You are Aging Your Skin Faster and Don’t Even Know It
I would never touch my face or my clients’ faces with “certain” treatments, equipment, or products?
Most experts can agree that overexposure to the sun is the worst thing one can do to their skin! However there is an EVEN bigger enemy to the skin… inflammation!
Inflammation is our body’s response to trauma or injury. Without it, we would not heal properly, so it definitely serves an important purpose. In small doses, we can recover from this. But when we keep our skin in a perpetual and constant state of inflammation, this dramatically ages skin cells faster!
Unfortunately, the skin care industry has heavily relied on inflammation in order to achieve temporary cosmetic results for over 40 years…treating damage with even more damage. Main stream skin care STILL relies on this approach and it’s SO outdated and behind the times!
So what actually causes inflammation in the skin? Chronic forced exfoliation, high Alpha hydroxyl acids usage, and toxic ingredients that destroy skin barrier function and integrity.
Consumers have been misled and tricked into thinking the temporary cosmetic benefit of inflammatory treatments & products are reversing aging, but the TRUTH is that it’s actually causing skin to age faster!
What most people don’t understand is that inflammation only causes the skin to swell, giving the illusion of younger looking skin. This swelling “reduces” lines and wrinkles temporarily, but in the long run INFLAMMATION is breaking down collagen.
This mindset is so backwards and outdated. Forward thinking Estheticians understand that for the long-term health of the skin, we must strengthen and rebuild it, not break it down or increase inflammation! Common sense if you really think about it.