What Causes Ageing?

Ageing is a natural process influenced by genetics, lifestyle choices, and environmental exposures. While we can’t stop the clock, we can take steps to manage how our skin ages over time. With simple measures, 7 years can be wiped off your skin’s biological clock. Read on to learn more.

Importance of Skincare in Anti-Ageing

Skincare is pivotal in combating the visible signs of ageing. A proper regimen not only enhances your skin’s appearance but also its health, ensuring you look vibrant at any age.

Tips and Tricks for Anti-Ageing

1. Sun Protect

  • Use broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 50+ (Therapeutic Goods Administration approved) with high UVA protection daily to shield your skin from harmful UV rays. Apply it 20 minutes before heading out and reapply every 2 hours, especially if swimming or sweating. For those with pigment issues, use a tinted sunscreen to block visible light. Remember to wear sunscreen when the UV index is 3 or above, regardless of the weather.

2. Hydrate

  • Apply regular moisturiser. Choose a fragrance-free one with ceramides. For oily skin, use lotions; for dry skin or winter, use creams. Keeping your skin hydrated maintains its elasticity and glow.

3. Cleanse

  • Cleanse your face at least once daily (at night) or ideally twice daily. Use a fragrance-free cleanser with ceramides. Hydrating cleansers are excellent and will not exacerbate pimples or oily skin. Cleansing removes dead skin cells and impurities.

4. Be Healthy in Mind and Body

  • A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals supports skin health. Include fresh fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids (found in salmon). Avoid high sugar and insulin-like growth factor foods (like sweets and excessive milk) that can worsen acne and oily skin. Avoid smoking and alcohol as they age the skin. Engage in regular physical activity to boost blood supply and circulation to the skin, promoting a healthier complexion. Exercise also helps manage stress, reducing inflammation and acne.

5. Adequate Sleep

  • Ensure you get enough sleep each night. Quality sleep allows your skin to repair and regenerate, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

6. Stress Management

  • Manage stress through relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, or hobbies. Chronic stress can accelerate ageing by affecting your skin’s barrier function.

7. Avoid Smoking and Excessive Alcohol Consumption

  • Quit smoking and limit alcohol intake. Both habits can dehydrate your skin and lead to premature ageing.

8. Consistent Skincare Routine

  • Develop a consistent skincare routine tailored to your skin type. Cleanse, tone, and moisturise daily to keep your skin healthy and youthful.

9. Consider Adding an Anti-Oxidant to Your Morning Routine

  • For those 25+ years old, Niacinamide is well tolerated and helps reduce inflammation. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation risks long term. Look for 10% concentrations in serums and creams for effectiveness.

10. Consider Adding Prescription Retinoids to Your Evening Routine

  • For those 25-30+ years old, prescription retinoids like tretinoin can improve skin texture, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles with long-term use. Consult a dermatologist before use, especially if you have certain skin conditions or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Introduce retinoids gradually, starting with a few nights per week and mixed with moisturiser to reduce irritation.

Consider Professional in Clinic Treatments to Boost Skin Quality, Texture and Luminosity

Not all treatments are created equal and understanding what each do for the skin is critical. There is nothing better than in person assessment of your skin to address concerns and work through solutions that suit your skin type, concerns, lifestyle and budget. Read below for some of the in clinic treatments we offer to assist you with your skin health journey.

Professional Treatments

At Chroma Dermatology, we offer a range of professional treatments designed to enhance your anti-ageing regimen:

Laser Genesis (hyperlink)

Laser Genesis helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improves skin tone. This non-invasive laser treatment stimulates collagen production, resulting in a smoother and more youthful complexion.

Fractional ablative laser (hyperlink to CoolPeel)

CoolPeel is a CO2 laser treatment that targets the superficial layer of skin tissue to reveal younger and healthier-looking skin. It reduces sun damage, fine lines, and improves skin texture with minimal downtime.

Biostimulators

Biostimulators, like Sculptra, stimulate your body’s own collagen production to improve skin elasticity and firmness. This treatment helps restore volume and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Conclusion: Embracing Healthy Ageing

Ageing is a journey, and embracing it with a positive attitude, proactive skincare, and professional treatments can make a world of difference. As dermatologists in Melbourne with expertise in non-invasive anti-ageing skin treatments, we at Chroma Dermatology are dedicated to helping you maintain healthy, youthful skin through personalised skincare solutions. Click here for more information on our services and how we can assist you in your anti-ageing journey.