As the seasons change, we need to evaluate how the needs of our skin change. For many of us the last seven months have altered our normal routines including our skin care. If you have noticed signs of premature aging such as dull skin and fine lines, you may be experiencing dry skin. Follow basic steps of exfoliating, and hydrating to restore a more youthful and healthy-looking skin.
The quickest exfoliation results come from the use of retinol. It chemically loosens the “cellular glue” that holds the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin. Prescription strength gives the most dramatic results, but cosmetic grade such as Merle Norman’s Retinol Night Complex works well without producing the significant redness of prescription strength. Begin using twice a week to test your skin’s tolerance. Gradually work up to every night. For maximum effectiveness, use the Retinol Night Complex without other products.
The next morning, use a gentle manual exfoliation such as Gentle Polish to rub off the loosen skin cells, leaving a brighter, more youthful-looking skin. The new skin cells are ready for hydration. First use a serum with hyaluronic acid that binds water to the cells. The plumper cells push out the wrinkles, creating a smooth skin surface. Follow with a daytime moisturizer containing sunscreen. On evenings you do not use the Retinol Night Complex, use Anti-Aging Night Cream.
Don’t forget that the rest of the skin on your body needs exfoliation and moisturizing as well. Use a body scrub and follow with Anti-Aging Body Lotion.
Nancy Pride owns Morgan Fitzgerald’s and Merle Norman located at 3800 S. Texas Avenue, one mile north of University Drive, Bryan, Texas. 979 268 0608 wwwfitzyou.com