Aging is a true privilege, and though it’s an inevitable part of life, the signs of aging are a whole different ball game. Thanks to advancements in the aesthetic world, we are no longer passive observers of our appearance. We now have the power to slow and even reverse the signs of aging whenever we like. Yet despite all our advancements, quite a few of us are still making mistakes when it comes to caring for our skin. Here are three common “anti-aging” mistakes and tips for correcting them.
#1 Anti-aging mistake: Thinking you’re too old or too young for treatments.
Any time is a good time to get started with a results-driven skin care regimen. It’s never too late or too early to improve your complexion or any other aspect of your appearance! You can benefit your appearance in amazing ways by undergoing professional skin treatments and applying medical-grade skin care products which work in tandem to stimulate your skin and trigger the growth of vibrant new collagen and elastin fibers, the building blocks for youthful, supple skin. The more you can stimulate your skin, the better, because it means you are building up your skin’s foundation for lasting strength and elasticity.
Skin Care Institute can help you build up your skin’s foundation with a wide range of clinically proven treatments and products, including Lumecca® IPL photofacial, Fraxel® fractional laser skin resurfacing, Clear + Brilliant®, SkinPen® microneedling with PRP, Diode laser, Aerolase® laser acne treatment, HydraFacial MD® Elite, chemical peels, medical-grade skin care products and more. Our team is trained in the most advanced technology and techniques for renewing your skin at a cellular level, so you can experience noticeable results that last.
Our leading menu of services is based on years of research and expertise, which leads us to another related mistake we see people making: not going to a medical spa! The bottom line is, not all “spas” are created equal. If you want real results, you need to undergo real treatments that are capable of providing the real and lasting results you desire. We want you to get the most from your money, and so we encourage you to seek out results-driven treatments from vetted medical providers (like us!).
#2 Anti-aging mistake: Not having an at-home skin care regimen.
If you’re going to invest in your skin by undergoing seasonal photofacials, for example (which by the way, are amazing at diminishing dark spots, redness and small veins so your complexion is brighter, more evenly toned and more youthful looking), you’ll also want to protect your investment and even enhance it! This means bringing home a medical-grade skin care regimen with you. Our skin care lines (available for purchase any time at our online store) are formulated to work synergistically with your professional skin treatments and boost your results. We are passionate about bringing out your best complexion at every age, so we offer only the most research driven skin care lines in the industry, including Colorescience®, SkinCeuticals®, SkinMedica®, Viviscal™, EltaMD®, Eminence Organic Skin Care and Revision Skincare®.
#3 Anti-aging mistake: Not using SPF (and other SPF blunders)
Skin Care Institute is passionate about helping you achieve healthy skin, because you can’t have beautiful skin without achieving healthy skin first. The #1 tool for achieving and maintaining healthy, beautiful skin is sunscreen! All the professional skin treatments in the world are no match for a lifestyle of sunbathing. Sun damage is the #1 cause of aging skin, so if you want to preserve your skin’s youthfulness, you’ll need to apply sunscreen every day of the year, rain or shine. Now that we’ve got that off our chest, the next thing you need to know is that you could be using the WRONG sunscreen and not know it! Is your sunscreen physical or chemical? First off, your best line of defense is using a physical sunscreen that blocks UV rays with a physical block of zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. All our medical-grade sunscreens by Colorescience, Revision, SkinMedica and SkinCeuticals feature physical sunscreens because it’s better to block UV rays and prevent them from penetrating the skin. Chemical sunscreens use chemicals, which may get absorbed into the body. They also allow UV rays to penetrate the dermis and work to neutralize the UV rays only after they enter the skin.
The other sunscreen mistake we see people making is forgetting to apply it on the neck, décolleté and hands. These areas of the body are extremely vulnerable to UV damage and also prone to show signs of aging, so it’s vital to protect them as you do your face!
To learn more best practices for protecting and enhancing the health and beauty of your skin, please call (918) 948-9639 or fill out our consultation request form today!