While cosmetic procedures have a significant impact on certain aspects of aging, such as deep, wrinkling, sagging, and volume loss, they fail to address the overall quality of the skin. Daily skincare routines, potentially can have a significant long-term impact on the overall quality of a person’s complexion. By expanding our product knowledge, we can help our patients individualize their at-home skincare routine using effective products and ingredients designed to address their specific skin concern and support the professional care we deliver. Here, we discuss the types of products and ingredients suitable for the most common dermatologic concerns, from wrinkling to skin sensitivity, acne to sun damage.
In 1967, the zoologist Desmond Morris declared “Flawless skin is the …show more content…
By contrast, extrinsic aging manifests as stratum corneum thickening, mottled pigmention, dullness, dryness, wrinkles, and laxity (6). A loss of elasticity leads to sagging, while a reduction in the rate of epidermal cell turnover causes prolonged wound healing, dryness, an overall dull appearance due to thinning of the epidermis, and thickening of the stratum corneum (7, 8). Complete renewal of the epidermis requires 40-60 days in the elderly compared to 28 days in young adults (9). Dermal collagen fibrils harden, and collagen production decreases on average by 68% by age eighty (10, 11). An obvious clinical example of intrinsic versus extrinsic aging can be seen by comparing sun-exposed facial skin to the sun-protected skin of the upper inner arm. In most people, these two areas of the skin demonstrate profound differences in pigment, texture, tone, sagging, and wrinkling. It should also be noted that inflammation, whether from barrier disruption, allergic reactions, UV exposure, pollution, or the use of irritating topical products, can accelerate skin aging