Wrinkles, Ageing, Anti-wrinkle, Anti-ageing, Skin treatment

Avoid Wrinkles with These 5 Tips (2020)

Wrinkles are very common as people age because the skin produces less collagen and elastin. This makes the skin thinner and drier, thus reducing the resistance to damage. However, having wrinkles when you’re young can make you feel self-conscious. Here are some tips on how to avoid excessive wrinkles and slow down the ageing of the skin.

1.Apply sunscreen daily.

Exposure to the UV rays from the sun may cause wrinkles. Sunscreen is only effective when an ample amount of sunscreen is applied every two to three hours. Choose a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) above 30 to delay the signs of ageing.

2.Hydration is the key.

Everyone is aware that in order to keep the skin healthy, moisturisers are important. This also applies to slowing down the process of skin ageing. Moisturiser traps the water in the skin which in turn, makes it more hydrated and bouncier. High quality moisturisers such as the Physiodermie Hydro Control Emulsion to help protect the skin against dryness, moisten skin with long-lasting effect and maintain a visibly fresh effect.

3.Healthy diets.

Poor diet habits such as an excessive amount of sugar or sodium intake is bad for the skin too. Sugar in the body produces end products called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) that help break down the collagen in the body. Maintaining a healthy diet may help you retain the “youth” in the skin.

4.Correct your sleeping position.

Bad sleeping positions can be an underlying factor for wrinkles as certain sleeping positions lead to compression problems. Compression happens when people press their face against the pillow every night which leaves the skin weaker in certain parts of the body than others. The best solution is to sleep on the back to prevent compression and reduce wrinkles.

5.Skin treatments.

Skin treatments can be done to treat wrinkles. Most treatments include consultation with the experts who will advise the right skin treatment depending on the skin’s condition.

No one can escape from getting wrinkles but you can take steps to delay the process of getting them. It is best for people to start taking care of their skin as early as teenage years but it is advised for the ones in their late 20s to start using anti-ageing skin care products especially those who are exposed to direct sunlight daily.

Body Perfect offers a range of treatments for wrinkles, proven effective by its many clients over the years. Speak to our Beauty Professionals for a consultation on your skin.

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Skin pigmentation, Skin treatment, Freckles, Age spots

3 Things You Must Know About Skin Pigmentation in 2020

What is skin pigmentation?

Call it freckles or age spots; skin pigmentation is experienced by a quarter of women at some point in their lives. Although harmless, skin pigmentation can bring down our confidence.

Skin pigmentation is caused by melanin which gives colour to our skin. Normally, the level of melanin in our skin stays constant. However, for those who have skin pigmentation, there is an uneven distribution of melanin in the skin. Often, it occurs due to sun damage, injury on the skin, melasma or a hormonal imbalance.

In most cases of skin pigmentation, the dark spots which appear on the neck or face are caused by acne or other injuries on the face. That is why it is known as post-inflammatory pigmentation. The melanin level rises to help your skin heal from injuries and the spots might stay for weeks.

Who is susceptible to skin pigmentation?

Women who are expecting might have a higher tendency to develop skin pigmentation as they experience hormonal imbalances but using the wrong skin care might actually make things worse. The use of unsuitable skin care products can irritate the skin which leads to more melanin. As women age, the number of collagens produced and cell turnover would also reduce drastically. This means it will take more time for the skin to repair itself.

Tips to avoid skin pigmentation

You might want to start with the right skin care products and regime. Follow this step by step process to ensure that your skin is stays healthy with reduced skin pigmentation.

1.Soothe the skin

The main reason for skin pigmentation is inflammation or redness of the skin due to irritation. Aim to use products with soothing or anti-inflammatory ingredients such as Niacinamide; a water-soluble vitamin which could improve the uneven skin tone. Nadine Salembier Whitening Spot Corrector is especially effective in helping lightening skin blotches caused by the sun or by skin aging.

