Dr Rich's anti-ageing tips - Women's Health & Fitness

Dr. Rich , Dermatologist, EnRich Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Centre
When it comes to preventative skincare, using a UVA/UVB sun block is an absolute must. I recommend topical vitamin C preparations to address pigmentation as well as anti-ageing products that contain vitamin C and E. Retinoic acid preparations such as retinol and retinaldehyde are essential for skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing, while fruit acids or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), including glycolic acid and lactic acid, will act as gentle exfoliants to renew the skin surface and help control acne. Niacinamide is another ingredient that’s ideal when wanting to improve skin texture and hydration.

Don’t expect anti-ageing products to work immediately. They take time. Also, products labelled ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ aren’t necessarily effective or safer. And be wary of exaggerated claims about the role of proteins, enzymes and peptides, as often these are just unsupported hype.