Anti- Aging Skincare; Understanding Your Products By James E. Murphy, MD on June 24, 2019

Understanding Your Anti-aging Skin Care

Have you ever wondered what is in your skin care products?  With so many ingredients it’s hard to determine what will give you the best result. Over the counter skin products are regulated to only have 3% active ingredients, where medical grade products contain 93% active ingredients. With millions of products out there, knowing what to look for is key to targeting your concerns.

Making sure your products are penetrating into your skin will insure you’re getting all the advantages of your skin care. Exfoliation is amazing for this and your exfoliator should be used 2 to 3 times per week to get rid of dirt and dead skin cells clogging your pores. A bonus to exfoliating is your make up will look flawless! Dr. Murphy Skin Care Illuminating Polish is a creamy formula and gentle enough to for everyday use.

With Anti-aging skin, having a Retinol is essential, but finding the right one can be a little tricky depending on your skin sensitivity. Retinols come in different percentages and it is not a one fits all. Retinol helps with cellular turn over, reducing the appearance of fine lines & skin discoloration. Retinol can also be beneficial to acne prone skin by keeping your pores clean and even prevent future breakouts. Dr. Murphy Skin Care Overnight Retinol is formulated in different strength, with time released delivery, green tea and caffeine to prevent irritation.

After your exfoliator and retinol your skin is ready to absorb your serum products. Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid, boosts collagen production to give you firmer, plump skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C help fight free radicals and damage caused by UV radiation. Dr. Murphy Skin Care Brightening C Collagen Serum not only has vitamin C but also vitamin A and E improving tone for a bright complexion. 

Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles retaining moisture to the skin, creating a plumping effect. When the skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place, as the skin isn't busy fighting for hydration. Dr. Murphy Skin Care Ultra Hydration HA Serum visibly reduces signs of aging. Hyaluronic acid also helps stimulate collagen production. HA is found in dermal fillers used to plump skin.

Antioxidants in skin care can provide significant anti-aging benefits. Your skin is your largest organ, so it is important to take care of it. Antioxidants protect skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Antioxidants in skin care products can do a lot for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing the signs of aging. Dr. Murphy Skin Care Daily Triple Antioxidant Defense cream does not only have all the antioxidants your skin needs green tea and caffeine; it will also help with redness and inflammation.

Peptides Collagen is a protein comprised of long segments of amino acids arranged like a chain. When collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed. These are the tiny proteins and active molecules known as peptides. Peptides can help  manage wrinkles in your skin and reverse the signs of aging helping stimulate collagen production. Dr. Murphy Skin Care Stem Cellular Nightly Defense Cream is packed with peptides to hydrate and nourish. Moisturizing is key to anti-aging this is why most peptides are found in moisturizers because having them combined in one product can allow you to target several different signs of aging at once as well as reinforcing skin’s own protective functions.

Your skin care regimen may take some time but is well worth it. Getting all the beneficial ingredients your skin needs to look more youthful and vibrant. Now make sure to protect these results with a good sunscreen. Considering sun damage is number one in aging skin, always reapply throughout the day depending on your sun exposure. Dr. Murphy Skin Care SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen has 13.75% Zinc Oxide to protect against UVA and UVB light rays and is non-toxic sunscreen to prevent burns, signs of photo-aging and irritation.






Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

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