Expert Tips from Cosmetic Doctor for Younger looking Skin
Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin provides a range of products and treatments such as anti-wrinkle injectables, peels and dermal fillers to help reduce the appearance of ageing.
To get the most out of these treatments and to enhance your skin’s beauty, here are some basic anti-ageing tips that many of us often forget.
Prevention is better than cure
The earlier you begin to look after your skin; the better.
It’s important to have a least a basic skin care regime before you need to have any anti-ageing treatments done; but once you have met with Dr. Fay you can establish the best, most effective routine for you to help maximise any treatments you have. It must be simple enough for you to stick to, and you’ll reap the benefit for years to come.
Sun Damage-even in Ireland
Most people now realise that we don’t have to have a sunny climate for our skin to be permanently damaged by exposure to the sun.
Even on cloudy or rainy days, the sun is slowly, insidiously damaging our skin at a level we can’t see. It’s the most ageing external factor, aside from smoking, that we are subject to.
A minimum of SPF 15 is required in the winter, and an SPF of over 30 for the summer – higher is you’re travelling abroad to sunnier climates.
Choose a broad-spectrum SPF; one that works with your skin so you feel comfortable wearing it daily. These days, most moisturisers, BB creams and foundations contain some SPF factor, but you will need at least factor 15 for it to be effective.
A word about good skincare products
Retinol (retinoid) is a derivative of vitamin A that promotes an increase of collagen and elastic production. It’s used to treat fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Many of the skincare products at Cosmetic Doctor contain retinol and she may recommend some for at-home use as part of your regular skincare regime.
Expert Tip: To help reduce skin irritation, at night after washing off your makeup, let your skin dry before apply retinol products.
Peptides are amino acids enhanced with a fatty component. Effective peptides can stimulate collagen production and cell repair to lead to healthier looking skin.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps our skin neutralize free radicals. Topical vitamin C improves smoothness and tone. Vitamin E helps protect the skin from UV exposure and the damage that accompanies it.
Lifestyle Choice catches up with you
Lifestyle choices have more impact on skin quality than any treatment the dermatologist or plastic surgeon can provide; if you smoke – stop.
Reduce alcohol intake; drink plenty of fluids (water ideally), restrict sun exposure, get plenty of sleep, eat a balanced diet with vegetables and start a skincare program with your skin specialist.
Take off your makeup before bed
No matter how tired you are…take it off. Old makeup settles into the pores of the skin and can act as a comedogenic- something that clogs pores. This causes blemishes; tired, dull, matt skin and generally does you no favours.
For more information on how to help your skin look its best all the time, and to discover which anti-ageing or blemish treatments will work for you, call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100.