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Dr. Dennis Gross Key Terms and Ingredients Glossary

mdskincare ingredient and key term glossary

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Alpha Hydroxy Acids - Natural ingredients that aid exfoliation by weakening the links between cells in the outer layer of dead skin to allow the normal shedding process to occur at a more optimum rate. By helping new cells surface, they improve skin texture, unclog pores, facilitate absorption of moisturizers. May also playa role in building skin-firming collagen and elastin, especially when incorporated into a two-step chemical peel. AHA's include lactic (from dairy products), glycolic (from sugar), malic (from apples), and citric (from citrus fruits).

Antioxidants - Substances that prevent free radicals (triggered by the body or by the sun and other environmental aggressors) from causing oxidative damage. If free radicals are like little darts that poke holes in collagen and elastin, leading to premature aging, antioxidants are the decoy targets that prevent them from hitting their mark. The bad news: As we age, our bodies no longer produce sufficient antioxidants to fight free radicals. The good news: Just as there are different species of free radicals, modern science has identified different kinds of antioxidants to combat them.

Allantoin - A natural substance known for its healing, soothing, and anti-irritating properties. Softens skin and stimulates the formation of healthy tissue. Helps eliminate chapping and cracking, leaves skin silky, smooth, and healthy-looking. Found in wheat germ and rice polishings, among other sources.

Aloe Vera Extract - Moisturizes, soothes and calms the skin.

Avobenzone - A sunscreen chemical that offers broad range protection against UVA rays.

Ayurvedic - Refers to a form of holistic alternative medicine developed in India. The term "ayurveda" derives from two Sanskrit words: ayu, meaning life, and veda, meaning science. Ayurvedic skincare focuses on plant extracts and essential oils.

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Beta Hydroxy Acid - Also known as salicylic acid, aids exfoliation by weakening the links between cells in the outer layer of dead skin to allow the normal shedding process to occur at a more optimum rate. By helping new cells surface, it improves skin texture, unclogs pores, enhances penetration (and therefore effectiveness) of ingredients such as Vitamin C. May also play a role in building skin-firming collagen and elastin, especially when incorporated into a two-step chemical peel. Although synthetic, it is close in structure to an acid that occurs naturally in skin, making it generally non-irritating.

Bioflavonoids - Plant pigments whose potent antioxidant powers keep fruits and vegetables from turning brown. Continue to act as powerful antioxidants in the body. Considered by some to be more effective free-radical scavengers than Vitamins C and E. Also essential for the stability and absorption of antioxidant Vitamin C, one of the key collagen-building catalysts. Found in apricots, cherries, cantaloupe, papaya, grape seed extract, citrus fruits, black tea, onions, parsley, legumes, red wine, red grapes, and all blue and purple berries.

Broad Spectrum Protection - Protects from both ultraviolet light type A and B. Also commonly noted as UVA and UVB protection.

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Caffeine - A natural ingredient found especially in coffee, tea, cacao, and kola nuts that constricts blood vessels in the skin and reduces water leakage. Alleviates puffiness and under-eye darkness.

Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides - Plant-derived emollients that help bind water in the skin to prevent water loss.

Ceramide - A lipid found in the skin that is necessary for normal skin to function.

Chamomile Oil/Extract - An extract from the flowers and finely dissected leaves of Anthemis nobilis. Reduces inflammation and soothes sensitive skin.

(Hydra-Pure) Chelating Complex - . Helps prevent damage by pulling off of the skin's surface heavy metals, minerals, and other impurities left on the skin by water. Soothes skin, reducing redness and irritation. Enhances penetration of other skincare ingredients.

Citric Acid - A naturally-occurring alpha hydroxy acid derived from the fermented sugars of citrus fruits. Helps speed up cell turnover/cell renewal.

Coenzyme Q-l O -Also known as ubiquinone. A compound that is made in our bodies and used by our cells to produce the energy they need to grow and stay healthy. An antioxidant with actions very similar to those of Vitamin E, it has been found to be an excellent defender against free radicals and, when used regularly over time, may help ease lines and wrinkles by building collagen.

