Sun Damage

Sun protection and sun avoidance will help prevent premature aging of the skin.

Sensitive skin needs special care and protection

Natasha Cook Dermatologist skincare products contain no known irritants or sensitising agents and are helpful for sensitive skin

 

 

What to do with sun-damaged skin

Too much sun can cause serious harm to your skin - but treatments and products from Natasha Cook Dermatologist can help minimise and treat the damage. The most important aspect of treating sun-damaged skin is sun protection and sun avoidance. Evidence suggests that skin can repair itself to a large extent if sun avoidance and rigourous sunscreen use are practiced. Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids exfoliate sun-damaged layers and restore skins moisture levels. Topical Vitamin A is an important adjunct in the treatment of sun-damaged skin, helping to repair cells mutated by UV light. Anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants also play an important part in preventing free radical damage caused by the sun. Weekly and monthly peels are of great benefit in resurfacing sun-damaged skin and replacing damaged layers with a fresher smoother clearer surface.

Struggling with Sensitive Skin

Although not clearly defined medically, sensitive skin is skin that is more easily irritated and reactive (e.g. redness, itching, stinging). For some people their skin always seems to be sensitive, while for others the amount of sensitivity varies. The cause seems to be related to impaired barrier function of the skins surface layers. Without this protection, skin becomes dry and easily irritated. Barrier function can be diminished through genetic factors, climate factors and skincare products that remove skin lipids (sebum) and cause irritation. Over washing your skin can produce sensitivity. You should not wash your face more than twice a day. Sensitive skin can also start later in life as ageing and hormone changes can cause increased sensitivity.

The NCD Routine for Sensitive Skin

MORNING
1. Cleanse with NCD Concentrated Cleanser. Mild cleansing agents gently refresh your skin while soothing botanicals reduce irritation, preparing skin for the day. Lather over moist face and neck. Rinse gently with water. Gently pat dry.

2. Apply NCD Concentrated Clarifier.  This unique combination of Alpha and Beta hydroxy acids helps restore the skins protective function, reducing sensitivity over time.  Apply a few drops to the tips of fingers and smooth over face.  Leave for a few minutes to absorb into skin.


3. Hydrate and protect with NCD Concentrated Moisturiser. Apply liberally to face and neck to reduce irritation and shield skin from environmental assaults of free radicals, pollution, wind, heat, air conditioning and cold.

4. Apply Sunscreen. High sun protection helps protect skin from sundamage and ageing.

EVENING
1. Cleanse with NCD Concentrated Cleanser. Mild cleansing agents gently remove all traces of make-up and debris without stripping or irritating the skin. Lather over moist face and neck. Rinse gently with tepid water or tissue off to leave a protective layer. Gently pat dry.

2. Hydrate and protect with NCD Concentrated Moisturiser or NCD Contrated Hydration+. Apply liberally to face and neck to supplement the skins moisture, smoothing and calming skin stressed by the day.

 

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