Hello and Happy Friday! Can you believe it’s already the last Friday of February? How the time flies! This Friday, I have two really great questions for us to finish off our Mailbag Fridays for the month. Are you ready?
Our first question comes from Diana in Omaha, NE
Q: Hi Dr. Ryan! I have really deep forehead lines and would like to make them less obvious. How can I do that?
A: Hello Diana! Forehead lines are a common concern and can be really tricky to get rid of because of how deep they usually are. I'm happy to help you find a solution today! We can consider a few different solutions, depending on how deep your lines are and what your preferences are.
Our first solution is to start using a product with powerful age-fighting ingredients like antioxidants to help stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of those lines.
I actually have a Serum - The Collagen Filler Serum - with Citric acid in it, which is one of my favourite antioxidants!
While some people may consider getting botox or fillers to help the lines in this area, I personally prefer a less expensive and less painful approach.
That’s why I created the Collagen Filler Serum! As its name suggests, it’s designed to work just like a filler and help plump the skin and fill in those pesky lines.
Our next solution is to start increasing your use of peptides.
Peptides are essential if you want to help create more collagen and elastin in your skin. They help give your skin the push it needs to help repair itself and create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
If you know anything about South Beach Skin Lab, you’ll know about our most popular product - the Repair and Release Cream!
This cream is a best-seller thanks to its peptides!
They’ve helped so many of my customers change their skin for the better, and I just know it’ll help you too.
So remember - add some antioxidants and peptides to your routine and you should see a huge change in your skin in no time!
Our next question comes from Shelly in Whitefish, MT
Q: Hello Dr. Ryan. I’m a really busy person and don’t always have time to do my routine. Is it really necessary to wash your skin every single day?
A: Hi Shelly! Thanks for reaching out with your question. Washing your skin every day is super important for maintaining good skin health. Let me break it down for you.
Throughout the day, our skin is exposed to all kinds of gunk like dirt, oil, makeup, and sweat. Yuck! If we don't wash that off, it can clog our pores, and cause skin irritation, acne, and other problems.
By washing your skin every day, you can get rid of all that gross stuff, which can help prevent skin problems and improve your overall skin health.
Plus, washing your skin helps to remove dead skin cells, which can make your skin look dull and uneven.
But, you don't want to overdo it. If you wash your skin too much, you can actually make things worse…
Over-washing can strip your skin of its natural oils, which can lead to dryness, flakiness, and irritation. And, believe it or not, it can even make your skin produce more oil, which can cause more acne and other skin issues.
When you do wash your skin, make sure to use a gentle cleanser that's right for your skin type.
Stay away from harsh soaps or cleansers with harsh ingredients. Those can strip your skin of its natural oils and make things worse.
Besides washing your skin, there are other things you can do to keep your skin healthy.
Don't forget to moisturize, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin. And, make sure to use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day (even if it's cloudy outside). And, of course, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
I hope that answers your question! If you have any other questions or concerns about your skin, just let me know. I'm here to help!