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Aging Skin

Aging Skin

It’s only natural that as we age, fine lines, wrinkles, creases, folds, sagging skin, age spots, and larger pores begin to appear. Whether aging skin is caused by your genetic make-up or external factors, the good news is there are many options available that can reverse or decelerate the aging process to allow you to look your best at any age.

Over the years your skin will change. As we age our skin will undergo a natural aging process, which results in slow collagen production, less elastin, and slower shedding of dead skin cells as well as a decrease in turnover of new skin cells. Some changes will be subtle and unnoticeable, while others will be more visible, especially as you reach your senior years.

Skin changes over the years:

Ages 20 – 30: Although the skin is still smooth and supple, expression lines begin to appear on the forehead and around the eyes. Acne can develop even though absent in teenage years, and some scarring may occur from acne flare-ups.

Ages 30 – 40: “Crow’s feet” appear around the eyes, and lines start to deepenin the forehead area. Frown lines (lines between the eyebrows), naso-labial folds (lines that run from the nose to the mouth), and lines at the corners of the mouth begin to appear. Brown spots, sunspots and other signs of sun damage begin to appear.

Ages 40 – 50: “Smokers” lines appear above the vermilion border (along the top of the lip) and “commas” at the corners of the mouth deepen and lengthen to the chin. The vermilion border itself loses definition. Expression lines deepen around the mouth, forehead, and brows. The neck and “jowls” begin to sag.

Ages 50 – 60: During these years you’ll begin to notice several changes, including the redistribution of facial fat and softening definition of the cheeks. Sunspots and brown spots worsen and increase. “Frown” lines and expression lines continue to deepen and the skin around the neck area becomes loose and lined.

External factors and certain habits, such as sun exposure, exposure to cold weather, lack of sleep, stress, alcohol use, and cigarette smoking can cause accelerated aging,speeding up the aging process, making you look older than your age. Improving your lifestyle and health are key to preventing accelerated aging.

Treatment

There are countless methods to treat aging skin. Some people take the invasive route preferring cosmetic surgery, particularly for deeper lines and saggy skin. For fine to moderate wrinkles, broken blood vessels, age spots, acne scars and mildly sagging skin respond well to many non-invasive procedures. Such non-invasive procedures include: Botox, microdermabrasion, wrinkle injections, tissue tightening, photo rejuvenation, light chemical peels, fractional lasers, and plasma skin regeneration. However, non-invasive procedures can be painful and costly, What’s more, they do not guarantee permanent results and will require additional visits to your cosmetic physician.

MD Beauty Secrets’ Solution:

We at MD Beauty Secrets realize the physiological as well as aesthetic discomfort many face with aging. We have searched extensively for a skin care regimen that helps turn back the clock and we trust that no skin care regimen works better than retinol.

Studies have proven retinol to help with acne as well as aging skin. Retinol is a form of vitamin A. It is known to reverse the natural aging process by restoring the speed in which dead skin cells shed and increasing the turnover of new skin cells, as well as reducing fine lines, creating smoother skin, and balancing skin pigmentation.

MD Beauty Secrets offers the following retinol serums and creams:

Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum 3X helps to reduce the appearance of redness, lines and surface wrinkles, as well as revitalizes, firms, smoothens and enhances skin tone and texture. It also helps to minimize the visible signs of aging. This serum has been enhanced with green tea polyphenols, caffeine and moisturizers to increase the antioxidant properties of the serum, and hydrate the skin.

Focused on delivery optimum results, the Retinol Eye Cream is the solution for under eye dark circles, puffiness and to reduce the signs of aging. This formulation combines All-Trans retinol, green tea, arnica, and vitamin K along with a system of chelators and peptides to deliver maximum results.

The use of retinol requires physician supervision.

Other MD Beauty Secrets’ Solutions:

For a smooth unblemished skin, MD BEAUTY SCRETS offers the following solution called IDIPL

  1. Increase skin turnover for a healthy look with Retinol.
  2. Decrease skin pigmentation for a more even complexion with Hydroquinone and Kojic acid which MD Beauty Secrets provides in varying concentration from 2% to 8%.
  3. Increase skin cell repair and collagen for a wrinkle-free smooth skin with Triple Anti-Oxidant cream.
  4. Protect your new baby skin which is more sensitive to the sun with MD BeautySecrets Sunscreen which contains Zinc Oxide to protect against both UVA and UVB rays.
  5. Life changing solution such as wearing hats, improving nutrition, exercise and Supplements such as Vitamin C, reservatrol Vitamin E, and not smoking, etc….

For people who want revitalized, healthy and smooth skin but do not want to use chemical products, antioxidants may be your perfect alternative.

The significance of Antioxidants:

Antioxidants consist of vitamins, minerals and proteinsthat are essential for preventing and repairing damage to your body’s tissue. Antioxidants do this by decelerating, stopping or counteracting the effects of free-radicals that cause cell oxidation. Oxidation is a process that causes damage as a consequence of oxygen that can lead to cell dysfunction, which then leads to reduced life expectancy and pre-mature aging. An example of oxidation is when a freshly cut piece of fruit browns.

When it comes to skin care and aging skin, antioxidants can help to protect your skin from the effects of the natural aging process, sun exposure, stress and pollution. Antioxidants protect your skin from the inside out by shielding your cells from damage. On account of the nutrient properties in antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C and E and the mineral selenium, studies have shown that such nutrients are exceptionally beneficial to your skin by fortifying skin cells against free-radicals. Furthermore, such nutrients support cell and tissue growth, allowing your body to repair itself,a beneficial aspect given that as you age the constant shedding of dead skin cells and production of new skin cells reduces substantially. Accordingly, antioxidant skin care products are a great regimen for aging skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

MD Beauty Secrets’ Triple Antioxidant Cream combines the power of 90% green tea polyphenols, Caffeine and Resveratrol to give our patients unprecedented antioxidant protection. This formulation visibly reduces the signs of redness and inflammation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and is moisture enhanced with hyaluronic acid. Green tea is an active ingredient proven to be an effective antioxidant, resveratrol is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in red grapes while caffeine is used to enhance the antioxidant properties of the cream as a whole.

Another anti-aging regimen offered by MD Beauty Secrets’ is the Cell Repair Therapy which is a serum that supports targeted delivery of repair enzymes, nourishing antioxidants and advanced moisturizers for overall skin health. As mentioned before, as a result of the natural aging process the dead skin cells shed slower and the turnover of new skin cells reduce. Therefore, cell repair is essential in maintaining youthful, smooth and healthy skin.

As an imperative final note, skin care should be treated holistically, meaning not treating aging skin superficially or as an incontrollable genetic or external byproduct, but rather making lifestyle and health choices that can benefit your skin from inside out.

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