Every skin care product and service promises healthier, more youthful skin, but how do you know if it really works? According to the RM Medical Aestheticians, the secret to looking younger may be more simple than you think.
Essential Components for Anti-Aging:
Peptides are naturally-occurring strings of amino acids which exist inside the body. They help build up proteins, like collagen, which ultimately control the elasticity and firmness of skin tissue.
When products containing peptides are introduced to the skin’s surface, the body is signaled to engage its repair mechanism, ultimately generating firmer, smoother skin.
Derived from Vitamin A, Retinoids (retinol products) are coveted for their intense anti-aging benefits. When applied to the skin, retinol stimulates cell turnover & helps the skin to create new, healthier cells. As a result of this process, sun damage, wrinkles, and other signs of aging can be treated.
Also found in a variety of healthy foods, antioxidants are molecules that contain properties known to stabilize or eradicate disruptive cells in the body. They are known for their ability to protect against aging and disease.
Examples of common antioxidants include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and resveratrol. Although each antioxidant contains their own list of properties, common benefits include an increase in collagen production, accelerated skin cell renewal, and protection against harmful UV rays.
How to Incorporate These Components into Your Everyday Life:
Invest in your Skin Care
The best skin care is medical-grade, which means that the product is regulated by the FDA and clinically proven to work. By applying medical-grade skin care formulated with beneficial ingredients, you may be able to see a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles, smoother skin, and protect yourself against further signs of aging.
Our Favorite Anti-Aging Products:
Formulated to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate the skin and encourage new cell development with specialty ingredients including Hyaluronic acid, Argireline and Palmitoyl Pentapeptide. Providing anti-inflammatory and skin toning benefits, the mask immediately improves the appearance of wrinkles, moisturizes, promotes cellular turnover and increases collagen production.
Includes optimal concentrations of vitamin A, Matrixyl 3000 peptides, and CoEnzyme Q10 to generate new cells, produce more collagen and increase cellular turnover. As these new skin cells emerge, the skin appears younger, healthier and more radiant.
This clinically proven serum provides a bio-barrier against environmental aggressors including Blue Light, pollution, and damaging rays that age your skin. A revolutionary blend of antioxidants, peptides and natural extracts helps prevent further skin damage and helps restore dull, tired, and stressed skin.
Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture.
Get Regular Facial Treatments
Certain facial treatments engage the skin’s repair mechanism to improve fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and scarring.
Best Facial Treatments for Anti-Aging:
Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a skin rejuvenation treatment that is comparable in results to skin rejuvenation lasers – but without the downtime or cost! This treatment allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin, which triggers new collagen formation and improves fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin!
The PRP Facial is a treatment that incorporates your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and Micro-Needling. This facial improves fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and scars. The growth-factor rich topical PRP solution is applied to the skin after Micro-Needling and is effectively absorbed, further enhancing your results, stimulating collagen production and waking up the skin at a cellular level.
Avoid harmful UV rays
As a means of prevention, avoid excess sun exposure and regularly apply UVA/UVB sunscreen as a part of your daily skin care routine. One of our favorite products with complete SPF protection is the SkinMedica® Essential Defense Mineral Shield™, available for purchase in-store and online.
Eat a balanced diet
The skin thrives when the body receives a proper balance of essential nutrients. In order to ensure the health of your body’s collagen synthesis, avoid added sugars and focus on protein-rich foods like chicken & eggs, as well as produce high in vitamin C, zing, and copper, such as citrus fruits, bell peppers, tomatoes, and broccoli.
Use dietary supplements
Dietary supplements like Collagen MSB can help support the body’s overall health by directly delivering essential collagen peptides. As a result, the body can experience effects such as increased bone strength and joint health, heightened skin elasticity, and more.