Let me guess, you’re around three decades in and still struggling with your skin.
Don’t worry, it’s a battle shared by many, especially if you haven’t focused time and effort to working on that aspect of yourself.
Here’s some good news: there’s no better time to start looking after your skin than now.
According to Dr. Maureen Allem, founder and medical director of Skin Renewal, the way to look at your skincare routine is to ensure you look at skin from both an intrinsic and extrinsic view:
“It is important to understand that a glowing, youthful complexion is part of a holistic approach. Being healthy on the inside will naturally show on the outside.”
Her modus operandi when chatting to patients is to explain that there are four pillars to anti-ageing, with each of them being equally important.
Let’s take a look:
Pillar 1: a healthy lifestyle
The first pillar to a younger you is a healthy lifestyle. The entire system works together in harmony, and no issue can be treated in isolation.
A healthy lifestyle consists of the following:
All of these factors contribute to being healthy, and when the body is healthy, the skin will reflect that too.
Pillar 2: the correct usage of injectables
Botox, dermal fillers and threads are all treatments that address the formation of wrinkles, loss of volume and sagging skin. Even though wrinkles and volume loss can be reversed, it is always better to prevent these before they set in.
You can read more about each of those here.
Botox shows excellent results in the removal of lines and wrinkles, fillers allow for subtle contouring of the profile, and threads tightens the skin without cutting.
Pillar 3: Addressing the condition of one’s skin
This includes a smooth and even texture, reduced pore size, and a glowing complexion. The ideal treatments to get best results are chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments and skin needling, or ideally a combination thereof.
The aim is to boost and stimulate collagen, as the natural production decreases as one ages. The effect of these treatments are accumulative, therefore one shouldn’t underestimate the importance of regular treatments.
Pillar 4: good home care regime
Being disciplined at home, with a routine in the morning and evening, will show results.
It is best to invest in products suitable for your skin type. Products with active ingredients that penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin are best, and are typically found in medical skincare ranges.
At the end of the day healthy-looking, glowing skin is a major step to a younger looking you, and it is important to not only address the face, but to make sure that the hands and décolleté are also maintained.
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