BY LISA WILLIAMS The latest Korean craze Rejuran anti-ageing microinjections seems to be every youthful celebrity’s weapon du jour. However, my obsession with salmon as an anti-aging extraordinaire started much further back when I first read the book, The Wrinkle Cure, almost a decade ago by celebrity doctor Nicholas Perricone (yes, he of the famed Perricone skincare line). In it, he introduced salmon as a superb source of anti-inflammatory, anti-aging nutrients. In fact, Dr Perricome was a firm advocate of Wild Salmon as it contains essential fats and powerful antioxidants such as the carotenoid, astaxanthin, that have important anti-inflammatory properties. How does this relate to aging? Decades of research show that chronic, sub-clinical inflammation is the single greatest precipitator of aging and age-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, certain forms of cancer, and wrinkled, sagging skin. What this means is that it isn’t the big events that make us look at an old leather handbag at 60, it is the small daily insults on our skin that Continue Reading
Have We Found the Anti-Aging Holy Grail?
As our population live longer and enjoy higher standards of life and health, there has been a distinct shift from disease treatment to disease prevention. No longer are we content to have cures for common ailments and illnesses, people are looking to prevent certain negative health outcomes from happening in the first place. This has extended to our ageing process. In the past, aesthetic surgeons and doctors were kept busy trying to fill wrinkles and lines as soon as they pop up on the faces. Now scientists are asking: what if we can slow down the ageing process of the skin in the first place? Instead of filling lines, what if our skin can regenerate itself to an extent such that wrinkles won’t appear prematurely? This shift in thinking is not new. There has always been a plethora of anti-ageing creams and products lining the beauty section of every departmental store. However, this has taken a newfound fervour of late as recent studies uncover new compounds that could potentially save Continue Reading
Complexion Fighters: How To Reduce Facial Redness
Well, we all have to admit that we’re kind of into rosy flush to a certain extent, but when that redness turns to dry, inflamed splotchy skin, it’s not as cute. Red blotchy, uneven complexion affects many women at any age – but fortunately you don’t have to endure in silence. If you suffer from facial redness, know that you’re not alone and believe it or not, it’s also a symptom that many A-list celebrities suffer from! Cameron Diaz, Renee Zellweger and Amy Adams are among the celebs who area dealing with the condition. Have you ever wondered how to banish skin redness for good? SKIN has the answer for you. There are products that can help calm your sensitive skin and combat facial redness. In this section, Dr. Low Chai Ling, Medical Director at The SW1 Clinic talks about facial flushing and the best skincare products for getting redness under control. Your Redness: Blushing and flushing, often accompanied by tiny red pimple-like bumps It might mean you have rosacea. Typically Continue Reading