Anti-Aging Skin with Moisturizer and SPF

Anti-Aging Skin with Moisturizer and SPF

April 18, 2018

Author: Dr. Matt McDaniel

The incidence of dry skin is on the rise, due to urbanization, pollution, increased life span, and abandonment of traditional oil massages and baths. Fine lines and wrinkles are more pronounced on dry skin, so a moisturizer is a potent anti-ager.

Sunscreen is no longer just for sea or ski vacations. It is important to protect your skin from the sun daily and all year long. Remember that sunscreen is also a potent anti-ager.

Now, more and more products have been developed that combine a moisturizer with a sunscreen. See below for the recommended qualities of the combination product you use:

An Ideal Daily Use Moisturizer Should

  • Reduce and prevent further TEWL (transepidermal water loss)
  • Restore the lipid barrier, i.e., duplicating and enhancing the skin's moisturizing retention mechanisms
  • Be hypoallergenic, non-sensitizing, fragrance free, and non-comedogenic
  • Contain sunscreen
  • Be absorbed immediately, providing immediate hydration
  • Be cosmetically acceptable
  • Be affordable

The key here is daily use, ideally applying once in the morning and once in the evening. Consistent use of the combination product will help maintain skin hydration, texture, tone, and suppleness, and slow the aging process.

For example, I tell my patients that the use of a combination product after an aesthetic procedure is essential for the best cosmetic result. After a laser resurfacing or radiofrequency micro needling, my patients use a combination product to both help with healing from the procedure and to maintain the results for as long as possible.

Apply a dime-sized amount of moisturizer to damp skin within three minutes of washing your face so it absorbs quickly. Rub gently, in a circular motion. Pay special attention to the skin under your eyes. Don’t forget your neck, throat and chest. Don’t rush to apply makeup- let the product fully absorb into your skin.

Recommended Product: YOUTHFUL.WORLD Intense Moisture Day Cream with SPF 30

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