Your SHS Routine for Fighting the Signs of Ageing

The bad news: we’re all ageing. Every minute of every day. And our skin naturally loses elasticity, bounce and radiance as we get older if we’re not careful.

The good news: we can easily combat many of the signs of ageing with high powered cosmeceutical skincare partnered with safe, scientifically proven skin treatments.

The Routine

Morning - 1 Step

RP Moisturiser

1-2 pea size amounts, warmed up in your fingertips applied evenly over the entire face, neck and décolletage. Great as a makeup primer.

We use our RP Moisturiser in this routine for its hydrating support, minimal sweat factor, ability to reflect harmful UVA and UVB rays through Zinc oxide and Titanium oxide. This is particularly important for melasma-prone skin, as reflecting harmful rays and heat helps to reduce the overproduction of pigment within the skin.

This moisturiser is lightweight and non-comedogenic.

Evening - 3 Steps

Vita Cleanser

1x pea size amount, lather with a small amount of water on your fingertips, massage into face, neck and décolletage. Rinse.

An enriching combination of Vitamin B and Vitamin E, helps to soothe the skin and gently remove daily impurities.

REM Serum

Strictly pea size amount onto fingertips and then evenly dispersed over face. Pat a small amount under your eye as your eye serum. Repeat step for your neck and décolletage if desired.

The REM serum is your powerhouse to your skin cells. Vitamins A and B work to repair and regulate the daily damage to your skin while you sleep at night. Vitamin B is a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps to reduce reddened and inflamed skin.

BC Moisturiser

1-2 pea size amounts, warmed up in your fingertips applied evenly over the entire face, neck and décolletage.

Packed full of peptides, our BC Moisturiser promotes collagen production and hydrates with its unique combination of hyaluronic acid, oatmeal and peptides?

Lightweight and non-comedogenic.

Treatments for Ageing Skin

Here we recommend active skin treatments you can undertake to treat the elements of ageing.

SKIN NEEDLING

Helps to break up pigmentation sitting deep in the skin.

This is a treatment that is safe in most skin types and has the added benefit of assisting in maintaining your skin’s natural collagen. Collagen production treatments are key in order to stimulate constant renewal as we get older.

Medical-grade skin needling is performed by registered nurses or medical practitioners. A skin assessment is essential prior to undergoing any skin treatment. Skin Needling is one of the go-to treatments to have due to advancements in research and technology.

LASER

Laser treatment can be extremely effective in treating sun damage induced pigmentation (i.e. sun spots/freckles).

Medical grade lasers can help to stimulate collagen and promote firming of the skin. The PicoWay device by Candela in particular shows great skin tightening and firming after a single treatment, so you don’t have to spend a lot of money to see results.

LED therapy is another great treatment with minimal down time that helps to promote an instant glow in the skin.

Laser treatment is not recommended for melasma pigmentation or Fitzpatrick skin types 4 and above.

A skin check by a Specialist Skin Cancer doctor or dermatologist is essential prior to undergoing any removal of pigmentation.

CHEMICAL PEELS

Caution should be exercised when treating pigmentation with chemical peels, but under the right professional advice, great results can be achieved.

Chemical peels help to promote collagen production and the Cosmelan Peel in particular has been shown to deliver great results, but they are generally not our first treatment option due to technological advancements of other treatments, such as Skin Needling.

A thorough consultation is required prior to undergoing this peel.

MICRODERMABRASION

Is a great surface treatment to encourage cellular renewal of the skin’s surface. This will help to lighten and brighten the skin complexion over a period of time.

Utilising this treatment with your active cosmeceuticals can assist in maintaining your overall skin health.

ANTI-WRINKLE INJECTIONS

Help to relax the muscles that commonly cause some of our most disliked lines, e.g. frown, crow’s feet, forehead lines.

Used preventatively and holistically, anti-wrinkle injections will always maintain a natural result. They should be used in conjunction with skin treatments as whilst they relax lines, they don’t promote collagen.

Over time you may experience skin laxity and this gives the impression that the anti-wrinkle injections have been less effective. In this case, we look to support the skin with dermal fillers.

DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (aka HA), a naturally occurring component of our skin that depletes over time. HA attracts 1,000 times their weight in water, meaning these fillers work to replenish lost skin structure and collagen depletion.

By replacing the structural support we have lost over time, we can achieve firmer, brighter skin which contributes to a fresher appearance.


It is important to review your skin every step of the way and make an assessment as to whether you feel your skin care and skin treatments are working for you. Post-consultation with your cosmetic nurse is a great time to seek advice about options available from your chosen cosmetic physician or plastic surgeon.

Research and patient education is essential, so make sure you are thoroughly educated prior to undergoing any treatment. It is your body and you should be fully aware of what happens to it and what goes into it.

If you’re wondering what anti-ageing treatments are right for you and your skin concerns, get in touch with us today!