As part of our pro series campaign, we are turning to the experts so we can learn how to take better care of our skin, hair and bodies. We were lucky enough to secure an interview with the dermatologist to the stars, Dr. Lancer who is giving us his best tip on the best way to prevent ageing.
The Best Way To Prevent Ageing With Dr. Lancer
My anti-aging philosophy centres on the idea that a simple, but effective daily regimen becomes an evolving process of self-care and prevention, rather than a turn to major invasive procedures later in life.
The critical first step of anti-aging is daily exfoliation. Daily exfoliation triggers a cascade of healing action in the skin; the body recognizes the abrasive feeling of exfoliation as injury, even though it is not, and which can help speed up the skin's natural cellular cycle. Regular exfoliation also helps slough away dull, dry surface cells and helps reveal the fresh glowing skin beneath.
Secondly, including broad spectrum sun protection of SPF 30 in your daily skin care regimen will keep your skin looking youthful, glowing, and healthy. Sun exposure accelerates skin aging – it is as simple as that. You can use the best of serums, creams, and lotions, but it is all a waste of your time and money if you continue to expose your skin to the sun without protection. The powerful and damaging effects of UV rays counteract the healing action of even the highest-quality routine. No matter the climate, your age, or your ethnicity, all skin is susceptible to sun-induced wrinkles.
Third is diet. You need to treat yourself well from the inside out. Simply put, if you are putting processed foods in your body, no amount of expensive creams or cutting edge treatments will save your complexion. The skin requires protein, fat, and oxygen to maintain cell function, build collagen and repair itself. When diet is lacking, it will show in a dull or ruddy complexion that is easily irritated and breaks out.
Finally, exercising regularly, and ideally on a daily basis, helps the body oxygenate the skin and keep the cell cycle at a normal rate. Without exercise you see a pallid complexion - dark circles, puffiness, dull skin, clogged pores and early signs of aging.