We love the results we are seeing on those who are using the Germain Rx product line. Designed exclusively for the needs of Dr. Germain’s patients, the line includes cleansers, sunscreens, body and anti-aging products you will love. We’d love to have you consult with us on the best skin care and anti-aging routine for your skin. We understand you may be using and enjoying some other products as well. In any case, we have a few hot tips on how to get the absolute best results from your anti-aging products.
Find The Right Blend of Products
Using too many products and anti-aging ingredients on your skin can be irritating and make the signs of aging more noticeable. For best results overall, consult with a dermatologist or aesthetician who can properly evaluate your skin to ensure you have an effective and safe routine to bring out your skin’s radiance.
Give The Product Time to Work
Despite some claims, most age-fighting products do not work overnight. While a moisturizer can plump up fine lines in a few days, most products take at least six weeks to work and give optimum results.
Use The Product As Directed
Some products contain active ingredients which are too harsh or do not work as well if too much is utilized. Applying more than directed can cause clogged pores, a blotchy complexion, or other unwanted effects.
Avoid Products That Sting
Tingling, stinging, or burning do not mean the active ingredients are working – it often means the product is irritating to your skin. Note: Some products prescribed by a dermatologist may cause stinging or burning. In fact, to get more noticeable results, the skin may be injured in order to reveal fresher, more youthful skin. When supervised by a dermatologist, this can be safe and effective. Pain and stinging should not occur if using an over-the-counter product.
Continue Using, If You Want to Continue Seeing Results
People often believe that once they get the results they want, they can stop using the product. To continue seeing results, you must continue using the product.
Do Not Tan
Tanning from the sun, a tanning bed, or sun lamp exposes you to harmful UV rays, which can accelerate aging by causing wrinkles, age spots, and a blotchy complexion. Tanning while using products with anti-aging ingredients can aggravate and damage the skin. Sunscreen is essential to prevent damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Use a sunscreen with broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB protection) coverage with a minimum SPF 30.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Along with wearing sunscreen, we cannot emphasize this enough. A good moisturizer traps water in the skin, which can help reduce the appearance of some fine lines (not deep lines), making your complexion look brighter and younger.
A little attention to a few small details can make all the difference when showing off your beautiful skin! To consult with Dr Germain for your best age-fighting skin routine, please call us at (843) 881-4440.
Sources: American Association of Dermatology, National Institute of Health, and the FDA