So last night I was speaking to a friend who moved to a distant city a year ago, and as I was trying to plan whether we were going to be able to see each other during her next visit to Miami or during my visit to her new adoptive city, I realized I was fighting an uphill battle against time. Not only did we have multiple conflicting items on our “To Do Lists”, but we had become so accustomed to our routines that breaking them became very hard. At the end, we did plan our visit, but scheduled it very far into the future; because yes, we all have a battle against time. Not only do we have to execute many tasks every day in our routines to maintain our lifestyle, but because we also have established certain milestones that should be reached by certain ages. Scientists are researching many ways to turn back the clock and remain young. For example, TA-65, a company that I have been watching, is trying to maintain or rebuild diminishing telomeres in an attempt to turn back our internal physical clocks. And yes the prospects are fascinating, but the jury is still out there. So in the meantime, I keep doing what I believe is working.
What does this mean in terms in skin care? It means that until someone finds the fountain of youth, we need to take the time for our daily skincare routine: morning and night, no short cuts. A proper routine should include the cleanser and toner applied in the morning and at night to remove dirt and makeup, and to balance our Ph. However, depending on the characteristics of the cleanser, you may be able to avoid the toner. Vitamin A moisturizer is a must, since vitamin A is the essential vitamin for our skin. To that, we can add other serums in the morning and at night based on growth factors, antioxidants, peptides, and other ingredients according to our skincare goals and treatment plan. Retinols should be applied last or depending on their composition, by themselves; and usually at night. Last but not least, we must apply sunscreen in the morning and reapply it continuously. If you have to pick one step from all of the above, the most important one is the application of sunscreen. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 305-356-7402. And remember, “Our Promise is More Than Beauty”.