Anti-Aging Superstars

Expert Recommendations by Dr Rashmi Shetty

Is there a single anti-ageing ingredient or a treatment or; a piece of equipment that can cure all your ageing woes?

The answer is no, of course!

But, the good news is that Science has advanced so much; that today, there are research-backed ingredients that will give you actual benefits; in reversing and delaying the signs of ageing. It will also help in enhancing your looks. The most important thing here is to make the right decision for your skincare provider, who will plan the most suitable process for you. Aesthetics and skincare are not short term processes. So the key lies in finding someone who has the right experience and qualifications and has all the equipment under one roof.

According to Dr Rashmi Shetty, “This journey between an individual and her skin care professional is a lifelong journey. Whether it is simply skin health or your well-being, aesthetics or any targeted treatment for acne or pigmentation; you are looking for, it needs a long term association. Hence finding the right doctor is the most essential.”

Today, in this article Dr Rashmi Shetty, an international speaker, teacher, and author with over two decades of aesthetic and clinical dermatology experience, reveals the research-backed ingredients and treatments that can benefit you.

What Does Your Skin Need to Fight Signs of Aging?

The essential skincare products that can reduce signs of ageing are moisturizers, sunscreen, exfoliants, antioxidants, and skin-restoring and skin-replenishing ingredients.

Moisturizer A well nourishing moisturizer is the champion of all superstars in the world of skincare. A well-moisturized skin acts as an exceptional barrier to all external aggressors such as pollution, dust, microorganisms and the sun.

Dr Rashmi Shetty says, “The star of all skincare products is a good moisturizer. You can choose the moisturizer based on your lifestyle and skin type.”

Sunscreen The sunscreen may not seem necessary compared to the latest antiwrinkle cream, all dressed up in polished claims and packaging, but it is the most important. When used regularly, daily – rain or sunshine, no matter if you are indoors or outdoors, it is your best defence against early skin ageing.

Exfoliants help remove layers of dead, thick skin built up over years that make skin look wrinkled and dry. Exfoliation reveals skin that’s smoother, even-toned, younger and radiant.

Dr Rashmi Shetty says, “ I am not talking about harsh scrubs! Instead, I am referring to non-abrasive exfoliants that contain AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) ingredients. The AHAs include glycolic and lactic acids; the BHA ingredient is salicylic acid.

Antioxidants help defend against environmental stress, thus calming the skin. Antioxidants include green tea, vitamin C, vitamin E, soy and genistein. But read on to know more-these ingredients are just the tip of the iceberg.

Skin-restoring ingredients help your skin regain its youthful appearance by softening the appearance of wrinkles. Some skin-restoring ingredients include retinol, niacinamide, peptides, and adenosine.

Skin-replenishing ingredients are found naturally in the skin. They reduce dryness and, if used daily, help safeguard skin from environmental factors that lead to moisture loss and dehydration. They include glycerine, ceramides, fatty acids and lipids (including those found in plant oils), hyaluronic acid, and cholesterol.

Dr Shetty’s Skincare Shopping Tips

You are bombarded daily with several expensive products through social media and other mediums. Few could deprive your skin of essential ingredients, while few affordable products could help your skin. Dr Rashmi Shetty says, “What counts most are the ingredients, not the price tag!”

There is no single miracle ingredient for skin. Day after day, new skincare ingredients appear, claiming to be superior to their predecessors.

Broccoli or apple are known to be healthy, but if you eat only those foods, your health will eventually suffer. Similarly, a combination of ingredients and the rightly performed treatments will help you get back the dewy, youthful skin.

Ra Supplements for Youthful Skin

Ra Hydrate – restores skin elasticity, preserves moisture, improves hydration, and protects from UV damage.

  •     Ra Bright– minimizes free radical damage, brightens & lightens skin, and protects skin from sun damage.
  •     Ra Vitamin C– helps fight free radicals, boosts immunity, stimulates collagen, and reverses signs of ageing.
  •     Ra Primrose+– help address skin concerns caused due to hormonal imbalance.

Specialized Treatments at Ra Skin & Aesthetics

Treatments for First indication of Aging(dryness and dullness )

  • Regular hydrating Medi-Facials
  • Superficial peels
  • Radiofrequency
  • Mesotherapy with non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid.

Treatments for Second indication of Aging(change in skin tone or even pigmentation.)

  • Peels
  • Q switched Nd Yag lasers
  • Mesotherapy with vitamin C and other antioxidants

Treatments for Third indication of Aging(thinning skin and wrinkles)

  • Radiofrequency
  • Collagen stimulating lasers
  • Medium depth peels
  • Micro-needling
  • Botox
  • Platelet-rich plasma

Treatments for Fourth indication of Aging(facial sagging )

  • Fillers

References for this article

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Aging Research Reviews, January 2015, pages 8-21

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Annals of Internal Medicine

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology

British Journal of Dermatology

Credit: Audio notes provided by Dr Rashmi Shetty

Dr Rashmi Shetty, a specialist dermatologist, is an international speaker, teacher, and author with over 18 years of aesthetic and clinical dermatology experience.

 For more such tips and information from Dr Rashmi Shetty, follow her on drrashmishettyra/ Rashmi-Shetty-297

You can also call on 09833055236 to book an appointment

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