The Single Best Treatment for Wrinkles
by Sophia Tradget
Best Wrinkle Treatments
Whoever wants to know what the single best treatment for wrinkles is raise your hand. Now put a mirror in your hand. Yes what you see is absolutely true, without a doubt. . . YOU are the single best treatment for wrinkles.
Hi! My name is Sophia. I'm a licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist. I have over 20 years experience working in spas and thought that I would share my experience with you.
I'm sure you are wondering why I know that YOU
are the single best wrinkle treatment. It is actually quite simple. The key is prevention and a proactive approach to caring for your skin.
I can immediately assess a client's skin care habits by looking at their skin. Those clients that religiously use quality products have much better looking skin that is clearly healthier than those clients who just use the spa facial services as their only strategy to treat their skin concerns.
If you don't believe me, just try this experiment. For one full week do not do anything to your skin or put any products on your skin other than wash it once or twice a day.
At the end of seven days what does your skin look like? It is dry, flaky and dull looking isn't it? It might even feel itchy, feel rough, have broken out with a few blemishes, and developed some small red scaly patches.
To remedy this lack of care give yourself a full spa type facial treatment. By this I mean pull out all your unused home spa equipment; the facial steamer, the microdermabrasion system, scrubs, peels, masks, toners, and moisturizers.
In other words, the works
Now get started with your facial which at a minimum should include a facial steam, a microdermabrasion treatment, either a peel or mask, toning, and a rich moisturizer.
Now how does your skin look? It's now vibrant, shiny, soft and smooth with a healthy glow, right?
I'm sure you don't have any further doubts now do you? A good daily skin care is the very best, proactive treatment for wrinkles. That means that YOU
need to make a commitment to caring for your skin.
The more effort you put into your skin care, the more rewards you will see in the future.
I actually refer my clients to this website along with a few others to learn what is important to look for in their skin care products as well as how to actually develop a routine that will provide them with healthier, younger looking skin.
One of the biggest questions I get is what are the best products to use. It is a very important question and one that makes a big difference in seeing visible results.
At the spa we sell a range of high-end facial products but we recommend specific treatments to our clients based upon their skin types and actual skin care needs. It is similar to how a Doctor will diagnosis a physical problem then prescribe an appropriate treatment.
I can say that there are many reasons why spas carry the higher-end products which deal with the fact that they are:
- High quality
The two most recommended and popular product lines that we carry are Obagi
and IS Clinical
. Without a doubt, even though these products cost more than others, what they consistently deliver in treating the skin is well worth the expense.
Make your products last, especially since some of them can be expensive. Most people use way too much product, just a tiny bit is all that is needed to treat the entire face.
We also recommend to our clients who are interested in doing all they can to keep their skin younger looking is to use higher-end, spa quality skin care devises rather than the ones that are commonly found in department stores.
Our two most popular spa devises are the Baby Quasar Photo Rejuvenation Light Therapy Device
that is used as a professional product but recently released to be sold to the home consumer and the NuFace Facial Toning Rejuvenation Device
which helps to tone sagging muscles with tiny electrical stimulation. (Did you see the Rachel Ray show that reviewed the NuFace? I'm sure every woman owns one by now!). I personally love the rejuvenating effects of the Baby Quasar and consistently recommend that particular laser to my clients.
I personally think that anyone interested in the appearance of their skin should have a good quality microdermabrasion scrub or system. The higher the quality and more professional the system (like the Diamond Renovater Microdermabrasion Machine
) the better your results will be. This is an investment that will last for years and have a profound effect on keeping the skin healthy and youthful in appearance. (I refer clients to Amazon.com
because they have the best selection.)
Now you do know that there is NO miracle cure for wrinkles don't you? Other that the effort that YOU
put into your skin care routine of course!
It takes time. . . I tell my clients to give a new product at least 3 months in order to assess the effectiveness but I think a 6 months time frame is much more realistic.
However, I can tell the difference within weeks. With my monthly clients, it becomes obvious within the first month that their skin health and appearance is improving. The changes are very subtle at first but over time they become increasingly more obvious.
The single best treatment for wrinkles is YOU
! Go for it
! You'll be pleased with the results as will your aesthetician next time you visit for your facial treatment!
I'm happy to answer any questions so feel free to post back. I will check in now and then to answer what I can.
What an awesome post Sophia! Thank you for sharing your expertise with us all. Your observations echo the same lessons that we think are critically important in successfully establishing an effective facial rejuvenation regime.
For those that would like to take advantage of Sophia's recommendations we created links for you. Many of the same products that Sophia recommends can be found listed on The Skin Care Resource Center's best skin care products
page as well as in the collection of specialty skin care shops
so you can easily find the products you want to add to your regime.
Stock-up and Happy Rejuvenating!
P.S. If you try Sophia's experiment, please come back and share the results with everyone. . .