Question from Adele

Question

Sorry I didn’t get back to you, I am 45 years old. Which anti-ageing skin care products should I be using?

Submitted by Adele on 4 December 2013

Answer

Please bear in mind that I am basing my answer to your question, purely on the information you have given me, i.e. your age and the fact that you enquiring about “age products.”

Every ageing skin needs some very definite “steps” in their home care regime. 1) You need to increase cell turn over, using something like vitamin A and good exfoliating products (such as AHA’s or enzymes). 2) You need goo protection during the day in the form of Anti-Oxidants and a good SPF. 3) You need growth factors to work on repairing the damage that has already happened. 4) You need a good oral supplement to boost your skin from the inside.

So there is a recipe to follow:

1)      Cleanse twice a day, preferably with a cleanser that will encourage cell turn over. (EG. Neostrata’s Exfoliating Wash;  Nimue Cleanser)

2)      During the Day – Anti-Oxidant Serum. (EG. Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic or Phloretin), and then any moisturiser of your choice on top, followed by a god facial sunblock (EG Heliocare)

3)      At night, alternate between a good Vit A product (Skin Medica retinol serum; Skin Ceuticals Retinol Serum; Lamelle’s Evening Glow), and a good growth factor product (EG. Lamelle’s Dermaheal Ultra Moisturising Renewal Cream)

4)      A daily supplement (EG. Lamelle’s Ovelle capsules or Heliocare Capsules)

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

More Questions

Question from Nickay Heyman

Question

Hi there Doc I am a 28 year old Lady and I have a problem with dark spots left from acne so my face has some really bad marks. I also battle with bad stretch marks on my belly after having my first child. I have tried everything you can think of to help get ride of them. And now its affecting myself confidence what would you recommends.

View the answer

| Submitted by Nickay Heyman on 27 August 2019

Question from PrudenceB

Question

HI,

I’m 26 and I’m struggling with a dark eye area. This started in my teen years and it doesn’t go away. I have tried every product I can think of, changed my diet and I have enough rest. I’m not sure what could be the issue. Please could you assist?

View the answer

| Submitted by Prudenceb on 21 August 2019

Question from Chane Venter

Question

Hi, I’m a 21-year-old caucasian woman. I frequently get one or two blemishes on my cheeks and chin, they leave dark spots /scars, though. I have a lot of scarring from previous blemishes on my cheeks as well. What products would you recommend? If possible, preferable not too expensive
Thank you x

View the answer

| Submitted by Chane Venter on 21 August 2019

Question from Penelope PENNY

Question

Hey there I am an aspiring beauty blogger and I would like to know about the effects of climate and climate change on skin. I have been watching a lot of beauty and make-up reviews on YouTube and other fashion and beauty blogs and this has been a recurring topic among influencers. Does this mean that seasonal changes require me to change the products that I use on my skin with every season or can I use the same products throughout the year?

Thank you do much for replying to my question, I really appreciate it.

View the answer

| Submitted by Penelope Penny on 4 August 2019

Question from Dorothy Basson

Question

Hi Dr Allem
I am a lupus patient and have rosacea skin. I have developed a skin allergy/ rash because I used Eucerin anti redness for extra moisture during winter. I normally use Bioderma AR and Skinceuticals Phytocorrective. It always worked fine, however due to dryness I tried Eucerin which caused such an allergic reaction that I can not get it to calm down. The dermatologist and doctor prescribed Tetralysal, Prednisone, Travocort, which did not do much then Advantan Ointment, Advantan milk, Epimax mixed with a cortisone…. there is pretty much not much I have not tried. I have a bright red cheeks and neck. My problem is that even the Bioderma and Skinceuticals now make me flare up. I also have Lamelle Serra products. I’m desperate for a product and foundation that I can try? Please can you recommend something? Anything from Skinceuticals kills me – I have tried them all.
Thanks and kind regards
Dorothy

View the answer

| Submitted by Dorothy Basson on 4 August 2019

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

×