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Future Proof Your Beauty
Future Proof Your Beauty
Don’t wait until it’s too late. To fight the signs of ageing, it’s all about prevention.
Megan Deem

At home ask any dermatologist and they’ll all tell you the number-one thing you need to do for your face is to apply sunscreen daily. “The bare minimum for future-proofing your skin is the consistent use of a sunscreen,” says Dr Ong Jin Khang of The Retreat Clinic. And even if you have an office job, you need to reapply. While a lot of people think reapplication is only necessary with sweating or sports activity, the correct way of ‘dosing’ sunscreen is actually multiple times a day. Ong says, “Even fluorescent lights have UV!” A layer of antioxidant serum under your SPF also acts like a safety net, according to Miami dermatologist Joely Kaufman, M.D. Of course, the nighttime element of your skincare routine is just as important as the morning one. “Retinol does a great job of building up collagen in the dermis,” says Robert Anolik, M.D., a dermatologist in New York. “It also prevents excess pigmentation formation in the epidermis.” But if retinol is too irritating for your sensitive skin, try botanical-based extracts. Chanel and YSL Beauté deliver just that with botanical concentrates in their latest serums, Le Lift and the Pure Shots range.

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January 2020