Preventative Skincare – Start Young
14th January 2016
I’ve spent a lifetime developing anti-ageing skincare products and treatments to help prevent the signs of ageing, and reduce the effects of modern stresses and strains on our bodies and skin. But often I hear younger people question whether these products and treatments are right for them or not.
“I’m a bit young for that though I think” or “Maybe that would be good for my Mum” None of us want to think about ageing, not least when we are still young!
However, putting in place an effective regular skincare routine now (at home and by pampering yourself at one of our lovely salons), will stand you in good stead for the future, and delay any skin issues associated with premature ageing. I meet dozens of people every week who tell me they wish they looked after their skin better then they were younger and, these days – with so many fantastic products and treatments easily accessible – there is no excuse.
One thing I would say, is that having a proper skincare routine doesn’t have to be hugely expensive. Just 1 professional salon treatment every 4-6 weeks, along with a good home-care regime will keep skin looking youthful.
So what would I recommend for younger clients?
Many of the treatments we provide, stimulate collagen production. Did you know that by the age of 25 the amount of collagen you have starts to decrease? But not to fear, new collagen production is possible, thanks to professional treatments like Microdermabrasion and COMCIT. It will take about 2 weeks to lay down new collagen in the skin, so one treatment every 4-6 weeks is perfect for your younger skin.
For younger clients I always recommend a gentle cleansing wash which is convenient to use in the shower, soap-free and contains soothing ingredients which won’t irritate sometimes sensitive skin. Our Deep Cleanse Gel and Soothing Cleansing Gel are great for this. These two cleansers will also take off eye make-up, so there is no excuse however late you get in!
You need an exfoliator which is effective but not harsh. Natural abrasive ingredients Rubisa (ground Ruby) and sea salt make our hero Crystal Polish a good scrub, while Acacia Honey keeps skin nourished. And it won’t break the bank, using it just once a week, Crystal Polish 150ml will last you a year.
A weekly face mask done at home will enhance any salon treatments you do have, as well as give you a good excuse to relax for 10 minutes! Our award winning 10 Minute Glow Peel off Face Mask is great for young skin, which usually still needs some help controlling oil and fighting blemishes. It contains Papaya Extract to digest dead skin cells and refine texture along with brightening the skin, while AC Net calms any inflammation and regulates sebum. Use twice a week to see clearer, brighter skin.
And finally, make sure you’re using an SPF every day, SPF15 should be a minimum. You can either use a dedicated sun cream, or a moisturiser which has SPF in, like our Skin Brightening Complex SPF15. Skin Brightening Complex also contains Lumiskin, which gives the skin a luminous, dewy finish with or without make-up. These types of moisturiser are great for younger skin, they make your skin glow on big nights out and helps pep it up again the morning after!
So – let me know how you get on and, most of all, enjoy your skincare routine. With the right products it really is a daily treat.BACK TO NEWS