Skin Condition: Ageing

Fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration, sallow complexion, dryness & age spots are tell-tale signs of ageing both naturally & prematurely. With so many triggers and activators of premature ageing; including chronological, internal & external, I am going to summarise the key areas where SS skincare can help you to minimise & slowdown the impact.

While genetics play an important role in how fast or slow you may appear to age, the most aggressive factors that contribute to premature ageing are external factors.

The SS team focus on 3 key areas with the management & minimisation of skin ageing, these areas are prevention, hydration & correction.

Prevention (Protection)

98% of sun damage is incidental, meaning you were not intentionally sun baking, it happened during everyday life while walking the dog, driving the car, through a window indoors, sitting on a bus or train. Protecting your skin EVERYDAY should be a priority.

Prevention is much easier than correction, so whatever stage you are at in your skincare journey the key ingredients that will provide you with adequate protection for prevention are Antioxidants & SPF.

So what is it that you need to protect your skin from?

  1. UVA + UVB radiation from the sun requires a broad spectrum defence such as Zinc Oxide found in Super Sun SPF50.
  2. Blue Light & Infrared radiation impacts skin health by generating free radicals that can lead to oxidative stress & cellular damage. Antioxidants will minimise this impact, SS use a proprietary, clinically tested Tomato Fruit extract with potent antioxidant function.
  3. Environmental pollution like cigarette smoke, smog, dust & vehicle exhaust generate free radicals leading to oxidative stress, triggering cell & tissue damage. Antioxidants are known to protect and repair skin damage that may have been caused.
  4. Sun induced pigmentation can be prevented & managed with melanin inhibitors, Antioxidants such as Tomato Fruit extract have been clinically shown to inhibit the production of melanin.

Antioxidants boost the effectiveness of your sunscreen and ensure maximum protection, while also repairing any skin damage that may have been caused.

Don’t underestimate how amazing your skin & body is, when you eliminate these very stressful events for your skin you give your skin the opportunity to focus on natural regeneration without having to be constantly defending itself.

Hydration (increasing the water content)

It sounds simple but when your skin cells are happy & hydrated they look a little more like juicy grapes compared to dried sultanas. Not only does your skin look smoother and more plump when it is hydrated, it improves your intercellular communication which makes all the process much more efficient.

What are some Key ingredients to look out for that boost Hydration?

  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Electrolytes (like in Esthemax’s Hydrojelly Masks)
  • Aloe
  • Lactic Acid

🙋‍♀️ PRO Skin tip: Another technique for preventing or minimising transepidermal water loss (TEWL) is by using an occlusive evening moisturiser, this helps to lock moisture in and keep your skin cells looking like juicy grapes.

Correction

There are 3 key actions we focus on during the correction phase and they are exfoliation, regulation and stimulation.

  1. Exfoliation the SS way means to simply return the Stratum corneum to optimal function & improve desquamation (the skin’s natural exfoliation process). A strong, healthy barrier is the goal.
  2. Regulation of Sebum levels, Melanin production and epidermal turnover.
  3. Stimulation of collagen & elastin production.

Some Key ingredients you will find in SS skincare that focus on these tasks are

  • Antioxidants like Vitamin C
  • Retinoids (Vitamin A)

🙋‍♀️ PRO Tip: Your fibroblasts (Collagen makers) require systemic Vitamin C to create Collagen. Vitamin C supplementation & topical absorption is the best approach to help boost your Collagen production. 

A high dose Vitamin C can be found in the Sunny Skin Antioxidant Serum. 

And that is how SS use Protection, Hydration & Correction to formulate skincare systems that focus on minimising & slowing down Ageing.

SS Skin Ageing Routine

AM

  1. Sunny Skin Honeymoon Cleanser Coming Soon
  2. Sunny Skin Antioxidant Serum Coming Soon
  3. Sunny Skin Super Sun or Glow Filter SPF50 Coming Soon

PM

  1. Sunny Skin Honeymoon Cleanser Coming Soon
  2. Sunny Skin Antioxidant Serum Coming Soon
  3. Sunny Skin Vitamin A Sleep Therapy Coming Soon

While we have only focused on the external factors that cause premature skin ageing do not underestimate how a balanced diet, active & stress reduced lifestyle can also impact your skin health.