Age-defying skincare tips
Dr Maureen Allem, cosmetic doctor, anti-aging specialist and founder of Skin & Body Renewal clinics, shares her top age-defying skincare tips to help you stay younger looking. Now all you need to do is follow them.
1. PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
Sun damage is the number one enemy of young looking skin. The sun causes 80% of photo-aging. Use a daily moisturiser combined with a broad spectrum sunscreen. If you want a tan – fake it.
2. QUIT SMOKING
Smoking reduces levels of collagen in the skin and gives you dull, grayish, dry skin, increased wrinkling around the eyes and puckering wrinkles around the mouth.
3. DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Hydrate your skin from within. Skin cells need water or they will dehydrate and prevent essential anti-aging nutrients from being delivered to your system.
4. TAKE A DAILY AGE-DEFYING SUPPLEMENT
Boost your anti-oxidant intake with a daily supplement. Vitamins C and E are two wonder vitamins that work together to restore collagen in your skin. Omega-3s maintain the structure and fluidity of cells and moisturise the skin from within.
5. EXFOLIATE AND MOISTURISE YOUR SKIN
Exfoliate your face at least twice a week to ensure that fresh, live skin is soaking up your moisturiser. Choose a day and night moisturiser with high doses of retinol, hyaluronic acid and peptides that work to reverse the aging process.
6. GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
Getting enough sleep is very important or your skin will suffer. During sleep your body releases a growth hormone which stimulates cell turnover.
7. STOP STRESSING
High levels of stress can prematurely age you. Reduce the aging process by maintaining emotional stability, consistency and a moderate lifestyle. Practice deep breathing and stretching.
8. START NON-SURGICAL, ANTI-AGING PROCEDURES EARLY
Use small quantities of Botox and dermal fillers at the first sign of a wrinkle or furrow. It will prevent the wrinkle from forming any further and will stimulate collagen production in that area. Early procedures will alleviate the need to use major quantities in your forties, fifties and sixties.
For more information and anti-aging tips visit SKIN & BODY RENEWAL at http://www.skinrenewal.co.za or call 0861 263972.