3 Best Ways To Keep Your Skin Youthful
TIP 1. Apply Sun Protection Factor 30+ Daily.
97% of premature ageing is caused by sun damage. UV damage creates uneven skin colour which makes us look older and lose that youthful glow. Prevention is better than cure so make it a daily habit as early as possible to apply an SPF of Factor of 30+. SPF 15 in your moisturiser or make up is just not enough. An SPF30 will give you about 95% sun protection.
TIP 2. Apply a RETINOL serum every night
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and is widely recommended by dermatologists and cosmetic doctors for anti-aging of the skin. It is a milder, less irritating cosmetic version of the prescription drug Retin-A. It has been FDA approved for over 30 years and scientifically proven to reverse sun damage and brighten the skin. Because of retinol’s potency, skin irritation is common, especially in direct sunlight. Apply retinol-based products at night on dry skin to avoid sensitivity. Although the goal is to use Retinol every night it can take up to six months before you can tolerate this. Initially it can irritate your skin causing it to become dry, red and peel. Start by using it every 2-3 nights for a couple of weeks and increase it slowly. This way you will experience less irritation such as dryness, redness and peeling.
TIP 3. Apply a stabilised Vitamin C
Concentrate every morning Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that reduces the signs of skin aging and helps brighten and reverse sun damage. Vitamin C contributes to collagen formation which helps skin function normally and supports the normal function of blood capillaries. A serum or cream with a concentration of at least 25% of stabilised Vitamin C is recommended and found in medical grade products. Stabilised Vitamin C is about 9 times stronger than ascorbic acid, which is more commonly used and found in pharmacy and off the shelf products. It is important therefore to chose a brand that has been scientifically proven and offers the required concentration of active ingredients.