The key to good skin rejuvenation program is to make the most of what science and technology have to offer. The importance of antioxidants in anti-aging is well documented and there is no reason why you wouldn’t take an advantage of the latest discoveries and use them in your skin rejuvenation regimen.
Putting together your daily skin rejuvenation regimen you should keep in mind that it shouldn’t be about chasing after every new product. Rather, it is about identifying those unique products that work well for your skin and using them long enough to see the substantial results. It takes time to see the full effect of almost any given product, sometimes as much as 12 months. [wp_ad_camp_1]None of the skin rejuvenation treatments currently available is perfect, but in combination, they can produce significant effects. Finding that smart combination of treatments that suits your individual needs and using it long enough is the biggest challenge. Here are some guidelines to help you get started:
Start with AHAs and Retinoids
If you have signs of photoaging, start with AHAs or retinoid products like Renova and Retin-A. Photoaging is a term that describes premature aging induced by the sun. The most typical signs of photoaging include dull complexion, age spots, spider veins, decreased hydrating capacity and damaged collagen and elastin fibers.
AHAs (alpha hydroxyl acids) can do wonders to your skin. They balance irregular skin tone and make skin appear fresher and smoother. Regular use of AHA exfoliants thickens the skin and reduces skin sagging. It boosts collagen production, reduces fine lines, leathery texture, and skin discoloration. It even improves skin hydration by drawing water from deeper levels of skin.
Retinoids are active forms of vitamin A. Vitamin A reduces photodamage, i.e. damage caused by UV radiation. Tretinoin, a derivative of retinoid family, has important anti-aging effects. Long-term use of tretinoin-based cream thickens the skin and reduces pore size.
Use one product at a time
Don’t use many products at once. If you do so, there will be no way of knowing which one made a difference. Start with one product and see the effects. Then you can add another product and see if it makes a difference. When you add a new product use it at different times of day than the first one. Do not layer the products.
Don’t combine products with irritating ingredients
If you are using a product that is known to cause skin irritation do not add another product that could have a similar effect without consulting your dermatologist. Some examples of irritants are AHAs and vitamin C. These products have absolutely wonderful effects but you have to be cautious when combining them.
Skin rejuvenation is a slow process. You need to allow at least six months to see the results. Sometimes it will take even longer. Continue using the products even after attaining the results you wanted. Maintenance is essential to retain results.
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