Your body goes through a ton of changes and to top it all off, fine lines are starting to appear right alongside those pesky pimples that you thought would have gone away after high school.
You’re not alone. According to a report published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 35 percent of women ages 30-39 and more than 25 percent of women ages 40-49 reported suffering from acne.
So what’s a girl to do? Here are some simple solutions to banish this—stat!
Use a mild foaming or cream cleanser daily. Since your cleanser is on your skin for the shortest amount of time of any other product you use, it’s the least important step in your beauty regimen. If your skin is oily, look for a cleanser that has salicylic acid or glycolic acid which exfoliate to unclog pores and help to stimulate the skin to prevent wrinkles.
Wearing sunscreen every day is one of the best ways to prevent wrinkles. Even small amounts of sun exposure through windows in your home or in your car add up. Look for products that have an SPF 30 or more and zinc oxide of at least 5 percent.
Antioxidants are your second line of defense against damage from the sun, smoke, and pollutants in the air. These power houses work like sponges to soak up free radicals that do damage to your skin. Look for moisturizers and serums that have vitamins E, C, green tea, or grape seed extract.
For wrinkles around the eyes- it’s important to wear sunglasses anytime you’re outside. You really have to maintain your collagen as much as possible because it’s not an area that’s easy to treat with lasers or anything else.
Prescription Retin-A and over-the-counter retinol products are the best way to treat both wrinkles and acne because they work to reduce oil secretion, unclog pores and eliminate old, damaged cells.
Superficial chemical peels that contain both salicylic and glycolic acid are also great options because they allow oxygen to get into the pores and prevent bacteria from growing. Professional microdermabrasion is also effective for treating fine lines and large and clogged pores.
Avoid abrasive scrubs that are granular or have beads because they can be too harsh. Instead, look for products that contain both salicylic acid and retinol together. Be sure to check labels—if retinol is listed as one of the first few ingredients, it’s likely to have a higher concentration. For some women, retinols are too harsh, so alpha hydroxy acids can work.
Sometimes a little professional Rx is needed in the form of topical solutions, prescription medications, or a variety of in-office procedures. It’s best to speak with your dermatologist who can devise a plan that works for your skin type and the type of acne and wrinkles you have.
Where to go for professional wrinkle and acne treatments:
Sona Med Spa offers patients help with sun damage, skin resurfacing, and microdermabrasion to name a few. Locations in Dallas, Grapevine and Frisco https://www.sonamedspa.com
M-Pulse Modern SkinCare can help patients with acne therapy, skin rejuvenation and skin care for both men and women. Locations in DFW- Plano, Dallas, Fort Worth https://www.m-pulse.com
For more information on treating fine lines, wrinkles, and acne please visit a skin care professional that is trained in skin care health. Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons offices are also great places to visit.
The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers patients treatment with fine lines, wrinkles, acne therapy, as well as many surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. We are proud to serve the Mansfield and Southlake and surrounding areas. Please call our office at (817) 473-2120 for more information on our services or visit our website at www.MarkBisharaMD.com.
This information is brought to you courtesy of Dr.Mark Bishara and The Paaragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Mansfield and Southlake, TX