Aging is a natural part of life and with time, we all get visible lines on our face. It is natural for our face to lose some of its youthful fullness. We notice our skin becoming thinner and drier. Our genes largely control when these changes occur. However, our environment and lifestyle choices can cause our skin to age prematurely.
- Sun Damage
- Free Radicals
- Water loss
- Poor Nutrition
What is number one cause of premature aging?
Sun! UV rays account for 80 per cent of skin ageing. Long-term UV exposure can also lead to pigmentation, reduced skin elasticity and a degradation of skin texture, including yellowing. Wear SPF 50 to protect your skin all year round!
How can I prevent wrinkles?
- Stay out of the sun
- Wear sunscreen
- Drink plenty of water
- Don’t squint
- Sleep on your back
- Don’t Smoke
- Eat a healthy and varied diet
- Use correct skincare products
- Always cleanse your face
- Treat your neck as part of your face
When Should I Start Using Anti-Aging Creams?
While there’s no right or wrong time to begin using anti-aging creams to help maintain the appearance of a youthful, radiant complexion, it may be beneficial to start giving your skin extra nourishment at the first signs of wrinkles. For many people, this may occur in their 20s or 30s. Treating lines and wrinkles before they become deeply set may help to prolong the smooth appearance of your skin’s texture.
What are free radicals?
Free radicals are chemically-reactive substances generated by the body, especially when it is exposed to UV radiation. These reactive molecules can cause cell damage and premature aging.
We have enzymes and antioxidants to help soak up some of the damage, which leaves more of our cell undamaged and therefore slows down the ageing effect of free radicals.
Using skincare products with antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, resveratrol, caffeine can help neutralize free radicals and prevent premature aging.
The best treatment for aging is preventing UV and free radical damage. For early signs of aging, treatments that use retinoids, vitamin C, and alpha hydroxy acids may be enough.
For moderate to severe facial sun damage chemical peels, IPL skint therapy, clinical facials and micro needling may be effective.
To achieve optimal results,a combined approach including treatments and tailored skincare regiment is required.
One of the biggest accelerators of the natural aging process is exposure to environmental elements such as the sun’s UV rays and air pollution. At the Skin Lab we believe a tailored skincare regiment is the best way to prevent premature aging. We take into account your lifestyle and skin condition and devise a treatment plan that includes the most effective ingredients and skincare technologies for your skin.
Claire's PRO Tip
The best treatment for aging skin is preventing ultraviolet light damage. Anti-wrinkle skincare products are useless if you are not wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen can slow down the aging process by 24%. And remember, even on cloudy days, up to 80% of UV rays can pass through the clouds!