At Silkwood we recognise that there isn’t one simple secret for ageing gracefully. Our specialists recommend combining modalities for achieving the best possible results for your skin. Here are our top 5 tips for caring for older skin:

1. Protect your skin from UV light

Much of our skins ageing is caused from light damage. You only have to compare the skin on the top of your arm to its underside to see the visible effects. There are lots of things you can do to help minimise your skins exposure to harmful UV light. Wearing protective clothing, seeking shade wherever possible and including a moisturiser with high SPF protection are all simple ways you can protect your skin daily.

2. Have regular facials

There is nothing quite as good as a professional facial massage for stimulating circulation and toning up your skin. A massage soothes tense muscles and can do wonders for our skin’s overall appearance especially on our face where stress and the aging process can cause wrinkles, puffy eyes, dry or sagging skin, and dark spots.

3. Look out for active ingredients

Keep an eye out for products such as the Silkwood bioactive skincare range which contain one or more of the following ‘actives’: • Vitamins A, C ,E • Beta Carotene • B5 • Niacinamide (B3) • Pycnogenol • Co-enzyme Q10 • Palmitoyl pentapeptide-4 (Matryxl) • Alpha lipoic acid • Copper Peptides • Idebenone

4. Consider collagen induction therapy

Performed professionally, this treatment creates multiple piercing of the skin under a local anaesthetic. Your skin’s natural response to this process is to produce collagen and elastin fibres over eight to 16-weeks, lending more support and elasticity to the skin and making it look smoother.

5. Eat and drink healthily

There is a lot of truth to the saying you are what you eat. Ensure you drink at least four glasses of water a day and are getting an adequate daily intake of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Avoid trans fats by avoiding processed foods – go back to cooking and baking from scratch. East plenty of nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables. If you can no longer chew nuts, you can eat ground nut and seed mixes sprinkled on to porridge!

To find out more about the Silkwood essentials bioactive skincare range call us on 93873900!