Hi There. I Am A 26 Year Old White Female. My Mom And Family Are

Question

Hi there. I am a 26 year old white female. My mom and family are prone to wrinkles and dry skin. Should I start using age defying or preventative skincare ranges for my face already or does it make my skin more dependent on extra nourishment when it’s not necessary yet?

Submitted by Chrisna Basson on 31 August 2012

Answer

Prevention is always better than cure. If you know this is a big issue for you, then my advice is to get on to the best products and maintain the good skin that you have as long as possible. I advise our patients in their mid to late twenties to start with their Botox and Fillers earlier, rather than later, because the long term effects of being on these prevents the formation of the lines and wrinkles in the first place, and long term use of fillers assist your own skin’s collagen production, so you wrinkles will not form as quickly. As you get older you will then not need to have excessive treatments as some of the patients who come to us when the problem is already there. If you’re someone who is nervous of having injectables, there are plenty of other fantastic preventative treatments, so there really is so much that can be done for you. I would say rather get started earlier and prevent, than wait for the problem to be present before doing something about it.Prevention is always better than cure. If you know this is a big issue for you, then my advice is to get on to the best products and maintain the good skin that you have as long as possible. I advise our patients in their mid to late twenties to start with their Botox and Fillers earlier, rather than later, because the long term effects of being on these prevents the formation of the lines and wrinkles in the first place, and long term use of fillers assist your own skin’s collagen production, so you wrinkles will not form as quickly. As you get older you will then not need to have excessive treatments as some of the patients who come to us when the problem is already there. If you’re someone who is nervous of having injectables, there are plenty of other fantastic preventative treatments, so there really is so much that can be done for you. I would say rather get started earlier and prevent, than wait for the problem to be present before doing something about it.

Want to ask a question? Sign in here sign up now

More Questions

From Masoodah Ebrahim

Question

I’ve been suffering from acne my entire teen and tween years, at some point in my teens it got to a state whereby it was classified as severe acne and put on a very strong dosage of Roacuttane… thankfully it’s cleared with normal breakouts when it’s that time of the month. My main issue is I can never find a product that agrees with my skin or that actually clears up the oiliness and dry patches. Is there a skin care regiment that I can follow or a product that can help? PS: I’m exceptionally hairy as well and low threshold for pain.

View the answer

| Submitted by Masoodah Ebrahim on 25 September 2018

From Jennifer89 Bhabha

Question

Hey, is it possible to remove white spots on the face caused by chemical peels?

View the answer

| Submitted by Jennifer89 Bhabha on 23 August 2018

From Patrick Howles

Question

I have oily skin and get breakouts, but my main concern is my pores. They are fairly noticeable and I’m really not happy with them. Will regular facials help and what kind should I do?

View the answer

| Submitted by Genevieve Huntress Beukes on 9 July 2018

Question from Lizelle Lloyd

Question

Hi Dr Maureen,

I am a 31 yr old mother with very limited time for skincare routine. I have recently been diagnosed with scalp atopic dermattis and have been put on a course of antibiotics for a full month. Ive only had severe cases after all three of my pregnancies with my last one been 8 months ago. How can I prevent this from returning and what products would you recommend for my scalp-keep in mind I have very curly ethic hair making it very difficult to use some products as I need extra moisture and conditioner for my hair. I have also recently noticed a mild case of eczema on my breast-making breastfeeding quite challenging.

Please help :)

View the answer

| Submitted by Lizelle Lloyd on 9 July 2018

From Tshehlana Noge

Question

Hi Dr Maureen, I have oily skin and in my 30s. I’m looking for a skincare treatment that will assist with clearing my skin and keep the oiliness at bay as well as serve as an anti aging. It doesn’t have to be in the same jar. I’m currently using Mineraline Time-it products for anti-aging, but it’s not doing anything for the oilyness and the random breakouts. Please could you advice.

View the answer

| Submitted by Tshehlana Noge on 9 July 2018

BeautySouthAfrica - your pre-shop stop for all things beauty

Beautysouthafrica.com is South Africa’s most comprehensive online beauty magazine and your pre-shop stop for product information and reviews. From the latest international make-up trends to the hottest new products on the market, we offer insights into the glamorous world of beauty. Join like-minded beauty fanatics in our loyalty program and earn points, trial beauty products and share your experiences.

Become a beauty addict!

Get great deals and climb the ladder to a Gold Star!

×

Sign In

×