As we grow older, a lot of things about us change including our skin. Fortunately, there are ways to fight the curse of aging by changing diet, stopping bad habit(s), and even applying over the counter moisturizers and creams.
In this article we will discuss
- Changes to our skin that come with aging
- How your lifestyle and diet affect your skin
- What you can do to battle the changes
Changes to our skin that come with aging
Our skin has a lot to endure as time passes. Position of sleeping, facial expressions/movements, and even gravity has an effect on our skin as we get older. Because of those factors, our skin will naturally become rougher and sag or hang loosely (also known as the loss of elastic tissue (elastin) in the skin).
A good measure to fight rough and hanging skin is with Dr. Perricones’ High Potency Evening Repair treatment. With Retinol, DMAE, and Alpha Lipoic Acid, High Potency Evening Repair treatment offers instant and long lasting anti-aging benefits. Continued use will show improved, healthier, and more youthful skin night after night.
How your lifestyle and diet affect your skin
One of the biggest causes of the aforementioned sagging skin, is Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. While many of us enjoy tanning, its damage greatly outweighs its benefits. After all, Tan is the very definition of damaged skin. Those who tan regularly can look forward to the following as they age:
- Increased likelihood of skin cancer (including melanoma)
- Onset of wrinkles at an earlier age
- Spotted and leathery looking skin
- Loss of elastin
Smoking and drinking are also common bad habits that many people incorporate into their daily lifestyle. While it may feel good today, these behaviors come with lifelong consequences to one’s skin.
Often smokers develop dull and wrinkly skin at an earlier age also known as “Smokers Face.” Squinting to avoid getting smoke in ones’ eyes, and decreased blood flow are usually what doctors point to as the cause.
While those who drink heavily are usually dehydrated, and have their vital skin nutrients depleted after a “night on the town.” In addition, those who drink tend to have a poor diet. When you eat junk food, you are also feeding your skin that junk; resulting in greasy, possibly acne ridden skin.
What you can do to battle the changes
No longer just a buzz word, Antioxidants like Vitamins E, C, B and A are particularly important for healthy skin. Antioxidants protect your skin from everyday environmental factors. While you can find these in supplements, a healthy diet consisting of five to seven servings of fresh fruit and vegetables each day can supply most or all of these antioxidants.
In addition, exercising daily improves your circulation, decreases stress and tones your muscles. Improved circulation is vital to healthy skin. Also, the decrease in stress is also a mitigating factor in skin care. While exercising, if you are going to do it outside, remember to put on SPF 30+ sunblock and go out before or after peak sun hours which are between 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Webmd offers more details on how exercise can help your skin. Also, when and how to exercise to best benefit and have your skin looking its finest.
Let’s face it, the battle for youthful skin can be challenging. As we age, our bodies produce less of the essential vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes that we need to keep our skin firm, smooth, and hydrated. And it doesn’t help that environmental factors like smoke, heat, pollution and the sun accelerate the process.
The result? Dreaded crepey skin!
If you’re unfamiliar, crepey skin has several characteristics:
- Crinkly texture to the skin
- Dull, less radiant skin
- Deep wrinkles and lines
- Loose folds of skin
- Sagging skin
How to Treat Crepey Skin
If you’re trying to combat this pesky problem, Dr. Perricone has several products to try:
- Cold Plasma Use the power of Cold Plasma for your face, eyes, and body to beat crepey skin! This best seller was created after five years of research, to combat the ten visible signs of aging. Dr Perricone has created a Cold Plasma facial treatment, eye cream, and body lotion.
- High Potency Eye Lift You can look youthful with crepey eyes. Use this product to lift, brighten, and tighten the area around your eyes, while deeply hydrating the skin. 86% of consumer study participants reported improved resiliency and elasticity.
- Neuropeptide Facial Conformer This highly advanced proprietary Neuropeptide treatment combats the appearance of crepiness, while re-energizing and hydrating skin. A little bit goes a long way with this ultra potent formula.
- Firming Neck Therapy No one wants a turkey neck! Tighten, tone, and firm your neck while diminishing creases and wrinkles with this specially targeted treatment.
You’ll never see crepey skin again with Perricone MD!
Deep wrinkle serum from perricone is a new innovation in skin care. Containing a propriety blend of neuropeptides, Deep wrinkle serum is able to act fast to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by addressing the loss of elasticity. After reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, Deep wrinkle serum leaves the skin looking more smooth and youthful.
By plumping and smoothing wrinkles, Deep wrinkle serum is able to deliver visible results within just 5 minutes after application. By instantly reducing the appearance of flaws, the overall look and feel of skin is improved and looks healthy and radiant.
