Why you need a bespoke beauty routine
We’re all looking for that illusive glowing complexion – the glamorous, pampered-looking kind you see in magazines or on the catwalk. But while there are a myriad of cosmetic products and treatments all promising us radiant skin, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to skin care and mastering a beauty regime is all about understanding your unique needs.
Australian skin care expert Dr Philippa McCaffery has been talking to Vogue about the benefits of a bespoke beauty regime, and the different treatments she recommends to target changing needs as we age.
Breakouts and blemishes are often still an issue in our 20s, so Philippa recommends deep cleansing, exfoliating treatments that will help unclog and refine open pores. “Peels will smooth your skin texture, exfoliate dead skin cells and refine open pores and congested skin to bring the best out in your skin” Dr McCaffery explains “while Microdermabrasion is great for smoother, glowing skin. It acts as a deep exfoliation to refine open pores, deep cleanse congested pores and improve skin's texture.”
Collagen levels half in your 30s and damage from previous sun exposure and fine line start to appear. To combat this, Dr McCaffery suggests resurfacing treatments such as the PPx Lasers. “IPL or laser skin rejuvenation will help get rid of imperfections and concerns, such as redness, freckles, age spots and uneven skin texture.”
Skin will become drier and lose its natural elasticity as we reach our 40s, meaning lines and wrinkles can look more pronounced. To counter act this deterioration in the skin, Philippa recommends her patients try treatments such as the Dermalroller which will boost collagen production. “Skin needling and radiofrequency treatments are also appropriate in the 40s to stimulate collagen production in the skin.”
The face can lose its youthful plumpness in our 50s, and so now’s the time to think about Dermal Fillers to replace the facial fat and wrinkle injections such as Botox to smooth the complexion.
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