In the quest to slow down the process of aging and restore smoother, younger-looking skin, women often find themselves having a pool of questions about the importance of skincare.
Shohreh Bagherian, UAE’s go-to facialist and the owner of Ivory Aesthetics answers some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about anti-aging skincare.
At what age should anti-aging become a concern?
The aging process differs according to skin type, which means you can’t really specify a one-size-fits-all age for everyone. Usually, it is after the age bracket of 26-27 that the skin’s collagen production slows down, which then causes aging signs to surface.
Should I wait for my skin to show signs of aging before I start considering anti-aging treatments?
It is always better to start anti-aging treatments before your skin starts showing any signs of aging. Starting treatments early can prolong the time before aging signs appear, and in some cases can also prevent severe ageing signs.
What’s the best way to prevent aging signs?
The first step is to take care of your skin. The healthier your skin, the less likely it is to age prematurely. It’s also extremely important to use skincare products that are suited to your specific skin needs. And of course, a healthy and balanced diet.
What (anti-aging) skincare routine should I follow?
There are three important steps that should be a part of everyone’s anti-aging skincare regimen:
1. Sun protection – the harsh rays from the sun cause 80 to 90 percent of skin aging. It is extremely important to protect your skin from these harsh rays and use good strength sun protection.
2. Proper cleansing – apart from keeping your skin clean, it also ensures that your skincare products can penetrate your skin in order to show effective results. Using products on congested skin often shows dramatically less results
3. Hydration – dehydrated skin not only lacks luster and natural radiance, it is also prone to age much faster than properly hydrated skin. (And FYI: you can have oily skin and still be dehydrated!). Make sure you are drinking enough water.
How much do facials really help with anti-aging?
Anti-aging facials are highly effective when done on a regular basis. You will get incredible results after few months of regular facials, and they leave a lasting long-term effect on the overall health of your skin.
How often should anti-aging treatments be performed?
For effective and enduring results, anti-aging treatments should be performed at least once a month. However, this depends on the treatment being recommended and its intensity.
How long do results last?
Once again, this depends on the treatment, but most results can last between 2 – 10 weeks.
Are there particular facials or treatments that one should look at specifically when concerned about aging?
What are some other important factors to take into consideration to help aging skin?
To combat aging skin, you should essentially follow a balanced diet, indulge in regular exercise, compulsorily use sun block, get good sleep, and use the right products for your skin.
What is your #1 tip to keep skin looking young?
Get a monthly facial! Our skin is put through so much on a daily basis – making it a point to get a facial once a month helps completely revive the skin, and does wonders to keep it looking young and supple as we age.
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