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2 Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredients Dermatologists Like To Use

If it sounds strange to you that you should be applying more than just your toner, serum and moisturizer from your 30s, you might be missing out on some key anti-aging ingredients! In our 30s, collagen and elastin levels in our skin start to drop and the skin becomes thinner and looks less plump. Fine lines may start to be visible especially around the eyes and forehead, and pores may appear more enlarged. Find out how to reverse these early signs of ageing with some vital anti-aging skincare ingredients. #1 Retinoids Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives widely praised by dermatologists as one of the most effective skincare ingredients to retard or even reverse wrinkles. These are extremely powerful ingredients that stimulate collagen production and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This multi-tasking ingredient also exfoliates, removing dead skin cells, clogged pores and has a pore-minimizing effect. Not surprisingly, it is also effective at reducing pigmentation. The stronger and most effective version is Retin-A but this comes in super Continue Reading

Seeing Red With Retinol – Are You Commiting These Mistakes?

Retinol is the secret weapon in a dermatologist’s anti-aging arsenal. It is effective as an anti-wrinkling agent, is often used for getting rid of pesky pigmentation, its collagen stimulating effects helps to texturise skin and erase fine lines and it is anti-acne! But as with all miraculous weapons made, operating them is an entirely different matter – you could be seeing no results with your retinol product, or literally seeing red. If you want your skin to really start reaping the benefits of retinol, avoid these 4 major retinol skincare mistakes.   Mistake #1. Pairing It Wrongly Have you ever been in a relationship where things between both of you felt so incompatible and basically the lack of chemistry took the sparks right out every date? Well, skincare can be like that. Pairing stuff wrongly can cancel things out for both products, and nothing will work. For example, retinol and vitamin C should not be mixed because they work best at very different acidic ph’s. That is not to say Continue Reading

Hormonal Acne: How To Fight It

Most people have vivid memories of their terrifying pimple-faced teenage years. But if you thought acne was frustrating before you turned 20, imagine having to deal with it again later as an adult. Getting acne beyond your pubescent years can be the most frustrating thing, especially since the rise of social media has placed a lot of emphasis on appearances Indeed, the coining of “instaworthy shots” has social medial platforms such as Instagram resembling more and more of an aesthetics feed with fashion bloggers who work as social media influencers selling images of perfect, porcelain clear skin. How To Tell If You Have Hormonal Acne At puberty, hormonal breakouts usually develop across the face. In one’s twenties or older, hormonal acne is usually concentrated around the cheeks, jaw and chin. Another hint of adult hormonal acne is these tend to be deep, painful cysts which are sensitive or tender to touch. Cystic acne are nasty not only because they hurt and are gross, they can also potentially cause unsightly scars. Continue Reading

Proven Ways To Slow Down The Skin Ageing Process

Be Religious About Applying Your Sunscreen Heard of the Slip-Slop-Slap campaign that was raised to raise awareness about the risks of skin cancer in Australia? Well, since we can’t Slip on a shirt over our faces, Slop-ping on the SPF50 sunscreen is probably more important in this respect. Don’t be fooled and skip the sunscreen on a less-than-sunny day. Fact is, our skin doesn’t need to feel the sun in order to be damaged. UVA rays are potent “silent’ skin agers and do not burn skin at all.   For those who need some quick advice, physical sunblocks are also known as mineral sunblocks, and these contain zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, or both. Compared to chemical sunblocks which contain active ingredients like avobenzone or oxybenzone, physical sunblocks are more stable and less likely to cause skin irritations. However, if the thought of zinc oxide leaving a chalky cast on your face puts you off, try a wash-on sunscreen. Read more: I Found A Wash-On Sunscreen. You Are Going To Want Continue Reading