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There are two types of aging when it comes to our skin. First are the genetic factors we are given, and how time and gravity weigh on the skin. The second includes lifestyle choices that we made involving our body and skin, this is the one we can control and do something about.
Your skin care routine doesn't need to be complicated, but keep in mind our skin is our body's largest organ and we need to protect and take care of it. The aesthetics industry is constantly growing, and we have so many choices at our fingertips.
Prevent, correct and protect your skin
Our antioxidants are formulated to neutralize free radicals, including UVA/UVB infrared radiation and pollution that can lead to visible signs of skin aging. A great start to prevent future signs of skin aging, is using daily SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant providing 8 times the skin’s natural protection against photo-aging and defense from environmental aging.
Corrective products are formulated to brighten the skin, with exfoliating ingredients to help improve visible skin concerns and restore a healthier looking complexion. Adding a Retin-A regimen at night helps exfoliate and speed up your cell turnover. Over time, you will notice a difference in fine lines, even skin tone, and some coarse wrinkles. Start with a low strength SkinMedica Retinol, applying it 2-3 times a week to get your skin adjusted.
Professional chemical peels are designed to literally peel away the top layers of the epidermis. With deeper peels, the dermis will dissolve the bonds that hold our cells together, thus further expediting the exfoliation process. Chemical peels are an excellent way to maintain the quality of your skin because they exfoliate texture irregularities, reduce unwanted pigmentation/sunspots, evacuate clogged pores and strip the skin of excess oil production.
Sunscreens are important because they protect the skin from damaging rays. However, it is important to choose a Broad-Spectrum sunscreen protecting against UVA (aging rays)/UVB (burning rays). Many sunscreens are dual action as they are a moisturizer as well. Gltyone Hydra Lipid SPF 40 and Revision Intellishade SPF 45 are great choices.
We often focus on how to improve the appearance of damaged tissue, yet prevention is also a crucial factor in achieving healthy and radiant skin. Little steps add up, remember a consistent treatment regimen that incorporates growth factors, antioxidants, sun protection and skin brighteners, along with in-office chemical peels, are key factors to prevent, correct and protect a person’s skin from aging.