Posted: December 5, 2018
Growing old may be an indicator of wisdom and strength, but it’s also something most people dread as their bodies slowly starts to look a tad bit worn down over time. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be as bad as it sounds. There are many ways to hit rewind and look younger than you actually are once you follow a foolproof anti-aging skin care routine!
Now, while we can’t point you to where the fountain of youth is hidden, we can help you find which products must be in your anti-aging skincare arsenal.
It’s ideal to start this type of routine while you’re still in your 20s as this is around the time your skin starts producing less and less collagen. Collagen is an essential amino acid that firms and plumps the skin, so it only makes sense that having less of it can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots.
Other major factors that speed up the skin’s aging process include being exposed to sun and pollution as well as your lifestyle choices.
So, how do you fight skin aging? Read on to find out which products need to be in your roster.
Cell turnover slows down as the skin ages. When this happens, dead skin cells slowly start to cover the surface of your skin making it look dehydrated, dull, or damaged. An acid-based exfoliating cleanser can buff away dead skin, unblock pores, and stimulate collagen production.
Lipid production slows down around the same time collagen does, which makes hydrating your skin all the more important. Without proper moisture, the skin is more prone to developing fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Find a moisturizer rich in antioxidants, ceramides, lipids, and hyaluronic acid and try to use it twice a day.
Retinoids and Serums
Using retinoids and serums daily can help you achieve a smooth and glowing complexion. These two help reverse damage caused by the sun and the environment including uneven skin tone and dark spots. Serums with acids like glycolic, malic, lactic, and kojic can effectively reduce inflammation and melanin production. Retinols and retinoids kick up collagen synthesis and increase cell turnover in the skin.
The skin around our eyes is 40% thinner than that of other areas on our face, so you’d want to treat it with extra care. Minimize the puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines around the eyes by applying eye cream before going to bed. Find eye creams with anti-aging ingredients like acids, antioxidants, and retinoids that can boost blood circulation and reduce puffiness or fine lines.
No matter how old you are, wearing sunscreen is the most essential thing you can do for your skin. Look for sunscreens that are high in antioxidants and SPF. These will help shield the skin from UV damage and free radicals as well as repair whatever damage the sun may cause.
Additional Anti-Aging Treatments
Apart from the skincare products listed above, chemical peels, Hydrafacial, Microneedling, lasers, and injectables are also able to even out skin tone and skin texture. Chemical peels such as the Vitalize Peel® and Illuminize Peel® can address skin aging issues for all skin types. Meanwhile, laser treatments like the Lumenis® CO2 AcuPulse™ and Lumenis® M22™ can effectively deal with skin imperfections and blemishes.
Injectables and fillers greatly reduce the appearance of frown lines, laugh lines, and wrinkles. Fillers like the Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Juvederm Voluma, Belotero, and Restylane can really help you achieve smooth and glowing skin for months. On the other hand, botox can relax visible expression lines between the eyebrows, forehead, and crow’s feet.
If you decide to add chemical peels, lasers, and injectables in your anti-aging skincare routine, call our office 866 936-2309, or you can fill out our online appointment form for a free consultation.