So perhaps years of being in the sun, squinting without sunglasses, imbibing on a bit too
much alcohol or not drinking enough water have begun to catch up to you and have bitten
you on the butt, so to speak?? Or maybe it’s genetics or the way you crinkle your face
on the pillow or lines around the mouth from smoking or drinking from water bottles (which
is basically the same motion as smoking)?? What about medications that have left behind
blotchy marks on the skin, whether chemo or birth control or antibiotics?? Yes, unfortunately,
all of these culprits take their toll on your skin over time leaving behind their telltale
souvenirs of sagginess, sun spots, wrinkles and fine lines, dryness, redness, blotchiness
and uneven skin tone along with a loss of essential collagen, elastin and hyaluronic.
And, yes, chronological age itself will factor into this equation. The question I always
get is what can I do at this point and how much improvement will I see. Hopefully this blog
will help you sort out some of the misconceptions as well as provide you with facts and
tips on how to care for your skin from this point forward to protect your skin, prevent
further damage and heal some of the past damage while making your skin appear healthier
and younger looking.
The first line of defense in this war is to replace as much as you can of what has been lost
to plump and firm skin, add moisture and even out tone. This can be achieved with hyaluronic,
Collagen and Elastin, DMAE, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Peptides, antioxidants and botanicals, which
include vitamins. Layering serums with a cream or gel on top will give you double duty on
sealing ingredients into the skin as well as adding the extra boost of ingredients from both
products. You can only include so many ingredients in some products because of stabilization.
In this blog I am only hitting on actual skin improvement and care products versus quick fix
or cosmetic products.
Also, keep in mind that for deep lines and crevices, such as nasolabial folds and deep brow
furrows, no amount of skin care can correct these very deep lines and muscular sagging. This also
applies to sagging chin lines, as well as under chin fat pockets and heavy neck sagging. “Chicken
Skin Neck” where the texture is rough, patchy and dry looking, can be corrected a great deal with
neck cream, which improves the texture of surface skin. Even with deep wrinkles or sagging, the general
appearance, the texture and the evenness of tone can be greatly improved with proper skin care. Firmness
can also be increased.
Eyelids are particularly vulnerable to environmental exposure, since the skin on your eyelids is some of
the thinnest on your whole body, along with the skin on the top of your hands. Be sure to use appropriate
serums and creams around entire eye area morning and evening. Tap on lightly with fingertips or use a light circular motion with fingertips, called effleurage, to increase absorption. Do not get any products in eyes.
No matter what stage your skin is in, it is never too late to begin a skin care regimen.
For dark spots and uneven skin tone my recommendation is peptides such as those contained in our
Peptide Radiance Serum, Peptox Wrinkle Relaxing Creme and Rejuvenating Creme.
For dullness and dry patches exfoliate with either our Almond Skin Polisher or Vitamin C Peel.
For “chicken neck skin” use our Neck Cream to help improve texture and firmness.
For eyelids I would recommend our Firming Eye Serum with our Tone Up Firm Up Eye Cream on Top.
For dryness and all over sun damage use our Firm, Protect and Repair Cream or Collagen Cream.
To enhance the effectiveness, try our Hyaluronic Serum, Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum or DMAE Firming Fluid underneath.
For Rosacea and broken capillaries use our Redness Calming Serum, which is a holistic serum with a licorice root base that will not irritate or dry sensitive skin.
We have dozens of additional skin care products for your individual concerns, problems and demons.
I welcome questions and comments and can be reached at either email@example.com or by pushing the “Ask Sherry” button on our website http://www.cosmeticcosmos.com.