What is the best way we can prevent or delay our skin from aging?

May 16 2019 Self care Skin concerns

While we cannot reverse “intrinsic aging”, or the natural process of aging; we can minimise the effects of “extrinsic aging” by reducing free radical and other external damage to the skin, while enhancing anti-oxidant and other repair mechanisms in the skin.

Sun protection – including oral and physical sunblock, sun avoidance – is key to minimise free radical damage to the skin. Stop smoking if you do, avoid second-hand smoke and polluted areas as much as possible. Regular exercise is a great way to improve blood circulation and enhance the body’s natural ability to repair. Maintain a balanced diet packed with antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables.

A good and complete skincare regime including antioxidants and moisturisers will help clean up free radicals, keep the skin hydrated, and improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Skin treatments including lasers, energy based devices, and skinboosters can help stimulate the body’s natural repair mechanisms and increase new collagen production in the skin, keeping our skin healthy and more resilient against extrinsic aging.

Dr. Felix Li
9 April 2019