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3 Principles of an Effective Skin Care Regimen

3 Principles of an Effective Skin Care Regimen

Want to hear some interesting news about the plastic surgery industry? Women are no longer interested in going under the knife! According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, fewer cosmetic surgeries are being performed each year since 2009. Apparently, patients don’t want face lifts anymore and are in search of non-surgical alternatives instead. The focus has moved from ‘curative’ to ‘preventive, ‘ and anti-aging serums have become even more popular.

Signs of aging appear on everyone at different times based on several variables like sunlight exposure, melanin content on the skin, lifestyle, diet and much more. And just like the old saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatment.” Women and some men are wondering what age is appropriate to start an anti-aging beauty regimen.

When should I begin to use anti-aging serums?

The age to start your preventive anti-aging regimen keeps getting pushed up. Wrinkle creams used to be for women over 40 years old, but now with more information and sufficient data, it is recommended by most experts that you begin your anti-aging regimen early.

Collagen creation decreases about 1% annually from the age of 21. This is part of the natural aging process that everyone goes through. But when skin exactly begins showing signs of aging is dependent upon many external variables —if you’re a smoker, what your diet is like, how much you drink, and more.

But consider, for a minute, the law of diminishing returns. It is most times reported that overuse of certain medications would cause it to become less potent. So are we reaching for our anti-aging revolvers in an effort to freeze time? Or, simply, when is it just too soon?

The answer is simple, start NOW! You don’t have to go all out and buy a wide range of products if you are in your 20’s, however, to maintain and promote your skin’s health, everyone should have an effective skin care regimen that comprises of the below three principles: Correction, Protection and Prevention.

1. Correction
The first place to start is by exfoliating and using a skin repair product. Your chosen product will help give you a new fresh skin. It will get rid of the dry, glycated, sun-damaged, and rough skin. Correcting skin damage, giving your skin a fighting chance.

2. Protection
After correction, you want to protect your skin from any more damage. Use a product that can help protect your skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. It will condition your skin to retain and maintain moisture, lessening the possibility of skin damage.

3. Prevention
Lastly, use products that will act as natural cleansers and help eliminate the daily buildup of excessive oils and impurities.

Since we begin aging in our 20’s and life happens… the aging process should not be ignored. As we age our skin cell replenishment rate slows down, and collagen production begins to decrease. As time passes, we have to keep our cell growth constant by adding more potent products to our skin care regimen. The important thing to remember is that your skin is just like any other organ, and needs to be kept in optimum health.