Whether you’re sixteen or sixty, achieving and more importantly, maintaining beautiful skin has never been simpler. Continuous advancements in cutting-edge technologies, ingredients and formulations have provided the opportunities to turn back the clock when it comes to skin aging. The following guide should provide you with a clear direction to obtain the look that you want and sustain it.
Skip the Toner
A toner, especially an expensive one, is not the best choice to invest your skin care dollars. Choose an excellent, solutions-driven cleanser that will focus on upping the oxygen levels to your skin while evening out the skin tone. A good one will remove cakey foundation, lipstick and eye makeup without stripping your skin of necessary nutrients. Make sure to remove makeup from areas where it collects most — eyebrows and creases around the mouth and nose. Try Dermelect Detoxifying Oxygen Facial Commission, followed by Tanda Luxe Rejuvenating Photofacial Device.
Go for the glow
Microdermabrasion a couple of times a week will truly improve skin texture and help erase fine lines while eliminating superficial discoloration. After an initial two applications you can realize skin so smooth and radiant that you’ll be asked if you lost weight or are sporting a new hairstyle. It’s a subtle change that will make an instant impact to your appearance. Two excellent products are Dermelect Microdermabrasion 2-3 Facial Reveal and PMD Personal Microderm Tool Kit.
Don’t neglect the neck
As early as in the late 20s, a decrease in collagen production occurs. I always recommend using collagen boosters and anti-oxidants, especially for the delicate skin of the décolleté. Dermelect Self Esteem Beauty Sleep Serum and Euoko Y-42 Fractional Neck Lift Concentrate will make a noticeable difference.
Ditch the fake nails and grow real ones
Acrylics and gels can take their toll on your fingernails. The space between the fake nail and the real nail is the ideal environment for infection and fungus to grow. Be patient and grow out your own to long, strong and beautiful with the help of Dermelect Launchpad Nail Strengthener.
Get the red out
Certain perfumes, spicy foods, heat, steam and sunlight are natural contributors for rosacea and red, ruddy skin. Tame the aggressors and alleviate the symptoms by using a soothing cream that is both fragrance and oil free. Try Dermelect Redness Rehab Rosacea Relief and keep Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens in your purse for quick touch-ups.
Cliché but all good
It’s not a myth: eat right and get your sleep! Our faces lose subcutaneous fat as we age, resulting in a thinner face that in turn looks older. If possible, always try to get your eight hours of sleep. Rest and intelligent eating will be reflected in your skin. I recommend Molton Brown Sleep Cedrus Room Aroma Rocks Replenisher and Pure Inventions Green Tea to nourish your skin from the inside out.
Amos Lavian is president and founder of Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, the first cosmeceutical line jointly formulated by medical professionals and licensed estheticians.