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G.R.A.S.S for your Skin?

Grass Skin Regimen-for blogGRASS will keep your skin looking healthy, younger and more radiant!  No we don’t mean the green stuff in your lawn, we are talking about G.R.A.S.S –five products that will help you slow down the signs of aging.

G is for Growth factors: Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins in your skin that you lose with age. They are critical in skin repair and remodeling and are essential for anti-aging to prevent collagen break-down and signs of age.  Recommended: SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum

R is for Retinols: With age, skin cell turnover slows down and the skin holds on to the dull, dead skin cells. Retinols will help unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth the skin and help maintain a youthful glow. Recommended: SkinMedica’s Retinol Complex .5

A is for Antioxidants: The main causes of skin damage are environmental stressors UVA rays, pollution and other free radicals. Antioxidants are nutrients and enzymes that can help to prevent and repair damage by slowing or preventing the effect of free radicals, which start oxidation — a process that causes damage from oxygen that can lead to cell dysfunction. Recommended: SkinMedica’s Vitamin C+E Complex, SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic or Resveratrol B E

S is for Sunscreen: Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Ultraviolet A (UVA) is the longer wave UV ray that causes lasting skin damage, skin aging, and can cause skin cancer. UVA rays make up over 95% of the sun’s rays and is the key cause of aging so protecting your skin with a medical grade sunscreen with zinc oxide will help in preventing the skin from aging.  Recommended: SkinMedica TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer™ SPF 20 Sunscreen, SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50

S is for Specialty Products: Everyone has different skin issues, specialty products will help with your individual needs such as acne, melasma, rosacea, dry skin, etc.  Recommended: SkinMedica’s Lytera, Skinceuticals Phyto +

 

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