If you’re looking to put your best face forward, your skin is by far your most important asset. But great skin is not simply a matter of good DNA, our skincare habits form a major part of what we see in the mirror.
In our youth we are full of naivety and often simply overlook the value of a good skincare routine. As we mature, we often start to see the visible effects of aging on our skin and only then do many begin to address these concerns.
Prevention is by far the best method for maintaining a luminous complexion that seemingly defies your true age. Making the time you invest on your skincare habits now, the ultimate long term benefit to your skin.
We share the simple and surprising steps that can make a big difference on your quest for radiant, youthful skin.
Step Up Your Sunscreen
Regardless of the season, weather forecast or your type of skin, your complexion is always susceptible to sun damage. The effects of sun exposure are cumulative, meaning you may not see any signs of damage now, but down the track as you age, you will definitely see changes to your skins appearance.
Start by using a moisturiser with an SPF of at least 30, and apply a broad spectrum sunscreen to the start of your everyday make up routine to protect your skin from UVA & UVB rays.
Supercharge Your Skin with Vitamins and Antioxidants
Our skin thrives on the benefits of vitamins and antioxidants, so injecting these into your skincare routine is an important step for maintaining a youthful complexion.
Antioxidants are crucial in protecting against environmental aggressors such as pollutants and sun damage that can lead to premature aging. Try applying a serum with Vitamin C underneath your sunscreen to boost the protection of your SPF but also brightening the skin.
Retinol, a Vitamin A derivative, is a renowned hero ingredient for fighting the signs of aging. Using one every night can help to increase collagen production and decrease collagen breakdown long term.
Sleep Well, Eat Well
There’s more to good skin than what you put on it, with what’s going on inside your body playing an equally important role. A lack of sleep can increase our levels of stress and anxiety, resulting in our skin’s ability to recover from sun exposure and lead to premature aging. Similarly, eating an excess of processed foods can deprive our body and skin of the essential nutrients needed for a radiant complexion.
Maximising sleep, maintaining a balanced diet and reducing stress all play an important role in sustaining healthy skin in the long term.
If you are beginning to recognise the signs of aging, our PicoSure treatment is a fantastic addition to your skincare routine. PicoSure is a FDA approved and TGA listed innovative light-based treatment that stimulates the production of new skin cells, improving skin texture and resulting in the appearance of fresher, smoother skin.
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