Why is Skin Care Important?
Since the face is one of the most exposed areas of the body, the sun, gravity, and the natural aging process all take their toll on facial skin. All skin is made up of many different types of proteins, the most important being elastin and collagen. These two proteins form a matrix to give skin its volume, texture, and elasticity.
Skin care treatments are so important because as aging occurs, collagen and elastin are broken down at a faster rate than they are re-made. Environmental factors such as sun exposure, multiple previous sunburns, and smoking speed up the breakdown of elastin and collagen, causing premature aging. Signs of premature aging include uneven texture, roughness, loss of volume, fine and coarse wrinkles, increased pore size, and changes in a tone such as age spots.
The First Step for Skin Care
The first step in determining a skin care regimen is determining what problems to address. Skin care regimens can be used to grow collagen, treat acne, remove age spots, remove scars, minimize fine lines, and even thicken and tighten skin. Once the problem areas are determined, a detailed, customized treatment plan is made for the client.