Jeune Skin Care: Ask the Experts
Q. How can I achieve younger looking skin through my skin care regimen at home?
A. Although nothing can really compare to the fantastic results achieved with Cosmetic Surgery, many women may not be candidates for surgery or Cosmetic Laser Services due to financial reasons or the amount of down time associated with the procedure.
- Strong exfoliants
- Topical antioxidants
- Growth factors
Cleansers with a mild alpha-hydroxy acid will remove dead skin cells, allowing fresh skin to shine through. Because it may irritate your skin, start by using it only once a day, gradually increasing until you are using it twice a day. Biomedic's Purifying Cleanser is a light, glycolic gel cleanser that gently exfoliates and can be used on a daily basis. (Available at Jeune Skin Care: Biomedic Purifying Cleanser - $38.50)
Along with your cleanser, you will want to use a separate exfoliating product. In addition to alpha hydroxy acids, the gold standard for exfoliation is retinoids. Retinoids train skin to renew itself at "fast forward" speed to rid skin of unhealthy skin cells that may cause some skin cancers. Retenoids also rejuvenate skin and are an excellent choice for improving acne or the scars acne leaves behind.
Begin retinoids slowly, using them 2-3 times a week in the evening, eventually increasing to a daily basis as your skin begins to tolerate the product. With consistent use, fine lines and discolorations can soften. This is a great product that can be used prior to more aggressive treatments, or even after them, to maintain their results. (Available at Jeune Skin Care: Biomedic Retinols - $52.00-$57.50)
Using a topical antioxidant on the skin is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from premature aging and to improve existing environmental damage on your skin. Using a combination of vitamins C and E, two well known antioxidants, are essential to skin health. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis, and vitamin E provides excellent hydration and healing properties.
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic is an excellent combination of both ingredients meant to be used daily under your moisturizer. (Available at Jeune Skin Care: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic - $138.00)
Human Growth Factors
Human growth factors (HGF) are naturally occurring elements in young, healthy skin that provide tremendous health benefits. Topically applied human growth factors will aid in reconnecting tissues within the skin that have broken down, which causes wrinkles and loss of elasticity. They are one of the most beneficial ingredients that can encourage creation of new collagen as well as improve the texture and clarity on the surface of the skin.
SkinMedica's TNS Recovery Complex contains a mixture of human growth factors, antioxidants and proteins that encourage skin to maintain its most youthful appearance. (Available at Jeune Skin Care: TNS Recovery Complex - $155.00)
One of the most important steps in any skin care regimen is of course sunscreen. It will protect skin from further sun damage as well as protect the results you have obtained after all of your efforts! Stop by Transformations Jeune Skin Care at 2349 Deming Way in Middleton to browse our sunscreens and other skin care products.
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