Ageing is inevitable but there is no reason to speed up the process and cause premature ageing to show up across your face. Did you know that certain lifestyle factors could be silently contributing to the skin’s ageing process day by day? Sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles can appear prematurely and age your skin, giving you a less youthful look.
If you want to take better care of your skin and maintain a younger-looking complexion longer, it might be worth to bear the points below in mind.
⦁ Inconsistent skincare routine
Step up your beauty game if you haven’t been following your skincare routine religiously. Inconsistent and irregular beauty regime can bring undesirable effects to your skin – you might not be able to keep up with a healthy-looking appearance. If you aren’t cleansing properly or moisturizing enough, you are likely to experience dull, congested skin. Look for powerful skin-beneficial ingredients, like peptides and Hyaluronic Acid, in your skincare products to support the needs of your skin and slow down the appearance of wrinkles, loss of firmness and texture changes.
⦁ Environmental pollution
Research has shown that air pollutants in the environment can have negative effects on the skin. Prolonged or repetitive exposure has been associated with skin ageing and inflammatory conditions including acne and psoriasis, due to interference of the normal functions of the skin’s lipids. They play a crucial role in maintaining the skin’s protective barrier to keep dirt and impurities out. Use skincare products that are rich in antioxidants to protect against environmental aggressors and prevent them from penetrating the skin.
⦁ Lack of sleep
While you are asleep, the body releases a hormone that promotes collagen and elastin restoration. Skin cells also turn over more quickly, and topical treatments penetrate the skin more effectively compared to daytime. Sleep deprivation can lead to a rise in cortisol and glucose levels, increasing your health risks and accelerating ageing. When you don’t get enough sleep, your skin is unable to renew itself and begin to look dull and tired.
⦁ Not exercising enough
Besides being a healthy activity for the body, exercise is also good for the skin as it increases the blood flow to the cells, thus nourishing them. With improved blood flow, waste products are carried away from the cells which help to cleanse the skin. The body uses myokines, proteins which are released by working muscles to maintain youthful-looking skin. Thus, working out provides a rejuvenating effect on the skin and helps with your overall complexion.
⦁ Your sleeping positions
How you sleep can actually have a gradual impact on your physical appearance. Side sleepers who drift off on their stomach or side can see deeper creases or wrinkles on the side of their face. This can include vertical creases down the cheeks and chin, as well as forehead lines, when sleeping with the face directly on the pillow. It causes friction on the skin, and can also leave you with breakouts the next day. Sleeping on your back is ideal – it keeps dirt and oil from the pillow off your face, and prevents any friction on the skin that can lead to wrinkles.
⦁ Sun exposure
The sun nourishes us with vitamin D, however excessive exposure has harmful UV rays that will weaken your skin cells and increase the risk of skin cancer. Avoid soaking up the sun for a prolonged time and stock up on the SPF. Dark spots, wrinkles, rough skin texture and redness are common effects of sun exposure. Collagen begins to degenerate as you get older, and exposure to the sun can accelerate this process, especially without applying sunscreen daily.
Keep your skin looking young
We carry an array of aesthetic treatments to help you maintain a youthful complexion. Rejuvenate your skin with the Q-switched laser, which applies a beam of energy at a specific wavelength to break off coloured pigments like age spots, pigmentation and sun spots to be cleared away by the body. If you are looking to get rid of acne scars, the laser can also remove acne marks and hyperpigmentation. It is also effective as an acne treatment, as the laser energy can target and kill P.acnes bacteria and shrinks the oil glands, reducing oil control and acne breakouts.
Besides lasers, there are injectable products such as Profhilo which treats skin laxity. More than just another skinbooster, Profhilo contains one of the largest Hyaluronic Acid (HA) concentrations at 64mg/2ml to boost and hydrate your skin as well as remodel ageing tissues. Through patented technology, Profhilo involves a slow release of HA to stimulate new collagen production, lasting for about 28 days in the skin. While Profhilo doesn’t create volume replacement associated with face fillers, it helps to create volume in the tissues – using the BAP (Bio Aesthetic Point) Technique. You can expect a lifting effect on the skin with a fresh, natural look and softened fine lines.