Although as you age your skin gets drier and you get more wrinkles, dry skin doesn’t actually cause wrinkles. (1). Wrinkles are caused by damage from Ultraviolet light from the sun, especially UVA rays. Other contributors are your hormones (menopause makes it worse), smoking, having other illnesses and aging (2) as well as a genetic tendency to wrinkling and having fair skin. (3)

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By Dr Ginni

*BONUS CONTENT – Dr Ginni’s exact skincare routine! 

So does that mean I don’t need to moisturise my skin?

 

Depends what you mean by moisturise. The term “moisturiser” is a marketing term with basically no scientific meaning! (4). But moisturising your skin definitely makes it feel better, at least in the short term. 

 

As I’ve gotten older, I want to benefit from cosmeceuticals in my skincare and I want a simple routine in the morning or night when I’m in a hurry. 

 

Ginni’s Skincare Routine! 

So in the morning, I use Zinc Shade to get UV protection PLUS moisturising. At night I use Ultimate A to get niacinamide, retinal PLUS moisturising

 

The best way to do it? Dermatologists suggest it’s best to moisturise damp skin (don’t dry off after cleansing and rinsing). Don’t be too rough with it. Pop the moisturizer onto your palm, rub them gently together and then lightly apply to your face, neck and décolletage. .

 

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Reference: 

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4278179/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4278179
  3. https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-us/859 
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4885180/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4885180/

 

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