Just like all of Dr. Perricone’s products, deep wrinkle serum is able to provide long lasting anti-aging benefits with continued use. While being free of synthetic waxes, fillers, fragrances, and parabens, Deep wrinkle serum addresses the loss of elasticity and reduces the appearance of sagging
How does it work?
The mystery behind Deep wrinkle serums’ amazing wrinkle fighting power are its Key science’s:
- Neuropeptides – Instantly relax lines and wrinkles
- DMAE – Firms, tones, contours and lifts the appearance of skin
- Phospholipids – Help repair and hydrate the skin
“After just 1 week of use, I noticed a difference and so did my husband!”
” I have used this faithfully for two months and my skin looks amazing. I have a more even skin tone, less redness and my crows feet have softened. My skin glows.”
” I have used this faithfully for two months and my skin looks amazing. I have a more even skin tone, less red skin and my crows feet have softened. My skin glows.”
It’s that time of the year again. The kids are off to school, leaves are changing, and another winter is not far away. Also like so many previous years, the changing of season brings changes to your skin. Because money can be tight at this time of year, starting a new regimen can be tough; Even if your skin is crying for treatment.
Luckily, Dr. Perricone has you covered with his sampling program. Save money and try some of the Drs’ most popular products without breaking the bank.
Wrinkles and Loss of Elasticity
Dr. Perricones Firming and Lifting set is a great way to start off if you need help with wrinkles and loss of elasticity. With the low price of $45 ($107 value) you can try 3 of his most powerful wrinkle fighters.
Start by removing impurities, makeup and pollution from your skin. The nutritive cleanser gently cleanses your skin and quickly removes these impurities. Follow that with the High Potency Face Lift to firm and lift your skin. And finally finish off with the High potency evening repair before heading to bed to make sure your face stays a supple and youthful complexion.
Depending on your skin type, your pores could have been a problem since you were a teenager. Sampling the Pore eraser set is an affordable and effective way to combat those pore problems. With three exclusive treatments included at only $49 ($109 value), it is easy to see why this set is a customer favorite.
Start first by flushing the skin and cleaning it with Perricones’ Nutritive Cleanser. Follow up by tightening those pores to keep the dirt out with the best-selling Advanced Face Firming Activator. End the treatment with Face Finishing Moisturizer. Essential to keep your skin moist while not clogging pores.
Wrinkles and Pores
Having trouble with both wrinkles and pores? The sampling program has you covered there too with the perricone 7-piece collection. For a mere $95 ($180 value), try all of the products in the wrinkle and pore refining kits. In addition, receive some extra treatments such as the Serum Prep and High Potency eye lift.
You can find all of these samples in our sample perricone section located at the top of the page. These samples change often. So hurry before these run out!
Everyone has them, they cover our bodies and some are bigger than others. They keep the largest organ of our body healthy, lubricated and cool. They are our pores. Love or hate them, we all need them.
In this article we will cover:
- What are pores?
- What leads to enlarged pores?
- How do I treat enlarged pores?
What are pores?
Pores, also known as sweat glands, are the small openings on our skin that allow our bodies to secrete fluids. These fluids, whether they are sweat or oil, help to keep us cool during hot days and they keep our skin hydrated and protected from the elements.
Pores cover our entire body and differ in size. Typically the smaller pores are located in areas that are less exposed to the elements. Unfortunately, that means the larger pores are located in areas we see every day all day.
What leads to enlarged pores?
Some factors that lead to enlarged pores are age & loss of elasticity, the sun, and genetics. As we get older, our bodies slow the production of Elastin. As the production of elastin slows, our skin begins to stretch and sag. While doing so, pores begin to look larger.
The sun also plays a role in enlarged pores. Over exposure to the suns’ ultraviolet rays cause damage to the elastin in our skin. Much like aging, this will cause skin to droop and make pores appear larger.
Finally we come to genetics. The color, type, and even the size of the pores on our skin is the result of our genetics. Unfortunately, that means genetically large pores are mostly unavoidable. Those born with oily or combination skin will naturally have larger pores than those born with dry skin.
How do I treat enlarged pores?
Reducing the size of large pores means beating back the causes as best you can. While you can’t turn back time, you can treat your skin to maintain elastin and reduce dirt and oil which lead to clogged and ultimately larger pores.
While pore refining treatments will help reduce the size of pores, Dr. Perricone recommends treating your skin with his specially formulated Pore Power Duo. Consisting of his Intensive Pore Treatment and his Intensive pore minimizer, the Pore Power Duo will maintain the elastin in your skin and absorb oil. In addition, it will also exfoliate wax and dirt allowing your pores to reduce in size and become less noticeable.