Get your glow back: two tips for healthy, youthful skin

06 Feb 2020

With so many face products and skin treatments available it can be overwhelming to cut through the noise and find what works for your skin type. Before you hit the panic button or waste money trialling various serums and creams, consider these two simple tips to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging.

Dee from Grand Plaza Skin & Beauty shares her expertise on how to maintain your skin’s healthy glow now and into the future. “If you are going to make an effort to look after your skin, make sure you use skincare that actually works so it’s worth your while and your money!” she says. 

The secret to beautiful skin starts with S…
Did you know that sun damage is the main cause of premature ageing? No matter how much you spend on fancy serums, anti-aging lotions and magic potions, if you fail to apply SPF during your morning skincare routine you are wasting your precious time and cash.

“The UV rays from the sun can damage the elastin and collagen fibres in your skin, which results in freckles, age spots, pigmentation, spider veins and thinning of the skin causing fine lines and wrinkles,” Dee from Grand Plaza Skin & Beauty says.  

She recommends using a daily moisturiser with at least SPF 30 and is fond of Ultraceutical’s Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 as it leaves the skin with a shine-free, matte finish and contains vitamin B3, B5 and shea butter (which support the skin’s lipid barrier).

After cleansing and applying your daily serums, finish with about a teaspoon of SPF moisturiser. Super simple! Ultraceutical’s formula is non-whitening and also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, loss of firmness, uneven skin texture and dehydration.

Book a meeting with a therapist
Just as you would book in a haircut to keep your locks nourished and free of split ends, an appointment with a skin therapist can leave your skin feeling clean and looking fresh. Over time dirt and dead skin gets trapped in your pores, so Dee recommends scheduling a regular oxygen facial or hydromicrodermabrasion facial to deep clean and remove any buildup. There’s nothing quite like a post-facial glow!

Different treatments target different issues and during a skin consultation at Grand Plaza Skin & Beauty the specialised therapists will make recommendations for your skin type. Extra treatments could include a vitamin C infusion to brighten pigmentation, collagen infusions to firm and tighten the skin, or nourishing mask treatments to hydrate and leave your skin looking and feeling clean, fresh and bright.