Antiaging, is there really such a thing? Is there a process that we can go through that stops the clock on aging? Or are we all simply stuck with growing old? Well, age happens to all of us, but you can look as young as you feel! How you take care of yourself will determine how you age. There are specific things that you can do to slow the aging process, to make your skin look more youthful and vibrant.
One of the first things that you should do is visit your Cosmetic Dermatologist or other medical skin care specialist, for an annual check-up. This is key in verifying that there are no underlying medical problems with your skin, such as pre-cancerous lesions, rosacea, or acne.
A yearly check-up also provides you with the perfect opportunity to get some expert advice for your specific skin type. They are the experts and they have access to all the latest medical research, procedures and skin therapies, but make sure to find a doctor that specializes (and is well trained) in cosmetics.
Seeing a board-certified dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon is a good place to start. Be sure to express your concerns and bring a list of questions, so you don't forget anything. They can help you wade through the piles of information, lotions, serums and creams, and help you formulate a plan of action that will work for you and your skin. One of the most important things that you can do for your skin to prevent antiaging is to exfoliate.
Exfoliation is simply the removing of the outer, dead skin cells. As children our skin renews itself more often than when we age. Exfoliation helps speed that process again, uncovering new skin and encouraging new growth. Chemical exfoliation can be achieved with glycolic acids, gentle acids derived from sugar beets or fruit. Micro dermabraision is a form of manual exfoliation - think sandpaper or sandblasting - only much gentler of course. There are also products you can use at home, both the chemical variety and the manual type.
For more information on antiaging, exfoliation, or other skin therapies you should contact a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon in your area today.