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How to Select the Right Skin Care Products During Anti-Aging Treatments

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | May 20th, 2016 | Blog

skin care clinic TorontoNot all anti-aging treatments like acne scars removal, cleansing, or exfoliation needs to be done at our Toronto skin care clinic. Many people employ cosmetic products at home as part of their personal skincare regime. However, not all cosmetics are created equal and it’s logical to ask what the best skin care products might be. Sit back and enjoy as we go through the top anti-aging skin care products and let you know what to look for—and what to avoid.
 
The biggest tip for finding the best skin care products is to know your skin type and make decisions accordingly. Even the top anti-aging skin care products won’t be as useful if you mismatch, so keep that in mind when looking at the following.

 

Exfoliants

 

Exfoliants are used to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your body. This both makes you look healthier and allows other anti-aging products to better penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.
 
• If you have dry skin, you should look for exfoliants with hydrating ingredients like aloe or green tea extracts. Although dry skin can be exfoliated easily and with minimal flaking, avoid more powerful exfoliants to prevent stripping away moisture.

• Oily skin needs to balance removing dead cells with also unclogging pores. Lean towards products with salicylic acid for deep-cleaning action.

• People with sensitive skin may not want to exfoliate at all but it can be done without much fuss if you go for enzyme-based products. These can break up dead cells by going after their molecular bonds and won’t harm your still-living skin.

 

Moisturizers

 

Moisturizes help prevent your skin from drying out and can give you a healthy glow if matched correctly.
 
• Dry skin warrants extra care ingredients like shea butter and ceramides. These help speed absorption and hasten the hydration action. Oil-based moisturizers are also more advisable.

• If you have oily skin, you will want a light, water-based moisturizer that is specifically noncomedogenic (won’t clog pores). Avoid oil-based products and look for ones that are water-based instead.

• People with sensitive skin should look for moisturizers with soothing products like chamomile or aloe. Add-ons like scents, dyes, or acids will further irritate your skin so keep an eye on ingredient labels.

 

Cleansers

 

A good cleanser can effectively remove the day’s makeup and keep your skin healthy at the same time. The strength of your ideal cleanser will depend on how often and how much makeup you wear, but beyond this there are the normal skin type considerations to acknowledge.
 
• Dry skin is best served by avoiding cleansers that contain alcohol since this will only dry you out more.

• People with oily skin will want cleansers that have lower pH levels since this makes them better at removing excess oils from the skin.

• If you have sensitive skin, you will want to avoid scented products since cleansers often produce those by using chemicals like phthalates that can cause irritation.

 

Serums

 

Serums are a form of extra-penetrating moisturizer that is relatively new compared to other elements of your anti-aging regime. The same advice for moisturizers will consequently work for serums.

 

Antioxidants

 

Antioxidants like vitamin C and retinol help remove free radicals and lessen oxidative damage to your skin. This is an important part of any effective anti-aging skin care product since it gives you healthier, smoother, and definitely younger-looking skin as a result. Keep an eye out for any skin care products that contain ingredients such as the following:

 
• Vitamin A
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin E
• Retinol
• Pomegranate extract
• Grape seed extract
• Licorice

 
The Anti Aging Toronto Clinic prides itself on using the latest clinical methods to give clients the beauty they deserve. We support our clients being able to make informed decisions about their anti-aging skin care, whether at home or at the clinic. Feel free to contact us by phone at 416-546-4664 or by email at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skin care specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.

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