Our mission is to help men and women feel and look their best, whatever their age. Protecting and enhancing your skin, requires a regime, rather than a one-off treatment or miracle product.
Collagen is a natural protein found in the body that connects and supports the body’s tissues.
Poor lifestyle choices and ageing diminish collagen, causing the skin to lose elasticity and appear saggy and wrinkled. Fear not! Collagen can be protected, repaired and stimulated.
Smoking and Alcohol
Smoking and excess alcohol are the co-conspirators of ageing and collagen depletion. Anyway, how much fun is it standing on the pavement or waking up with a hangover? So try to stop or cut down on smoking. Drink less alcohol, sticking to no more than a few glasses of red wine if you must, and try water in between each drink.
Sun Damage and Pollutants
Sun damage and pollutants in the environment are other factors that cause damaging effects. So use a broad-spectrum, mineral-based SPF every day, no matter what the weather, to protect against the damaging effects of the sun, and a good quality moisturizer as a barrier.
Hormonal fluctuations can also cause the collagen to tear and become damaged.
So you know the drill: sleep better, reduce your stress, exercise and move morel
What you put on the inside reflects on the outside. Give simple white carbohydrates, sugar and processed foods the boot. Load up on Omega-3-rich foods, plenty of dark greens and dark berries.
Applying collagen to the skin topically doesn’t work, as it can’t make its way below the outer layer. The best choices are those products containing anti-ageing properties that boost collagen, including retinoid, copper peptides and vitamin C.
Laser treatments are known to create collagen, resulting in tighter, smoother and firmer skin. The important thing to remember is that the results are only temporary, lasting perhaps a few months, as the skin continues to age. So you need to keep topping up to maintain that more youthful look.
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment is a revolutionary new skin treatment. The doctor uses your own blood to create a supercharged serum containing vitamins and amino-acids that is then injected back into your face. It plumps the skin, restores radiance and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. My personal favorite treatment.
These days injectables stimulate collagen production rather than just simply ‘filling’. They support the underlying skin structure and boost collagen to provide a fuller, more youthful appearance.
To achieve the very best results, we need to combine products, treatments, diet and healthy lifestyle choices in our daily lives.
Remember, find a qualified, experienced doctor before embarking on any treatments.
Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional. This advice is based on personal experience and research in consultation with Dr. Daniel Sister who is a medical professional. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical care. Each person is different and their own medical history has to be taken into account before making any major changes to their lifestyle, beauty treatments, and diet. So always, do your research and speak to a certified medical doctor before embarking on any new regime.’