As you already know, your skin changes over time due to age, the environment, and the basic stressors of life. Over time your skin begins to lose it’s natural collagen building abilities which will leave your skin looser and thinner than when you were younger. You will notice wrinkles and sagging, dark spots and dryness; which are all normal conditions for aging skin. Aging isn’t fun but it is something that each and every one of us will have to deal with at some point in our lives.
What is Collagen and what does it do, you might wonder? Collagen is a protein that is produced by your cells to help hold your skin together with increased firmness and elasticity!
In this blog, you will learn of the necessary products and techniques available to help you get back the look and feeling of brighter, younger skin. Let’s get started!
Add an exfoliant to your morning routine! Exfoliants remove the top dead layer of skin which enables for newer skin cells to develop. Doing so can help speed up the natural process of collagen renewal as well. Stay refreshed in the morning and choose a serum enriched with antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E. Antioxidants are crucial to protecting against the free radicals that cause aging. Glo Therapeutics has an incredible line of anti-aging products than can be used as a daily skin care regimen to systematically treat skin care concerns! They even have a 15% Vitamin C Serum that provides complete protection by repairing actual skin cells.
Throughout the day, make sure that you’re eating clean meals, paying attention to and incorporating the following rules into your life will ensure that your skin looks younger longer.
- Cut your sugar intake. Sugar causes the inflammation that damages the normal production of healthy skin cells.
- Drink plenty of water and reduce how much coffee and alcohol you drink.
- Take a Vitamin D supplement.
- Look for foods with natural antioxidants in them such as; green tea and blueberries.
- Refrain from eating foods high in saturated fats such as; meat and dairy that make skin more susceptible to aging and eat foods high in healthy fats instead such as; almonds.
- Eat kale as it contains wrinkle-fighting Vitamin A.
- Opt for whole grains and carbohydrates such as; wheat.
- Substitute regular yogurt for greek yogurt as it is a top source for probiotics.
- Learn to love Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids as they are good fats that boost hydration. They can be found in salmon, flaxseed, and olive oil.
- Limit your red wine intake as it causes the redness commonly referred to as rosacea.
All day long, no matter the weather, sunscreen is an absolute must when it come to protection from the sun. Repetitive exposure to the sun damages your skin’s elasticity, thus leaving it droopy and wrinkly. UV rays actually penetrate deep into the skin and damage the collagen support structures found underneath. In time you will see a changes to the texture of your skin as well as discoloration and sun spots. It is recommended that you wear protective clothing from the sun and limit your time outside in order to reduce sun exposure. Between the hours of 10AM and 4PM, the sun emits its’ harshest UV rays, so avoiding being outside during that time is highly recommended. It is imperative that you use a broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen on a daily basis. This won’t undo previous sun damage but it will protect your skin from sun damage in the future. Save time and find a moisturizer with SPF in it already! Don’t have the time or find it inconvenient to wear sunscreen on a daily basis? Opt for a concealer or foundation that already includes SPF such as Glo Minerals. This is one step you must absolutely remember!
Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day can lead to having firmer skin. Why? By increasing your blood flow, exercise infuses your skin with oxygen and other nutrients needed for healthy collagen production.
At the end of each day, thoroughly wash your face and remove all of your makeup. Take time doing this as your skin generates a lot of oil throughout the day and comes into contact with a lot of dirt and harsh chemicals that are damaging to your skin. Such chemicals can cause the breakdown of collagen as well as other damage that you’ve so desperately been trying to avoid. Once you’ve washed your face, apply a retinoid. Retinoids are a Vitamin A derivative that increase cell turnover and stimulate collagen renewal. Even more, they unclog pores and stimulate blood vessels while smoothing fine lines, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and fading brown spots. Retinoids are to be applied at night because they are sensitive to the sun and may have reactive effects. We recommend Glo Therapeutics Super Serum or Renew Serum specifically as they contain ingredients to actively regenerate cells and tighten skin! For the most effective retinoid products out there, consider a prescription retinoid cream. To end the night prior to bed, use a moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying out while you sleep.
For a more in-depth explanation or simply more information on nighttime products, refer to our Nighttime Skin Care Routine blog post!
Dermatologists can give you more than just the illusion of younger, healthier skin! Certain aesthetic procedures can rejuvenate your skins appearance entirely by providing you with visible and lasting results! We recommend Radiesse to increase collagen production and Restylane to reduce moderate to sever wrinkles. For more information on our aesthetic services, visit our webpage or call (702) 233-GLOW(4569).