How to Really get Younger Looking Skin

FIVE TIPS from the doctors....

First of all, genetics has an awful lot to do with why one person ages faster than another. Even if you have a great complexion and are in excellent health, smoking or long exposure to the sun’s rays will definitely age your skin faster. (USE SUN BLOCK OR SUN SCREENS DAILY)

Skin looks younger when it is evenly toned. A blotchy, or sun spotted, facial appearance may accentuate fine line and wrinkles that will make you look older than your years. Thinning skin and broken blood vessels give you that "I’ve been around the block a few times and getting older" look. So what are the first steps to a younger appearance? Before you start with a facelift or Botox and fillers, get your skin a nice even tone with a great skin care regimen designed for your specific skin type.

You may talk to a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon about wrinkles and age spots if you want to investigate other options rather than just starting with an aggressive home treatment regimen for looking younger. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautions consumers to "be vigilant about your purchases and steer clear of lower-priced cosmetic treatments." So, here’s my advice to get you off in the right direction.

TIP ONE: Invest your time and money wisely on your home care treatment products. If a product claims to work instantly…RUN, move on, think scam!!! Most products that we use in our clinic can take up to 3 months to reach their most effective end points. Most supermarket and drug store brands are a waste of time and money, with the exception of a cleanser. (Do not over wash your face with soaps)

TIP TWO: What’s right for your best friend is not always going to be best suited for you. (Unless your best friend is your biological identical twin)

TIP THREE: Your best investment will be in a moisturizer because wrinkles look worse when compounded by dry skin. Get the best you can afford and "Use it, use it, use it and reapply."

TIP FOUR: If you have a reaction from your products, discontinue using them immediately! Always avoid any irritating ingredients. Just because the product stings or burns it doesn’t mean it’s strong and working better. Individual reactions to ingredients may vary dramatically, but potential irritants include fruit acids, menthol, lemongrass, lime, lavender paba, fragrances & botanicals, oils, and herbal extracts. Just because the label says hypoallergenic it doesn’t mean that you will not get an adverse reaction. Natural or "Green" is no indication that is more effective or will even work on your skin type.

TIP FIVE: Periodic facials using microdermabrasion, laser peels and masks that when done by professional Aestheticians are a good idea if you want to maintain your improving appearance. We have had wonderful results combining Laser peels with IPL and photodynamic therapy. Our best professional results can only be sustained with an aggressive home care regimen. Find your products and STAY with them until they no longer work and then move on.

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