Tired of trialling products again and again only to experience little change? Regardless of age, when it comes to skin our focus should be on avoiding premature ageing. If we do this, we will have more beautiful – and healthy – skin. Thankfully, a more radiant complexion is just two simple steps away. First, know your skin’s immediate requirements, then apply a simple, two-step method designed to help you make sensible skincare choices.
Protect the skin
First, you need to protect your skin’s natural barrier – the combination of keratinocytes; the lipids between the keratinocytes; and the acid mantle. This helps to reduce skin sensitivity, acne, redness and potential pigmentation. Be careful to avoid products that damage the natural barrier by stripping lipids and the acid mantle. Choose cleansers and toners without aggressive foaming surfactants, such as sodium lauryl sulphate or any volatile alcohol. Regardless of your skin type, your skin should never feel ‘squeaky clean’. Remember to avoid excessive exposure to UV rays as well.
Trust in science
From age 30, a profound change occurs in our skin. The peptides and glycans we have relied on to keep our skin plump and youthful begin to decline and the skin’s underlying structure starts to sag, resulting in the formation of lines and wrinkles. To remedy this issue, choose serums proven to help stimulate the skin’s own natural processes. Snowberry’s New Radiance Face Serum with CuPEPTM is the result of five years of scientific research at the University of Auckland’s School of Pharmacy. Proven by gold standard clinical trial at the Dermatest Medical Research Institute in Germany, the serum helps the skin rejuvenate, leaving your complexion brighter, firmer and fresher.