Your skin is your body’s largest organ and it protects you from the elements, infections, and other harmful substances. It also helps to regulate your body temperature and maintain your overall health.

As you age, your skin naturally loses elasticity and moisture, which can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of ageing. However, by taking good care of your skin, you can help slow down the ageing process and keep your skin looking healthy and youthful.

In this article, we highlight three skin regimes/treatments that London-based Dr. Kate Aesthetics recommends to start earlier in life to slow down the signs of ageing. It is inspired by her Instagram video, explaining what she wishes she had done sooner rather than later.

1. SPF

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is a measure of how well a sunscreen protects your skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Rays are the main cause of sunburn and cause premature skin ageing and skin cancer. Using sunscreen with a higher SPF is an important part of protecting your skin. It also provides the following benefits:

  • Reduces the risk of skin cancer: UV rays are the main cause of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Regular use of sunscreen can help to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
  • Prevents premature skin ageing: UV rays can damage the collagen and elastin in your skin, which can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of premature ageing. Sunscreen can help to protect your skin from these damages and keep it looking younger for longer.
  • Protects against sunburn: Sunburn is a painful and unsightly condition that can be caused by too much exposure to UV rays. Sunscreen can help to prevent sunburn by absorbing UV rays and preventing them from reaching your skin.
  • Can help protect against other skin problems: UV rays can also cause other skin problems, such as photokeratitis (sunburn of the cornea), pterygium (a growth on the white of the eye), and actinic keratosis (a precancerous skin condition).

2. Medical-grade skincare

Medical-grade skincare is a term used to describe skincare products that are formulated with active ingredients that have been clinically proven to be effective in treating specific skin conditions. 

It’s important for our skin because it can help treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. It can also help to prevent skin ageing and improve the overall appearance of the skin.

Medical-grade skincare is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It also depends on your skin type, so it is best to get professional advice before choosing one. Here are some additional tips for choosing medical-grade skincare:

  • Look for products that are labelled as “medical grade” or “clinically tested.”
  • Choose products that are formulated with active ingredients that have been proven to be effective in treating your specific skin condition.
  • Start with a low concentration of the active ingredient and gradually increase it as needed.
  • Use medical-grade skincare products as directed.
  • Be patient and consistent with your skincare routine.

3. Collagen-boosting treatments

Collagen-boosting treatments are designed to help increase collagen production and improve the appearance of the skin. There are a variety of collagen-boosting treatments available, including:

  • Dermal fillers: These are injections that are used to add volume to the skin and plump up wrinkles.
  • Microneedling: This is a procedure that uses tiny needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
  • Laser treatments: These treatments use lasers to damage the skin and stimulate collagen production.
  • Chemical peels: These treatments use acids to remove the top layer of skin and stimulate collagen production.

It is important to seek professional advice ahead of any treatment.

Dr. Kate Aesthetics based in Cockfosters, Enfield, North London, is a specialist in skincare with years of experience in the field. Give your skin the glow it deserves by contacting Dr. Kate today.