Photo ageing and how to treat it.
If we wind the clock back by just a few decades a suntan was very common, almost trendy. Let’s face it, almost everything we put on looks better with a tan. We couldn’t get enough of it, in fact years ago a tan signified someone fairly well off who could afford to travel, returning from their holidays looking bronzed and relaxed. Those poor fair skinned individuals we thought, who had to hide from the sun and returned from their holidays positively whiter than white – actually it would seem they were the lucky ones!!!!
We didn’t have the knowledge then about the effects of sun damage and the dangers that go along with it. Now with the power of the media, and the world wide web, we should know better…..
*An extract from ‘Vitamin A Skin Science by Dr Des Fernandes & Dr Ernest Eistein
I believe that photo ageing should be classified as a chronic skin-disease caused by light. My reason is that if people see it as a disease then we will realise that we need a ‘scientific medicine’ to treat the disease that affects virtually the whole world. Most outward signs of skin ageing result from cumulative everyday sun exposure. It begins in infancy and continues throughout life. It can take from ten to forty years for the damage to manifest itself.
UVA rays (A for ageing) predominately causes photo ageing because the UVB rays (B for burn) cannot penetrate the epidermis (the surface layer of the skin) however the UVA rays can.
Vitamin A depletion is central in the development of photo damage. Vitamin A is essential to a healthy skin however we lose 95% of this Vitamin everyday, by topically applying Vitamin A this helps the skin to withstand environmental damage; by keeping the skin rich in Vitamin A we prevent the signs of photo ageing even when we are out in the sun.
Environ skincare uses a unique step up programme, helping the skin become gradually more comfortable with increasing doses of Vitamin A and other ingredients minimising the chance of a reaction, the company ethos is ’Beautiful skin for a lifetime’. Having recently completed my training course and introducing the range to the salon I am very excited about the brand and am already seeing fantastic results on clients. We have introduced eleven different facials each packed with nourishing, anti-ageing ingredients, the freshest, most active forms of Vitamin A, C and Anti-Oxidants are driven deep into the lower layers of the skin using sound waves and small electrical pulses. This scientific approach stimulates Collagen to soften lines and improve elasticity, increase hydration and boost radiance. particularly effective at addressing sun-damage, pigmentation, premature ageing, dryness, uneven skin tone and scarring with measurable differences after just one session.
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Use the New Year as a starting point to up your skincare game, the Beauty Haven skin specialists are on hand to offer you guidance and help you achieve optimum skin health.