Aging is inevitable and you can not escape it. However, you can slow it down. Your 30s is the ideal time to start taking skin care, especially preventative skin care, seriously. The days of mere cleansers and lotions won’t cut it anymore. Your daily skin care regimen will need to include extras. However, MD Beauty Secrets has made it possible to effectively slowdown Father Time’s toll on your skin without making your skin care regimen feel like an unpleasant and costly task.
The Importance of Moisture
As mentioned above, your skin will become dryer as you age. Therefore, keeping your skin hydrated is necessary to avoid a dull and scaly complexion. Moreover, moisturizing regularly will delay the aging process. Accordingly, you will have to always uphold the moisturizing part of your skin care regimen
Also, in your 20s acne can continue to develop, and some scarring may occur from acne flare-ups. The acne treatment(s) you would normally use for acne control and acne scarring can further dehydrate your skin. If possible, lessen the potency of the acne skin care products or use a moisturizer that will help keep your skin hydrated throughout the day.
The Importance of Sunscreen
You should have been using sunscreen pre-30s. However, if you haven’t… DO use it from this day forward. The sun’s rays are known to cause premature aging (accounting for 80% of skin aging). Unprotected skin will become saggy, wrinkly, and leathery much sooner than skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Repeated exposure to the sun will cause your skin to lose its ability to repair itself, and the damage will only worsen. Studies have shown that repeated ultraviolet (UV) exposure will breaks down collagen and impair the synthesis of new collagen. The sun also damages our elastin. Skin that has been damaged by the sun won’t spring back faster than skin that’s been protected from UV rays with sunscreen (SPF of 30 or high w/ zinc oxide).
Recent research shows the sun’s rays are getting stronger. Therefore, it is vital we protect our skin not just for cosmetic reasons such as preventative premature aging but also health reasons like skin cancer prevention.
Antioxidants and Vitamins
Antioxidants and vitamins have amazing health benefits if eaten. But when applied topically they can play a vital and active role in achieving a healthy and youthful appearance.
Antioxidants have been receiving a lot of hype nowadays. This year, antioxidants are considered the anti-aging breakthrough, topping the list of over-the-counter anti-aging ingredients. Antioxidants are nutrients that fight aging by destroying free radicals, the unstable molecules that occur after sun exposure and/or pollution and that can demolish the skin’s collagen production.
Typically the vitamins that most benefit your skin are Vitamin A, C and E. MD Beauty Secrets’ skin care line contains such ingredients in addition to antioxidants.
Vitamin C is deemed the best vitamin for your skin especially for preventative care products. Vitamin C benefits your skin in two ways: 1) as an antioxidant and 2) as a booster of collagen production. Both functions are crucial when trying to preserve and maintain healthy and youthful looking skin.
Retinol is highly recommended by Dermatologists because it is the best and most effective anti-aging ingredient. Actually, Retinol is one product that has been scientifically proven to work as a preventative care measure. It is a pure form of Vitamin A that is naturally found in your skin. Your skin has its own natural renewal process. The natural skin cell cycle is about six weeks, meaning it takes six weeks for cells from the basal layer to proliferate and surface then shed.As we age, skin renews itself at a slower pace. Consequently, early signs of aging, such as fine lines, large pores, and uneven skin tones become more noticeable. Retinol helps to address signs of aging by speeding up the natural renewal process to 2-3 weeks, producing visible improvement of the skin within a shorter timeframe.
MD Beauty Secrets makes this miracle in a bottle accessible for all, but requires all clients to fill out a consent form before using their retinoid product, Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum.
Eye Creams and Serums
Signs of aging first appear and are most noticeable around the eyes. In your 30s, you’ll slowly develop Crow’s feet (which are fine lines around your eyes), darker circles, and longer lasting puffiness. Therefore, eye care is very important. MD Beauty Secrets’ eye creams and serums will help reduce the effects of aging around your eyes.
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When you are in your 30s, regular facials will benefit your skin immensely. A microdermabrasion or chemical peel every few months will make a world of a difference, improving the quality of your skin so that you are able to maintain a smooth, healthy, and youthful appearance.