Putting Your Best Face Forward? How to Treat and Prevent Wrinkles
While your eyes may be the windows to your soul, your skin probably reveals much more about you than your eyes ever will. Years of skin neglect from too much time in the sun without sun protection leaves brown spots, wrinkles, and discoloration that can be aging. Fortunately, there are new treatments and products available that can help you recapture beautiful, healthy looking skin.
It’s never too early or late to take control of your skin. By adding the latest sun protection to your daily routine, you can protect your skin today and prevent long-term damage. But not all skin protectants are the same. You want to use a product that offers the broadest band of UVA protection. The ‘A’ stands for aging. Traditional sunscreens don’t offer UVA protection, and what’s so great about the “A” is that it prevents DNA from becoming altered. Anthelios SX by LaRoche Posay was recently approved by the FDA. This product has been used in Europe for years and is now available in the U.S. Unlike other sunscreens, Anthelios SX can be used as a daily moisturizer, making it easy to add sun protection into a daily routine.
While UVA protects skin, the latest in pharmacy-grade products can reverse damage. Just in recent years, research has proven that active ingredients like Vitamins C and E, Retinol, and Hyaluronic Acid, can dramatically improve the look of skin. Products available at drugstores and cosmetic counters may contain limited amounts of these ingredients, but prescription-grade products feature higher percentages of active ingredients leading to better results. There are a lot of great over-the-counter products that can help with moisturizing and offer some level of sun protection. But if you’re looking for noticeable improvement in your skin’s tone, texture and clarity, you’ll need a product that offers a higher percentage of active ingredients.
Sun damage and aging can also affect skin’s elasticity. While many products can improve skin’s clarity, non-invasive procedures like Titan can tighten the skin, soften fine wrinkles and shrink pores. This procedure is ideal for the forehead, lower face along the chin line, under the eyes, and also another age tattler…the hands. Titan uses an infrared light that travels through to the deeper layers of skin causing tightening of the collagen architecture. Because the heat is applied deep within the skin, results may be seen within a few weeks.
You don’t have to settle for the skin you have. The latest technologies and products make it possible to reverse damage and improve skin issues that may be related to heredity.