Repairing Skin Damage
Dark Spots & Discoloration
As we age, it is common to get what are referred to as age or liver spots (great, right?). These “spots,” with time, often become permanent (even better, right?). But there is hope! With our perpetual quest to find the fountain of youth, and never let it out of our sights, dermatologists and skincare professionals have formulated several products to help reduce dark spots and skin discoloration. Anti-aging serums and skin-lightening products were created to deliver a variety of active ingredients directly to the skin. These specially formulated elements help diminish the amount of dark spots and skin discoloration, where applied (the best, right?).
Anti-aging serums are typically thinner in consistency than their cream counterparts, but are not completely liquid. Most anti-aging serums help prevent photo-aging, fine lines, and loss of elasticity.
We all know there are a ton of anti-wrinkle treatments on the market, but we can help you find the right one for you. As always, you know you best, so always consider your skin type.
Firming cream and wrinkle cream are two of the most popular products on the market. And though these products are really similar, they have very specific uses. Firming creams are used to make skin feel tighter and are strictly designed to correct early signs of environmental skin damage. Most of these creams contain ingredients specifically designed to target environmental aggressors, all while repairing photo damage and visibly firming skin.
Wrinkle creams are used to lessen the appearance of wrinkles... like the name says. But as with any product, the effectiveness depends on how often you use it. So keep it consistent!
Retinol is one of those “anti-aging” words that often gets tossed around, but what does it actually do? Well, it’s found in many anti-aging products, but the most common form is found in a cream. Retinol cream is proven to improve skin texture and can be highly effective in treating fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and other types of skin discoloration.
Retinol cream speeds up skin cell turnover that tends to slow as we age, which in turn improves skin texture while lessening dark spots. Plus, the use of retinol creams reduces the appearance of blackheads and minimizes pores while helping to stimulate collagen production. It’s kind of an over achiever, but one we’re happy to have on our side.
There are many variations of retinol, so know your expectations and what products are designed to do. Finding the best retinol cream, again, for you, will depend on your skin concerns.
Adding an anti-aging mask to your skincare routine will also help transform your skin by visibly smoothing fine lines and wrinkles almost instantly. Who doesn’t love instant results? Waiting can be so hard! These masks are specifically designed to smooth and brighten skin, while improving pore size and diminishing blemishes.
Using well-rounded anti-aging treatments will keep your skin looking youthful and bright, but for the best results, include masks, scrubs, moisturizers (serums or creams), and sunscreen. The best defense includes an even better offense, after all. Most importantly, find the methods that work best for your regimen and your skin type.