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What is the best anti-aging product?

This may come as a surprise, SPF is the most effective anti-aging product. Cellular damage is often caused by UV exposure and the free radicals produced attacking your beautiful skin cells. Over time the DNA in your cells become damaged, They stop reproducing as effectively which leads to deformed cells.

Protecting your skin from UV exposure is the best form of anti-aging.

What are the staples of a skincare routine and in which order?

Cleanser, hyaluronic acid, moisturiser and SPF should be staples in your routine.

1:A quality cleanser should gently clean your skin without stripping it of essential oils and leaving your barrier intact. I pop my cleanser in the shower so I can quickly wash my face after my workout each morning and makeup off at night. Our Juvenate Revitalising cleanser has make-up remover in the formulation so removes the step of having to remove makeup with another product.

2: Hyaluronic acid has become the new “toner“ but essentially hydrates the skin. Most cosmedical cleanser formulations no longer strip the acid mantle so don't require a toner to rebalance the PH however some formalactions use a toner as a delivery system to drive the actives into your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is different to a moisturiser as your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, it is a fundamental hydrating structure within the skin.

Juvenate B-hydrate 4D has 4 different types of hyaluronic acid paired with Niacinimide, which also strengthens, and fights against inflammatory conditions optimising the environment for cell health.

3: Moisturisers can contain a combination of the following:

  • Humectants: These ingredients attract water to the skin and help lock in moisture ie: glycerin, Hyaluronic acid and urea.

  • Emollients: These ingredients help to soften and smooth skin by filling in gaps between skin cells ie: plants oils, mineral oils and silicone.

  • Occlusive: These ingredients form a barrier on the skin that helps to prevent moisture loss. Common occlusives are petroleum, dimethicone and beeswax.

At its most basic level should help lock hydration into the skin, deliver some type of nutrition (Vitamins A, C, or E) and protect your skin from environmental pollution.

Juvenate’s Renewal and Rejuvenate moisturiser is an intensive anti-aging treatment containing powerful anti-oxidants such as vitamins A & C- which effectively removes two additional steps/ products from your routine.

SPF- an absolute staple that goes on lightly after moisturising as it has a thicker composition that would block the nutrients from the moisturiser from being absorbed. SPF becomes a physical barrier that blocks UVA & UVB from penetrating your skin.

Additional products that will serve you well are Retinol (Vitamin A), Vit C and decent eye cream.

What is the best age to start using anti-aging products or procedures?

As soon as you can, it's never too late however mid to late twenties is great. When we describe aged skin, beauty therapists are thinking and looking at the loss or breakdown of collagen and elastin which gives the lined, looser skin appearance and possibly pigmentation.

This can happen as early as your mid-twenties depending on your skin type, sun exposure, genetics and skin care.

Do you need different products for morning and night?

Put simply, No. However, you can break up your routine to make it simpler.

Morning: Cleanse, Hyaluronic Acid, Moisturise, SPF. This sounds complicated but isn't really, you get it down to a quick routine.

Night time: Cleanse, Hyaluronic Acid or Vit A, Moisturise.

The client above had suffered with Rosacea that had created sensitivity, dryness and started to break down the collagen in her skin. After a few Dermapen treatments and using Juvenate skincare at home we have managed to correct and reverse a lot of the damage. It is never too late to get started.

How often should I exfoliate?

This depends on your skin type, A lot of people over-exfoliate and end up with inflammatory or oily conditions as a result. Your skin cells naturally shed, A normal skin cell cycle takes 28-40 days (depending on your age) from birth in the basal layer to when it matures and dies in the epidermal layer. So it makes sense that if we keep exfoliating our skin when the top layer hasn't fully matured, we will start to experience a reaction as our body tries to regulate and repair the epidermis. Inflammation, spouts of oiliness, dryness, and uneven texture can all be symptoms of skin trying to regulate itself.

Also consider the type of exfoliant you are using: Manual/Gritty scrubs can be too abrasive to use regularly. DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON APRICOT KERNAL SCRUB!!!

Enzyme exfoliants can be much gentler, they work by breaking down the bonds between the skin cells and letting them shed.

As a rule of thumb exfoliate one- twice per week with a gentle enzymatic exfoliator.

Consider booking Salon exfoliating treatments, if you have built up congested, thickened skin, blackheads. Micro-Dermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Enzyme or Acid peels can be of great benefit to you and will all have varied effects on the skin. We recommend booking a skin consultation so we can match the right treatment to your skin condition.

When it comes to skin care, most of the magic is created at home when you have the right ingredients and a solid routine. Salon treatments are designed to trigger and support your skin into functioning at its best, if in doubt book a Skin consultation.

Trish Tucker



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