2.Improve your skin’s barrier

You should never leave your house without applying moisturiser and sunscreen! While you think it’s just for a quick time out, going out without sunscreen will increase exposure to UV rays. Choosing the best sunscreen for your skin can be tricky, so here are some tips you can use when choosing one:

• Sunscreen with “broad-spectrum protection” as it protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. For example, LANLUIS Hydrating Defense which is designed to protect the skin from UVA/UVB with SPF 30.
• Sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) 30 or higher depending on how long you’ll be outside. You can try the Sans Soucis Anti-Age Sun Care Face with SPF 30 that helps prevent premature skin aging, maintain the moisture balance and strengthen the protection function of the skin.
• Do note the type of sunscreen you’re using, whether its gel or cream as well as the ingredients, as certain types may cause irritation to your skin

3.What types of treatment can help reduce skin pigmentation?

Body Perfect has a range of treatment targeted at skin pigmentation. Our breakthrough skin pigmentation treatments such as the Body Perfect NS Whitening & Pigmentation Face, Eye, Neck & Décolleté Treatment is designed to help reduce pigmentation and discolouration, thus, work to reduce dark spots on the skin.

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Acne, Acne-prone skin, Skin care, Skin regime, Skin treatment

4 Must Have Skin Care Products for Acne-Prone Skin (2020)

Many women with acne-prone skin struggle to find the perfect skin regime and skin care products for their skin. Finding the perfect skin care product needs trial and error. We just can’t afford to use the wrong products for our skin!

Women with acne-prone skin must know what types of acne that their skin is likely to produce, in order to avoid or treat them. Among the type of acne are blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, nodules, papules or pustules. Each type of acne can be avoided or treated with a thorough skin care regimen. Apart from a strict skin regimen, one can also go to aesthetic centres for specialised treatments.

Holy Grail for the skin

Getting the perfect skin care product is about choosing one that is right for your skin type. Having the right product does wonders on people with acne-prone skin.

1.Find a cleanser that suits your skin.

Do your research. Take note of the ingredients in your skincare products and mark down which one causes break outs. Purchase and use a cleanser for at least two weeks to see the difference and decide whether it works. Repeat this if the one you tried isn’t working. It is okay, beauty takes time. Look for cleansers with natural active ingredients, such as those recommended by our Beauty Professionals.

2.Suitable moisturiser for acne-prone skin.

Dry skin that lacks moisture can produce an excessive amount of sebum, which then leads to the production of acne. Moisturisers can be in gel or cream form. Find one that provides you with the right amount of moisture that your skin needs. Moisturisers that smell good can be therapeutic, but it is better to avoid one with fragrance as it could irritate the skin. Get a moisturiser such as Physiodermie Oily Skin Emulsion, which is designed with seboregulating complex to help tighten pores and reduce excess sebum production.

3.Solve the inflammation.

The major problem for people with acne-prone skin is skin redness due to inflammation of the acne. Salicylic acid may soothe the inflamed area. However, the application of sunscreen can also help reduce inflammation. Topical ointments could also work wonders with the right amount of benzoyl peroxide, retinoids (such as adapalene) or salicylic acid.

4.Balance the skin pH.

Unbalanced skin pH can damage the skin barrier. Weak or damaged skin barriers are more likely to be exposed to irritants which can cause acne-prone skin. With a stronger skin barrier, the skin can retain water more effectively thus maintain a good hydration balance. While a moisturiser can provide the hydration you need, Physiodermie Stabilizing Lotion PH Balancing to help soothe sensitive skin and bring the skin to the perfect 5.5 pH level.

Patience is the key, but some prefer a quick and visible result. While practising the “perfect” skin care regimen religiously can be worth the patience, it is actually an investment to some.

The best solution is to get a FREE consultation from Beauty Professionals at Body Perfect. Our Beauty Professionals are trained to help you find the perfect treatment or products for acne-prone skin. Our recommendations are designed according to your skin requirements and your needs.

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