There’s something about hitting 40.
It makes no logical sense really, but it can feel daunting. You’re not that old but you’re not so young anymore either.
Those special occasion outfits you’ve kept from your twenties and early thirties are starting to not quite feel appropriate.
One minute you are in your 30’s, all of a sudden you feel like you’re on a one way ticket to being one of the Golden Girls.
As we age, our bodies change. Our skin is often one of the first places that really start to show our age.
Products that worked so well in our youth just don’t cut it anymore. That moisturiser you once loved starts feeling harsh, that cleanser seems to dry you out, things just aren’t the same as they used to be. All sorts of sensitivities can arise.
Sunshine, cold, humidity, moisture, laughter, tears, sugar, alcohol.
If you avoided all the things that you’re told visibly age you, you may as well stop living all together.
You can’t quit enjoying life just to keep yourself looking young, but you can create a skin routine that supports your skin and may help to reduce these natural side effects of living the thoroughly wonderful life you deserve.
Your skin needs a new strategy, but it can be frustrating and expensive testing out product after product when you’re not really sure what your skin needs.
In 27 years of dermatology practice Dr Lanzer has seen first hand the result of more products than you see in your average department store.
Different types of skin are of course unique, but there are a few vital elements that consistently aid our skin in the battle against signs of ageing, particularly as we get older.
With these base elements in your daily routine, your skin will surely thank you.
An important place to start. Daily removal of makeup, dirt, oil, dead skin cells and any other unwanted debris is crucial when it comes to unclogging pores and preventing hormonal or problematic skin conditions.
Every single day the skin on your face is comes into contact with bacteria, dirt, toxins and so many other nasties.
There’s a reason you feel so alive and refreshed after washing your face. Your skin is finally able to breathe easy again.
As revitalising and joyful as sunshine can be, there’s a fine line between giving your skin the chance to soak up a little Vitamin D and provoking lasting, and dangerous damage.
The sun in Australia is particularly harsh, with this in mind an SPF of at least 15+ should be a part of everybody’s daily routine, even if it’s cloudy outside. Creating an effective shield between your skin and harmful UVA and UVB rays is crucial in preventing lines and wrinkles.
Remember prevention is always better than a cure.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid or AHA
Our skin sheds billions of dead skin cells every single day. As we age, the shedding process slows, leaving dead cells to clog up pores, create blemishes and allows the skin to become dry and dull.
AHA is a selection of natural acids derived from a variety of fruits and sugar cane. Together these acids work to penetrate and exfoliate the upper layers of your skin revealing that bright, fresh layer of cells hiding beneath.
Made up of molecules that attract and absorb water, AHA’s are viewed as a superior exfoliant for sun damaged skin as they not only exfoliate but have the added benefit of improving the skin’s moisture content.
From dryness to sun damage, AHA can help rehydrate, moisturise and soften for a more radiant and glowing face.
It’s time to target those crow’s feet and smile lines. Memories of all those good times are enough. You don’t need the evidence staring back at you every day.
Vitamin A is your most powerful weapon for powerfully reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It works wonders for your skin by speeding up collagen production.
Collagen occurs naturally in our bodies and helps plump up and fills out the lines on our faces. As you learn about its incredible powers, it’s no wonder injecting it became so popular.
As is the case with so many things, our bodies collagen production slows with age. Applying Vitamin A via a cream, however, may still be highly effective in encouraging healthy skin cell production to keep skin firm, healthy and vibrant.
A potent antioxidant in the fight against complexion and elasticity problems. Vitamin C is currently a prominent assailant against the premature signs of ageing.
Dehydration, sun damage and fine lines can all benefit from an extra dose. It visibly brightens your complexion and lightens dark spots, uneven skin tone, general dullness and pigmentation problems. Vitamin C naturally triggers collagen production, which in turn improves skin conditioning and elasticity.
For maintaining skin strength and integrity, Vitamin C has got you covered.
DNA repair enzyme
DNA repair enzymes occur naturally in the skin to repair sun damage. As we age, however these enzymes shorten causing brown spots and wrinkles to appear.
Extensive scientific studies show that antioxidants and sunscreen are simply not enough to repair the damage caused by our environment. In the harsh Australian climate this is as important as ever.
Ground-breaking DNA damage repair technology uses enzymes that work to protect and help reduce skin damage and aging. It literally goes straight to the source by directing anti-aging therapies at the primary target of sun damage.
Derived from plant extracts that protect and cover the nucleus and cell of the plant, this potent ingredient helps to visibly halt the signs of ageing.
There’s no need to avoid all the things you love in life, but you can help out your skin immensely by adding these vital elements to your daily skin routine.
D’Lumiere Esthetique embrace all these incredible anti aging ingredients and more in our range of quality dermatologist approved skin care solutions.