Our expert says:
Hi Dee, thank you for the question.
This is definitely the time to start your ‘anti-ageing’ regime as you are starting to see the development of wrinkles and sun damage.
Your first and most important step is to use a good SPF (50 or higher) applied several times daily that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide and to practice sun avoidance as much as possible. I would look at products such as NeoStrata, Environ, Nimue, etc. that contain ingredients such as alphahydroxy acids (glycolic acid), polyhydroxy acids (lactobionic acid), vitamin C, vitamin A derivatives, and other anti-oxidants.
You should have a cosmetic dermatologist or an aesthetic medical practitioner examine the skin and advise you on the best treatment approach.
We also do a VISIA skin analysis on our patients as this not only determines the improvement of the treatment regime chosen but also highlights the damage that is to appear in 5 to 10 years; this allows us to start specific treatments to further reduce the ageing process.
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