Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Fabulous Forties

Skin Deep – June 2016
South Warrington News

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Fabulous Forties’.
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594. 
Next month ‘Choosing a Sun Screen – Select the Right One for You’.

During our late thirties and early forties many of us start to notice subtle changes to our skin. These can include; an increase in fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation (age spots), dry patches on the skin, loss of elasticity, crow’s feet around the eyes and general dullness.  Damage accumulates from years of sun exposure, hormone fluctuations, weight changes, poor skincare routines and diet/exercise regimes.
Key target strategies to improve the skin include; reducing inflammation, strengthening the skin barrier, encouraging cell turnover for improved clarity and texture. Some excellent preventative methods can also be employed to hinder future ageing and clear pores of dead skin cells and other impurities.
Your skin specialist will be able to suggest specific products for your own particular needs i.e. retinol to reduce expression lines, formulated serum for a natural eye-lift, a barrier shield with sun protection to improve pigmentation.

A combination of a range of specific botanical (natural vegetable and/or plant derived) products are also very popular as they tend to be suitable for a wide range of skin types and give prolonged results with less risk of recurrence.