Skin is the body's largest organ and one of the most important. In order to achieve optimal skin health, understanding the various skin types and concerns as well as factors that potentially cause the appearance of damage is essential.
The skin is the largest organ of the body with multiple layers, structural proteins, and vital components responsible for its health and appearance. The key to optimal skin improvement is understanding this dynamic organ.
Every skin is different, and the combination of each skin type and particular skin concern presents a unique set of characteristics.
Environmental Protection
Environmental Protection
The sun is the source of energy that sustains life, but accumulated exposure without proper protection has negative consequences. The main types of rays that damage our skin are UVA and UVB. This damage manifests in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, and discoloration, but the most dangerous consequence is a higher risk of skin cancer.

To adequately shield skin from the sun, sunscreen needs to be a part of every daily skincare routine. Options include physical UV-reflecting ingredients, chemical UV-absorbing ingredients, or a combination of both, but the most important thing to look for on a label is the term "broad spectrum." This indicates full coverage from the entire spectrum of UVA and UVB radiation, whereas SPF only measures the length of time one is protected from the UVB rays responsible for sunburn.

Research has shown that sunscreen alone may not provide adequate protection from environmental damage. A key finding shows that the average consumer does not apply enough sunscreen, therefore only obtaining up to half the protection stated on the bottle. Second, sunscreens may only block 55%* of the free radicals generated by UV exposure. For broad range protection against all sources of environmental skin aggressors, it’s imperative to use a topical antioxidant in conjunction with a daily sunscreen. SkinCeuticals offers a range of antioxidant products that have been clinically proven to neutralize damaging free radicals induced by UV radiation and pollution.

* Haywood, R., et al, J Invest Dermatol 2006;121:862-868
The Importance of a Proper Regimen
A proper skincare regimen is essential for healthy, youthful skin. Although the specific products depend on skin type and skin concerns, every effective regimen must include three fundamental elements—Prevention, Protection, and Correction. At SkinCeuticals, our product philosophy and consumer education programs are built around these principles. These three steps address and minimize the visible effects that environmental aggressors have on skin.

To "Prevent" the appearance of accelerated skin aging, it's imperative to use a daily topical antioxidant. This targeted range of vitamin C serums prevents and neutralizes age-accelerating free radicals generated by UV rays, pollution, and other factors like alcohol consumption and cigarette smoke.

Photodamage created by the sun is the number-one cause of the appearance of accelerated skin aging and may lead to skin cancer; therefore, it is essential to “Protect” skin with sunscreen. SkinCeuticals offers a full range of broad spectrum sunscreens designed for different skin types, concerns, and lifestyles in order to shield skin from UV rays.

To improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and other visible signs of aging, SkinCeuticals offers products designed to "Correct". These potent skincare products are formulated with powerful ingredients and advanced technologies to support a healthy, youthful complexion.

These three components ensure an effective skincare regimen for maintaining and improving the overall health and appearance of skin.

A SkinCeuticals skincare professional can create a customized skincare regimen that is tailored to every unique skin type and concern. These professionals are extensively trained in the science behind SkinCeuticals and can prescribe additional in-office treatments that make it possible to achieve one’s skincare goals. Think of a SkinCeuticals skincare professional as an essential partner for healthy, beautiful skin.

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