Why choose Face Matters to address the signs of facial ageing?
Facial ageing occurs naturally; we lose volume, collagen and elastin, and our facial muscles become more lax with time. Some people age more quickly than others due to their inherited genetic make-up and their individual DNA.
With time, our skin loses the ability to “renew “itself; environmental damage such as sun exposure, smoking and stress as well as an unhealthy diet and lifestyle will accelerate the ageing process and will result in the following changes:
1) The skin cells’ lifecycle will slow down. Our skin will become drier and appears to have an uneven texture.
2) Collagen and elastin fibres break down. As these provide texture and volume, the ageing skin will develop fine lines, wrinkles and folds.
Unfortunately, this process starts from around the age on 30 years !
3) The muscles underneath the skin which are responsible for our facial
expressions (smiling, frowning, raising eyebrows, pulling faces, etc)
are overactive and produce wrinkles and lines with use.
That being said, you can delay and influence skin degeneration in a positive way by following scientific, dermatologically-based guidelines together with a healthy lifestyle. We’ve put some recommendations together below to help you review where your skincare regime could be tweaked to slow down the signs of facial ageing.
Essential support for your skin
You can give your skin the essential support it needs to maintain its youthfulness by:
- Exercising regularly to oxygenate your skin and tissues
- Having skin peel treatments to improve your skin vitality, elasticity, texture and colour
- Opt for wrinkle reducing injections to achieve a younger, rested look
- Have dermal fillers to recreate facial volume for your lips, cheek, chin and other areas
- Have regular micro-needling treatments to hydrate the deeper skin layers and promote collagen production
Your daily routine against facial ageing
1) Cleanse your skin in the morning and in the evening before you go to bed
2) Apply vitamin C to promote collagen production – vitamin C is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
3) Apply vitamin A to improve exfoliation – vitamin A is antioxidant
4) Apply vitamin E to protect your cell membranes from destruction – vitamin E is antioxidant
5) Apply peptides for DNA repair, cell renewal, and collagen and elastin production
6) Moisturise with hyaluronic-based creams
7) Stimulate and exfoliate with glycolic acid or vitamin A-based creams (retinols) and AHA (alpha/beta hydroxyacids) of 25% or higher
8) Repair with vitamin C-, B- and E-based creams
9) Protect your skin with high sun blocks (SFF 30+)
10) Take supplements containing vitamins, antioxidants and essential oils
11) Avoid sun exposure and sunbeds, smoking, excessive caffeine consumption and alcohol
12) Drink plenty of water
13) Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
It’s important to be aware that so-called ‘over-the-counter’ skincare products have no anti-ageing properties as they have no pharmaceutical properties and are unable to penetrate your skin.
We would strongly advise you to use cosmeceutical products designed for aesthetic dermatology as only their ingredients will make a difference to the way as your skin looks and feels, as well as the underlying structures.
Your FREE skin consultation
If you’re not sure what cosmeceutical products would be best for your skin or how you can improve your skincare routine to better address the signs of facial ageing, why not come into Face Matters for a FREE skin consultation?
This is a no-obligation appointment where we will analyse your skin and review your current skincare regime. Don’t worry, we won’t go for the hard sell – instead, we’ll give you recommendations based on your unique needs so that you can make an informed decision about any future treatments or cosmeceutical products you use.
Remember, when you change your skincare routine with cosmeceuticals, diet or lifestyle changes alone, it can take six to 12 months to fully appreciate the results, so be patient and keep the faith that even small changes can make a big difference in the long-term.
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