How To Get The Most from Anti-Aging Products

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Getting the most out of anti-aging products is easier than you might think. At our Miami Beach based med spa, we often advise our clients who come in for anti-aging facial treatments with the following  skin care tips:

  • Wear Sunscreen Every Day! The sun’s rays accelerate visible signs of aging. Using a broad-spectrum protection  with and SPF of at least 30. Be sure to apply sunscreen to all skin that is not covered by clothing.
  • Stop Using Products That Sting or Burn: Unless prescribed by a dermatologist, you should immediately stop using skin care products that sting, burn or cause any type of irritation (no matter how mild the sensation may be). Of course, take into consideration that if you’ve just had a microdermabrasion treatment and you use your directed products the following day there may be some slight sensitivity. That is a normal sensation given that your skin cells were just abraded/exfoliated. Seek the advice of your skin care specialist as to how to care for your skin post treatment.
  • Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! Moisturizing aids in trapping water in the skin, which can help reduce the appearance of some fine lines and make your complexion look brighter and younger.
  • Avoid Natural or Artificial Tanning! Tanning exposes you to artificial UV rays that accelerate the aging process, causing wrinkles, age spots, a blotchy complexion and an alarming rate of skin cancer rates (children included).
  • Not All Products Are Made The Same! Even if anti-aging treatment products are labeled “hypoallergenic,” they may still cause irritations. Most store bought or pharmacy sold products contain allergens because of the preservatives needed to keep the products shelf life over a period of several years.
  • Use Products As Directed: Please be sure to follow your skin care specialist’s instructions on how to use recommended products. Active ingredients can sometimes do more harm than good, when used in excess. Applying more than directed can clog your pores, or cause unwanted side effects.
  • Don’t Mix Product Lines: Using too many products from different lines, especially more than one anti-aging product, tends to irritate the skin. This often makes signs of aging more visible.
  • Allow Time For Your Anti-Aging Products To Work!!! It’s important that you allow your products time to work. While a moisturizer can immediately plump up fine lines, most products take at least six weeks to work and sometimes up to three months. Of course, using anti-aging products in conjunction with anti-aging treatments will accelerate the process of combating the war against wrinkles, dull skin and a blotchy complexion.

We certainly hope you’ve enjoyed this article. Please do share it with your friends or loved ones.  Wishing you a great day,

Bay Harbour Med Spa

1 Comment

  1. Sidney says:

    Excellent, informative information! Thank you!

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