Of course you want to maintain a youthful appearance and look your best. It’s only natural.
That brings us to anti-aging skin creams, which are often part of our skin care routines. After all, they promise to reduce or prevent wrinkles and tighten skin. Sometimes, however, they lead to disappointment due to unrealistic expectations or other reasons.
At Medi Spa at Choto in Knoxville, Tennessee, we evaluate your skin and lifestyle and recommend customized anti-aging skin care. Many people benefit from adding regular facials to their skin care routine or even going further and getting Botox® or fillers.
It’s all about the results you expect and the state of your skin.
Why many anti-aging creams don’t work
If you recently started a skin care routine with quality products after a lifetime of soap and water, you may be dealing with a case of unrealistic expectations. Anti-aging creams work on a cellular level, requiring regular use over time before you see noticeable improvements.
Of course, it also depends on your age, genetics, lifestyle, and quality of the ingredients.
Some people have terrific genetics and keep a healthy lifestyle of nutritious food, exercise, and good-quality sleep. Plus, they’ve cared for their skin for years with a good skin care routine.
However, even they benefit from an anti-aging skin cream with active ingredients. You want to buy a well-formulated anti-aging cream with proven anti-aging components.
For example, retinol, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants are scientifically proven to promote collagen production, hydrate your skin, and reduce wrinkles.
To improve your anti-aging cream’s effectiveness, buy a high-quality cream and use it daily, following the directions on the container. Additionally, recognize that anti-aging creams are only one part of your skin care routine.
How to support your anti-aging cream
Even the best anti-aging cream could use some help from you to keep looking your youngest. Keep these tips in mind:
You can’t have too much water; your body is composed of up to 60% water. Water helps oxygen circulate in your body, which carries nutrients and helps you feel your best. If you frequently feel tired, you may be dehydrated.
IV infusion therapy can repair damaged cells and rehydrate your body quickly. The infusions are packed with vitamins and nutrients and deliver them directly into your bloodstream, so you can immediately feel the effects.
You may also add facials to your skin care routine. Facials deep-clean your skin, removing dead skin cells so your complexion is smoother and brighter. Anti-aging facials can include dermabrasion or light therapy along with collagen creams.
Use sunscreen liberally
Don’t forget your sunscreen. Even in winter, the sun’s ultraviolet A (UVA) rays can contribute to premature aging. These rays break down your body’s natural collagen and elastin. The result of this breakdown is wrinkles and sagging skin.
Fillers or Botox
If you’re ready for more tightening and toning of your skin, you might opt for some fillers or Botox.
In addition to a good skin care routine, you want to eat a healthy diet, stay active, and get adequate sleep. These are natural anti-agers.
If you’re ready to take the next step in your anti-aging routine, schedule your appointment at Medi Spa at Choto. Our expert team stands ready to evaluate your skin and make recommendations for anti-aging.