What Can We Do?


Skin Ageing, caused by a multitude of factors, can be prevented by caring for your skin detailed below.

How to Reduce Premature Skin Aging

  • Suncare Advice

Cover up and use sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 (or higher), and water-resistant. Wearing sunglasses can help reduce lines caused by squinting.  Seek shade from the mid-day sun.

  • Smoking Cessation

Following smoking cessation increased blood flow will bring oxygen and nutrients back to skin cells thus reducing inflammation. Topical retinoids and antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E will help bring back a healthy complexion.

  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet

Eating a diet rich in antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables is vital to preventing damage that leads to premature skin aging.

  • Exercise Regularly

Moderate exercise can improve circulation and boost the immune system giving the skin a more-youthful appearance. Physical fitness, meditation, and deep breathing exercises are also great ways to relieve stress.

  • Sleep

Scientists recommend 7- 9 hours for sleep every night for the average adult.

  • Cleanse your skin gently

Washing with a cleanser helps to remove pollution, makeup, and other substances without irritating your skin.

  • Exfoliate and moisturize daily

Exfoliation helps to remove old skin cells and renew your skin. Moisturizers trap water in the skin, helping to restore the skin barrier and prevent oxidative damage.

How Do Sunscreens Work?

Sunscreen help to prevent the sun's UV rays from reaching the skin. There are two types of sunscreen actives available:

  • Mineral Sunscreens

Protect your skin from the sun by reflecting and absorbing the sun’s rays. They contain ingredients such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and form a shield over the skin.  Mineral sunscreens are ideal for sensitive skin.

  • Chemical Sunscreens

Work by chemically absorbing the sun’s rays, preventing them from penetrating the skin. They contain ingredients such as Avobenzone or Homosalate that help prevent damage by transforming UV rays into non-damaging forms of energy, like non-UV light or heat.

A broad spectrum sunscreen protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. SPF is a measurement of how much protection a sunscreen gives against sunburn. Applying a sunscreen with an SPF of 15, for example, means that it will take 15 times longer for your skin to burn that it would without sunscreen.