Friday, 4 March 2016

Top Tips for Beautiful Skin for over 50s x

Skin Deep – March 2016
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Top Tips for Beautiful Skin for 50+’. Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Perfect your Pout – Top Treatments for Lips’.

Many women can experience new challenges for their skin approaching and post-menopause due to a reduction in oestrogen. This can decrease collagen and elastin production, leading to sagging and thinning skin, age spots, fine lines, break-outs, dryness and changes in hair growth. Any exposure to UV, poor diet and stress earlier in life can also become more apparent. It is important to encourage cell turnover, for increased clarity and smooth texture. Also of high importance is to strengthen the skin barrier, retain moisture, tone and firm (by reinforcing fibres), reduce inflammation, encourage collagen production, nourish and protect the skin from UV.

Specialised retinol products are scientifically proven to greatly improve the appearance of ageing skin, but it is important to discuss the strengths and product options with your skin specialist to ensure you do not use a product that is too strong for your skin type. It is also essential to hydrate the skin, not just via drinking water, but also applying products that impart moisture into the epidermis. Many people try intense Vitamin A products, but a high concentration of Vitamin A, when not balanced with other vitamins and essential ingredients, can cause intense irritation. Professional skin clinicians will be able to help you tailor make a home-use regime to optimise your anti-ageing daily routine and look fantastic.