A Guide to Anti-Aging Skin Care Essentials

Skin aging is a part of a natural human “aging mosaic” which becomes evident and follows different trajectories in different organs, tissues and cells with time. While the aging signs of internal organs are masked from the ambient “eyes,” the skin provides first obvious marks of the passing time.

Begin ASAP

Even if you’ve never taken care of your skin, it’s not too late to start. Your skin begins to age when you are only in your mid-20s, though you may not see it. Your favorite products may not work as well anymore. Your genes. daily habits, and the sun cause these changes. So don’t wait any longer! You may want to ask a dermatologist now, how you can get smoother, softer skin, whatever your age.!! Suggests Dr. Varsha Rangari At Earth & Ether Clinic Pune.

Use Gentle Cleanser

Choose a creamy one for city skin, or an oil-free, foaming one for oily skin. If you have sensitive skin. talk to your dermatologist about how to avoid irritation. Wash with warm or cool water. Hot water can strip away your skin’s natural moisture. Pat your face dry — don’t rub.

Moisturizer For Your Face

It protects and improves your skin. Even if you have oily skin or breakouts, you can use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer every day. If you have dry skin, yo in may need to put it on more than just once a day. Pat it on while your face is still damp to seal in moisture. Skin aging is a complex biological process influenced by combination of endogenous or intrinsic (genetics. cellular metabolism, hormone and metabolic processes) and exogenous or extrinsic (chronic light exposure. pollution. ionizing radiation. chemicals, toxins) factors. These factors lead together to cumulative structural and physiological alterations and progressive changes in each skin layer as well as changes in skin appearance. especially. on the sun-exposed skin areas.

Wear Sunscreen Every Day

You need sun protection during daylight hours, even if it’s overcast or you’re staying indoors. The sun’s rays can pass through clouds and windows, so you’re always exposed. Many moisturizers have sunscreen. If yours doesn’t, look for a broad-spectrum screen, which means it guards against both UVA and UVB rays. Don’t forget to cover your lips, too! And if you sweat or are outside for a long time, reapply sunscreen to stay protected.

Can I Layer My Skin Products?

Yes. Says Dr. Varsha…Start with clean skin and put on any prescription creams or gels first.

Morning: Moisturizer, sunscreen (if it’s not in your moisturizer). makeup if you wear it.

Night: And-aging product (if you use one), moisturizer without sunscreen.

Scrub Away Dead Skin

Exfoliate to help your skin glow. You can buff off dead skin cells gently with a soft washcloth. spinning brush, or scrubs. If your skin is dry. exfoliate once a week. If you have oily skin, do it.

Once or twice a week. If you have acne or sensitive skin be cautious, talk to your doctor. Exfoliating might irritate your skin. You can also get micro dermabrasion or a chemical peel to slough off dead cells. Both are available from doctors and in at-home formulas. You may not see a big difference from an at-home formula, though..Choosing the right peel for each skin type and after care guide is essential says Dr. Varsha.

What’s on the Menu?

Your skin craves good nutrition just like the rest of your body. Some studies suggest that nutrients can improve and protect your skin. Creams and serums that include vitamins C or E may protect against sun damage. Ones that have vitamins A or B3 may be able to correct the sun damage you have already. Of course, you still need to get vitamins from foods.

Facials: Fun or Fundamental?

You don’t need a salon facial for good skin care, but it may make your skin look smoother for a while. They can be a relaxing treat, too. A salon facial could include cleansing and exfoliating. Facials may cause allergic reactions or irritation in some people, so you should avoid them if you tend to have redness or a rash afterward.

I’m Too Old for Breakouts, Right

You’re grown up, so why haven’t your pimples and blackheads gone away? Hormones, hair products, and stress may be to blame. among other reasons. Your dermatologist or an aesthetician can help you figure out what your skin needs. Some products have ingredients that target acne and the signs of aging, too.

Don’t smoke. It ages your skin and encourages wrinkling. Eat lots of fruits. vegetables. lean protein. and whole grains. Exercise every day. It helps your skin by boosting blood flow. And sweating flushes out dirt. Find ways to de-stress. Stress can make your skin more sensitive and worsen breakouts. Stay out of the sun. Get a fake tan if you want more color. The ‘successful aging’ paradigm. focuses on health and active participation in life, counters traditional conceptualizations of aging as a time of disease and is increasingly equated with minimizing age signs on the skin, face and body. From this perspective, preventative aesthetic.

Keep the Glow Going

Don’t smoke. It ages your skin and encourages wrinkling. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. Exercise every day. It helps your skin by boosting blood flow. And sweating flushes out dirt. Find ways to de-stress. Stress can make your skin more sensitive and worsen breakouts. Stay out of the sun. Get a fake tan if you want more color.

The ‘successful aging’ paradigm, focuses on health and active participation in life, counters traditional conceptualizations of aging as a time of disease and is increasingly equated with minimizing age signs on the skin, face and body. From this perspective. preventative aesthetic dermatology might supplement the request for healthy aging. treat or prevent certain cutaneous disorders, notably skin cancer, and delay skin aging combining local and systemic methods of therapy, instrumental devices and invasive procedures The mainspring of any skin anti-aging therapy is to achieve a healthy, smooth. blemish-free. translucent and resilient skin.

Keep Glowing,

Dr. Varsha Rangari
MD Consultant Dermatologist and Cosmetologist
Earth & Ether Clinic, Pune



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