Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past 10 years, you know by now that excessive sun exposure ages the skin and can cause everything from wrinkles and brown spots to serious skin cancer. Come to think of it, living in a cave is probably your best bet for completely eliminating this environmental hazard from your life, but… who wants a life without sunshine?! You wear a daily sunscreen, you swore off tanning beds years ago, you avoid the 10-2 p.m. time slot at the beach…but if you’re still seeing damage from sun exposure, it might be time to look into some of the advanced skin care treatments that are available today.
Photofacials are a great option if you want to even out skin tone without any pesky downtime. Basically, a laser is used to even out the complexion and stimulate collagen growth. They can be used to treat sun damage, facial redness, broken capillaries, brown spots, large pores and smooth the texture of the skin. Win #1.
You already use sunscreen to shield your skin from damage, but did you know that you can apply a topical antioxidant to protect skin from free radicals and environmental damage as well? PREVAGE® MD is an anti-aging treatment containing idebenone 1%, a powerful antioxidant which protects your skin from environmental stressors known to cause skin aging including UV light, air pollution, ozone, and cigarette smoke. This treatment can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, roughness and dryness, and even out the tone of aging skin. Win #2.
Another topical option to check out is Avage. It is a tretinoin, or member of the vitamin A family, which are also known as retinoids or retinols. In clinical trials, it outperforms other retinol formulations, such as Renova. The active ingredient in AVAGE is tazarotene and it can be used to diminish fine lines as well as help uneven skin tone. Yes, you guessed it: Win #3!
These are just some of the latest advances in skin care that can take you a step further in your anti-aging routine. A visit to Laser Away can help you decide which option is best suited for your skin and for your lifestyle.
Has anyone tried any of these options already?