New antiageing products are packed full of ingredients that are used as antiinflammatories. Deep-set lines and wrinkles are being treated like wounds with new ‘healing’ creams.
As we get older, the skin on our face starts to get thinner and drier. It needs extra protection and lots of moisturizing cream, especially in the cold winter months. Avoid harsh toners, and replenish lost hydration with a firming face cream.
When skin begins to look dull and lifeless vitamin A can provide assistance. Found in retinol, tretinoin, tazarotene and palimate (new developments are on the way) it increases skin elasticity and dermal thickening and reverses photo-ageing.
Older skin benefits from the use of serums, which contain targeted ingredients to help tone and lift the skin. These products can penetrate the epidermis in a deeper way than moisturizers because they have a smaller molecular structure.
Facial brighteners are a new antiageing product. They target cells in the epidermis that have become hardened and lost their ability to reflect pink tones of light. Brighteners amplify full-scale reflectivity and bring a fresh luminescence to the skin.
By law, the first ingredient listed on a label should have the highest concentration in the formula. The term ‘active’ means an ingredient that works beneath the skin’s surface to produce visible changes. For it to work, however, it has to be protected from air and light, and used regularly.
Alpha-lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that can help repair existing skin damage and fight future damage, because it is soluble in both oil and water, which permits its entrance to all parts of the cell. It diminishes fine lines and gives skin a healthy glow. Â
Urban pollution plays havoc with your skin. Windborne dust, particles of dirt and smog can all clog up your pores and make your skin choke. Use a daily moisturizer that is specially formulated for city skin to act as a barrier against pollution. Don’t forget to cleanse thoroughly at the end of the day.
Marketed as a miracle cream version of Botox that relies on peptid technology (which helps photo-aged skin and is claimed to perform better than vitamin C or retinol), Strivectin was originally used to improve the appearance of stretchmarks. Although no cream can relax wrinkles away, there is some evidence that Strivectin may help prevent new […] Read more
Apply moisturizer before you put on your make-up because it will give the skin a healthy, plumped-up look. Wait 5-10 minutes and then apply your make-up over the moisturizer.