Aging is an inescapable fate for all of us – as much as we dislike admitting it. It causes the beauty and health of youth to gradually slip through our fingers. However, much can be done to slow down its grip on our skin. These efforts can range from thorough anti-ageing treatments to simply including a potent serum into your skincare routine. Before we delve into the extensive realm of anti-aging prevention techniques, let Porcelain sort out the basics of anti-aging.
What Causes Aging?
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Apart from the obvious factor of time, signs of aging that appear on our skin are a compounded result of multiple factors such as exposure to environmental aggressors (like free radicals and UV Rays), diet and dehydration.
Free radicals cause oxidative damage to skin cells and thus result in skin cell death. On top of that, UV Rays (UVA & UVB) cause damage to skin cells and similarly, result in their death. Additionally, your diet fuels your body’s ability to recover and protect itself from the aforementioned aggressors. Fried foods contain free radicals which can cause skin cell death. Sugary foods and dairy can also lead to inflammation in the body, worsening existing skin issues and reducing the body’s ability to heal.
Dehydration – a common occurrence in warmer climates – causes the skin to experience an imbalance in the skin’s pH. This imbalance causes the skin’s natural barrier against free radicals and UV rays to be weakened, making the potential damage to the skin greater.
Considering that our skin becomes more fragile and its reparative ability decreases over time, it is vital to start your anti-aging routine early in order to require fewer intensive efforts in the future.
When to Start Anti-Aging?
While you can easily find anti aging treatment in Singapore, the general rule of thumb would be to start as early as possible – typically in the early twenties – to minimise the impact of aging on the skin. It is often in our twenties that our skin starts to weaken, and experience decreases in its reparative and regenerative abilities. Supporting your skin through treatments and products would build a strong foundation against aging.
The first step taken towards anti-aging can be as simple as including a potent serum into your skincare routine. Here are a few of our recommendations:
One of the main contributors to ageing is dehydration and the resulting imbalanced skin pH. As its name states, this essence aims to rebalance the skin’s pH by rehydrating it and controlling its oil production. With potent ingredients such as Sodium Hyaluronate (known widely for its deeply hydrating properties) and Tea Tree Extract (known for its oil-controlling ability). Rebalance your skin and boost its natural barrier against other ageing factors!
Intensive is not an understatement – made of 4 unique complexes, the HA+ Hydrating Serum’s complexes aim to deeply hydrate, soothe, minimise breakouts and most importantly, slow down the signs of ageing. Wakame Extract (Seaweed Extract) prevents cell degeneration, repairs skin and reduces wrinkles and redness.
It’s deep hydrating complex powered by a dual-chained Hyaluronic Acid and 4 hydrating ingredients to combat dehydration and restore skin pH balance.
What if I Started including Anti-Aging Methods Late?
Though there is an optimal time to start your anti-aging efforts, there’s no time like the present to start down the anti-aging path. However, it is important to note that more intensive efforts and greater commitment are required to make up for the lost time.
The first step is to set up a strong foundation by having a well-rounded skincare routine which includes potent anti-aging products. A well-rounded skincare routine is one that is built to balance and maintain your skin’s pH and target your skin concerns. If you’re not sure how to balance your pH, we recommend checking out this article to learn the basics on how to set up a well-rounded skincare routine!
On top of the skincare routine, treatments are also needed to help slow down the effects of aging. The goal of these treatments should be to aid the skin in its natural repair and regeneration of the skin’s key building blocks – collagen and elastin. This would allow the skin to appear naturally younger for longer and strengthen the skin from within.
Here are some of our treatment recommendations that do exactly that:
A high performing custom-facial that utilises medical-grade technology, craftsmanship and effective products to tackle visible signs of aging while stimulating collagen production and toning facial muscles for a lifted visage.
Harnessing a unique patented long-wave radio frequency technology, the Proionic treatment works to stimulate collagen and elastin production for instant and long-term anti-aging effects. It also boosts cellular ionic exchange, thus minimising the negative effects of free-radicals and restoring the skin’s natural ionic equilibrium.
While stopping the inevitable process of aging is near impossible, it is not impossible to start building a strong foundation to minimise its effects. Start your path of anti-aging today and emerge with healthier, youthful skin that would keep your real age a secret!