It’s no mystery that the major contributors to skin damage is Ultraviolet light rays, smoking and pollutants. The production of free radicals causes a major break down in collagen and essential nutrients in the skin. In any effective skin care regime, one should include a good Vitamin A/Retinol serum, Vitamin C serum, an antioxidant moisturiser and a good sunscreen with antioxidants included.
Vitamin A is naturally occurring in the skin and is a crucial nutrient that we need. Damage by UV causes the skin cells to break down and that’s when we get wrinkles, dullness, dark spots and dry skin. These are the classic signs of ageing. With a Vitamin A serum that is applied topically, you can repair the damaged DNA that occurs within the cell.
It’s also important to use cosmeceuticals or ‘active skin care’ instead of an over-the-counter product to really deliver a change to your skin. The product should be administered by a professional after analysing your skin to provide the product that will provide the best results.
As you enter your 20s, the signs of aging begin to show on the skin and your skin will lose elasticity and start becoming less reflective and dull. You should add retinol in your mid to late 20s to really slow down the aging process. You will most likely be introduced with the lowest dose of retinol and the potency will gradually increase as you age.
Sothys is a cosmeceutical brand that is sold in these locations.
The Sothys Retinol Dermobooster is a prescribed vitamin A serum that can improve sun-damaged and aging skin. It can treat deep wrinkles, sagging skin and uneven texture. It’s important to note that you must avoid products with high doses of Vitamin A while pregnant or if you’re breast feeding. If you have sensitive skin, be extra careful about highly-concentrated products.
It may seem completely ridiculous, but by consistently using a good Vitamin A serum, you can indeed repair your damaged skin and help reverse the signs of aging. It’s also very important that you use a high potency Vitamin C serum to neutralize free radical formation.
Read more about prescribed skincare in the upcoming issue to be released 4th July.