Everyone always asks — what’s the secret to getting younger-looking, radiant skin? Our answer? Well, it’s not really a secret, but rather a strategic combination of results-driven treatments and products. Here’s a quick guide to the components of your best-looking complexion at every age!
1. Retinoid/Retinol and Glycolic Acid
Collagen, that ever-coveted protein and major building block of your skin, decreases with age. So, to boost collagen growth, you’ll want to incorporate a retinoid/retinol into your daily skin care regimen. Glycolic acid is another proven collagen booster that promotes cellular turnover and helps improve skin’s radiance. In fact, our product of the month for June is SkinCeutical® Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight, which is clinically proven to help improve skin’s radiance, texture and tone.
Probably the most well-known collagen booster is retinoid/retinol, a vitamin A-based drug that was first introduced for acne in the 1960s under the brand name Retin A (generic name trentinoin). Research soon revealed that retinoids were also helpful for speeding cellular turnover and boosting collagen and elastin growth, thus improving signs of aging and enhancing the overall health and beauty of skin. Since then, retinoids have become the most widely researched and proven anti-aging skin care products on the planet. Retinol is simply a milder form of retinoid with the same skin-enhancing benefits.
Retinoids like Retin A are available by prescription through our Derm Clinic, where you will be seen by dermatologist and Skin Care Institute Medical Director and Owner, Dr. Jeff Alexander. Because retinoids can be drying and irritating for certain skin types, we also recommend medical-grade retinol formulas, which don’t need a prescription and are often less irritating. At our online shop, you can have your pick of retinol formulas to meet your unique skin concerns. Our professional selection includes SkinCeuticals®, EltaMD®, Revision®, Eminence Organic Skincare, Mixture and more. Each one of these professional skin care lines features a retinol formulation (or several) that are packed with antioxidants and other skin boosters to help you achieve all the benefits you need without the irritation. It’s worth noting that these skin care lines also feature glycolic acid to help speed cellular turnover and enhance your skin’s radiance. This month, you can enjoy 15% off all skin care products.
2. Advanced Skin Renewal
Once you’ve incorporated a medical-grade retinol and glycolic acid formulation into your daily skin care regimen, you’ll be ready to kick your complexion benefits into high gear with professional skin rejuvenation treatments. Skin renewal is the key to younger-looking, radiant skin. Here at Skin Care Institute, we offer several skin renewing technologies to suit a wide range of skin types, including Clear+Brilliant®, SkinPen® with PRP, photofacial, Fraxel® non-ablative fractional skin resurfacing, chemical peels and HydraFacial MD® Elite. Depending on your goals and downtime preferences, we can help you choose the ideal treatment for you.
3. Non-Stop Protection
Once you start enjoying the benefits of your results-driven products and treatments, you’ll want to protect your investment. We recommend applying a physical sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day of the year, rain or shine. Physical sunscreens are chemical-free and protect your skin by literally blocking UV rays with a physical barrier like zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide. We carry amazing physical sunscreens by Colorescience and EltaMD, but we love every skin care line we carry. Our team can’t wait to help you pick the one that’s best for you!
If you need to ask us a question about our skin care products, please call 918.948.9639 or complete our online consultation request form today. You can call or message us to set up your next appointment or consultation. See you soon!