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Is age really only a number? It’s an old cliche, but recent scientific research has shown that there is vast difference between chronological age (your age in calendar years), and biological age (your age at the cellular level). Although the ageing process is unique to every individual, we all face changes in one way or another, as we continue to add candles to our birthday cakes.

Contrary to popular belief, there is actually a lot we can do to slow down the ageing process. Good genes are one thing, but you can also help win the process and age gracefully, simply by making healthier lifestyle choices. It all comes down to the concept of replacement. Where possible, we should be replacing sedentary lifestyles with regular movement and physical exercise, replacing late nights with more sleep, replacing unhealthy diets with those rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C, E and D, replacing alcohol with water, and replacing negative, dark thoughts with happy thoughts, to feed positive hormone and neurotransmitter health.

It’s no secret that what we feed ourselves on the inside, has a direct impact on our skin health, and other external features of our body, and ultimately how “aged” we look. As time continues to move forward, there are some steps you can take to ensure your skin is ageing as healthy as possible. Firstly, you can start by protecting your skin from the sun every day, by wearing an SPF 50+ sunscreen on your face and body (especially neck, chest, hands and forearms). If you smoke, stop. Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Drink less alcohol, and more water. Exercise most days of the week. And finally, invest in your skin health. As the largest organ of your body, your skin needs regular care and attention. Investing in high quality medical-grade skin care products for use at home, can make a significant impact on the health of your skin long term. Talking to your dermal skin care specialist is the best way to find out which skin care products are right for your skin.

Prevention is key. So making the appropriate lifestyle choices, and investing in a proven skincare routine, can have a significant impact on keeping your skin healthy and youthful, and preventing the onset of wrinkles.

Esteem Clinic offer a range of results-oriented skincare treatments, such as microdermabrasion, hydrafacials, clinical peels, vampire facials, skin needling, Healite and more. To find out the best skincare treatment for your skin needs, book a complimentary skin analysis and consultation with one of our friendly dermal technicians, and start your journey to healthy, glowing and youthful skin.