As we age, our skin undergoes several changes, including a loss of elasticity, and both a decrease in collagen production and cell turnover. These changes can lead to the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and other signs of ageing. “However,” says Ruan Winter, Marketing Manager for high end professional skin care brand Vitaderm, “with a proper skincare regime and anti-ageing treatments, it’s possible to maintain a youthful, glowing complexion.”
Invasive anti-ageing treatments, such as surgery and injections, are not always necessary for everyone seeking to maintain a youthful appearance, Winter adds. “Non-invasive treatments, like chemical peels, laser therapy, and micro needling, can be effective at reducing the signs of ageing without the need for invasive procedures.”
Winter provides some anti-ageing skincare tips and treatments below:
Protect your skin from the sun – One of the most effective ways to prevent premature ageing is to protect your skin from the sun. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to skin damage, including wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and an increased risk of skin cancer. To protect your skin from the sun, make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, even on cloudy days. Vitaderm’s Reflective Sun Barrier SPF 35+ contains a high percentage of reflective content that offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays, making it a safer and healthier alternative to sunscreens containing high levels of chemicals.
Moisturise regularly – Moisturising is essential for maintaining healthy, hydrated skin, and can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Look for a moisturiser that’s formulated for your skin type and apply it to your face and neck every morning and night. You may also want to consider using a hydrating serum or facial oil to give your skin an extra boost of hydration.
Exfoliate gently – Exfoliation is an important step in any skincare routine, as it helps to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Remember to exfoliate gently, as harsh scrubs and exfoliants can cause irritation and damage to the skin. Look for a gentle exfoliant, such as a chemical exfoliant containing alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) and use it once or twice a week.
Use anti-ageing ingredients – There are several anti-aging ingredients that can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing. Some of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients include retinoids, Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. Vitaderm’s Retinol Serum’s tri-active skin-perfecting formulation contains a 2.5% blend of Vitamin A derivatives which offer super antioxidant properties that protect cell DNA and enhance skin regeneration. Retinol is the primary, naturally occurring form of Vitamin A and is particularly renowned for its anti-ageing properties. The Retinol Serum should only be applied at night to a clean face and, when using any retinol product, it’s essential to use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30.
Consider professional treatments – In addition to at-home skincare, there are several professional treatments that can help you achieve a more youthful, glowing complexion. Some of the most popular anti-ageing treatments are chemical peels, with Autumn generally considered the best time to have a peel treatment because the cooler weather and lower humidity levels cause less stress on the skin during the recovery period. Vitaderm offers a range of in-salon professional treatments including a Fruit Acid Peel, Salicylic Acid Exfoliant, Hydroxy Acid Peel and Lactic Acid Peel. A peel treatment removes the outer layer of dead skin cells and stimulates the production of new, healthy skin cells. This process can take a few days to a week, during which the skin may look and feel slightly irritated or sensitive. By having a peel treatment in the Autumn, you can have renewed, refreshed skin in time for Spring and Summer.
For more information visit the Vitaderm website