How to protect skin from ageing: part one
In this blog post, I will discuss the most important steps in how to protect skin from ageing. Ageing skin with wrinkles, pigmented patches (melasma), deeper lines and sagging all show to the world visible signs of ageing. A healthy regime is to do the following:
- Clean twice daily
- Promote and remove.
Cleansing the skin
By cleaning the skin on your face and around the eyes, you are removing excess oils, dead skin cells from the epidermis and pollutants from our urban atmosphere. If you have sensitive skin without too many large pores (non-comedogenic) La Roche-Posay´s Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser is ideal for twice daily cleansing of slightly dry and sensitive skin. It is a wipe off milk formula that also removes makeup.
In contrast, if you have oily skin with large pores that need closing, the Effaclar purifying cleansing gel is more suitable for you. The most gentle cleansing milk is simply called Lait Démaquillant Pour Peaux Sensibles Make-up Removal Milk for sensitive skin, which is seen to delicately clean and remove the makeup and eliminate the impurities from the skin surface. It has got a physiological PH and is enriched with the La Roche-Posay thermal spring water and is gentle.
I recommend twice a day cleaning in the morning when you get up to get rid of all the impurities from overnight. This approach is especially effective if you put some cream on at night, which you really should remove before putting more cream on again in the morning. Then again at the end of the day, you should take off any makeup and or creams plus the impurities that have accumulated on the skin surface.
After cleaning you need to moisturise.
Moisturising the skin
A light moisturiser is recommended to protect skin from ageing.
This can be preceded by a small amount of Anthelios XL ultra light 50 plus UVA and UVB sun protection. This amount is barely noticeable and means you do not have to use much moisturiser.
At Clinica London, we do Bioline products with details of Beauty, Seductage 3D and Primaluce. Our nurses will explain the difference between these, which is largely dependent on your age group. I want to concentrate here on the La Roche-Posay range, which is very simple and very pure.
Toleriane which is a fantastic moisturising cream, particularly in cold winter weather when the skin is uncomfortable. It can be used intermittently as some days it may be too heavy for you and you may prefer an ordinary Toleriane for sensitive skin such as Toleriane fluid, which is a very light emulsion or Toleriane cream.
There is also Toleriane Ultra, which is an award winning La Roche-Posay product and the Toleriane Ultra Fluide. These are often used in conjunction with the Toleriane Ultra Eye Contour for hydrating, soothing and reducing sensitivity particularly with normal to dry, sensitive skin.
The Rosaliac range is for people who have rosacea i.e. redness on the face. There are Rosaliac UV Riche and Rosaliac UV light. The Rosaliac UV Riche is very popular and is often used in conjunction with the Rosaliac make-up removal gel. There is also a Rosaliac CC cream with a little bit of colour in it which helps cover the appearance of the redness and corrects the colour flaws.
Redermic is for older skin with wrinkles and exists as Redermic (UV SPF 30) and Redermic anti wrinkle treatment. These are often used in conjunction with Redermic eyes anti-wrinkle firming eye cream.
Most recently introduced is the Redermic C10, which is using 10% Vitamin C and is good for older skin in men and women, where there are deeper wrinkles, loss of firmness, and lack of luminosity. It is more of an intensive correcting filler and should be used lightly.
Lastly, there is Pigmentclar, which targets dull and uneven skin and can be used as a serum around the eyes or as a day cream containing SPF 30. The Pigmentclar day care SPF 30 is the daily moisturiser.
To moisturise your skin, your choice of a daily moisturiser depends on your age and your type of skin. To find out what else you can do to protect skin from ageing, contact us.