Whether you are 25, 75 or anywhere in between, we’ve all heard the odd myth about anti-ageing skincare. The question is – are any of them true? Is that moisturiser in your cupboard really going to roll back the years? Will you stop getting pimples after the age of 30? Here we set the record straight and separate the anti-aging skincare facts from the fiction.
Does Vitamin C Boost Collagen Production In The Skin?
True! By applying the correct form of Vitamin C topically to the skin you are stimulating collagen production. This can be achieved through skincare products rich in powerful antioxidants or treatments such as a Micro Sonic Facial. This helps to reduce wrinkles, sun damage and generally improve your skin’s texture.
It’s Cold And Cloudy Outside So I Don’t Need Sunscreen
False! It is absolutely vital that you apply sunscreen every morning before you leave the house, rain or shine. The fact is, your skin is still exposed to UVA rays (the ‘aging rays’), even when it snows! The sun’s harmful rays are the number one cause of aging skin, no matter what the weather.
It Doesn’t Matter How Much You Spend On Skincare Products.
True & False – What matters most in a skincare product is the quality and concentration of ingredients used. Product efficacy does not always have to do with the price. That said, the likelihood of finding a product using an effective amount of quality ingredients for under $10 is unlikely. Quality ingredients are more expensive to source, generally causing better products to be more expensive. Be sure you’re not just paying for a name.
You Can’t Have Acne And Wrinkles At The Same Time
False! Adults can have acne at any age, just like teenagers – even if they’ve never had breakouts before. It all comes down to hormones, lifestyles and diets. Our top recommendations to combat both issues are:
1. To review your skincare routine, ensure that your products are benefiting acne rather than irritating and increasing it.
2. Once acne has settled we’d recommend a course of Inside Out Peels to improve the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles.
Dry Skin Causes Wrinkles
False! Strictly speaking, dry skin is not the cause of wrinkles. Although dry skin emphasises wrinkles, the actual cause is the depletion and the reduced production rate of collagen and elastin over the years, both of which are encouraged by UVA rays and facial muscle movement. To avoid dehydrated, dry skin, be sure to moisturise every morning and night, especially after cleansing. To slow down the ageing process you should also apply a physical sunscreen every morning such as the You By Sia Minc, you may also want to consider cosmetic muscle relaxants.
For more information on skin needling, our sun-care products and skin care, contact one of our four clinics based in: Bondi Junction, Sydney CBD, St.Ives and Castle Hill.