Dr Des Fer­nan­des

Glamour (South Africa) - - Fashion -

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.

1Vi­ta­min

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.

2Re­think

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.

3Don’t

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.

En­v­i­ron Ionzyme C-quence Crème R591 Must-have prod­uct

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