One of the biggest challenges that women face is taking care of themselves, which can result in self-neglect. We take care of everyone else first, and when you start thinking about yourself, you might feel guilty. Let me smooth that wrinkle out for you; taking care of yourself is filling up the capacity to care for those around you. Put your face forward and start a daily skincare routine before you start showing signs of aging too soon. Your skin is not only affected by the environment, but the effect that your diet, lifestyle, and skincare routine has on it, will show on your face first.

Usually, at this time of the year when Fall takes on its complete form, the falling leaves aren’t the only things that change. Your skin will start to feel the shift in the air and must adapt to the crispy breeze that comes with the autumn season—leaving your face feeling dry, dull, and more sensitive than usual. Your skin might look red and blotchy and become prone to irritation showing a loss of resiliency. This can result in pathogens entering the skin, causing acne, broken blood vessels, hyperpigmentation, or vitiligo. 

Let’s look at three unconventional treatments and give you a few options to consider.

Glutathione is at the forefront of skin aesthetics: 

Did you know that Glutathione is the most abundant antioxidant in our bodies? Every organism on this earth has glutathione in its cells. Since it is a natural detoxifier, it improves the health of the body’s cells, resulting in the prevention or reversing of aging skin and acne because of the astonishingly lifelike results it produces.

Like Melatonin, Glutathione protects the skin against oxidative damage that leads to wrinkles and dark circles under the eyes. It eliminates age spots, liver spots, brown spots, and lentigines. This super antioxidant protects the human body as few others can. When your Glutathione levels are healthy, you will experience fantastic energy and glowing skin. 

At Longevity, we offer two methods to get Glutathione into your system, one is through IV Therapy and also through Glutathione supplements

Infrared light therapy

If you’re struggling with skin conditions such as acne, scarring, or eczema – our Infrared Light Therapy will help as an effective treatment. The infrared light reduces inflammation and irritation and helps lower sebum production, leading to clogged pores. Infrared Light Therapy has been shown to affect collagen production and blood circulation in skin tissue. Reversing the sun damage by stimulating collagen proteins to lift and tighten skin due to aging. 

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP is safe and effective for all skin types and has proven to diminish fine lines, texture, and hyperpigmentation that creep up on us as we experience the aging process. Plasma is the liquid component of blood; it is mostly water but includes proteins, nutrients, glucose, and antibodies, among other elements responsible for collagen production, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration.

The results:

  • Younger, smoother-looking skin. 
  • It helps even skin tone and lightens dark spots.
  • It helps improve certain skin conditions such as acne or eczema
  • It leaves you feeling refreshed

Easy steps to get you into a good skincare habit:

Cleanse and exfoliate your skin

Cleaning your face is essential for removing dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris. Exfoliate once or twice a week to remove dead skin and ensure moisturizers absorb better. Ingredients like glycolic or lactic acid work best.

Pamper yourself with a perfect mask

Every season presents new challenges and ways to care for your skin. Nothing can be more natural than fruits and veggies to put on your face for beautiful skin. Make sure to research before you do, as all skin types have different reactions. 

Toning helps to balance the skin’s PH levels. 

Creating a more vibrant and smoother appearance. Natural ingredients for an easy DIY mask should include chamomile tea, honey, and apple cider vinegar.

Moisturize by applying a few drops of our MCT Oil 

As a non-comedogenic, to avoid skin pore blockages and other unwelcome signs of acne. Suitable for all skin types, this can be a light and highly stable moisturizing base. Gently massage it onto your face with an upward and circular motion. Gently pat dry your skin after a wash, keeping your face slightly damp as you apply your moisturizer. Ensuring that the moisturizer will pull that water in.

Always be sure to read what is on the label of the products you use 

Did you know that the ingredients in cosmetics don’t need FDA approval before they go to market? Look out for synthetic fragrances that contain any combination of stock chemical ingredients, Phthalates are toxic to our organs, and Parabens alter the important hormonal structures in our bodies. Retinoid ingredients can hasten the development of skin tumors on sun-exposed skin, as data from an FDA study indicate. Here’s a list of more ingredients to avoid:

from short to insanely complicated:

  • Lead
  • Coal tar
  • Toluene 
  • Octinoxate
  • BHA & BHT
  • Hydroquinone
  • Formaldehyde
  • Benzalkonium Chloride 
  • Triclosan and Triclocabran 
  • Oxybenzone and Avobenzone
  • Ethanolamines or MEA/DEA/TEA  
  • Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid or EDTA
  • Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

 Lastly, don’t forget the sunscreen!

UV rays break down the extracellular fibers in your skin, causing dryness and irritation. Look for ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to form that physical barrier on your skin for protection against the harsh rays of the sun.

Prioritize your health and look to the Longecity Care Clinic for functional and personalized treatments.