How to Prevent your skin aging

There are 2 aspects to skin care. Preventing skin damage and repairing skin damage.

How to prevent skin damage

The common sense things apply, do not smoke, exercise and good nutrition.

However, one very important factor is preventing skin damage caused by the sun (known as photodamage). Signs of photodamage include; wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, rough coarse skin, dryness, loss of skin tone and looseness of the skin.

Photodamage can be prevented. Obviously if you don’t go in the sun at all then your skin will not suffer from photodamage. However, it is great to feel the warmth of the sun and also the sun on your skin allows your body to produce vitamin D which is essential for your general health.

So, how do you prevent the sun damaging your skin, particularly the skin of your face? Answer, the use of sunscreens also known as photoprotectants.

It is best to use a  broad spectrum Sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30 or more.

Causes of sunscreen failure are not applying enough and failing to reapply every 2 hours. The protective factor of sunscreens decreases during the day.

Below is an example of what long term damage sun exposure can do to your skin.

The picture is of an American lorry driver who over many years had the
left side of his face exposed to the sun while he was driving.
The right side was not exposed to the same extent.

The picture clearly shows the sun damage on the left hand side of his face.

So, if you want to maintain a young healthy look please protect yourself from the sun and wear a sunscreen.

The cosmetic clinic for Botox/Azzalure and facial fillers is based at Shadow Lawn, Garden Close Lane, Newbury, Berkshire in private surroundings where confidentially can easily be maintained. Dr Peter Lawson is experienced in providing wrinkle reduction for crow’s feet, worry lines, frown lines and other wrinkles around the face. Also, Dr Peter Lawson uses lip fillers for fuller better looking lips, cheek fillers, fillers for tear troughs, marionette lines, nasolabial folds and Jowls.

Have you had Botox elsewhere and are thinking of changing clinics?

Are you thinking of trying Botox for the first time?

For a free and confidential consultation please:

Phone Dr Peter Lawson on 0790 30 777 03

or email

Or text Marnie Lawson on 07951 325 388

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We are pleased to see Botox & Dermal Filler patients from; Hungerford, Thatcham, Chieveley, Hermitage, Marlborough, Andover, Reading and the surrounding Berkshire areas.

Dr Peter L. Lawson

BDS Dentistry (Wales)

FDS RCPS Dentistry (Glasgow)

M.Sc. Nutritional Medicine (Surrey University)

PG Dip. Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine (Manchester University)

Marnie L. Lawson 

Dip ION  Nutritional Therapy

NEBDN   Dental Nurse

Facial Aesthetic Nurse