Anti-Aging Skin Regimen

I am frequently asked about the best combination of skin care products for particular skin conditions or skin care goals. This is first of a promised four -part series of blog posts, and this week’s subject is a popular one: anti-aging.

As you may know, medical grade treatments sold through doctors offices are made with stronger active ingredients than those sold over the counter in drug stores. The most important step is to start and end every day with a clean face, which means washing your face when you get up in the morning and before you go to sleep.

However, it is difficult to determine which cleansers work the most effectively without drying your face out. For those with sensitive skin, I generally recommend using Chamomile Cleanser. For all others, Salicylic Face And Body Wash works best.

After washing, I recommend applying Vita Soothe followed by Ultra Benefits. These products will moisturize the skin and protect it from the drying effects of changes in humidity in the environment.

Of course, with it currently being winter (and a harsh one at that, particularly here in Maine), it is very easy to forget this next step. However, before going out the door every day, rain or shine, no matter what time of year, put on your Daily Replenishing SPF 30+ Sunblock to protect yourself from the debilitating effects of the sun.

At the end of the day and after washing up, use Vita Soothe and Multi-Complex Night Creme (my wife’s favorite). These products specifically help to actively reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles, while you sleep. For those who have already started developing wrinkles, several more products are available to help to combat the effects of aging.

Wri-Lax is a topical peptide that helps to relax the muscles and mimics the effects of Botox although only for short periods of time. For those who use Botox, regular Wri-Lax can prolong the time between Botox injections allowing “more bang for the buck”.

Ultra Firming Eye also helps to erase wrinkles around the eyes, decreasing dark circles and pesky undereye puffiness. Nutra Fill is also an excellent topical filler that helps to smooth deeper wrinkles.

All these treatments contain unique, clinically tested ingredient combinations that create impressive results. Click on the highlighted products to order the recommended medical-grade treatments to look younger and fight the onset and progression of that dreaded aging process.

Next week, I will reveal my “Healthy Skin Regimen”.

About Dr. John Burke

John Burke M.D. has practiced medicine for over 25 years, and is the founding partner of MidMaine Internal Medicine. He established Maine Laser Skin Care in 2004 after devoting years to learning the latest in laser and dermatologic technology. Dr. Burke has treated patients from all over the United States. He is one of Maine's busiest practitioners in laser treatments, and in the use of Botox for upper facial lines and excessive sweating.
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