Forget about “anti-aging!” Basically all this means is that you’re achieving a temporary result by damaging your skin. Unfortunately, this will lead to MORE damage in the long term that will need repaired.
Age reversal is where the REAL magic happens!
The skin care market is very confusing. Walk into any department store to find walls filled with products that are trending, full of marketing hype, using hot buzzwords, and that are making big promises to you that are empty. It’s sad, but true.
The best way to approach this is to use a basic set of logical common sense ways to look at creating true age reversal:
1. Don’t choose a product that will harm your skin. Avoid AHAs, retinols, parabens, etc… I’ve discussed many others in previous posts.
2. Do not hurt your skin. This includes exfoliation, which will only break your skin down and damage your barrier.
3. Find ingredients that have a net gain. This means that it should not cause harm in order to achieve a benefit.
4. Delivery system! 95% of products on the market don’t make it down far enough into the skin to actually heal and repair damage. Total waste of money. An effective delivery system is critical!
This is exactly how I approach age reversal with all of my clients. Common sense. Every treatment and product I provide will not cause harm, will absolutely have a net gain, and that will fully penetrate down into the deeper layers of the skin to make REAL long lasting changes.