The quest for younger looking skin and slowing down the ageing process has never been more at the forefront of both women and men’s minds as it is now. Hardly a day goes by without the media bombarding us with the latest ‘magic’ ingredient claiming to reverse the signs of ageing, providing maximum skin rejuvenation.

So what is so special about the new stardust beauty cream? ‘Celestial Secret’ contains calcium, iron and magnesium – all of which can help benefit skin. The dust, which is more than 4.5 billion years old, is apparently packed with potent minerals. However as we are always keen to point out to our clients at our Bournemouth laser clinic, whilst a good skincare regime is of paramount importance, there will only ever be a certain amount of absorption of ingredients like minerals and vitamins from topical creams. It should never be substituted for a good diet rich in antioxidants.

Our message at Laser Skin Solutions Laser Clinic Bournemouth has always been the same. Prevention is better than cure. No matter what your age or how damaged your skin may be, it is never too late to start wearing daily sun protection. We strongly recommend that men and women wear an SPF 30 sunblock, 365 days of the year. The winter rays (mainly UVA) are very damaging, going deep in to the dermis, causing lines and wrinkles and can still cause skin cancer. A staggering 90% of all the environmental damage on our faces occurs between September and May, not the summer months as is commonly believed. Laser treatment is now considered the gold standard treatment by dermatologists not only for laser hair removal, but for skin rejuvenation treatments.

Prevention is all very well but what about the cures? The truth is whilst there are no miracle cures there are lots of excellent options for skin rejuvenation. I often get asked at my Bournemouth laser clinic, ‘what is skin rejuvenation’?. Literally speaking, it means putting youth back into the skin. We do this simply by taking away the things that age us, namely thread veins, pigmentation, sunspots and wrinkles. Dull and lifeless skin can be transformed with a course of glycolic peels.

At Laser Skin Solutions our message has always been: eat well (lots of antioxidants), live well (lots of sleep and exercise), wear your sunblock and use glycolic, both at home as part of a skincare regime and also as part of an in-clinic course of glycolic peels.

Here’s to a great, healthy 2013. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients and blog followers a Happy New Year from Laser Skin Solutions Laser Clinic Bournemouth.

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