As a facial plastic surgeon and facial rejuvenation specialist who has worked with people to help them look young for the last twenty years, I’ve made a simple observation. What makes a person look young? Two things combined:
1. A youthful facial shape +
2. Young-looking, luminous skin
Loss of a youthful facial shape can be addressed by surgical intervention to restore the structure of the face. But, youthful skin is achieved with your own work at home, and it starts with applying the right skincare products to your face on a regular basis.
How does your skin age?
As we get older, our skin starts to change. What are these changes and aging concerns that need to be addressed with a proper skincare routine?
- Dryness and lack of hydration
- Thinning skin
- Uneven tone and discoloration
- Lack of firmness
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Textural changes and dullness
- Pore size is larger due to congestion
To achieve youthful, radiant skin, we have to address each one of these signs of age. It might seem challenging to do that since they are all unique. Luckily, they have common causes, and these causes are what we target when we are tackling unwanted skin changes.
How do you fix aging skin?
There are two vital things to think about when it comes to reversing or preventing aging skin: sun protection and what you put on your skin.
The absolutely most important step when it comes to preventing or stopping skin aging is sun protection. Sun is the worst aging accelerator, by itself contributing to 70-80% of the list of skin aging. Use a broad-spectrum, mineral-based sunscreen that blocks both UVA (age-causing) rays and UVB (cancer-causing) rays.
WHAT SHOULD YOU PUT ON YOUR SKIN?
You need ingredients that are going to address each one of the signs of age listed above. Let’s break this down and find out what ingredients are going to effectively resolve skin aging concerns:
DRYNESS AND LACK OF HYDRATION
Hyaluronic acid brings hydration to the skin and lipids that improve the equilibrium of the skin and regulate oil production.
RETINOL, VITAMIN C, & GROTWTH FACTORS:
FINE LINES AND WRINKLES, THINNING SKIN, LACK OF FIRMNESS & LOSS OF ELASTICITY
Find a product that stimulates collagen production. All three of these ingredients maximize and keep fibroblasts producing collagen, keeping the skin more elastic, more supple, and stronger over time. Skin function and the strength of the skin barrier are kept healthy and strong with niacinamide and Vitamin B as well.
UNEVEN TONE AND DISCOLORATION
You’ll need a plant-based, non-hydroquinone lightener as a vital part of any skincare routine. Vitamin C is known to directly address pigmentation concerns, which is why Quench is packed with three different Vitamin C components to balance skin tone.
CLEANSER + EXFOLIATION:
TEXTURAL CHANGES, DULLNESS, AND LARGE PORE SIZE
You need a good, non-foaming cleanser and a gentle exfoliator to smooth the skin texture, remove dead, dull skin, and allow your skin’s natural oil production to flow. This achieves a bright, luminous skin tone and reduces the size of the pores.
Be sure your skincare products not only have all the right ingredients, but are scientifically tested and clinically proven to get results. With proper sun protection and the use of the right ingredients on your skin, you’re going to achieve your ultimate goal: strong, supple skin that is free of discoloration and lines and wrinkles, skin that is well hydrated and dewy, and skin that is luminous and radiant.
One Final Thing–CONSISTENCY
You can have all the best ingredients in the world, but if you don’t put them on your skin every day with a consistent skincare routine, you won’t get the results you want. With the genetic changes that are happening at the cellular level in terms of collagen production, melanin production, regulation of oil flow, hydration, and so on, your skin will keep aging faster than you can stop it unless you’re applying the right ingredients consistently and at the same time, protecting your skin from the sun.
How can I find skincare products that have the right ingredients?
I spent years trying to find the right products to help my patients achieve beautiful skin. Finally, feeling overwhelmed by the complicated skincare routines and endless products available, I realized there’s almost no way to find what you need in a simple, sustainable routine you can do every single day without fail.
I spent the following five years formulating the KaramMD Trifecta, a simple, three-step skincare routine that includes all the right ingredients to reverse the aging process. The Trifecta is scientifically formulated and proven to boost collagen production, reduce discoloration, and achieve beautiful, supple, and youthful skin with three products:
A gentle cleanser that softens and hydrates, removing dead skin and helping to trigger cell regeneration and prevent UVA damage. Rinse can be used alone, but it is also designed to prepare your skin to absorb the Trifecta active skincare ingredients in Quench and Illuminate.
A skin brightening vitamin C serum that refreshes the skin, minimizing fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and signs of age. Quench acts as an anti-inflammatory and prevents collagen breakdown.
An anti-aging cream that achieves a range of positive effects, improving skin elasticity, triggering cell turnover and collagen production, and resulting in deep hydration of the skin and a vibrant, youthful radiance. Illuminate is an all-in-one that can be used in conjunction with Rinse and Quench or as a stand-alone product.