredients such as peptides, growth factors, stem cells and collagen. (AM + PM)

Try these for combination skin

Cleanse: NeoStrata Facial Cleanser, $35

Tone: Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Toner, $40

Moisturise: Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir, $49.99

Description: Try these for combination skin

(Skin type) Normal

Description: (Skin type) Normal

The analysis

Normal skin is the most straightforward to treat effectively. Your complexion is fairly even and you don’t have areas of dryness or excess oil, but you’re not immune to ageing either. So, treating fine lines, wrinkles and sagging is top of mind for you.

The regimen

Cleanse: Normal skin types really do have the pick of the bunch when it comes to cleansing formulas. Choose a product that doesn’t make your skin feel tight and steer clear of cleansers for excessive oiliness or dryness. (AM + PM)

Treat: Your mission is to prevent ageing, or slow the process if it’s already under way. So, apply a serum under your moisturizer to help eliminate fine lines, treat sagging and even out your complexion. Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-product-fixes-all solution yet, so layering a number of serums that contain all the anti-ageing artillery you need (vitamins A and C, antioxidants, peptides, collagen and stem cells) might be best option for you. (PM)

Moisturize: Look for multi-tasking moisturizers that promote cell turnover and increase collagen production without causing irritation, as well as contain hyaluronic acid for added plumping and firmness. (AM + PM)

Try these for normal skin

Cleanse: YSL Top Secrets Radiance Cleansing Foam, $49

Treat: Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment, $65

Moisturise: Priori Cellular Recovery Serum, $220


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