Aging is a privilege, but however you choose to age is your business! However, if you want to preserve your youthful skin for as long as possible, De La Belle Wellness & Spa is here with some tips and tricks.
Choose the right products
Medical-grade products are key – they’re required to contain pure ingredients that will change your skin. Some trendier skincare products may look pretty or go viral on TikTok, but if they aren’t medical grade, they’re not held to the same standard and may contain harmful additives or fillers.
At De la Belle Wellness & Spa, our favorite medical-grade skincare products are scientifically backed and proven to contain ingredients that offer the best results. Our top picks include:
SKINBETTER SCIENCE — One of our new lines this year, these products contain peptide-rich ingredients and patented Retinol delivery − there’s something for everyone in this line! Their Techo Neck Perfecting Cream is one of our most-loved products.
ZO SKIN HEALTH — Our newest product line offers active ingredients with proven results. Whether you’re dealing with acne, hyperpigmentation, or aging skin, we have a ZO regimen for you customized to create healthy, vibrant, and youthful skin.
IMAGE SKINCARE — A great product line for facial treatments, we use IMAGE Skincare in our facial rooms to correct, prevent, and nourish skin for all ages.
GLYTONE — Packed with Vitamin C and other active ingredients that our entire staff loves, including the best medical-grade peels, Glytone is a fantastic option for people dealing with acne or aging skin.
AVENE – This European line is perfect for sensitive skin − the eczema foundation even approves it! Filled with antioxidants and thermal spring water, this skincare line is a great price and has one of the best non-irritating formulas on the market.
Pay attention to the ingredients
The ingredients in your skincare products are crucial. Each key ingredient performs its own unique function and plays a role in keeping your skin glowing and youthful.
PEPTIDES — Amino acids are the building blocks of certain proteins in the skin, like collagen and elastin. This helps to firm the skin and improve hydration.
PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION: Skinbetter Science Alto Defense Serum
ANTIOXIDANTS — Your skincare products must contain vitamins, especially Vitamin C, and minerals that protect the skin from free radical (reactive oxygen species) production that can damage the skin and cause it to age. Antioxidants also boost your skin’s moisture retention, revitalize dull skin, and slow the skin aging process.
PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION: Glytone C+ Advanced Antioxidant Serum
RETINOL AND RETINOIDS — A Vitamin A derivative, retinol and retinoids help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production. They can improve your skin’s texture and even out your skin tone and are key to having fewer wrinkles.
Skinbetter AlphaRet Overnight Cream
Zo Wrinkle and Texture Repair
Avene Retrinal 0.1 Cream
HYALURONIC ACID — This keeps your skin hydrated and plump. It also reduces fine lines! Remember that most over-the-counter products do not have enough active hyaluronic acid to truly add benefits.
PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION: IMAGE Ageless Total Pure Hyaluronic Acid
Invest in consistent skincare treatments
Regular facial treatments can help improve your skin’s collagen and elastin.
DERMA PLANING — This treatment exfoliates the dead skin cells and peach fuzz, boosting the effects of your skincare products by promoting deeper penetration.
RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY: Monthly
HYDRAFACIAL — This treatment starts with cleansing by removing the dead skin cells and excess sebum from the skin. Next, a mix of salicylic and glycolic acids is applied to the skin to break up any dirt and oil that’s clogging pores. Then, the HydraPeel Tip is used to essentially vacuum out blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities, while hydrating, plumping, and nourishing serums are simultaneously applied to the skin.
RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY: Monthly
MICRONEEDLING / MICRONEEDLING WITH PRFM / EXOSOMES — Microneedling stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, creating smoother, brighter, and more youthful skin. Microneedling is also a treatment for acne scarring. Microneedling with PRFM (plasma platelet cells) utilizes your own growth factors to transform and rejuvenate the skin. Exosomes are plant-derived or human adipose tissue-derived. This treatment is the ultimate skin repair for regeneration, anti-aging, and elasticity boost after micro needling or other laser treatments.
RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY: Done in a series of three to six or maintenance every six months
SCARLET SRF DEVICE — This treatment combines microneedling with fractional radio frequency RF to boost your collagen and elastin. The benefits of this treatment include softening fine lines and wrinkles, reducing the appearance of acne scars, and giving you a healthy, radiant glow! The Scarlet also provides a scalp setting to improve skin tightening.
INJECTIONS — The best anti-aging treatment is wrinkle smoothing injections: Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, or Jeuveau. To prevent wrinkles or treat those frown lines, it’s best to stay consistent with treatments for your best results. There are now proven results through research that ‘tox’ injections reduce pore size and help your overall appearance long-term with fine lines and wrinkles.
RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY: Every two to six months
Always protect your skin from the sun!
All skincare routines should include sunscreen. Some of our favorites include:
IMAGE SKINCARE PREVENTION+ daily protection matte SPF 30
GLO SKIN BEAUTY tinted Mineral SPF (we have ten shades for all skin tones)
SKINBETTER 56-75 mineral SPF in tinted, sheer, stick, and compact
Remember that healthy skin starts from the inside
If you’re not taking care of your health at a holistic level, your skin will suffer! Check out some of our recommendations for taking care of your inner beauty.
SUPPLEMENTS — Hydrolyzed collagen! Radiant skin starts with Yana daily collagen shots from IMAGE Skincare. This delivers essential collagen peptides to hydrate the skin and improves skin elasticity and fine lines.
IV THERAPY — Eternal Youth infusion hydrates your body with Vitamin C, B complex, and glutathione. It detoxifies and fights acne, wrinkles, and tired skin and gives you healthy hair, nails, and beautiful glowing skin.
BEAUTY SHOTS — We have plenty of options for beauty shots, from tri immune (zinc, Vit C glutathione) to B12 to Glutathione to Vitamin D. These are essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails and for improving your immune system.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET — Gut health is the key to healthy skin. When possible, cut back on sugar, processed foods, gluten, and even dairy (when needed).
REST — Getting enough sleep reduces cortisol, helps your body repair, and improves collagen production.
STAY HYDRATED — Don’t forget to drink your water. To optimize your water intake, take your body‘s weight and divide it in half – that’s how many ounces your body needs daily.
I will leave you with one word of advice − consistency is key! Healthy anti-aging skin is obtainable, but it doesn’t happen overnight. Your ultimate anti-aging skincare routine is a marathon, not a sprint.
Call us at 901.433.9024 to learn more about these products or treatments. Mention this article to schedule a complimentary consultation and gift with purchase as a thanks to our readers!
By Renee Pinlac, M.S.N./F.N.P