September 3, 2022
The fountain of youth may be a myth, but maintaining your young and radiant skin isn’t one, especially if you treat your skin well regularly. The food you eat and the way you care for your body impacts the condition of your skin. For example, junk food and poor sleep patterns can drastically reduce the glow of your supple skin, cause problems like acne, and speed up the aging process. Simultaneously, the type of cosmetics you use to hydrate, cleanse, and maintain your skin also affect its look and feel, if you aren’t aware of the harsh chemicals in them.
To protect your skin from negligent care routines and preserve its beauty, it’s vital to understand the basics of good skin care practices. At the same time, you need to identify the habits that make your skin’s youthfulness fade, for effective age reversal. To help start you off, the skin technicians at Tropicalaser have compiled a list of five tips to retain your young and radiant skin.
Tip #1: Develop a great skin care routine (morning and night), using only medical grade products (like Alumier) – and stick to it.
Why medical grade products? Drugstore or department store products will make wildly extravagant claims, and list ingredients, often without specifying their concentration. For example, it’s not sufficient to say “with retinol” without specifying the concentration. Also, remember that our skin requires a refresh from time to time, so switch up your serums every three months or so to maintain optimum efficiency of the products you use. You can consult a medical esthetician to develop a great customized plan.
Tip #2: Use a medical grade sunscreen on your face throughout the year.
UVA rays (we say in the skin care industry that the “A” stands for Ageing) remain pretty constant throughout the year – even in the winter time. For this reason, remember to check the ingredients in your sunscreen and look for one that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. A great practice is to look for sunscreens with a minimum of 5% of both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which are now available in transparent form and provide an effective physical barrier against sun damage. Alumier stocks beautiful sunscreens suitable for all skin types. On sunny days, remember to reapply your sunscreen every four to six hours. Another great tip is to avoid sunscreens with claims of SPF factors in excess of fifty. This is simply misleading!
Tip #3: Don’t wait until you see fine lines and wrinkles before starting facial treatments.
Our skin’s collagen and elastin stores start depleting as early as our twenties. If your skin is left unchecked, the network of fibroblasts which keep our skin young and supple will break down, resulting in the formation of those dreaded wrinkles. Although of great importance, products alone won’t do the trick. Luckily, there are several treatments available which will increase your collagen and elastin production, including microneedling, and RF (radio frequency) treatments. Irrespective of the procedure you choose, make sure that the devices used for your treatment are Health Canada approved!
Tip #4: Remember that diet and exercise play a significant role in skin health as well.
The old rules of plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh air, and water may have been around a long time, but they are still valid. Smoking is really bad for the skin as it increases the development of lines on the upper lip and crows feet around the eyes in particular. Similarly, stress and lack of sleep also take a toll on the skin.
Tip #5: Ongoing skin maintenance is essential.
Many of our clients ask if the results of a skin treatment are permanent. Regrettably, this is simply not possible. Not even invasive procedures like plastic surgery, are permanent. Our skin starts its normal aging process four to six weeks after even the most effective treatments.
If you’re looking for effective and safe skin treatments for your specific cosmetic needs, consult our Tropicalaser skin care professionals. As highly trained and experienced skin technicians, we can help you find the best maintenance plan for your skin. We specialize in laser hair removal and advanced skin treatments in Edmonton, AB, and spare no expense in client care and safety. We use superior technology, products, and equipment approved by the FDA, and are highly efficient for your specific requirements.