The lovely Audrey Hepburn said “And the beauty of women, with passing years only grows!” To minimize the effects of aging, a few updates to your skin care regime with the right combination of skin treatments and products will keep your complexion looking radiant, soft and supple. Below are recommendations from our Lead Medical Aesthetician for combating the signs of aging.
Incorporating antioxidants is a great beginning step to revamping your daily skin routine. Antioxidants neutralize damaging free radicals that you come into contact with daily before they can attack your healthy skin cells, over time it will reduce wrinkles. A great natural product to try is Aloe Vera, the Egyptians even called it “the plant of immortality”. It’s packed with super antioxidant vitamins C and E along with B12. Used either topically or orally (oral Aloe is not recommended during pregnancy), Aloe, like all antioxidants, not only prevents the breakdown of collagen, what keeps wrinkles away, but increases skin’s production of it.
Paired with sunscreen, an antioxidant serum will pick up where your SPF left off when it wears away over the course of the day, protecting your skin from the number one cause of premature aging: sun damage. An evening antioxidant serum is just as important as the one you apply in the morning, the skin’s renewal rate and receptiveness to active ingredients is higher at night. Using something like SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E, strengthens, smoothes and improves skin’s firmness and density. Talk about getting your beauty sleep!
Studies have proven that Retinol, vitamin A cream, increases collagen and stimulates cell turnover, exfoliating your skin, allowing for new cells to come through and diminishing wrinkles. Apply at night before your antioxidant serum. Remember that products need time to accumulate in your skin so start off with a low dose to avoid irritation. Be consistent with your skin regime for 12 weeks and you will see the benefits!
As we age, our natural cell turnover slows down and causes surface buildup, creating fine lines and dullness. To boost rejuvenation and clear the way for a polished complexion a microdermabrasion treatment like the Premium Fusion is suggested for total skin repair and regeneration. This provides exfoliation while infusing growth factors (these generate new cells) and peptides (proteins in the skin that builds up elasticity, reverse and even prevents sagging).
Along with these recommendations always remember to wear sunscreen, moisturize and be confident in your own skin. That’s a beauty essential that never gets old.
Want to learn more about what changes you should make to your skin regime? Request an appointment for a skin consultation today!