Skin Care Tips: Keep Your Skin Healthy While Fighting Aging
The patients at JanigaMDs, whether they are seeing Dr. Jennifer Janiga, Nurse Practitioner Darci Page, Dr. Timothy Janiga or our aesthetician, all have one thing in common: they all want to know is what they can do to care for their skin. At JanigaMDs the answer is simple: the products and skin care practices backed by science and research.
5 “must do” mainstays of topical treatment for anti-aging and looking your best at any age.
1. Hydrate Your Skin
Dr. Jennifer Janiga says, “If I could make this numbers 1-5, I would.” Hydrated skin is more youthful, plumper, and in general less wrinkly. The easiest way to take years off your face is to get a great night cream. This is true for the body, too, but for the body you want to do your main moisturizing after you get out of the shower.
2. Use Sunscreen Daily
People always want to know what products to use to help with wrinkles and age spots. Dr. Janiga tells them that first and foremost they need a sunscreen to protect them from more damage. SPF >30 should be used on the face, neck, and the “v” of the chest daily, even in the winter as our wonderful city of Reno is sunny 360 days a year and at over 4000 feet elevation.
3. Use a Retinoid Product
Although retinoids can make you dry, they are known to build collagen, help fine lines, shrink pore size and even tone and texture. There are many types of retinoids from mild ones that you can buy over the counter, prescription strength ones, and those in between. Meet with Dr. Jennifer Janiga, Darci Page, NP-C, or one of our staff for a skin care consult to find out if and what type of retinoid is best for you.
4. Use Antioxidants
These are the little dynamos that “eat up” all the bad stuff we encounter during the day. They take up free radicals, sun damage and can improve the look of the skin. There are many antioxidants out there from Vitamin C and E to coffee berry and green tea. The science here is rapidly changing and even includes options for new protections against the cell phone and computer screen lighting so meet with our providers or staff to see what the best antioxidant is best for you and your skin.
5. Growth Factors: The Gold Standard of Skin Therapy
Growth Factors are the latest and greatest when it comes to topical therapies for skin. They help build collagen to smooth and tighten the skin as well as improve fine lines, sunspots, and tone. These are the most expensive of the products listed here but are worth every penny.
If you use these five products, you will be using the best available and best-researched ingredients available today. Some of these can be drying to the skin, so you should always test a new product on a small area before applying to your entire skin to make sure you are not sensitive to any part of the topical formula.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga, Darci Page, NP-C, or our esthetician Karen for your skin evaluation in our Reno dermatology office, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.