As the hands of time continue to move forward, so does the natural ageing process of our skin. Whilst ageing is an inevitable part of life, the good news is that there are proactive measures you can take to manage the effects and maintain healthy, radiant skin. From essential daily skincare considerations to the transformative power of non-surgical aesthetic treatments, London City Skin Clinic are experts at managing not only the finer details but the wider picture of skin health.
As such, we have compiled this guide on how to give your skin the freedom to age with beauty and grace.
The foundation of effective skincare lies in a disciplined daily routine. Consistency is key, and the following steps should be incorporated into your daily regimen:
1. Cleanse your face
Ensure you are cleaning excess oil, make-up and dirt off your skin each day, and both in the morning and at night.
This is essential to allow any skin products that are applied to be absorbed correctly, but also to prevent clogging of your pores. Adding twice weekly exfoliation will also help remove surface dead skin cells.
2. Apply Vitamin C antioxidant serum
The active form of Vitamin C is Ascorbic acid, and acts to prevent skin damage. This is because Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and mops up free radical damage from pollution and UV radiation. It also helps brighten the skin and prevent DNA damage to skin cells. The formulation and concentration is key to a really effective serum, and it is often worth paying extra for better formulations, proven to protect your skin.
3. Skin Hydrators / Moisturiser
A quality skin hydrator helps to regulate your own skin hydration levels. However, a moisturiser may also be required in your skincare routine, especially as you age. As the skin’s natural moisture barrier weakens over time, a good moisturiser helps retain hydration, preventing dryness and the formation of fine lines. Moisturisers are also required if your skin is dry from using active skin products such as retinol.
4. Apply UV protection
Shielding your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is paramount to managing skin quality as you age. Sun exposure is a leading cause of premature ageing, causing wrinkles, sunspots, and a loss of skin elasticity.
Even if you plan to remain in a shaded area, you should apply SPF 30 to 50 to prevent exposure to UVA, which penetrates glass and clouds even during winter. It is also recommended that you avoid UV exposure through the use of tanning beds and instead, apply a topical tanning product.
5. Apply a Vitamin A product such as retinol at night
A retinol will allow your skin to turn over quicker from the basal layer, to allow fresher skin cells to be produced at the surface. This faster turnover of skin cells results in healthier skin and increased collagen production, and reduces fine lines. Vitamin A topical products are the only proven true anti-ageing creams which exist. This needs to be built up slowly in your routine, and a moisturiser is required to reduce any effects of dryness and peeling which is anticipated at the start. Please discuss this with your practitioner.
Consume a healthy diet
The saying ‘you are what you eat’ holds true for your skin as well. A well-balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals nourishes your skin from the inside out. Foods like fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids contribute to skin health.
Physical activity promotes blood circulation, delivering essential nutrients to your skin cells and aiding in the removal of toxins. Exercise also helps reduce stress, a factor that can accelerate the ageing process.
Many studies have proven that exercise lowers blood sugar levels to protect your body from harm and promote healthy ageing.
Polynucleotides for face, eye area and neck
Polynucleotide-based injectable gel is specifically designed as a regenerative skin treatment, particularly good for sensitive areas such as crepey skin around the eyes. It works on a cellular level to repair tissue and improve skin quality and texture from within. This leads to thicker skin and more elasticity.
Polynucleotides are fractions of DNA derived from trout or salmon, and when injected, this helps stimulate fibroblasts and encourages cell turnover, improving elasticity, boosting collagen production and providing hydrating properties to skin. The regenerative power of polynucleotides offers a non-invasive yet highly effective solution for those seeking to revitalise their appearance and combat the visible signs of ageing. This extends to the face, neck and décolletage area also.
Regenerative injectables treatments
HArmonyCa is a revolutionary hybrid dermal filler that has gained popularity for its ability to restore volume, contour the face, and minimise the appearance of wrinkles. This non-surgical approach offers natural-looking results and minimal downtime, making it an attractive option for those looking to enhance facial harmony.
These products also contain calcium hydroxyapetite, which stimulates collagen production; this treatment rejuvenates and provides elevation to the skin, allowing a long-term, natural anti-ageing solution whilst remaining non-invasive. These newer hybrid fillers are proving to be an exciting approach to skin tightening using injectable treatments.
Botox, derived from botulinum toxin, is a well-established anti-wrinkle treatment that temporarily relaxes facial muscles, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and other signs of ageing including:
- Frown and forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines on the bridge of the nose
- Neck lines
Botox provides a smooth, youthful complexion and acts as both a treatment and preventive measure. By softening muscles, it reduces skin tension that leads to line formation.
Skin Boosters, comprising hyaluronic acid or other skin-replenishing substances, are injected into the skin to improve hydration, texture, and overall radiance. This non-surgical filler is designed to be injected over larger areas of the face, neck and hands to restore lost volume from within.
Skin Boosters are completely bespoke to your requirements and work to actively improve elasticity by binding water when injected into the skin.
Managing your skin as you age requires a holistic approach. From a diligent daily skincare routine to groundbreaking regenerative injectable treatments, the tools at our disposal have never been more advanced. By incorporating these practices into your lifestyle, you can embrace the ageing process with confidence, knowing that your skin is receiving the care it deserves.
If you’re seeking the revolutionary effects of non-surgical aesthetics to manage your skin as you age, then you’re guaranteed to be in safe hands at London City Skin Clinic. For more information on what is included in your treatment, take a look at our Skin Treatment Price List or Contact our Skin Clinic today for a truly bespoke look at your treatment options.
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