Personalized Skin Care Regimen: Optimal Skin Health is Within Reach

Slowing down the signs of aging is important for so many women. That is why we trust SkinMedica products for our personalized anti-aging and skin care regimen.

It takes more than good genetics for women seeking vibrant looking skin.

Treating your skin with the right products can help women look younger with vibrant skin and has a huge impact on how women can diminish the appearance of sun spots or wrinkles, reduce blemishes, and minimize the appearance of pores.

Why do we choose SkinMedica for our patients?

Thousands of Physicians and Dermatologist around the world trust SkinMedica because they develop advanced skin care product formulations that promote long-term healthy skin rather than providing women with a quick fix. SkinMedica uses research and clinical data to formulate their skin care products.

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What is the Rise Her Health skin care regimen?

We offer skin care and anti-aging kits to remove the guess work out of what your skin needs. If you want to customize your regimen, our experts can work with you to build your own bundle.

Tissue Nutrient Solution (TNS) = Growth Factor + Antioxidants + Peptides + Proteins.

To help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture, TNS Essential serum blends growth factors that the body naturally secretes to stabilize the skins suffer.

One of the main reasons to use TNS serum is to defend the skin against enzymes called matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). These enzymes are harmful causing damage to the look and feel of the skin. MMP enzymes are always present in the body and break down collagen fibers as women age or from outside environmental factors like catching rays or getting your bronze on in the sun.

There a several simple ways collagen can promote youthfully firm looking skin.

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules with an uneven number of electrons so they can easily cause damage to the body by way of chemical reactions throughout parts of the body including skin. Oxidative stress is an imbalance that leads to fine lines, wrinkles and aging in general. This is why antioxidants are so important to skin care and anti-aging.

What is skin collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and the skin makes up a large majority of that abundant share. Skin collagen is a huge network of fibers and as women age, these fibers begin to break down over time. Other negative factors that impacts the skin are UV rays from the sun, spreading of free radicals, pollution and cigarette smoke. when compounding damage is done without proper skin care, fine lines and wrinkles begin to rear their ugly face.

It’s very important to protect the skin’s collagen fibers to slow down the breakdown process.

How important in sunscreen?

Sun block is the most effective way women (and men) can protect against harmful UV exposure to stop MMP damage overtime. Dermatology grade sunscreen like SkinMedica can not only stop harmful MMPs from hurting the skin but the serum can also hydrate and prevent free radical oxidation. Aging and MMPs go hand-in-hand meaning with age brings more MMPs. By using sunscreen, women can protect their skin from UVA and UVB rays.

  • Ultraviolet A (UVA) is impacts skin aging.
  • Ultraviolet B (UVB) impacts skin burning.

How can women and men protect their skin?

There are several ways to reduce skin damage and improve the structural integrity of the skin so we recommend using a multi-step approach to give skin the level of care it desires and thrives on. Skin type will be the main determinate for our providers to help you chose which product is right for you. The top of the line skin care serums include the following ingredients – antioxidants, collagen boosters, exfoliants, sun protection, and most importantly growth factors.

What are skin care growth factors?

Growth factors are not growth hormones, they are naturally occurring proteins that move throughout the body. These growth factors are naturally occurring substances made by the skin cells that helps the body repair damaged skin cells thus slowing the signs of aging and impact of free radicals. Growth factors primary help grow fresh collagen and elastin help skin to remain firm and elastic. Similar to IGF-1 and growth hormone, these proteins tell skin cells to regrow new skin and heal existing the layers of skin. Reference

There are three layers of skin - the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis – and growth factor proteins are present in all three layers. Each layer of skin works together to regrow and heal itself but with age bring compounding damage to the skin.

The epidermis is the outer visible layer of skin.

The Dermis is fibrous layer of the skin just below the epidermis. The dermis store mostly collagen and elastin fibers that help the skin stretch.

The dermis contains nerves, blood vessels, nerves, hair follicles, and glands that allow the skin to sweat and hold scent.

Elastin fibers are key proteins and (as you might expect) they are highly elastic and help connective tissues throughout the body to resume normal shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin also helps the skin return to its original position when it is poked or pinched.

