Beauty Tips 

November - December

2019

There is no Magic Wand, but .... 

A number of ingredients in "over the counter treatments may help your skin appear more youthful, however, it takes time to accomplish. You may see improvement with a few months. You should not expect to look like you have just stepped out of a "Time Machine". What will work best for you will ldepend on your skin and the results you are trying to get.

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Wrinkles?




Retinol, for fine lines (retinol is Vitamin A) may make your skin smoother because they help your skin make more collagen and exfoliate dead skin cells.  It is easier on your skin then the prescription - strength version, tretinoin (Retina A), which can dry your skin.  

Products with Vitamin C may help take away fine lines, as well as help lessen the damage the sun does to your skin.  Vitamin C is great for keeping wrinkles away!

SAGGING SKIN?

PEPTIDES

Treatment with topical growth factors or peptides could help firm sagging skin.  Peptides are groups of amino acids that help make proteins, including collagen.   Collagen is the main protein found in your skin


CERAMIDES

Daily moisturizer with ceramides, fats found in the layers of your skin that you lose as you age are an options also, and they are less expensive. 

AGE SPOTS?


HYDROQUINONE

Hydroquinone, an over the counter drug that can bleach your skin, may fade dark spots.  Retinoids may make your skin tone more even.  One study shows that Vitamin C helps fade age spots when you use it for at least 12 weeks.

KOJIC ACID

Kojic acid is a chemical that is often used as an skin whitening ingredient in products -  can do it too.

Whe you use any of these, make sure to wear sunscreen.  Your dark spots may come back if your skin gets too much sunlight.


UNEVEN SKIN TONE?

Alpha hydroxy acids, (AHA's) remove dead skin cells.  This could help to reveal new ones with a more even tone.  Retinoids can do the same thing.  Both can irritate your skin, so use them with caution if yours is dry or sensitive.  Best to see your Skin Care Specialist for consultation before venturing out to do this at home.  

WHICH STRENGTH DO I NEED?

Some over the counter products only come in one strength.  Others have different levels of the active ingrdedient.  If you choose something that might dry or irritate your skin - like retinol - start with the lowest strength and give yoursself a skin test before continuous use or before you try something stronger.  


WHEN SHOULD I PUT THEM ON?

 Vitamin C that should be applied in the morning.   Retinol, should go on at night, because sunlight might stop itfrom working.  Put the most natural mositurizer on every day such as Hyaluronic Acid for Anti-Aging if you have dry skin or if you want to look more youthful.  Hyaluronic Acid (Collagen) is used as a  moisturizer and will help to plump your skin without any side effects.  Skinetics 1 wants your to look your best at all times!


HOW SHOULD I APPLY THEM?


If you use more than one anti-aging skin product, put the one with an active ingredient on first so your skin absorbs it better.  For example, in the morning put Skinetic Essentials Anti-Aging Hyaluronic Acid 

Vitamin C  Serum 

on first, at least 30% sunscreen next, and makeup last.

Only twice a week at bedtime apply

Skinetics Essentials Anti-Aging Retinol Serum 

 Rinse in the morning, then apply your moisturizer 

Always apply on clean skin only

YOU DESERVE BEAUTIFUL SKIN

BUT YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR IT AND MAINTAIN YOUR SKIN TO BE HEALTHY AND HAPPY WITH THE WAY YOU APPEAR


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