Just like brushing your teeth, a thorough skin care routine is learned, but at what exact age should we start thinking about introducing suitable home care products?

Often, those with supple, healthy skin are the ones who appreciate it the least. Youthful skin is loaded with supportive collagen and elastin fibers, the proteins that give skin its strength and flexibility. It is also abundant with hyaluronic acid, a substance that fills the spaces between the cells and keeps the skin hydrated.  Sebum or oil production begins during puberty, this is when facial care products should ideally be introduced for adolescents who start to see changes in their skin such as a sallow appearance, oily skin, breakouts or clogged pores.

It’s evident that all skin types, no matter the age, should be using a basic skin care routine to maintain skin health and prevent pre-mature ageing.


DermaFix recommends the introduction of the following products to kick-start your skin care routine:


A face wash is the first step in maintaining a healthy, radiant complexion. DermaFix Gentle Cleansing Gel is a non-stripping, foaming cleanser that gently lifts away superficial debris without removing essential moisture from the skin. The inclusion of aloe vera and hops extract are noted for their healing and calming properties, making it ideal for skin that flares easily. DermaFix Gentle Cleansing Gel is pH balanced, and is thus perfectly gentle for the first-time skin care user.

As mentioned above, oil production becomes more evident during puberty. This increase in oil production causes redundant skin cells to build up on the surface of the skin, causing a keratin ‘plug’ to form, and in turn leads to the formation of blackheads and milia, with potential breakouts becoming more evident.  DermaFix DermaPolish is an enzymatic exfoliant used to gently remove redundant skin cell build-up, and in turn assists to prevent blackhead formation. It further combats skin texture irregularities and leaves the skin looking brighter in appearance. It is recommended that DermaFix DermaPolish be incorporated at least 2-3 times a week, as part of your skin cleansing routine.

The inclusion of a suitable moisturiser that assists to balance sebaceous gland activity is further recommended. DermaFix Vitamin B Cream is a highly effective lightweight moisturiser recommended for all skin types including blemished, problematic skin of any age group, as well as sensitive skin types. The inclusion of natural botanical extracts, vitamins and amino acids help to moisturise the skin while Vitamin B complex works to regulate oil gland secretion, and thereby reduce the possibility of clogged pores, inflammation and break outs.

Environmental debris and bacteria can easily do damage to a beautiful skin, but not protecting your skin against harmful UV rays can be even more detrimental to skin health. Using a daily sun protection product like the DermaFix DermaShield SPF 40, is an imperative step in protecting the skin against the sun damage that leads to pre-mature ageing.  DermaFix DermaShield SPF 40 provides high UVA/UVB protection in an oil-free, non-greasy formulation base.

As we age, so our skin changes and with that so do our skins needs. We would therefore need to adapt our skin care routine accordingly in order to best meet these needs. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care offers an extensive range of correctives and serums suited to your individual skin care concerns. For more information on the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care brand, visit www.dermafix.co.za or call us on 0861 28 23 23.