Elise tells us how to get clear, glowing skin

Clear, glowing skin is something we all wish we had, no matter our age. So what can you do to help improve your skin health, tone and texture?

Elise Birchall, our Dermal Clinician, has a few great tips to get you on your way.

  1. Sun protection is vital. While 15 minutes a day in the sun to get a healthy dose of Vitamin D can be a good thing, too much time in the sun can be a problem.  Being sun smart is not just about preventing skin cancers, sun damage is the number one cause of premature aging and pigmentation which can lead to unwanted wrinkles and brown spots. Sunscreen is your best anti aging secret. Apply sunscreen religiously every day, even when its cloudy and overcast. So simple, but so effective. Everyone should be using sunscreen and it is never too late to start. Remember it’s not just your face that can look aged, so don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your décolletage and the backs of your hands!
  2. Help your skin stay strong and function the best it can by using antioxidants. Include in your daily regime Vitamins A, B, C and E. Not only will these vitamins help protect the skin, but they can also help your skin reverse existing sun damage. These vitamins can help activate immune cells, stimulate collagen production and block free radicals.
    AHA’s and BHA’s can be used to help with cell turnover and to remove dead dull skin cells which will promote the production of new healthy looking skin for a glowing skin.
  3. Cut out alcohol, smoking and too much sugar. If you don’t you will be undoing all of the hard work you put into taking care of your skin. Your skin will function better and you will dramatically reduce the effects of aging.
  4. Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water especially in the warmer months. When it’s hot it is easy to get dehydrated which can result in headaches and dizziness. We recommend carrying a water bottle and remember to increase your intake of fresh fruit.
  5. Don’t forget about the rest of your skin. Your body needs looking after too, not just your face. Never spray perfumes directly on to your skin as this can cause further sun damage and skin irritation. That pigmentation and redness you may have noticed on your neck and décolletage can be contributed to spraying perfume directly on to your skin and then having subsequent sun exposure.  Tip – always spray your perfume on the collar of your top or over your clothes for a longer lasting scent that won’t harm your skin.
  6. Repair the damage. Whether you have acne scarring, sun damaged skin, pigmentation, suffer from rosacea or you just want to slow down the effects of aging; there are treatments available to help. Chemical peels, collagen induction therapy, laser therapy or microdermabrasion might be your solution. Often a combination is the best approach. A qualified clinician will be able to tailor treatment plans to suit your needs so you get the best results.

Remember – Don’t start tomorrow, what you can start today!

Elise offers a complimentary skin assessment for all of her patients before they undertake any treatments. Request an appointment with Elise or call us today on 6255 8988.