Anti-Ageing skincare is big, big news.
Everybody we see here in our Wexford clinic, from twenty-somethings concerned with prevention, to those who have already begun to show the effects of years of cumulative damage in the form of lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and loss of radiance has anti-ageing on their mind.
Here, I will explore the top ingredients, products and facial treatments for getting, and keeping, a youthful complexion.
It is a good time to be working in the skincare industry now as we have so many tools at our disposal in the form of highly active skincare ingredients and fantastic technology that can give excellent results without invasive procedures.
Until fairly recently it was not possible to achieve such impactful results on existing signs of ageing without surgery or injectables. My favourite thing about all the new scientific breakthroughs is that today’s anti-ageing technology allows you to turn back the clock but still look like you!
In terms of ingredients you NEED to be using on your skin to slow down and reverse signs of ageing, here are my top five hero actives.
(let’s assume you are already using a daily SPF, ok?)
I will cover the top 5 non-invasive clinical anti-ageing treatments that you really should know about in my next post.
- Vitamin A – this is the number one superstar ingredient needed in your anti-ageing arsenal. With decades of published research and clinical studies behind it, it is proven beyond a doubt to reduce lines, wrinkles and age spots while also preventing new ones from forming.
- Bonus: it aids cellular micro-exfoliation so will keep skin bright and help prevent breakouts too.
- Vitamin C – you need to supplement this essential vitamin as our bodies do not make or store it. Protects skin cells from damage and interacts with naturally-occurring Vitamin E in the skin to aid repair.
- Bonus: brightens and smooth skin texture.
- Epidermal Growth Factor – this does what it says on the tin, aids in the proliferation of epidermal cells and cellular communication, resulting in a thicker, stronger epidermis that protects you better from the environment and looks more even.
- Bonus: as the epidermis is denser, redness and under-eye circles are harder to see.
- Ceramides/other essential lipids – ceramides, cholesterol and other essential fatty acids are absolutely crucial in maintaining the integrity of the skin layers and membranes for as long as possible. Without this foundation of healthy skin cell structure, no other product, ingredient or treatment is going to give you full impact.
Along with making sure that you have these ingredients in your daily skincare routine, you must ensure that you are REMOVING inflammatory agents from your routine.
(Remember, inflammation = premature ageing).
The most common culprits are listed below but this is by no means a full list, if you have any questions please give us a call on 053 9145981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help advise you.
Inflammatory agents to AVOID:
- Alcohol (when it appears a a stand-alone name, particularly near the top of the list)
- Essential oils
- Sodium laurel/laureth sulphate/sulphate
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