Anti Ageing Skincare

Anti Ageing Skincare specialist | East Midlands

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Common signs of ageing include:

  • Deeper and more numerous forehead lines
  • Wrinkles between the eyebrows
  • Hollowing of the cheeks
  • Thinner, looser skin
  • Vertical lines around the lips
  • Thinner, flatter lips
  • Sagging jaw contours
  • Greater visibility of underlying bones
  • Discolouration
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Anti Ageing Skincare | Client Information

Hereditary factors play little part in how our skin ages. In fact, 90% of skin ageing is the result of how we look after it.

Skin ageing is a complex process that starts long before we see visible signs of it. Some of the causes are explained below.

See our skincare tips to understand how to look after your skin and prevent premature ageing. Our therapists will also be happy to recommend effective skincare products to maintain your treatment results.

As we age, cellular regeneration slows down. Make sure you exfoliate regularly to remove the build of dead skin cells and encourage cellular turnover.

Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acides can be used to exfoliate sun-damaged layers and restore moisture. Weekly and monthly peels are of great benefit in resurfacing sun-damaged skin.

Night-time is when our skin gets the most benefit from the active ingredients in skincare products, so introduce a night cream into your routine. Check the labels of any products you use for any hidden nasties that may damage your skin.

Expensive products can make some tempting claims but more money doesn’t always guarantee better results. The key is to find products with effective anti-ageing ingredients.

  • Retinol infused products help reduce signs of premature ageing and boost your skin’s collagen production.
  • Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E will help reverse damage done by free radicals and combat the visible signs of ageing.
  • Humecants such as hyaluronic acide are a great choice for mature skin, as they increase moisture levels and plump out lines.
  • Look for products with sun protection to prevent damage from sun exposure.
  • Experts advise that with sun avoidance and rigorous use of sunscreen, skin can repair itself to a large extent.

I can help advise you on the best skincare products to compliment your aesthetics treatments.

Causes of Ageing

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As we mature, our body’s metabolic functions slow down. This includes cellular regeneration – meaning we produce fewer new skin cells. Older skin cells mean older looking skin.

The good news is that the simple choices you make every day can help to speed up cell turnover and keep your cells functioning at peak levels.

To some extent, the way our skin ages is passed on from our parents. The appearance of your parents’ skin may give you some clues as to what your own skin will look like as you mature. It is important to remember, however, that environmental factors and how we look after our skin plays a larger role in ageing. Thanks to advances in skincare technology, even hereditary ageing can be slowed down and corrected with effective care.

As women age, our bodies produce less estrogen – especially after the menopause. Reduced oestrogen levels can cause a substanial loss of skin collagen. This is the substance that keeps our skin firm and elastic.

Women lose about 1% of their skin collagen every year after age 30 and up to an additional 30% in the first 5 years following menopause.

Repetitive facial expressions such as frowning, smiling, squinting and yawning stretch the skin and break down structural proteins. Over time, this leads to frown lines (between the eyeborws), laughter lines (at the corners of the mouth) and crow’s feet (that radiate from the corners of the eyes).

To illustrate the importance of moisture to skin, we’ll use the example of dough. When dough has enough moisture, it can be pulled and stretched. If the dough has dried out, however, it will break and crumble. This is similar to what happens when our skin dries out. Dry skin actually begins to split and crack when stretched by facial expressions.

Sun damage is the number one factor in skin ageing. Protection early on is vital, as there can be a 20-year time lag before the full ageing factors of sun damage appear.

Solar radiation from ultra-violet (UV) rays triggers a cell-destroying chain reaction in the skin. This reaction is called ‘free radical attack’. Prolonged exposure to sun can also dehydrate the skin and over-stimulate pigment-causing cells, leading to discoloration.

Sunburnt skin

UV rays

Free radicals are molecules with an odd number of electrons. These molecules look to ‘steal’ an electron from another molecule to restore balance. This makes them highly reactive.

Free radicals exist naturally in the body. For example, they may be produced by your immune system to neutralise viruses. Excessive free radicals may be caused by environmental factors such as pollution, smoking, alcohol and UV rays from the sun. These free radicals can attack cells in our skin, tissue and even organs.

UV rays

Once formed, free radicals are likely to create a chain reaction. As each ‘attacked’ molecule loses an electron to a free radical, it becomes a free radical itself.

Free radicals cause damage when they react with important cellular components such as DNA or cell membranes. This causes cells to function less effectively, mutate into cancer cells, or be destroyed.

In terms of ageing, free radicals can prevent a cell from rejuvenating or producing collagen. Waste products that are produced can destroy existing elastin fibres and collagen, further damaging the skin. Production of inflammatory chemicals is also increased.

As our natural defence systems decrease with age, our cellular repair mechanisms begin to fail. This means we struggle to repair damage caused by free radicals. This results in accelerated ageing.

Antioxidants are molecules that protect cells by neutralising free radicals. Common examples are vitamins A, C and E. Antioxidants prevent cell and tissue damage, delaying the onset of ageing.

How to Book a Consultation or Appointment

I am available for consultations and treatments at several associate salons and clinics throughout the Midlands as well as from Simply Aesthetics HQ in Nottingham.

Please search for and select your nearest or preferred location select the salon / clinic name for booking information.

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If you would like to arrange an appointment at Simply Aesthetics HQ then please contact me directly via my online contact form.

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Kind Regards – Jess.