Collagen - A protein in skin that gives it structure and firmness, keeps it taut and resilient. With age, collagen is not only produced more slowly and degenerates more quickly, but also diminishes because of sun damage, pollution, free radical damage, and genetics. Depletion of collagen is the main cause of wrinkles. Fortunately, ingredients that build collagen by either promoting its production or preventing its breakdown can be both consumed in foods and applied topically via skincare products.

Comfrey Extract - Soothes and reduces redness and irritation.

Cucumber Extract - Active ingredient reduces water leakage from the circulation into the skin. Has a naturally cooling, soothing effect on delicate under-eye skin and reduces pouches by temporarily tightening skin.

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Dimethicone - An oil-free, moisturizing ingredient that helps protect and condition skin and self-adjusts to absorb only where needed.

Dromiceius Oil - A noncomedogenic natural extract containing extremely high levels of essential fatty acids that protect skin's natural moisture barrier. A naturally derived oil with healing properties that improves penetration of other ingredients into the skin.

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Elastin - One of the skin's two structural proteins. (The other is collagen.) Gives skin its flexibility, enabling it to stretch, then snap back into place.

Emblica - An herb derived from the bark, leaves, flowers, and roots of the Phyllanthus emblica tree. Used in ayurvedic medicine for many different medical treatments, it has been shown to have dramatically more antioxidant benefit than Vitamin C.

Emollient - An ingredient that softens the skin. Similar in structure to natural lipids found in the skin, helps prevent dryness, soothes irritated skin, makes rough skin smooth.

Enzymes - Complex proteins that are produced by living cells and perform numerous important functions.

Essential Fatty Acids - Also referred to as "Vitamin F", these two polyunsaturated fatty acids - linoleic acid and linolenic acid - are crucial to our body's basic functioning. Since they cannot be made by the body, they must be supplied by food or supplements, which is why they are called "essential" nutrients. Not only do they regulate several of our bodily functions, including the inflammatory response to injury, they also form part of the structure of cell membranes and are essential for rebuilding cells and producing new ones. Studies show that EFA's are essential to the normal health, function, and beauty of the skin. They can be found in vegetable oils (grape seed, evening primrose, sesame, and soybean) and in seeds, nuts, legumes, and whole grain products.

Essential Oils - Oils that give plants their characteristic fragrances. Often soothing and calming.

Evening Primrose Oil - A botanical property described as an anti-inflammatory and improves skin hydration.

Exfoliant - An ingredient or device, such as a washcloth or loofah, that revs up cell turnover by sloughing off dead surface cells. Improves skin texture, evens tone, and increases radiance. Exfoliating acids such as alpha and beta hydroxy acids may also play a role in building skin-firming collagen and elastin. In peels, it is not only the exfoliating action of acids that increases collagen formation, but the pH fluctuation the skin experiences as it goes from acidic to neutral.

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Fibroblasts - Connective-tissue cells that secrete proteins, especially collagen, from which the extracellular matrix of connective tissue forms.

Free Radicals - Harmful atoms that cause oxidative damage to cells, proteins, and DNA, changing their chemical structure. New research shows that there are at least two different kinds of free radicals - those triggered by the body (metabolic) and those sparked by the sun and other environmental aggressors, such as pollution and smoke. Both types function like little darts, destroying skin-supporting collagen and elastin, but respond to different antioxidants. This is why skincare products that incorporate as many different kinds of antioxidants as possible are the most effective.

Fruit Extracts (Apple, Lemon, Orange) - Apple fruit extract - an alpha hydroxy acid that moisturizes. Lemon fruit extract - an astringent that reduces irritation and oiliness. Orange fruit extract - increases circulation and reduces blemishes.

