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Is It Time to Start an Anti-Aging Regimen?

Posted On: January 5, 2018

The answer is yes—no matter how old you are. It’s never too early to consider the long-term health and look of your skin.

Even as kids, we wear sunscreen (or should) when we go outside. By the time we’re in our 20s and don’t have parents minding us anymore, we may feel like we’re old enough to be independent but still young enough to not care about wrinkles. Not true! Even people with youthful skin need to worry about skincare. At Grand Rapids’ Bengtson Center, we carry products from more than half a dozen brands so we can meet the needs of our wide range of patients, whether they’re looking to maintain or reclaim a smooth forehead and even tone. We also have a team of dedicated Aesthetic Experts committed to tailoring skin care recommendations for each woman and man seeking an anti-aging solution.

Some of our favorite products to share with clients come from the ZO® Medical line, created by Dr. Zein Obagi to wrangle age-related skin conditions from dryness to laxity. The Bengtson Center is the exclusive carrier for ZO® in West Michigan, but we encourage everyone to use it to the point that we’re the No. 1 provider in terms of numbers for the entire state. That makes us No. 10 in the Central region (made up of five nearby states and parts of Kentucky) and No. 27 in the entire United States—out of more than 1,700 providers.

So yeah, we like ZO®. Our clients do, too.

More importantly, we like consistency. And even more importantly, your skin likes consistency. The key to a solid skin care regimen is starting early and sticking to it. Two of the most effective elements of a stellar routine are sunscreen and cleanser.

Sunscreen minimizes photaging, as effective products (SPF 30 or higher) regularly applied to all exposed skin can ward off the early appearance of wrinkles and spots, as well as help protect against ultraviolet radiation that can contribute to the development of skin cancer.

Cleanser gets rid of the stuff your skin collects in a day—makeup, oil, dirt, and grime—and can help keep the skin hydrated (which means it helps keep the skin pliant, smooth, and healthy).

This is a daily commitment. But we’re not asking that you do it. Your skin is asking you to do it. Yes, even those of you in your 20s.

Want to find out more about skin care in Grand Rapids? Get tips, advice, and products at the Bengtson Center. Schedule a consultation online or call 1-877-822-8880.


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