The natural cell turnover process begins in the basal layer of the epidermis. Key cellular components all play a role in the health, and reproduction of all cells within the body.

As women age, the body has trouble getting rid of excess free radicals because the production of mitochondria that provides the skin cells with energy and rids the body of free radical toxins begins to slow down year over year.

In younger women, free radicals actually serve a positive purpose in the development of muscles, bones, and the nervous system. Older women don’t need that help.

Once women become fully developed the fibroblast cells that produce collagen and elastin stop reproduction so the only way women can trigger new growth occurs through skin care supplements like SkinMedica or through common wound healing processes (think micro needling).

How does skin change over time?

The aging process begins at the suffer of the skin (the dermis) where collagen and elastin levels begin to decrease over time. Free radicals begin to harden skin fibers by stiffing up through cross-linking resulting in a lack of firm cushioning on the skin layers above.

Blood flow is critical for the nutrition of healthy skin. Aging impacts the deeper layers of skin leading to dry skin and wrinkles.

As we learn throughout of Men’s Health blog, hormonal changes impact both women and men at the age of 40 and above. The varies stages of life from puberty to pregnancy to menopause causes drastic hormonal fluctuation within the body. When estrogen levels begin to decrease during menopause the production of glycosaminoglycans drops. This is bad because glycosaminoglycans helps the skin glow from deep within the dermis. These cells keep the skin with lubrication, suppleness, and thickness.

Epidermal Changes

Aging impacts organ performance due to the reduction of cell recreation and other physiological changes from hormonal imbalance to general wear and tear. All of these factors directly influence the visible appearance of the skin.

Skin is naturally supposed to shed and recreate fresh skin cells but this slows down over time leading to a dull, uneven, and rougher looking texture. The decrease in cell recreation also leads to dry skin. The shedding process (keratinization) helps with the creation of key lipids within the top layers of the skin.

Lipids are natural fats present in the skin. These fats serve an important purpose keeping the strength of the skin’s outer protective layer intact and aid in the repairing process. This same layer holds moisture protecting the skin from damage and keeps airborne dirt from getting under the skin.

  • Cholesterol helps the skins outer barrier recover and improve elasticity. Low cholesterol commonly impairs the look of skin causing the outer layer to look older. Skin cholesterol is different than the cholesterol floating in the bloodstream. All organs in the body use cholesterol to lubricate and run smoothly – skin is in that category.
  • Ceramides helps the skin retain moisture keeping hydration steady fending off dry skin.
  • Fatty acids that are abundant in healthy skin helps to maintain the skin’s lipid balance.

Lipid imbalance causes the skin to become more susceptible and sensitive to any sort of outside environmental factors. The lack of skin cell regeneration also contributes to spotty skin pigmentation changing the natural skin tone creating uneven natural color.

In order to regain a healthier looking complexion, women should look at replenishing their skin with missing lipids the skin thrives on.

Aging skin is more prone to irritation and loss in hydration is it is important to counter those effects with topical treatment, but not just any topical treatment. This is why we use dermatologist grade SkinMedica for our ladies.

Many studies have proven that the most effective topical products include formulas that mirror the skins own lipid composition – like 1:2:1 ceramides to cholesterol to fatty acids ratio.

This lipid ratio helps significantly improve the appearance and signs of aging. These lipid formulas help reinforce the outer layers of skin regardless of cosmetic treatments, which is essential for optimal healing and results when considering cosmetic therapy.

What does personalize skin care mean?

All skin behaves differently and one cannot define what maturing skin actually entails meaning all women at varying ages are impacted by activity levels, heredity factors, product use, and general behavior (work, life, etc).

One constant factor in how we define maturing skin centers around a decrease in skin cell recreation, suppleness, moisture, firmness, and elasticity. Aging or maturing skin will appear dull and show signs of aging that include fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture and hyperpigmentation. While it’s nearly impossible to stop all signs of aging, our providers can help influence some of the skin changes through SkinMedica serum intervention. There is really no guess work in what SkinMedica includes in their products because these products have been trusted by dermatologist and their patients for decades. The ingredients have proven with evidence to positively influence the signs of aging skin.

