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Step 1

Drink eight to ten glasses of water per day. Water is very beneficial to your skin, which is your body’s largest organ. Water flushes toxins from the skin and promotes collagen fiber formation.

Step 2

Take a 10mg vitamin E supplement daily. Vitamin E is essential to collagen rebuilding by providing the supporting nutrients required for your body to produce collagen.

Step 3

Apply a retinol-enriched serum or moisturizer to the skin after your evening cleansing. Retinol, or vitamin A, is responsible for the formation of collagen fibers. A retinol serum or moisturizer will also get rid of dry skin, exposing newer, plumper skin.

Step 4

Consume foods high in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, greens, and leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant needed for skin health and collagen production.

Step 5

Mix topical powdered Vitamin C to your morning serum or moisturizer. Vitamin C helps reflect the suns damaging rays and has been shown to increase collagen in the skin.

Step 6

Get regular Facial Treatments. Facial massage breaks-up glycation, which is a build-up of sugars in the skin causing collagen degradation.

Step 7

Get professional Dermal Peels every 4 to 6 weeks. Dermal Peels break-down the glue-like substance that prohibit cellular turn-over; by stimulating cellular turn-over, collagen is produced.

Step 8

Invest in collagen inducing therapies, such as: MicroNeedling, Sculplla Facial, laser resurfacing, and LED therapy.

Step 9

Apply Age Reversing Growth Factor Serum daily. The Age Reversing Growth Factor Serum allows for a molecular communication with the underlying layers of the skin that contributes to increased epidermal thickness and collagen production.

Step 10

Use sunblock daily and reapply every 90 minutes.  Sun rays breakdown collagen and elastin, making the skin flaccid and more wrinkled.

Tip

Avoid creams that claim to contain collagen. Collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin, rendering such creams useless.

Topical Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) is one fantastic vitamin for your skin. 

Here are some of benefits:

  • Reflects the damaging sun rays
  • Lightens and brightens the skin
  • Slows the aging process
  • Promotes collagen bundle and elastin fiber production
  • Provides the skin with concentrated levels of antioxidants, that can neutralize free radical in the skin
  • Reduces under eye discoloration
  • Speed up healing
  • Reduces inflammation

Powdered Vitamin C – vs – Vitamin C Serums or Creams

It is always best to use Vitamin C in a powdered form.  Vitamin C is not stable and has about a two-week shelf-life, therefore, vitamin C serums and creams becomes inactive very quickly.  In powdered form it is activated once it is mixed with your serum or moisturizer giving you the highest activity level for your skin.

Moisture content in your skin plays a significant role in the development of wrinkles.  When the skin is dehydrated micro-wrinkles develop and those micro-wrinkles become deeper.

Being in an aired climate, such as Southern Idaho, is a major contributor of dry skin.  With low humidity, the outer layers of the skin become dry and stiff; when this happens, the micro-wrinkles become much deeper and more visible, sebum (oil) becomes hard and unable to come to the surface to protect the skin, and lifeless skin cells do not slough off properly.

We tend to think that drinking a lot of water can cure dry skin, but the truth is that’s not effective.  Dry skin is an external problem and is best treated from the outside.  Skin care products such as: creamy or oily cleansers, toners, exfoliators, serums, and moisturizers assist in plumping the skin and keeping it hydrated.  These products should be recommended specifically for your skin type and conditions by a Licensed Aesthetician, Aesthetic Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon.

Schedule now for a complementary skin analysis; and bring your skin care products to be evaluated.