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Didn’t the matter of skin care seem all so simple when we were younger? You saw an advertisement on the television or in a magazine and if you liked the ad because of the words, or the colors or the pictures you bought it proudly and assumed it would do all that it touted. Yes, you would stay young and beautiful forever.

As it goes, with today’s purchases we have the same expectations, but the chemistry has changed. Research has come a long way because of more in depth understanding of the skin and how it functions. Along with this, science has had decades of chemistry advances and psychological studies of people’s buying habits. All this for a jar of ‘hope in a bottle’, yes, a jar of face cream.

Firstly, research is now recognizing that each of the layers of skin provide their own function and their own line of defense. Not everything you put on your face has the ability to do what you wish it to do without all that research. And secondly, you wouldn’t want everything you put on your face to get past this great line of defense.

For instance, the innermost layer of the epidermis (our outermost covering) is the layer that contains stem cells that divide into more stem cells making up 95% of the epidermis. As this layer ages it travels up closer to the skin’s top to eventually sloth off. The health of this second layer of skin depends greatly on how well your jar of cream and/or serums fed this lowest layer of skin. If it started off being healthy, it has a better chance of being healthy and keeping your skin in general, healthy.

When a formula of skincare is produced well, it supports the growth of your skin from lowest level to the uppermost level from the food or nutrient in your jar. Here is where your cell’s permeability, communication, elasticity, hydration level and firmness come from. If your mediocre cream can’t offer you this, your aging beautifully desire, is at great risk. Here is where you hope your genetic DNA supports your ‘old age’. It's like feeding a growing child. All the nutrient, protection and care start at youth. This jump-start is necessary at the base of your skin to protect and provide it’s health through the next 30ish days of its life.

If you’ve been reading my articles, you will remember that 72% of the dust in your home is from the people and animals that reside with you. The point of daily at-home care is to ensure that through the life of each cell lives a healthy life in its endeavor to provide a healthy appearance. Every day, you get a new chance of being better to your skin.

The necessity of water intake, good diet, rest, exercise, and productive skin care to encourage the daily growth of your body’s only covering, its skin. The addition of vitamins and healthy lifestyle all fuse together with that good choice of ‘hope in a bottle’. Your skin care specialist understands how all this works and will generously provide you with additional information for your particular skin issues. The knowledge of product line ingredients and how to use them is valuable to the general health of your skin. Be good to yourself, you’re worth it!

DESIRED IMAGE SKIN CARE CLINIC – 871 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14226 (716)-834-1123


By Brenda Romanow

Brenda Romanow is the owner of Desired Image Skin Care Clinic, a Buffalo based business of over 22 years. Brenda has been in education for over 10 years for the New York State Education Committee for esthetics and is also a New York State examiner for esthetics. She started teaching in several school’s continuing education class on subjects such as Anti-Aging, Personal Image, Makeup application as well as Cosmetic Ingredients (what’s in a jar). 834-1123.