If you have visited our office even once, you may say that you are investing in your skin. Cosmetic treatments of all kinds, from face lifts to injectables, are often performed to improve the way that superficial tissues drape over the bony structures of the face and neck. Professional cosmetic procedures and treatments are excellent for reducing the signs of aging, but there’s more that goes in to looking and feeling your best. Fortunately, what is necessary is also easy.
We all learned to wash our face to remove the debris that has collected throughout the day. Our teaching pretty much stopped there, though. Rarely is a man or woman taught the value of what they put on their skin, nor the consequences of putting nothing on their skin for most of their adult life. The truth is, our skin needs support; it needs the right support. Falling short could mean facing unpleasant problems.
A large majority of us use or have used, over-the-counter products to cleanse and moisturize our face, neck, chest, and hands. These products are more accessible due to their low cost. However, we must also recognize that lower cost has a price. The price we pay is revealed on our face when the ingredients in a store-bought skincare product don’t do their job. Why don’t they work? Because they aren’t designed to!
OTC skincare is made for “everyone.” Any person can purchase a product and feel softer, cleaner skin with a very low risk of an adverse reaction such as redness or itching. For a product to be that benign, it also can’t-do much regarding improvement. The softness that is felt from that OTC moisturizer is temporary and has nothing to do with the actual nourishment of the epidermis.
Medical grade skin care products such as the SkinMedica line available in our Austin office are formulated with a higher concentration of active ingredients, such as vital acids, peptides, proteins, and growth factors. Professional products are made to get beneath the surface, where new cells are generating collagen, and where damage occurs long before we see it.
Ultimately, an investment into looking good should include a consultation with a skincare professional about a daily regimen suitable for your unique needs. To schedule your consultation, call 512-450-1077.