Molly M. is a licensed skin care specialist that has been working with patients and clients for over 10 years. Originally from Northern California, Molly moved to Los Angeles and started working in dermatology and has been in the skin care industry ever since. During Molly’s career, she has worked with celebrities as well as behind the scenes with primetime makeover shows, entertainment news shows, and at multiple red carpet events. “The most important thing you will wear all year is your skin! Make it Healthy Skin!” Molly M.
It seems like once you hit 30 your skin starts looking blah. You notice dullness to your skin, Brown spots where there were none, unevenness in your skin tone and even a loss of smooth texture in your skin.
The reason for this is sad, simple and true. As aging occurs our skin will slow down its production of oil & collagen, and slow down the process of cell turnover. These changes keep the proteins from doing their jobs properly and the results are wrinkles and loss of elasticity as well as uneven skin tone.
How do you reverse this process, or just slow it down?
That’s easy. But are you up for the small yet age defying commitment? The basics to healthy skin aren’t difficult at all. And the commitment is even easier. Lifestyle choices can make all the difference and delay the natural ageing process, as well as prevent future skin problems, and all you have to do is simply follow these simple steps.
Protect your skin…
SPF 30 or more everyday
The sun’s rays are at its strongest around 2pm, although avoiding the sun between 10-4 is ideal.
Sun Protective clothing is a great way to block ultra violet rays and stay cool (try Solartex sun gear)
Manage your Stress…
Make time to do the things you like to do. It’s you life don’t let stress control it
Stress can cause acne breakouts
Stress can cause you to frown which cause wrinkles.
Stay away from cigarette smoke…
Smoking depletes your skin of oxygen which decreases blood flow causing skin to look older.
Smoking causes a slightly pigmented grey appearance of the skin
Eat your fruits and veggies…
Foods high in antioxidants promote younger healthier looking skin
Fruits, vegetable, nuts, seeds, beans and teas are all high in antioxidants
All it takes is 1-2 relaxing hours a month
Consult your skin care specialist/esthetician for a treatment that will give you the results you so deserve!
Contrary to what people may say, facials are not a luxury. Professional facials can help skin problems, whether on the face, back or other parts of the body. Getting a facial treatment once or twice a month will do what your skin cannot do on its own; help encourage cell turnover and rejuvenation.
Facials performed by licensed skincare professionals should be as follows:
A proper Cleansing: to remove makeup and dirt (after this process your skin specialist can recommend the treatment that is best for you i.e.: peels, microdermabrasion etc.}
Steaming of the skin: to open up the pores to prepare the skin for the exfoliating/hydrating process
Exfoliation: a light glycolic, salicylic acid, or alpha hydroxy acid to rid skin of dead skin cells
Proper extractions: to remove build-up in pores, as well as remove blackheads, whiteheads, and milea.
Masking: a customized mask to treat the problem or concerns
Moisturize: the perfect moisturizer and/or sunscreen that works with your skin type and hydration needs
Home regimen: you should always leave with a skin care regimen that will help you maintain your treatment results until your next appointment. Included should be any recommendations for your next treatment as well as anything else that can better your overall results, such as lasers, fillers, treatments etc.
Do you have questions about skin care treatments or want to schedule an appointment? Email Molly at SkinByMollym@aol.com & Follow her on Twitter.com/SkinByMollyM