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Genistein - A soy derivative that stimulates collagen production and diminishes its breakdown. In addition to free radicals, skin contains naturally occurring enzymes that erode collagen. It blocks and diminishes these collagen-destroying enzymes significantly. Also thickens skin dramatically by working like estrogen, but without the negative side effects of HRT (hormone replacement therapy). Gentle for all skin types and non-irritating; works well with all other anti-aging ingredients.

Glycerin - A highly effective humectant present in all natural lipids. Attracts just the right amount of water to skin to maintain balance. Helps keep skin's intercellular layer intact, forming a natural barrier that keeps moisture in and skin smooth.

Glycolic Acid A naturally-occurring alpha hydroxy acid derived from sugar. Helps speed up cell turnover/cell renewal.

Grape Seed Extract - A rich source of bioflavonoids, powerful and of proanthocyanidin, a very potent antioxidant.

Green Tea Extract - A natural antioxidant rich in chemicals known as polyphenols, which have potent antioxidant properties. Research shows that it not only fights both environmental and metabolic free radicals, but also repairs DNA. Damaged DNA promotes aging, reduces defenses against free radicals, diminishes cells' regenerative ability, and can even result in skin cancer. May also reverse sun damage.

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Homosalate - A sunscreen ingredient that absorbs UVB rays.

Humectant - A substance used to attract moisture to the skin and keep it there.

Hyaluronic Acid - Also known as sodium hyaluronate. A virtual moisture magnet that first attracts, then locks water into skin. A complex molecule found naturally in the fluid between skin cells, it can hold up to 100 times its own weight in water. As we age, our skin's overall water content, which plumps skin and makes lines less visible, and its hyaluronic acid stores both decline.

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Jojoba Seed Extract - Moisturizes and softens the skin.

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Kojic Acid - A mild lightening agent that diminishes hyperpigmentation in the skin caused by sun damage, hormonal fluctuations, or genetics. Works by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for the production of melanin, the pigmenting agent in skin. Also reduces existing melanin, visibly diminishing age spots.

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Lactic Acid - A naturally-occurring alpha hydroxy acid derived from dairy products. Helps speed up cell turnover/cell renewal.

Lavender Oil - Normalizes all skin types, and stimulates cellular growth and regeneration.

Linoleic Acid - See essential fatty acids.

Lycopenes - A newly recognized group of antioxidants derived from red fruits and vegetables, including watermelon, red grapes, red peppers, beets, pink grapefruit, and especially tomatoes. Extremely effective at fending off environmental free radicals, helping to prevent the breakdown of collagen. May specifically diminish damage from free radicals sparked by the sun.

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Malic Acid - A naturally-occurring alpha hydroxy acid derived from apples. Helps speed up cell turnover/cell renewal.

Mannitol - A sugar based humectant.

Matricaria Oil and Extract - Natural derivatives of chamomile flowers, used for centuries to soothe and calm the skin.

Medical-Grade Ingredients - Ingredients isolated or synthesized in their purest form to meet the highest standard used in formulating skincare products.

MSM - A sulfur compound and naturally-occurring nutrient that seems to be critical to the production of collagen. Since sulfur has been found to be present in the amino acids that comprise collagen, it is believed that incorporating sulfur into skincare products and into a healthy diet could have a huge impact on skin health and preventing - even reversing - the signs of premature aging. Foods high in sulfurs include beans, eggs, beef, pork, poultry, and most dried fruit.

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Noncomedogenic - Not tending to clog pores or cause blackheads.

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Octinoxate - A UVB sunscreen.

Octisalate - A UVB sunscreen.

Olive Oil - A super emollient and natural oil; helps active ingredients to penetrate.

Oxybenzone - A potent sunscreen that absorbs both UVA and UVB rays.

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Panthenol - A Vitamin B complex factor used widely in skin and hair products for its conditioning properties.

Parsol 1789 - A sunscreening ingredient that effectively absorbs skin-aging UV A rays.

Pentapeptide-3 - A collagen-boosting ingredient derived from amino acids.

