The condition of your skin reflects your general health and like the rest of your body, your skin needs good nutrition to look and feel its best. It is important to have a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals. There are also products available that can help your skin texture and tone from the outside in. Cosmeceuticals are skincare products that contain topically applied ingredients that provide benefits to the skin, particularly in the treatment of ageing and photo-damaged skin.
Important anti-ageing ingredients include (but not limited to):
Retinoids – that consist of Vitamin A. Reversing photo-ageing, evening out irregular pigmentation and promoting the formation of new collagen rebuild layers in the skin.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or fruit acids such as glycolic and lactic acids help to improve the condition of the skin and maintain a healthy, glowing complexion. AHAs do this by accelerating cell turn-over and encouraging the production of collagen which helps to decrease wrinkles and produce newer, tighter, more youthful-looking skin.
Antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E help prevent damage to the skin by neutralizing free radicals and the damaging chemicals produced by the sun, smoking and other external and environmental factors. They also promote the formation and repair of collagen, which makes your skin more supple and elastic.
There are also treatments available that help to improve the texture and complexion of your skin:
- Chemical peels
- Rejuvenation injectables
- Fractionated Laser
Book an appointment with our Cosmetic Nurse Specialist on 9370 1997 to discuss the right skincare prescription and treatments that will help you look your best.