Fighting Your Skin’s Aging Process
In a world full of beauty products it can become overwhelming to find what products work best for different skin types and more importantly different ages of skin. As we grow older our skin loses it’s collagen production and our elasticity starts to decrease. While we’re born with an abundance of collagen in our skin, the body’s production of collagen slows in our mid-to-late 20’s and continues to slow down after age 30. At the age of 30 we lose 11% of our collagen. From there, the collagen levels in our skin begin to drop by 1-2% each year. Thats a lot of loss of collagen.
So the question is what can we do to minimize the loss of collagen even after we are in our 40’s, and 50’s. What ingredients are important to look for when keeping our skins rejuvenation cycle continually changing for the better and not for the worst. And what are important factors we need to add in our routine that will also be effective in the longevity of collagen reproduction. Understanding these steps should give anyone hope that we can still fight back what mother nature is trying to take away.
First is non-invasive esthetic procedures such as facials. Second is maintaining a daily skin care routine. Third is always using correct sun-protection.
Before you start looking for products to purchase, first speak with your Esthetician about which products that are suitable for your skincare needs. Treating yourself to facials monthly will help keep your skin properly exfoliated. This way you get the most out of your home care products that are collagen producing and hydrating for your skin to penetrate deeper into the epidermis. You want to regenerate new skin cell production faster than if you were to simply allow your body to shed its dead skin cells every 30-60 days naturally. Which it will do. But this makes for a perfect recipe for wrinkles and sun damage to deepen into the layers of your dermis, thus reverting to more invasive treatments like laser therapy.
Exfoliation is highly beneficial because you want to always keep your skin in the regeneration process of creating more collagen, and building stronger elastin fibers.
(Tip: Never over exfoliate as this cause wear and tear on the skin and can actually damage the capillaries, cause dryness, cracks and fine lines to be more visible, as well as wrinkles to deepen. Talk to your Esthetician about how to exfoliate properly during your intervals between facial treatments.)
So down to the nitty gritty of products and which ones are you going to get the most out of. When looking for products that build collagen and build elastin fibers you want to focus on ingredients that have Peptides, Vita-A’s, Vits-B3’s, Vita-C’s, and Antioxidants. Your cell regulators, such as vitamin A derivatives, and peptides act directly on the collagen metabolism and stimulate the production of collagen and elastic fibers. To name a few products on the market that give amazing results from Aesthetic Science are the Collagen Cycle Serum, Multi-Peptide Serum, HGF Youth Serum.
Vitamins C, B3, and E are the most important antioxidants because of their ability to penetrate the skin through their small molecular weight. This will improve your skin elasticity, erythema and pigmentations. Aesthetic Science has a powerful antioxidant product called the Red Tea Serum. And as for Vita-C, B and E Aesthetic Science has the Vitamin C,B,E and Ferulic Serum a combination of various antioxidant actives, all interacting with each other on deeper levels, further enhancing the free radical fighting properties, thus creating a more dynamic and potent product.
Last and honestly most importantly is your SPF. We all know the kind of damage our sun has on the skin. Please always remember to have a SPF in your product cabinet. Or find a good brand of liquid foundation that has sunscreen in it. This way you don’t have to layer on any lotion because it’s already in your makeup. Best way to get daily protection (in my opinion.) But if your going to the beach use at the least an SPF 30. Get the most coverage possible. Have sensitive skin? Look for the ingredient ’Titanium Dioxide’.
(Tip: When applying, let the sunscreen sink into your skin for 10 minutes before applying your make-up.)
What types of services to look for that will give your skin its natural glow back, exfoliate and plum up fine lines and wrinkles. Around the Body Skin Solutions offers a wide variety of treatments. Rated number one by guests is the Epi-Wave™ Ultrasonic Facial Treatment. This service is listed at number one because this has all the components of proper exfoliation, hydration, and lifting and tightening of the skin. Other treatments for exfoliation at Around The Body Skin Solutions are Chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, and Dermaplaning