During the Covid pandemic many women were infected around the globe. Tell from your own experience how it has affected their individual skin and what advice you have for them.
Face masks affected the skin of many people. Face masks cause a humid and sticky environment around the face and the bacteria that cause acne thrive in this environment. This lends itself to breakouts around the nose, cheeks, mouth and chin. The break outs people experienced due to face masks were small pimples, like rosacea. My recommendation was to wash their face with a cleanser containing 2% to 5% benzoyl peroxide, to use a non-comedogenic (oil-free) moisturizer on the face after washing and to change their masks frequently.
On what factors does skin aging depend?
Skin aging is multifactorial and can be caused by environmental factors such as sun damage, smoking, genetics, nutrition, and other factors. For instance, smoking can produce free radicals, once-healthy oxygen molecules that are now overactive and unstable. Free radicals damage cells and cause premature wrinkles. However, the greatest single factor is sun damage. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages certain fibers in the skin called elastin. The breakdown of elastin fibers causes the skin to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to snap back after stretching.
What preventive actions one should take that can slow the effects of skin aging?
Our environment and lifestyle choices can cause our skin to age prematurely. By taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects that this type of aging has on our skin.
- Protect your skin from the sun every day by using sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, SPF 30 (or higher) every 2 hours during the day.
- Minimize repetitive facial expressions by getting Botox treatment.
- Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet that consists of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables
- Stimulate your own collagen production and new cell production by micro needling and chemical peel treatments.
- Stop smoking
- Exercise regularly. Moderate exercise improves circulation and may give the skin a more-youthful appearance.
Today every woman of 40+ wish to know from you as an expert cosmetic specialist, what anti-aging procedures and at what age should be considered to be done by a cosmetic specialist just like you.
With the right approach and regular maintenance of cosmetic injections, it is possible that people can enter their 40s or 50s looking a decade or younger than they otherwise would.
Cosmetic injections such as Botox and dermal fillers can help delay the formation of lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume. Botox treatment can stop the involuntary contractions of the facial muscles that create the lines in those areas and ensure that existing lines and wrinkles don’t become deeper.
Dermal fillers are placed underneath the skin to restore lost volume, soften wrinkles, and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin. Some fillers stimulate the body to produce collagen which helps delay the aging process.
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