Dr Des Fernandes
Environ When cosmetic surgeon Dr Fernandes discovered the anti-ageing, skin-repairing effects of vitamin A, he pioneered its use in a cream, which became a cult buy among his clients. That cream has since grown into a range of 140 products, which are sold in over 70 countries. Here are his skin tips.
A is a must Vitamin A occurs naturally in the body, but it gets depleted by sun exposure, pollution and environmental stressors. This lack of vitamin A results in wrinkling, roughness, pigmentation, sallowness and large blackheads. The greater your deficiency, the greater your chance of skin flakes, redness or irritability when you first apply it, but don’t give up! The key is to introduce it gradually into your routine. Your skin will normalise, becoming more resilient and better able to protect itself from future damage.
exfoliation Stop exfoliating – it can be destructive as the top layer of your skin is only 0.01mm thick – it’s your only protection against water loss, harmful chemicals and the environment.
overclean skin You don’t need a medicated soap, only a simple cleanser that doesn’t kill the good bacteria. And only cleanse at night. In the morning, simply rinse your face with water.
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