The solution to younger looking skin can be found in three steps.
The first and probably simplest action you can take?
“Keep your face out of the sun,” said Kathe Malinowski, lead esthetician and marketing manager for Eterna MedSpa & Laser Vein Center.
Secondly, make sure to use products that will protect your skin. For instance, when you are out for extended periods of time, make sure to use an SPF of at least 30.
“And reapply, reapply, reapply every hour to hour and a half,” Malinowski said.
The daily application of a Vitamin C serum or products that contain Vitamin C can also help prevent skin aging.
“Vitamin C Tocopherol is used in the morning before you put on your moisturizer and SPF.
Vitamin C protects your skin from free radical breakdown which can cause fine lines and wrinkles,” Malinowski said.
As people age, skin cell turnover rates start slowing down.
“The dead skin cells don't slough off like they did when we were younger,” Malinowski said.
Products containing both glycolic and alpha hydroxy acid can help keep that turnover active in sloughing off the dead skin cells.
“Otherwise the dead skin cells just build up and any product you put on your skin sits on top of those dead skin cells and doesn't penetrate into the skin. Also, the lines on your face look deeper with that build-up,” Malinowski said.
Using a product that has retinaldehyde at night can also help, she added.
The third step to younger looking skin is just a phone call away.
“You should be visiting your esthetician on a regular basis so she can guide you as far as treatments and products,” Malinowski said.