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How to manage Ageing Skin with Medihoney®?

21/04/2016

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As we get older, our skin goes through a number of changes. Many of which are visible to the eye in the form of wrinkles, thinning and sagging.

This might not sound great, but bear in mind that these changes are healthy and normal. Understanding what is going on behind the scene allows us to better manage these changes when they start to happen and ensure our skin stays healthy.

What happens to our skin as we age?

Older skin produces less collagen and elastin. The cell production slows down, leading to the thinning and sagging mentioned earlier. The Melanocytes (pigment-containing cells) usually decrease and the cells that remain increase in size and normally show as age spots, especially in areas exposed to the sun. Sebaceous glands (that produces oil) would slow down in production, resulting in drier skin and increase the thinning of the skin which increases the risk for skin injury. Older skin is also slower to heal, and escalates the risk of infection such as pressure ulcers. Factors such as over-exposure to the damaging rays of the sun, smoking, diet, water intake, genetics and whether we are actively taking care of our skin will influence the rate and number of changes that take place.

How can we manage our ageing skin?

Having well-moisturised skin is one of the easiest ways to minimise the appearance of wrinkles and counteract dryness and itchy patches. Daily use of MEDIHONEY® Natural Skintensive™ Cream, containing natural plant butters and medical grade antibacterial Manuka honey, moisturises dry skin, manages dry skin conditions and helps keep older skin soft and supple. Using MEDIHONEY® Natural Eczema Cream on more inflamed and itchy areas helps to soothe the skin and, due to honey’s hygroscopic action, pulls moisture from the lower layers of the skin to the surface, resulting in more intensive moisturisation. For thinning skin, it is more prone to injuries such as skin tears and ulceration. MEDIHONEY® Antibacterial Wound Gel™, containing 80% medical grade Manuka honey, can be used for this and also for other reasons as well such as burns, cuts, grazes, surgical wounds and all types of ulcers.

*Use products as directed on the label. If symptoms persists, visit your healthcare practitioner.