Why You Should Start Taking Care of Your Skin NOW
Everyone wants to grow old but who wants to look the part?
Many people don’t realize that the skin is the body’s largest organ. This means taking care of your skin is just as important as taking care of your health and in most cases, if you don’t take care of your health, it will reflect on your skin as well.
The skin is your body’s main defense against the environment so it is imperative you must nurture and maintain it. Over the years, the environment has become harsher than ever with pollution, global warming, and even technology. Did you know you can get harmful UV rays from screens such as laptops, computers, smartphones, tablets, and TVs that emit blue light? All of these challenges contribute to a thinning and a breakdown of the basic structure of your skin leading to wrinkles, sagginess, age spots, hollowing, dark circles, acne, the list goes on.
A good skin care routine is one that is:
Uses superior and effective ingredients
Includes sun protection
Facials, peels and other such professional skin care treatments provide a sort of check up and deep cleaning similar to a visit to the dentist for dental care. However, the main burden is on you to ensure maintenance of brilliant skin with a good skin care routine, just as you would brush and floss your teeth in between dental checkups.
With aging, the outer layer of the skin thins and this weakens the skin causing it to be more susceptible to environmental damages. As a result, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, sagginess, and age spots begin to appear. The environment also speeds up the aging process so if you are not careful to protect your skin, you may get premature skin conditions.
The single greatest environmental factor is the sun. Protecting your skin against the sun can be the single best way to delay aging. UV rays induce a breakdown in the collagen and elastin of your skin, the components that make your skin tight and healthy looking. UV light also activates melanocytes in the skin causing age spots or liver spots and hyperpigmentation.
Skincare Essentials For Your 20s, 30s, 40s And More!
With all of these factors out there working to destroy your skin, it is crucial to start a skincare routine as soon as possible:
In your 20s (or even earlier) is when prevention is key. Before the effects of aging begin to work on your skin, protect it to keep it as healthy as possible.
In your 30s, some of the signs of aging begin to naturally appear so this is when skin care works to both prevent further damage and to treat existing conditions.
In your 40s and beyond, is when skin care will be used more than ever to specifically target and treat the signs of aging. You should continue to use products to treat and minimize any skin damage and slow down the process of aging.
At Artavi Med Spa (link to website), we have medical grade, powerfully formulated products tailored specifically to combat and delay the signs of aging, acne, and hyperpigmentation. These products are highly effective and only available through a specialty skin care physician’s office.
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