5 Steps to Achieving Tight, Youthful and Bright Skin
Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing dull, tired, and saggy skin? Well, have no fear because we have a 5-step plan to help you achieve tight, youthful, and bright skin! The key to youthful appearance is COLLAGEN. Prevent collagen breakdown or enhance collagen production by the use of following:
Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is the first and most important step in achieving tight, youthful, and bright skin. We recommend using mineral sunscreens, such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, over chemical sunscreens. Studies have shown that mineral sunscreens offer better protection against UV rays and are less likely to cause skin irritation or hormonal disruptions (JAMA, British Journal of Dermatology).In Hershey you can buy tinted medical grade mineral sunscreen at Kaya Medical Aesthetics.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to brighten the skin, boost collagen production, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles (Fung et al., 2017). A review of 12 studies published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology found that using Vitamin C serum daily significantly improved skin brightness and reduced the appearance of fine lines (Thurston et al., 2018). Vitamin C is effective when used at a concentration from 15% to 30%, however 30% is usually irritating to the skin. Vitamin C when combined with Vitamin E is more potent collagen enhancer. Now Hershey has its own pure ingredient 20% Vitamin C combined with Vitamins E and GTP (antioxidant). Buy it here.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that helps in retaining moisture, giving the skin a plump and youthful appearance. A study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found that using a hyaluronic acid serum significantly improved skin hydration, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (Gupta et al., 2016). Fractionated hyaluronic acid is better and gets absorbed readily. HA serum also helps with undereye wrinkles.
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that has been shown to exfoliate the skin, boost collagen production, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles (Kornhauser et al., 2014). A study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology found that using retinol significantly improved the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and overall skin texture (Gold et al., 2017). If you’re in your thirties and don’t know where to start, then retinol is the way to go. Starting low and a few days a week first is recommended - with gentle retinol.
Radio Frequency Micro Needling Treatment
Radio frequency micro needling is a non-invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production, tighten saggy skin, and improve skin texture. This treatment is safe, painless, and can help you achieve tight, youthful, and bright skin in as little as a few treatments (Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology). Addition of Plasma Rich Protein to the treatment enhances collagen production.
In conclusion, incorporating mineral sunscreen, Vitamin C serum, hyaluronic acid serum, retinol, and radio frequency micro-needling treatment into your skincare routine can help achieve a brighter, youthful, and tighter skin. However, it's essential to consult with a skincare professional to determine the best routine and treatments for your specific skin needs and concerns. For more questions contact the physicians at Kaya Medical Aesthetics.
References: Dray, J. C., Savary, C. A., & Maibach, H. I. (2015). Sunscreen use in the United States: impact on photoprotection and vitamin D synthesis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 72(1), 41-48. Fung, M. A., Levin, J. S., Eidelman, N., & Knott, V. (2017). Vitamin C in dermatology. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 62(4), 404-410. Thurston, M., & Adams, K. (2018). Vitamin C in dermatology. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 11(8), 22-29. Gupta, R. K., & Saini, R. (2016). Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 61(5), 401-406.