Dr Judey Pretorius
Biomedical Emporium Dr Pretorius grows skin for a living, literally, since regeneration is the focus of her crucial, life-changing work with burn victims. Here are her skin-loving secrets.
1Use sunscreen South African women are most affected by pigmentation, dark spots and blemishes, which are caused by harsh UVA and UVB rays. These strain your skin’s metabolic activity. Since prevention is always the best route, I’m a big believer in using an SPF and keeping out of the sun.
Go for makeup loaded with antioxidants Makeup can experience oxidation when it’s exposed to oxygen. This happens when oxygen changes the chemical properties of the product (change of colour or separation is a sign). Makeup without antioxidants can experience spontaneous oxidation during application, and this is bad for your skin.
3Invest in vitamin A Retinol (vitamin A) is best. It’s a multi-bioactive molecule – it can treat acne, ageing and pigmentation. It also promotes cellular growth.
Must-have product Biomedical Emporium Retinol Night R1 335