Ageing Insights – what you need to know
With age, the skin goes through natural wear-and-tear, just like the rest of our bodies. But much of what we think of as natural aging is in fact due to sun exposure and other factors. That means it can be avoided, and it’s never too late to start.
What is skin ageing
Under the skin is a fibre meshwork of collagen and elastin proteins that keeps the skin firm. When the skin is stretched, this protein matrix snaps it back into place.
Primary factors contributing to ageing skin are exposure to the sun and pollution, and loss of subcutaneous support (fatty tissue between your skin and muscle). Other factors that contribute to ageing of the skin include stress, gravity, daily facial movement, extreme weight fluctuation and irregular sleeping patterns.
Signs of skin ageing
• Skin becomes rougher.
• The loss of the elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin with age causes the skin to loose elasticity.
• Skin becomes more transparent due to the thinning of the surface layer of the skin.
• Skin becomes more easily bruised due to thinner blood vessel walls.
Combat visible signs of ageing with pHformula
#1 Homecare is everything
The A.G.E. homecare offers a complete skin resurfacing regimen for ageing skin with controlled pre and post resurfacing care during the treatment prescriptions.
The A.G.E. skin resurfacing kit includes:
P.O.S.T. recovery cream
#2 Keep the skin nourished
Your skin reflects your inner being. Aside from lifestyle and genetics, what we consume has an impact on skin health. Eating the right foods and using the right skin care regime will not only enhance your natural barrier, assist to minimize wrinkles, acne, inflammation and other skin-related conditions.
The ABC line of masks and moisturisers contains three essential skin vitamins introduced at highest concentration levels and is formulated in a 24-hour moisture-retaining complex comprised of a synergistic blend of natural moisturizing factors to assist in prolonged hydration and protection of the skin for beautiful skin.
#3 Use broad-spectrum Sun Protection
The ultraviolet rays from the sun penetrate into the skin. There, they damage the elastic fibres that keep skin firm, allowing wrinkles to develop. Sunlight is also responsible for age spots or “liver spots” on the hands, face, and other sun-exposed areas.
#4 Professional Treatments
It is recommended to have a professional skincare treatment every 10 – 21 days or as prescribed by your skincare practitioner in order to maximise results supported by the correct prescribed homecare routine.
For best results and to reduce the risk of ageing, it is recommended that patients should use the correct pHformula topical prescription products 2 – 3 weeks prior to the treatment. Your skincare professional will be able to assist you with the correct prescription