Treat Yourself to BOO-ti-ful Skin This Halloween
Aging for anyone may seem scary, and getting started with an anti-aging regimen may seem tricky, but it doesn’t have to be with the right skincare and treatment plan. Save the scariness for the costumes this Halloween and take care of your skin so it can stay BOO-ti-ful regardless of the season.
Skin aging is natural and something every person will experience sooner or later. There are two types of skin aging: intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging.
Intrinsic aging is an inevitable, genetically determined process that occurs naturally and is affected by the weakened fiber network and slowed production of collagen in the dermis layer of our skin. The signs of intrinsic aging include the loss of underlying fat and bone, leading to hollowed cheeks and eye sockets, as well as loss of firmness and sagging skin.
Extrinsic aging stems from preventable environmental factors that magnify intrinsic aging. Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure, though other factors include smoking, alcohol use, and lack of hydration. Signs of extrinsic aging include skin thinning, laxity, fragility, and wrinkles. In addition, sun exposure can lead to melasma, brown spots, and actinic keratosis.
When to Start Anti-Aging Products
Most individuals do not start using anti-aging products until they notice moderate signs of aging. Prevention is key when it comes to anti-aging measures, both with cosmetic treatments and skincare. Prevention simply stops something from happening, whereas a cure is trying to undo the damage that has already been done. Therefore, if you can prevent your skin from showing signs of aging, not only will you keep your youthful look for many more years to come, but your skin will respond better to treatment in the future. In short, the earlier you begin taking preventative steps, the better off your skin will be.
Carmel Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeons is proud to carry an extensive line of skin care products created by world renowned dermatologist, Dr Zein Obagi. Founded by Dr. Obagi in 2007, ZO® Skin Health was created to develop and deliver innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies, unique delivery systems, bioengineered complexes and exclusive formulations.
The dynamic bond between science and skin health is the essence of ZO Skin Health, Inc. ZO skin care products utilize the best of what science has to offer to improve skin’s natural functions that prevent or resolve many disorders. ZO skin care products offer something for all patients.
Be sure to target a good sunscreen (to prevent/reduce sun damage), a retinoid product (vit A derivatives that reduce signs of aging and repair sun damage), a hyaluronic acid products (to decrease wrinkles and increase firmness), and growth factor serums (to create smoother skin and increase tone and improve skin texture.)
Consider giving yourself a boo-ti-ful treat for your skin this Halloween! Learn more about what our ZO skin care line can do for you. Contact us today.