In 2023, the research on skincare surrounding ageing skin is extremely vast, and continues to grow more every day. A majority of the information you see circulating online is overwhelming, may even be false, causing you to be steered in the wrong direction.
Our aim is to simply educate you on the changes you’re experiencing in your skin, and how you can treat them. We’ll discuss the most commonly asked questions concerning skin ageing, and recommend the best treatments and products you need in your skin regime. We want you to be able to put in the trust and dedication your skin deserves, so you can start seeing real life changing results!
In this blog:
When Should I Start Using Anti-Ageing Products?
What Causes Age Spots?
Why Is My Skin Thinning?
Does Stress Contribute to Ageing Skin?
Should I Be Taking Supplements for Skin Health?
How Will Menopause Effect My Skin?
“When should I start using anti-ageing products?”
There is no right or wrong time to begin using products to prolong your youthful, radiant complexion. However, it may be beneficial to start giving your skin the extra helping hand at the very first signs of wrinkles. For the majority of people, the initial signs of ageing will occur in their 20s or early 30s.
It is suggested that you aim to treat your fine lines and wrinkles before they become deeply set. This will help to maintain the smooth appearance of your skin, and retain all of that goodness that keeps it looking youthful. Make sure your daily routine consists of gently cleansing and keeping your skin thoroughly hydrated. A hyaluronic serum coupled with a moisturiser that’s right for you is the key, as well as applying an SPF every day!
At Venus Health and Beauty we stock a wide range of products from Italy’s leading professional skincare brand, Dibi Milano. This range of skincare has a selection of products for all skin types and conditions. Their uniquely formulated product ranges contain active ingredients that are not only extremely effective but very results driven. Whether you’re interested in skincare to tackle your skin’s compromised skin barrier, or a miracle cream containing active peptides to effortlessly fill in your fine lines and wrinkles – we can help you find the missing product in your skincare regime!
“What causes age spots/discoloration?”
Age spots, otherwise known as sun spots, are harmless dark brown or flat spots on the skin. These are predominantly caused from years of exposure to things like UV radiation from the sun, air pollution and smoking. These age spots are often not dangerous, therefore do not require medical care. However, many people aim to reduce the appearance to portray the look of clear, youthful skin.
The best way to avoid these age spots appearing, is to apply your SPF (50+) daily. At Venus Health and Beauty, we stock the Heliocare range. This brand has a product for every skin type, so you can easily find protection you’ll love using every morning. Additionally, it is ideal to reduce your exposure to UV, avoid habits like smoking and keep up a good skin regime.
Professional treatments such as medical micro-needling (SkinPen), IPL skin rejuvenation and chemical peels also reduce the appearance of age spots and discoloration. Vitamin C is especially fantastic at treating age spots on the face. It depigments and reduces melanin on the skin; however this also can feed acne, so steer away from Vitamin C if your skin is struggling with breakouts.
“Why is my skin thinning?”
Thinning skin can be caused by damage from the sun. Too much exposure to UV light breaks down the collagen and elastin proteins that give the skin its structure, strength and elasticity. As well as this, as we age, our bodies naturally begin to produce less hyaluronic acid, which has a plumping effect on the skin. This can also contribute to the formation of facial lines and wrinkles.
Products like Dibi-Milano’s Extreme Moisturising Concentrate with Hyaluronic Acid is a brilliant way to give your skin that extra boost it needs. Due to the high percentage of hyaluronic acid, using the serum is the equivalent to your skin drinking 2 litres of water. Additionally, micro-needling (SkinPen Precision), also known as collagen induction therapy, and KRF radio frequency are ideal for restoring the elasticity in your skin and prolonging smooth, radiant skin. These are all treatments we offer at our Skin Clinic, Venus Health and Beauty.
‘Does stress contribute to Ageing Skin?’
A wide range of research has found that chronic stress is a definite factor for speeding up the ageing of your skin. Too much stress can add years to the age of your immune system cells, reduce your skin’s elasticity, and shorten your DNA strands. This could result in premature wrinkles, as well as making you feel worn out!
Improving your lifestyle will keep your skin looking its best, and help you ease into ageing gracefully. This may involve getting help with untreated depression or anxiety attacks as well as taking natural supplements to help you take control of your stress levels.
‘Should I be taking supplements for my skin health?’
Looking after your skin from the inside out is a great way to keep up excellent skin health. Studies show that supplements such as marine collagen, vitamin C, and multivitamins help improve skin appearance and aid issues with hydration and wrinkles. Probiotics and omega-3s are helpful for people with skin conditions such as acne. Supplements in drink form are a brilliant way upkeep a routine, as they make it easy to combine many different nutrients into one dose. Skincare drinks ensure you absorb the ingredients at the right speeds and levels that are essential to see optimum results from the ingredients!
Skinade is the UK’s leading professional-grade skincare drink. It’s highly effective formulation is engineered to improve the look and the feel of your skin. It contains ingredients like collagen, vitamins B and C, omegas 3 and 6 MSM and L-lysine, all of these ingredients together nourish and support the skin matrix from the inside. We are official stockists of Skinade here at Venus Health and Beauty. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in getting your hands on this miracle drink whereby results are seen in as little as 30 days!
‘How will menopause effect my skin?’
Once you hit the menopausal and peri menopausal years, it is very normal to start seeing drastic changes in your skin. Due to the oestrogen in our bodies dropping, our sebaceous gland activity decreases, causing less oil production. As a result, you will find your skin feels noticeably drier, hence you may need to implement a more intense moisturiser into your regime. In addition, you will lose a large percentage (roughly 30%) of collagen. Collagen, located in the dermis layer of our skin, is what keeps our skin looking plump and firm and gives it its elasticity. Therefore your skin can begin to look different; it may appear thinner than it did before causing you to experience fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.
A treatment recommended to tackle these changes is micro-needling (SkinPen Precision). Micro-needling will help to encourage new collagen and elastin production, making it an incredibly effective treatment for women looking to tackle the effects of menopause. Additionally, a topical retinoid and anti-wrinkle creams are ideal for menopausal skin. We strongly suggest Dibi Milano’s Prodigio c40 (retinol) and their Filler Code range containing peptides, both stocked at our Skin Clinic, Venus Health and Beauty. Ensure you are consuming plenty of water, using an intense moisturiser and wearing SPF daily to reduce any further damage.
From the above, we have obtained that ageing is really not as frightening as one would expect. As long as you invest in the right products and treatments for your skin needs. Incorporating a good skincare regime twice a day both morning and night, dedicating a small amount of your time each day to this can be a complete game changer. If you are unsure about what products or treatments your skin can benefit from we are always here to help. We offer skin consultations and can put together a bespoke skincare plan for your individual concerns/needs. Please feel free to book a consultation at our Skin Clinic. Our Skin specialists at Venus Health and Beauty will gladly create a bespoke treatment or skincare plan to meet your skin concerns. Please feel free to get in touch via phone at 01483 762535 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.