20 Skin Ageing Causes and How to Prevent them

20 Skin Ageing Causes and how to prevent them
Skin ageing is caused by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors are related to our genetics, hormones and the normal ageing process. These include: decrease production of collagen, elastin, Hyaluronic acid and oil, poor circulation, inflammation, slowing of the healing process. Extrinsic factors include: sun exposure, pollution, allergies, rough treatment of the skin, smoking, drinking, lack of exercise, our diets, etc. To prevent premature skin ageing we need to know what these f...
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Sagging Skin – What can be done?

Sagging Skin: what can be done
Age, gravity, genetics, rapid weight loss, and environmental factors all contribute to sagging skin. The skin is elastic, which means that it stretches and shrinks to adapt to our body shape as required. However, with age the skin looses some of that elasticity. Collagen and elastin form a crisscross pattern in the deep layers of the skin giving the skin its structure. This structure is what makes our skin firm and supple. Unfortunately as we age collagen fibres break down and our skin do...
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The use of Peptides in Skin Care

peptides for your skin
Peptides are short chains of amino acids. A long chain of peptides make up the proteins in our bodies. Peptides can penetrate the skin and tell the cells how to function. There are many different peptides and they are used to send different signals to the cells in our bodies. Some very important are used in Skin Care to revitalise our skin, help produce new collagen and elastin, and diminish wrinkles and skin laxity. Matrixyl® 3000 Peptides Matrixyl 3000 is made up of two peptides: Palmitoyl T...
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The Importance of Vitamin A for your skin

The Importance of Vitamin A for your Skin
Vitamin A for your skin helps prevent and improve photo aging as well as hydrate the skin and is an indispensable factor in the maintenance of healthy epithelial growth and maturation. Vitamin A for your skin is used in different forms: retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinol, retinaldehyde and beta-carotene. The walls of the skin cells are not easy to penetrate. Vitamin A as retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate and retinoic acid can enter the cell through passages called retinoid surfac...
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Peptides: Stopping time – Aug 15 Newsletter

Environ Avance Peptides
Peptides: The effective way to stop time What are Peptides? Peptides are short chains of amino acids and are the building blocks for all the proteins in our bodies, including collagen and elastin. Peptides in skin care As we age, the production of collagen decreases. This added to damage from sun exposure, a sugar rich diet and environmental pollution, causes sagging skin and wrinkles. Peptides can have different functions. Some can be used to send signals to the cells to repair damaged...
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Pigmentation, how to treat it – Jul 15 Newsletter

Pigmentation Treatments
How can you treat Pigmentation? Skin pigmentation is very common in all skin types and ethnicity. Pigmentation can be caused by a number of factors such as sun exposure, hormonal changes, injury and genetics. Some types of pigment and uneven skin are more easy to treat than others. Sun Exposure The major cause for pigmentation is exposure to the sun. Freckles, brown spots, age spots, are all caused by UV damage. Most of this damage is done during our younger years, even though it shows up a...
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Importance of Vitamin A – May 15 Newsletter

Skin Care
The Importance of Vitamin A I remember from my childhood years, my parents telling me to eat my carrots because Vitamin A was good for your eyesight. And it is true, however now we know that it is also indispensable for your skin and your overall health. Vitamin A is important for the maintenance of the immune system. It also promotes good vision, and acts as a growth-like factor in the development the cells. Vitamin A helps repair damaged DNA promoting the division of new and healthy cells....
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Radio Frequency Benefits – Mar 15 Newsletter

Radio Frequency Skin Tightening Treatments
Radio Frequency (RF) Treatment: what is it and what can it do for me? Also called a Facelift Facial or Radio Therapy, Radio Frequency treatments are gentle, non invasive and can be a more natural alternative to the use of botox, dermafillers, and plastic surgery. Our RF Skin Tightening treatments use bi-polar radio waves to heat up the deep layers of the skin. The heat causes the collagen to contract leading to a tightening and lifting of the skin. As we age, our collagen matrix breaks ...
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Dark Skin and Laser Hair Removal – Dec 14 Newsletter

Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin
I have dark skin, can I get permanent hair reduction? It used to be the case that people with dark skin were not able to do laser or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) permanent hair removal. This is no longer true. There is a new technology called elōs that combines the power of light (laser and IPL) with RF (Radio Frequency). These two energy sources when used in unison are able to treat most skin and hair colours. How does elōs hair removal work? With IPL and Laser the light is attracted...
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