How can we keep our skin looking younger for longer? That’s the million-dollar question we all want answered. Even with all the world’s aesthetic and cosmetic advancements for slowing down the aging process, we sometimes make mistakes when it comes to properly caring for the health and beauty of our skin.
Here’s a list of the most common anti-aging mistakes, and how avoiding them can keep your skin youthful and glowing for years to come:
#1 Anti-Aging Mistake: Waiting too long to get treatments.
It’s never too early to begin professional aesthetic treatments to help slow the aging process in its tracks. Prevention is key, which is why we encourage people to start treatments before common signs of aging even appear. Caring for your skin means stimulating it with invigorating treatments to promote vibrant collagen growth and build strength and elasticity. Such treatments can range from chemical to physical exfoliation, including chemical peels, microneedling, laser skin resurfacing, platelet-rich plasma, clinical facials and microdermabrasion. At Hendrick Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, our team will work with you to design a treatment plan that works best for your unique skin care needs and goals during your personal consultation. Investing in age-defying, skin-renewing treatments now will help you maintain a healthy, lit-from-within glow for the long term.
#2 Anti-Aging Mistake: Not building an at-home skin care regimen.
Thinking about starting a skin care routine is just the beginning, choosing which products to include requires a little extra help from the experts (that’s us!). Using the right products at home will help you achieve and maintain healthy skin. If you want to make good on your “skin-vestment” and enhance the results of your professional treatments, medical-grade skin care is the way to go. Medical-grade products are formulated with a higher concentration of active ingredients (i.e., hyaluronic acid, growth factors, peptides, acids, retinols, antioxidants, etc.) and penetrate deeper levels of the skin than other products.
We proudly offer clinically proven skin care by SkinCeuticals®, an advanced skin care line backed by science and based on three fundamentals: prevention, protection and correction. SkinCeuticals not only helps to prevent future damage by protecting skin but also corrects existing damage with proven skin-renewing ingredients. We also offer Glo Skin Beauty, an award-winning line of mineral makeup formulated for even the most sensitive skin. Glo Skin products are packed with antioxidants and ultra-fine minerals that melt into skin for a lit-from-within radiance that lasts all day.
#3 Anti-Aging Mistake: Not wearing sunscreen on a daily basis.
Your daily skin care routine may be missing one vital ingredient: sunscreen! There’s no better way to protect the health of your skin than by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 each and every day, no matter the forecast. If you didn’t know already, the #1 contributor to skin aging is sun damage. Wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin texture — you name it, and unprotected sun exposure can cause it. There are plenty of products available to help protect your skin’s youthfulness, including SPF products by SkinCeuticals. SkinCeuticals’ sunscreens provide a high level of broad-spectrum sun protection with chemical-free UV filters and are available in a variety of formulations suitable for daily use. And when you do apply your sunblock, don’t forget to cover ALL your skin, including your neck, hands and décolleté.