The skin is the body’s largest organ and while it protects our insides from exposure; it remains constantly exposed to the forces of nature. We have all heard the saying that prevention is better than cure and this is no less true when it comes to skin care. Dermatologists and beauty retailers all tout the merits of having a good cleanser, moisturizer and of course, wearing sunscreen.
A good cleanser helps with exfoliation and removing accumulated dead skin cells
Moisturizers help with skin repair and regeneration and sunscreen is necessary all year round for protection from the sun’s harmful rays. These are just the basics. For those who desire a consistently youthful glow, there is a lot more required for keeping the skin healthy.
Dermatologists recommend that from the age of 25 women should have a set skin care regimen and even start incorporating anti-aging products into their daily or nightly routine. According to Dendy Engelman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City, this routine should include certain specific products like a cleansing brush, vitamin C serum, eye cream, peel, retinol and of course, moisturizer and sunscreen.
Vitamin C helps with reversing any possible sun damage. An eye cream helps to take care of the sensitive thin skin around the eyes by improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines.
A peel is necessary for regular exfoliation.
Retinol is an anti-aging super agent. It is derived from Vitamin A and stimulates cell turnover which means dead skin cells on the surface of the skin are replaced with healthy, new ones.
Anti-aging products might be so popular because skin problems usually become more common with age. As skin ages, it can become more dry, itchy, rough, slack, transparent, fragile, and prone to developing skin lesions. There are a wide array of beauty products on the market that profess to have anti-aging qualities.
There are also options for reparative care for those who have suffered skin damage. Acne and sunburn are two of the more common skin care problems that require reparative care.
Breakouts or acne flares happen because the hair follicle fills with dead skin cells, sebum (oil), and sometimes bacteria. This leads to swelling, redness, and inflammation. Eventually, the pores become clogged and push their contents to the skin’s surface.
Sunburns are caused when the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages certain fibers in the skin and causes the skin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to snap back after stretching. Sunburn is so bad because once you get sunburnt, you can’t undo the damage to your DNA and skin structures, and you can’t speed up skin healing. You can only treat the symptoms.Luckily, there are skin care professionals, like those available at Dermani medspa, who offer a variety of options that a simple skin care regimen cannot address. They provide options such as skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, and dermaplaning. These treatments, if incorporated into your usual skin care regiment, can work wonders in keeping your skin healthy.