The skin, also known as the largest organ of the human body, accounts for 6% to 10% of your body weight. But what if you weren’t a good girl this summer and didn’t listen to all the advice on sun protection?

Visible signs of ageing from sun damage can start as early as your twenties but it is between 35 and 49 that the damage really shows changes in your skin. So, the earlier you start with sun protection, the better your chances of looking younger for longer.
Studies have shown that repeated unprotected ultraviolet exposure, even for short periods at a time, breaks down collagen. In addition, as we age, collagen production in the skin decreases and the combined effect of sun and age has a detrimental effect on our skin.

So it’s all about boosting collagen in the skin. Fortunately all is not lost - there are various treatments available to help counter the damaged and dehydrated appearance of skin. By stimulating collagen production in the skin, the elasticity will be restored and the plump appearance of the skin will return.

Skin Renewal offers a comprehensive range of treatments designed to combat, treat and even reverse the signs of dehydration and sun damage like the PDT (Photo-dynamic therapy), Dermapen/Skin-needling, Pearl laser™, Limelight™, Cosmelan & Dermamelan peels by Mesoestetic, TCA peel, and their own 3D peel.

Lastly, remember that your skin is a hard-working organ forming a protective barrier between you and the myriad of assaults in the environment.

Don't forget to show it your appreciation by applying daily topical support at home.

To find out more about any of the treatments that offer stimulation of collagen and thus reversing the signs of ageing and sun damage, contact Skin Renewal on 086 126 3972 or visit

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