It’s often said that we are what we eat. A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals is just as important for your body’s largest organ, your skin, as all the others. In fact, the condition of your skin is a good indicator of your general health. Even if you are giving your body the right nutrition (well done, you), there are still many environmental and lifestyle factors working against you.
That’s why it’s helpful to know about cosmeceuticals. These skincare products contain ingredients you can apply topically to help your skin texture and tone, working from the outside in. They may provide particular benefit in the treatment of ageing and photo-damaged skin.
Retinoids consist of vitamin A. These may act to reverse photo-ageing and even out irregular pigmentation. They appear to promote the formation of a new layer of collagen in the skin.
Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or fruit acids, such as glycolic and lactic acids, may improve the condition of the skin and help you maintain a healthy, glowing complexion. AHAs do this by encouraging your body to produce collagen, which helps to decrease wrinkles and give you tighter, more youthful-looking skin.
Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E help prevent damage to the skin by neutralising free radicals and the damaging chemicals produced by the sun, smoking, pollution and other environmental factors. They also promote the formation and repair of collagen, which makes your skin more supple and elastic, and reduces wrinkles.
Adelaide Plastic Surgery also has other treatments to improve the texture and complexion of your skin, all of which you’ll find here on our website, or please feel free to call and discuss it with one of nurses.