The obvious goal for all women and our providers is to keep the skin as youthfully vibrant as long as possible year over year. Another important goal for our patients is to promote healthy skin cell regeneration, hydrate, nourishment, and protection. There are tons of awesome skin care technologies and products out in the market. Although we would like you to consider us a trusted advisor, we urge you to do your own due diligence on products by learning the ingredients and facts behind the product. Luckily, we have included the most popular opinions in this article to save you some time.

Luckily, aging skin is a by-product of life that all women and men must deal with. It certainly something all people should take seriously.

Peptides help support skin:

Peptides one of the most popular ingredients used anti-aging field of skincare because they strengthen skin and rejuvenate damage deep within the epidermis.

What are peptides?

Peptides are short chains of amino acids, which are building blocks for proteins inside each layer of the skin (collagen, elastin and keratin). All of these proteins are critical to keep the texture strong and smooth. When there are not enough peptides in the skin wrinkles begin to show up firming up the top most layer of skin making women look older than they should.

Peptides tell skin cells to start specific functions like requesting the regrowth of collagen, smooths elastin fibers and hydrates deep fibers, which improves the look and feel of the skin. Without peptides, wrinkles will appear, nails will become brittle and hair will become dry, weak, and thin.

Outside of skin structure and function, peptides also play a key role in bodily function as they are biologic messengers (think enzymes, hormones, energy sources) that play a role in telling the body to secrete hormones like estrogen or tell the gut to release enzymes to break down toxins.

How Peptides in Your Skin Care Work

While peptides are ever present within the body, as women get older the body’s natural ability to reproduce new collagen decreases by 1% per year after the age of 30. This decrease in regrowth leads to older looking skin. Reference

The body uses peptides as signaler to tell the body to heal damage within the body. If the skin is aging prematurely or red from sun damage, peptides signal the skin cells to start cooking up a fresh batch of collagen to repair the impairments. Peptides also signal the production of hyaluronic acid to restore a healthy skin barrier making the skin appear supple and refreshed.

When applying peptide infused moisturizer or serum onto the skin, the body thinks there is a skin wound or injury in need of repair so the serum stimulates collagen production.

It’s important to note that not all peptides are created equal. While there are all sorts of peptides, only a select few help the skin look great.

  • Carrier peptide help deliver minerals to skin cells to boost the production of collagen.
  • Enzyme inhibitor peptides slow down the natural breakdown of collagen.
  • Signal peptides ask different parts of the skin to promote collagen, elastin and keratin.
  • Neurotransmitter peptides freeze muscles to remove expression lines and smooth wrinkles. Note: these peptides are not the same as Botox.

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All-in-one skin rejuvenation:

TNS Essential Serum is an all-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment that helps improve the appearance of skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, and texture.

This award-winning serum teaches the skin how to think and act young again.

“92% of patients rated their skin as looking healthier and more youthful, reduced the appearance of wrinkles, and enhanced skin texture and tone. Initial results occurred in 30 days with optimal results occurring in 90 days.”

Inside-out skin hydration:

HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator provides continuous skin hydration. With the VITISENSCE™ Technology, HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator helps the skin’s natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid (HA). Within 15 minutes, HA5 provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. HA5 formula works inside the skin while oil-based products works on the outside providing a more complete hydration.

Supercharged sunscreen:

Total Defense + Repair

Rejuvenating superscreen powered by SOL-IR™ Advanced Antioxidant Complex to provide complete protection beyond UVA/UVB rays. SOL-IR formula supports the skin’s natural ability to restore itself with its supercharged blend of antioxidants that helps with anti-aging.

Tips:

  • Great and simple regimen for men that want to reduce the signs of aging.
  • Women or men looking for a simple regimen for skin care.

Retinol Complex

SkinMedica’s retinols complex helps improve coarse wrinkles. The Retinol serum enhances skin tone, radiance, texture, and resiliency. The PhytoShield Complex helps deliver retinol into the skin while minimizing irritation typically associated with other retinol brands.

Reduce redness, retinol free:

Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum

Lytera® 2.0 is an advanced Pigment Correcting Serum helps minimize skin discoloration and dark spot or redness. Lytera improves the appearance of skin discoloration for a variety of skin types and ethnicities because it is retinol free, which makes it OK to use for all skin types.