Expert Skincare Advice: Keeping Your Skin Younger Looking for Longer

Expert Skincare Advice By Dr Nina Sheffield

When it comes to skincare, many people ask me how I care for my own skin.  What would I recommend to them to keep their skin looking younger for longer.  Here is my answer!

Medical Grade Products

I always use medical grade products and I recommend these being used within an individually tailored, home care programme.  When it comes to choosing a brand, the key is the strength of the active ingredients – this extremely important.

No matter how loud cosmetic companies shout about their over the counter products or how much they pay for celebrities to endorse them, the fact is that these beautifully packaged products are simply just not strong enough to make any positive changes in your skin (apart from basic hydration!)

As we age, our skin cells becomes less active, the metabolic processes of the cells slows down, and the skin increasingly loses moisture and becomes less elastic. Loss of the collagen and thinning of the skin layers are common signs of the natural ageing process.
Nowadays pharmaceutical companies are designing a new generation of topical creams and serums with active ingredients such as retinol, fruit acids, peptides and vitamins which actively slow down and reverse ageing process.

Once prescribed, you will need to follow the strict usage instructions; it is not always enjoyable process, as the highly active ingredients in high concentration may irritate the skin and make it dry.  However, bear with it, as positive changes in the skin usually becomes noticeable after 2-3 weeks of use.
Aesthetic Treatments
When it comes to dramatic results, I recommend (and use) medial grade products with a combination of skin rejuvenation treatments such as Laser Skin Resurfacing, Chemical Peels, Dermaroller or Mesotherapy.  Before embarking on an aesthetic treatment however, it is very important to start a home collagen stimulation treatment at least 3-4 weeks beforehand and prior to your treatment, commit to a post maintenance programme.  If you want real results, this is how to achieve them.

Why not ask our cosmetic doctors here at rtwskin to access your skin and tailor an individual anti-ageing treatment and maintenance programme for you. Our clinical consultation is complimentary and you do not have any obligations to proceed with the treatment.