Balance, Prevent, and Protect: The Millennial's Guide To Skincare
Anyone who has opened the front camera on their iPhone knows the importance of a soft, glowing complexion (hence the countless apps available to create the look for you). Are you ready to have skin that truly requires #nofilter? Read on for advice on how to get your skin selfie-ready now while simultaneously preventing future damage. Your Insta feed and 40-year-old self will thank you.
Skincare needs and concerns are different among various patient demographics. For example, a woman in her 50's who comes to me is often concerned about facial volume loss, dark spots, and dull skin texture. In contrast, patients in their 20's and 30's are worried about forehead lines, redness, and acne. As such, I take care to tailor my treatments to each patient's needs. For those in their 20's and 30's, this usually means slowing the progression of etched-in lines, calming stress and balancing hormones to soothe blemishes and redness, and educating about sun protection.
When your body is out of balance, it will always show up on your face. Stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, and poor diet contribute to the fine lines on your forehead as well as the acne creeping across your chin and cheek. Gentle acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs will calm stress, regulate your digestion, and balance hormones. Often times, patients in their 20s and 30s will choose to have facial detox cupping, which gently smooths fine lines while eliminating any puffiness that can occur from poor diet or lack of sleep.
Historically, preventing future wrinkles and volume loss meant a visit to the dermatologist for Botox or fillers. However, most patients in their 20's and 30's are seeking natural alternatives to these treatments. Nearly half of my patients would consider themselves 'millennials' - and time and again they underscore their preference in using green, environmentally-friendly products on their skin and seeking natural beauty boosting treatments. If you are seeking a natural alternative to injections, facial rejuvenation acupuncture and facial cupping are gentle, all-natural treatments that work to balance your body from the inside out. No toxins, no chemicals, only results. Rather than just providing a momentary result, acupuncture and facial rejuvenation treatments provide long-term benefits for your health and skin.
We have all heard about the importance of sunscreen - SPF is widely available in everything from moisturizers to makeup foundation. However, protecting your assets doesn't just mean sunscreen. Incorporating ingredients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and coffeeberry will keep skin more resilient now and ultimately more healthy-looking long into the future. We carry the complete line of Mad Hippie Skincare at our Old Town Scottsdale location; full of bioactive ingredients, these all-natural multitasking products will protect your skin without straining your wallet.
When you are ready to have the best skin of your life, for the rest of your life, visit our Scottsdale acupuncture clinic and see what a difference it makes.