In the May ’17 issue of Cosmopolitan UK, Lucy Partington discovers that the plethora of information on the internet is actually having a detrimental effect on many people’s skin. In the article, Lucy speaks to a number of professional skin experts and reveals that the vast majority of advice that can be found online comes in the form of personal experience, as opposed to professional opinion, which can often be risky when it comes to skincare products.
Speaking in the article, Dr. Stefanie Williams, founder and medical director of European Dermatology London says “There’s loads of information out there. People are overwhelmed by products and tempted away from a good, basic regime.” While New York-based celebrity dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross agrees, adding “I’m seeing more and more people in my practice who’ve followed advice they’ve found online, but it’s not working. The internet can be a tremendous source of confusion.”
To conclude, Lucy lists the top tips that the experts have given her, including:
Ensure products you choose have the right active ingredients for what you’re trying to achieve
For example, Retinol for skin renewal, Salicylic Acid for spot-prone skin and Hyaluronic Acid for hydration and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Endocare CELLPRO range contains hyaluronic acid and other glycosaminoglycans to enhance the underlying skin architecture, as well as an anti-ageing complex of Vitamins C and E, while an advanced moisturising system hydrates the skin.
Always use SPF protection
Dr Williams says “There’s no way around it when it comes to preserving younger-looking skin. The sun is one of the biggest causes of premature skin ageing and pigmentation.” Dr Williams suggests replacing your normal daily moisturiser with Heliocare to as sheer, weightless formula which exists without ruining your street cred with thick, white lotions.
The Heliocare® ranges are clinically proven to protect your skin against daily environmental challenges and help to prevent the signs of ageing. Each product provides high-level broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and contains Fernblock®, a patented natural complex of powerful anti-oxidants that help to prevent damage to skin cells which appear as signs of ageing.
Every product in the range provides high-level SPF50 broad spectrum UVA | UVB protection using the latest and most advanced UV filters, in skin-loving formulations that will leave your skin feeling beautiful all year round.
You can read the full article in the May 2017 Issue of Cosmopolitan – available now