The sun is responsible for a wide range of skin problems varyng in severity and is the skin’s worst enemy. Repeated exposure to ultraviolet (UV) breaks down collagen, impairing the skin’s ability to repair itself. The resultant damage can be seen as deep wrinkles, fine lines, age spots spider veins, a coarse often blotchy complexion or a leathery appearance.
Smokers have an increased likelihood of developing wrinkled, leathery skin and a yellowish hue in their complexions. Even if you aren’t a smoker, being in a smokey environment can still cause damage to your skin.
Lack of sleep & stress
Skin is the first place to show the results of inadequate sleet and/or stress often in the form of dark circles under the eyes and loose ‘bags’ skin. Stress is inevitable just like ageing, but it also contributes to premature ageing. Often when we’re stressed, we contort our faces and this can result in permanent damage.
Lack of Exercise & Poor Diet
Lack of exercise can contribute to Premature Ageing. Exercise keeps muscles toned and stimulates blood flow. Poor diet leads to a lack of nutrition for cells and possible exposure to chemicals and preservatives. Exposure to the Elements
Extremes of temperature can dry out skin, depriving it of balanced levels of sebum that keep keeps skin lubricated. Without oils, skin becomes dry and is more prone to premature ageing. The same applies to heated enviroments and air conditioned enviroments.
Sun protection your first line of defence
New sunscreen technology will not clog pores, cause irritation and will not feel chalky of greasy. It is much easier to comfortably make sunscreen a part of your daily skin regime.
When selecting sun protection, look for high Sun Protection Factors combined with stabilised antioxidant vitamins. With this increased protection from antioxidant vitamins there is no need to add more potentially-irritating sunscreen chemicals to create a higher SPF level.
Dermalogica’s Solar Defence System delivers this antioxidant technology through UV Smart Booster Technology a microcapsule containing antioxidant vitamins that bursts upon contact with UV light, releasing the antioxidants onto the skin, providing protection when it’s needed most. Make sunscreen a part of your skincare regime as cleansing and moisturising. Apply a walnut-sized amount to face and neck and other areas that are exposed like arms before going out into the sunlight.
Your Therapist will advise you on the most appropriate skin care regime for individual presentation and can offer the most appropriate products for your skin type to maintain optimal skin health.
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