skin care fort collins

Treating the First Signs of Aging

Sun Spots

In our younger years we commonly forget the importance of UV protection and the effects that sun damage has on our skin. Products that have hydroquinone or retinol work best to fade superficial spots within four to eight weeks. Both products will help speed up new cell generation to help skin rebound from the damage quicker. In addition to helping sun spots, products with retinol can help reduce appearance of pores and blemishes. It is important to also include a SPF in your daily routine to prevent further damage.

 

Teeny lines

As skin begins to thin the appearance of fine lines start become more noticeable. Starting to use glycolic acid will rid your skin of dull cells on the skins surface to make fine lines less and less noticeable.

 

Crow’s feet

It is important to invest in a quality pair of sunglasses to prevent squinting your eyes during times of harsh sun. Including a SPF in your daily routine will also help to prevent damage. But if you are already seeing signs of crow’s feet adding retinol eye cream will help to rejuvenate the wrinkled skin.

 

Dullness

As estrogen levels drop skin can start to appear dull due to new cell generation starting to slow down. Exfoliating regularly with glycolic acid will not only make lines less noticeable by will help new cell turnover to reveal youthful and radiant skin. Regular microdermabrasion will also help in maintaining beautiful and fresh looking skin.

 

Why You Should Add a Serum to Your Skin Care Routine

Adding a serum to your daily skin care routine can make a huge difference in the way that your skin looks and feels. The benefits of adding a serum include; even skin tone, reduced fine lines and wrinkles as well as a brighter complexion.

 

No fillers

Those that have sensitive/acne-prone skin can especially benefit from adding a serum to their skin care routine. Serums contain the highest concentration of active ingredients possible without a prescription, being around 70% active ingredients. Serums are designed to help the minerals, peptides and stem cells pass through the outer layer of skin. With minimal filler there is nothing to get in the way of your skin receiving the nutrients.

 

Hydrates skin

Serums active ingredients include many nourishing elements and vitamins. Compared to moisturizers, serums molecules are smaller which allows it to hydrate even the deep layers of your skin. Hydrated skin prevents aging and breakouts, which can be avoided by adding a serum to your skin care routine.

 

 Every serum is different

As everyone skin is different from one another so are serums. There are a variety of serums that combat different skin problems. Using the correct serum for your skin type can be very effective when used correctly. There a serums for normal, sensitive, dull skin and so on. By pairing the correct ingredients to what your skin needs can help you achieve your perfect skin.

 

Saving money

Although serums are on the higher side of the price spectrum, preventing is easier than fixing. Using a good serum that works for you specific skin care needs will prevent you from having to buy products that are doing nothing for. Using an effective serum means that you can remove the ineffective products from your medicine cabinet for a product that does more work for you skin. Plus, when you find your ideal serum, you won’t want to buy any other products.

 

For serum recommendations contact Advanced Aesthetics for a skin care consultation. 

Transitioning Your Winter Skin Care Routine To Spring

Exfoliate

The harsh winter weather cans build-up on your skin leaving dead skin cells and environmental toxin on the skin. To get rid of the dead winter skin it is important to exfoliate followed with moisturizer. If you want quicker results, you can see your aesthetician for a microblading session to completely get rid of all the dead skin and reveal a new smooth layer of skin.

 

Go Lighter

During the winter it important to keep skin hydrated with thick creams. Going into the spring you no longer are combating the harsh weather, switch out your heavy creams for lighter products.

 

Use SPF

SPF is a crucial part of you skin care routine regardless of the season. As the snow clouds start to disappear, it is very important use sunscreen throughout the day to prevent sun damage to your skin.

 

Use eye cream

Springtime means more sun and with more sunlight comes squinting. Even with sunglasses it’s recommended to add an eye cream to your regimen to prevent fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes.

Benefits of Routine Facials

A routine skin care regimen is so important. There is only so much one can do a home, seeing a professional regularly for facials can help you reach you skin goals faster. Below are just a few benefits from getting facials regularly:

 

Reduce scarring

There are specific treatments like chemical peels that aim to even out skin tone and make acne scars less notice able. The more and more you get peels the less noticeable acnes past is.

 

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

During treatments like dermaplanning the top layer of skin is removed to reveal fresh and evenly textured skin, which makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. Regular dermaplanning helps up your skins collagen levels to prevent wrinkles down the line.

 

Radiant skin

When you get a facial and remove all the dead skin on your face all that is left is fresh and smooth skin that makes you appear revitalized.

 

You’ll feel great

Few things in life are as great as getting a facial. Not only are you getting a relaxing treatment but you are also leaving with healthier skin to show off to the world.

 

Want to get glowing? Contact Advanced Aesthetics today to book your next facial!

Essential Oils; Skin Care Products Fort Collins

Essential oils are usually affordable, great for you, all natural, and can be used for so many purposes! Several essential oils can be used for skin care. Remember that all essential oils need to be diluted in a carrier oil before use on skin. For every 1 ml of carrier oil, add 1 drop of essential oil of choice. Don’t forget to do a patch test on the skin on your inner arm to check for adverse reactions first!

If you have oily skin, acne, dermatitis or eczema look for essential oils that are balancing, astringent and antiseptic to help balance the pH. Consider using lemon, cedarwood, cypress, and juniper! If you choose lemon (which smells great!) be sure to also use sunblock as lemon essential oil can increase sun sensitivity.

For those with sensitive skin and dry skin, use essential oils like rose, lavender, neroli and geranium. These all smell lovely! Chamomile essential oil is a great choice for men with sensitive or dry skin due to the less floral aroma.

Mature skin requires cell growth stimulation. For wrinkles or mature skin, try frankincense, myrrh, clary sage, lavender and neroli. Frankincense, rose and neroli are great for wrinkle treatment.

To treat scars, herichrysum and neroli essential oils are best.

When purchasing essential oils, be sure that you are not purchasing fragrance oils (which are chemical compounds created in labs) and look for the specific label “essential oil (which is a plant based compound).” Essential oils can be used for many purposes, such as placing in a diffuser to lightly scent a room, or added to unscented dish soap or cleaning products for enhanced cleaning and scent. Be sure to check the essential oils to make sure you like the scent before you purchase.

Consider adding essential oils as a natural component to your healthy skin care regime.