Updated: Apr 30
In our modern world the media is flooded with anti-aging advise or acne treatment suggestions. There are probably a few million more articles covering preventive strategies for these.
You most likely have also read about collagen supplements, bone broth and lactic acid as possible fountain of youth sources. Or perhaps you have tried various scar treatments like salicylic acid or chemical peels. Have you tried a million different products to treat your acne? Do these remedies and solutions really deliver results though?
When it comes to your skin, the truth is that not all aspects of skin care are in our control. Ageing and hyperpigmentation are influenced by a combination of genetics, ethnicity, hormones and sun exposure, there is little we can do to completely stop the clock on your ageing skin.
Before we address the subject of a reliable way to visibly reducing signs of aging and acne scarring, let us look at some preventive ways to reduce premature skin ageing.
Sun protection is key.
Protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen. Every time you go outdoors without sun protection or use a tanning bed, UV light damages your skin. Make sunscreen application an automatic part of your routine before leaving home, it will reduce the effects of sun damage.
A broad-spectrum SPF 30 is recommended for everyday use. Not only will you enjoy a blemish free look, but you will also decrease your chances of skin cancer.
Incorporate retinoid into your skin care routine.
Today is a good day to start and if you think it is too early, it is advised that mid-twenty something year old's, should introduce this Vitamin A derived product into their skincare routine.
Applying product containing retinoid will keep your skin luminous and firm. With a wide variety of over-the-counter products available, you will easily find a product suitable for your skin.
Moisturize your skin on a regular basis.
Moisturizing is about trapping and sealing in moisture to create a protective barrier and prevent water loss.
Moisturizer visibly and instantly revitalizes the appearance of your skin. However, when your skin is too dry or too oily, problems do start to pop up. Make sure you invest into the right kind of moisturizer for your skin type to maintain an optimal skin balance.
Improve your fluid consumption.
To avoid lacklustre skin, make sure you drink at least eight glasses of water per day. An adequate intake of water will keep your body hydrated and in turn keep your skin cell water content up. Once your skin cells start shrivelling due to lack of hydration your skin will become flaky, itchy, and tight.
Remove impurities by cleansing your skin daily.
An easy way to mitigate external factors associated with ageing is by washing your face. It eliminates the build-up of excess pollutants, grease and impurities. The skin will stay hydrated and looking more youthful as dead skin cells are removed. This will also see to reducing the number of stubborn whiteheads and blackheads on your skin.
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
A good skin care routine will always include a good cleansing routine. However, there is another factor that people might overlook when considering skin care. What you eat will show on your skin… Highly processed foods and refined carbohydrates can cause mild inflammation in the body and aggravate skin problems such as acne.
The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants present in fruits, vegetables and healthy fats are consistently associated with fewer wrinkles and less age-related dryness.
Combat the habit of smoking.
Smoking restricts blood vessels, inhibiting the flow of oxygen to skin cells. The repetitive pursing of lips is responsible for those “smokers’ wrinkles” around the eye and lip area. The chemicals in tobacco smoke trigger the destruction of the fibres that give your skin strength and elasticity. Smoking is also a culprit of various forms of cancer - so better to ditch that habit now.
If you are like the rest of the world, you have looked in the mirror and realized you might have put your skincare on the backburner for a bit too long. The evidence of your carefree, unprotected skincare routine is looking back at you and you ask, “what can I do now, is it too late?” Cosmetic surgery is not always necessary.
In the aesthetics industry, the treatment that comes to mind is skin rejuvenation with PRF and PRP (Platelet Rich Fibrin and Platelet Rich Plasma) also known as “The Vampire Facelift”. These natural treatments use one’s own blood plasma to stimulate cell growth, collagen and elastin production and tissue repair. What is the working principle?
Your platelets release healing proteins called growth factors, by delivering a powerful dose of growth factor into your skin it promotes growth of specific cells and tissue, increases development of new blood vessels and initiates connective tissue.
Apart from the fact that it is quite affordable in comparison with other methods of “correction”, we have listed a few benefits of PRP skin rejuvenation treatment:
Plastic surgeons are not always necessary! It is a non-surgical process; platelet rich plasma (or PRP injections) is simply injected into the area to be treated with a small needle.
A PRP treatment can sometimes take as little as 30 minutes. Results are noticed within the first few weeks following the treatment and will continue to improve over time.
Benefits of treatments continue to be visible for up to 18 months or more.
Ingredients are naturally produced by your body. Every treatment is formulated using blood from the patient’s own body.
For your best result and to meet with your ideal skin expectation, we advise consulting with a skin expert. Bio Aesthetica is a favourite among London's natural aesthetics clinics. Located in the renowned Harley Street, we will provide you with a tailor-made plan for your skin. We offer bespoke treatment plans with a less is more approach.
1 Harley Street, London, W1G 6QD