What happens to our skin as we age?
In our 20’s ... you may have started having children. Stretch marks may be an issue on the stomach due to the tearing of the collagen and elastic fibers during your rapid weight gain. You may not have even thought of yourself as having wrinkles or aging at that time. You may not have even have thought that good skin care was necessary. Gals in your 20’s …can you relate?
By the time you reach age18,
Of course, you may have forgotten that you have also been sleeping on one side of your face since you were two years old. Stand in front of a mirror and you can see which side actually looks older. Take a clean white sheet of plain paper and hold one side up showing only one half of your face at a time. Study each side carefully for five seconds.
When you look really close at a news reporter (not that you watch the news ever), however you can see more fine creases around one eye than the other, and a longer, deeper crease around the nasal-labial (nose to lip) area. You will be able to tell which side they sleep on. (I know you will be looking much closer at all your friends faces now!)
In our 40’s ... The effects of a lifetime of exposure to the sun become more obvious. Sunscreen becomes a bigger part of your life. Little brown spots, sometimes called liver spots appear on your face, hands, feed and back. They are called that because they are the color of liver and are not caused by your liver or a liver condition that you may have.
Resaca (broken little veins on the cheek areas or coup rose) often starts to show up around this time. The brown spots and rosacea can be softened and in most cases totally reduced though skin care products that are developed to get you results!
Not only can you find products that are anti-aging, but they are age-reversing! We are in the WELLNESS REVOLUTION now and the baby-boomers are demanding products and services that are highly beneficial that really work!
Skin Evaluations: You also want to make sure that you have a skin evaluation every year. This is where you go to see your Dermatologist to have them check every inch of the skin on your body. They will look to see if they find any unusual skin tags, red or colored spots, as well as the development of skin cancer and precancerous growths that may be starting to develop.
If you have any concern about an area and you would like to see a dermatologist and do not have one. You may call me and ask for a recommendation. I have two wonderful gals that I refer all my clients to.
If you were born between the years of 1946 to 1964,
In our 70’s and 80’s…. our bodies may be wanting a little more attention. If you are in this special group, you can reverse your aging process also. Yes, there is hope, so DO NOT GIVE UP!!
We now have technologies
That’s what Grandmothers have in common these days with their Grand daughters. They all want to look great! Mothers and daughters are all looking younger and there appears to be fewer years between the generations.
European women have always taken care of their skin. They start to take their daughters for facials in their pre-teen years. Europeans are 8-10 years ahead of the American culture in the areas of skincare and fashion.
I have a degree in Fashion Merchandising and was in that industry for 15 years and now skincare for 20 years. They are both very fast-paced industries and very exciting to be a part of. The Swiss especially are known for their precision in research, science and development. They have high integrity and highly advanced in re-inventing the wheel. In the skincare field they are years ahead as in all of Europe. They are revealing technologies that will take Americans years to develop. They work in the areas of botanically-based Swiss principles that have founded their company on.
American companies on the other hand like to create desire and hope through millions of dollars with advertising and marketing. So you the consumer are paying for the advertising, marketing, packaging, labeling. If you are purchasing it from a retail outlet-department store, food stores, health stores, salons, and various boutiques, than you are also paying for their rent. You are not paying for the contents of the bottle. You are paying for the outside and all that is involved in getting from the manufacturer to you-the consumer.
Next time you step into a department store, food store in their skincare department, health store, a beautiful salon and a cute boutique, you will remember now that there a different levels of personal care products.
You want the best products that are the purest, the safest, with the most benefits that will show your amazing “before and after” photos and the great results that you are paying for. Also ask them if your can get it “wholesale”, as the same price that they are buying it for and see what they say.
As always, if you have any questions ... you may call me anytime.
Linda L. Leibl, B.S., a therapeutic aesthetician, founded Advanced Skin Technology in 1993. She has been featured on KXAM Radio, the health feature on the local news on Channels 3, 5, 10, 12 and 15 and interviewed by the Scottsdale Airpark News. Visit www.mybeautifulskin.com to view before-and-after photos and Linda’s background, services and products. For a free consultation and to see how you can receive results, contact her at 480-254-0302.