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Put a stop to premature skin ageing

The effects of sun damage are well-known – fine lines, discolouration, age spots and uneven texture – but it is not always possible to avoid exposure and escape those premature signs of ageing. A quality skincare regime, with particular emphasis on protection and repair, can play a vital role in preventing further sun damage and reducing the outward appearance of ageing.

Queensland cosmetic physician Dr Doug Grose believes allmedic skincare contains the requisite ingredients, at effective concentrations, to help decelerate the skin’s ageing process. ‘Everyone should have a core range of skincare products they use every day, including a cleanser, exfoliator and sunscreen,’ he says.

Sun protection is essential

The key to healthy, youthful skin lies in prevention, and sunscreens are the first line of defence against harmful ultraviolet radiation. By either reflecting or absorbing UV light, ingredients in sunscreens work to protect the skin and inhibit the manifestation of photoageing.

Notably, sunscreen from allmedic also contains Niacinamide, or Vitamin B3, to help hydrate the skin, reduce the appearance of skin discolouration and improve skin elasticity, tone and texture.

The allmedic SPF 50+ Face and Body Moisturising Sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. UVA is the dominant tanning ray, which deeply penetrates the skin and causes DNA damage to epidermal and dermal skin cells. UVB is responsible for reddening and sunburn, as it only penetrates the skin’s superficial layers. Both types of radiation contribute to sun cancer risk and can lead to premature ageing.

Exfoliation matters

Alongside sunscreen, exfoliation also works to protect the skin by stimulating cell renewal. According to Dr Grose, both mechanical and chemical exfoliation removes rough, dry, sun-damaged skin to increase cell turnover and thicken the epidermis – factors that may help prohibit the development of skin cancer.

‘If left untreated, rough, dry, sun-damaged skin can turn into a skin cancer,’ Dr Grose explains. ‘Once a skin cancer is detected, there is a greater risk of further skin cancers occurring in the surrounding area.’

The allmedic exfoliating scrub is pH balanced to help bring and maintain the skin at the correct pH. It also contains medium-sized cellulose beads that work as a mechanical exfoliator to gently remove dead skin cells.

Chemical exfoliation can be achieved through every day use of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). ‘Of all the AHAs, I believe glycolic acid is the most effective as it penetrates the deepest,’ says Dr Grose.

‘The allmedic Face Repair Cream and Body Repair Cream contain active concentrations of glycolic acid in a low pH cream to maximise the effect of the AHAs and improve cell turnover,’ he continues.

Repair & renew

allmedic skincare can help restore sun-damaged skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, discolouration and unevenness caused by sun damage. Moreover, the allmedic product range has been formulated to help restore and maintain the function of the epidermis.

The allmedic Night Repair Serum is designed to help accelerate skin renewal, smooth fine lines and lighten discolouration. The serum contains encapsulated Retinol (Vitamin A), to help stimulate collagen production in the dermis, and Niacinamide to help improve texture, increase hydration, and counter redness or inflammation.

“The marine enzyme Venuceane, used in allmedic products, is a powerful antioxidant”

An effective, global rejuvenation can be achieved when the serum is used in conjunction with the allmedic Eye Repair Cream. The eye cream is suitable for all skin types and is designed to help repair and firm the delicate skin around the eye area. It uses a unique blend of plant extracts, the marine enzyme Venuceane, moisturisers and biopeptide technologies to improve microcirculation and ‘plump up’ the periorbital skin. csbm