The Pathway To Beautiful Skin At Any Age

December 8, 2017

People are currently making millions off of the potential to help people improve their skin’s appearance and health, especially as they get older. However, you may not be approaching it the right way. There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings surrounding health, generally promising the idea of a signature technique or ingredient that will wipe all your skin concerns away. This is not the right idea to have. The pathway to beautiful skin at an older age is one with many different steps.

Beyond Creams And Lotions

You have likely heard some of the basic steps you can take to avoiding skin aging issues, like using plenty of sunscreen and avoiding smoking. However, the body is an interconnected entity. One step you take to help one area can help with another one without you even knowing it. As a result, you can step towards beautiful skin with some of these added steps.

Be sure to keep your skin hydrated and healthy as a start. This is more than just drinking water (which you should be doing anyway), but making sure that your skin is getting the nutrients it needs. Yes, what you eat can actually help your skin! Green vegetables and foods full of omega-3 fatty acids are good places to start. There are many ingredients out there in nature that has likely found their way into some of the beauty products on your shelf. Here are some top ones to look out for:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Sea Salt
  • Honey
  • Avocado
  • Aloe Vera
  • Agave Nectar
  • Almond Butter

Some of these are common, others not so much. However, they can all do wonders for your skin. When it comes to trying out new additions, do not go overboard. Think of it this way, if you try eight ingredients at once, and suddenly have better skin, how would you tell what actually did the job? The same applies to things that irritate your skin as well. As a good rule of thumb, try to focus on one product or ingredient at a time, then cycle things out after a week or two.

Going The Extra Step

Maybe despite all your best efforts, you are not seeing the results that you want. When this happens, you may want to pursue cosmetic procedures to help deal with the damage that has been caused by previous scarring, aging, or other scenarios. There are many different options available, with different prices and timelines suitable for your situation. One, in particular, that is worth looking at is laser resurfacing.  This uses lasers to remove layers of skin to improve appearance or treat minor facial flaws. This can be done with one of two options:

Ablative laser. This is a wounding laser, which removes thin layers of skin. Types of ablative treatments include the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and the erbium laser.

Nonablative laser. This is a nonwounding laser, which stimulates collagen growth and tightens underlying skin. This includes many types of lasers as well as intense pulsed light (IPL) devices. This is less invasive and has a smaller recovery time, but also is less effective.

If you want to go for this route, make yourself more comfortable by choosing those who know it best. Laronn Clinique laser resurfacing uses Contour Microlaser Peel to help with your skin. This “is newly developed technology that allows the physician to precisely choose the depth of the treatment as well as the percentage of treated skin. These factors will determine the amount of correction as well as the downtime following the procedure. This treatment is very helpful for improving age related skin damages such as lines, wrinkles, discoloration, scars, and the removal of skin growth,” according to the company website.

Whether you want to go all natural, get work done on your skin, or blend the two approaches together, you are more likely to get to your destination with some help. In this case, your main source of help is going to be a good dermatologist. It is important to note that not all of our skin is the same and a dermatologist will help you figure out what is unique to you, as well as helping guide you towards the best options for your skin.


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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