Peptide - Protein derivative used in skin conditioners.

Phlux - A term coined by Dr. Gross to refer to the fluctuation in pH that the skin experiences as it goes from acidic to neutral during peels. Appears to be an even bigger catalyst in cell turnover and collagen formation than conventional exfoliation alone. It is why it is so important to use both step 1 and Step 2 of MD Skincare's Alpha Beta Daily Face and Body Peels.

Phospholipids - Natural substances found in all living cells that help draw water from the air and seal moisture into the skin.

Pomegranate - An antioxidant that contains Iycopenes.

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Retinol - A derivative of Vitamin A that inhibits skin's own collagen-destroying enzymes, which accelerate with aging. Also promotes collagen. Incorporating both Vitamin C and retinol into a daily skincare regimen will help combat erosion of both collagen and elastin. Using a cream or gel with Vitamin C and retinol at night will help to jump-start collagen production.

Rosacea - An inflammatory acne condition that is often genetic and/or caused by environmental triggers.

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Salicylic Acid - See beta hydroxy acid. Enhances penetration (and therefore effectiveness) of ingredients such as Vitamin C.

Selenium - A mineral that works with Vitamin E as an antioxidant and seems to keep our tissues, including skin, elastic, preventing them from hardening due to oxidation (free radical damage). Consequently, scientists think it is a key component in slowing down the aging process. Recent animal studies show that when applied topically, selenium protects against both incidental and excessive sun damage. Found in nonprocessed foods, including meats, shellfish, garlic, vegetables, grains, and Brazil nuts.

Sodium Bicarbonate - A gentle, naturally occurring alkaline substance, that is a superior neutralizer for acids.

Sodium Hyaluronate - See Hyaluronic acid. Adds moisture, plumping up skin to make it look less transparent.

Sodium PCA - Derived from amino acids, a high-performance humectant due to its moisture-binding ability, recommended for dry, delicate and sensitive skins.

Sweet Almond Oil - A super emollient and natural oil.

Squalene - An emollient that prevents water evaporation from the skin and it is a constituent of skin.

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Titanium Dioxide - A physical sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

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Vitamin A - Also known as retinyl palmitate, retinol, retinoic acid. A fat-soluble antioxidant essential to the maintenance and repair of epithelial tissue. Stimulates new skin cells and inhibits the body's natural enzymes that break down collagen. May prevent premature wrinkling.

Vitamin C - Ascorbic acid. An antioxidant vitamin necessary for tissue growth and repair, as well as collagen formation. One of the best free radical scavengers, it seems to combat free radicals triggered by both the body and the environment. Works synergistically with vitamin E.

Vitamin E - Tocopherol. One of the most potent antioxidants, particularly good at defending against and disabling free radicals made by the body. Essential to tissue repair. Works synergistically with Vitamin C.

Vitamin K - Essential to blood clotting, and healing and preventing broken blood vessels. Diminishes dark under-eye circles by healing broken capillaries, preventing them from leaking blood into the under-eye region.

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Water-Soluble Silicones - Oil-free noncomedogenic ingredients that replenish moisture, prevent further moisture loss, and self-adjust to skin's needs, absorbing only where needed.

White Tea Extracts - A potent antioxidant processed differently than green tea, yet works synergistically with green tea.

White Clay - A natural mineral that absorbs excess skin oil.

Witch Hazel - An extract from the bark of the witch hazel tree with proven astringent, toning, and anti-inflammatory effects. Also dissolves excess sebum without stripping skin. Has all the benefits of alcohol without the potential side effects.

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Zinc - A key mineral in helping to maintain the health of our skin, hair, and bones. Studies show that it links the amino acids necessary for collagen formation. Also helps prevent damage to collagen and elastin fibers. Found especially in meat, shellfish, and poultry.



Dr. Dennis Gross Product Guide By Skin Level

MD Skincare products were designed to be used based on an assessment of your Skin Level. Products can then be recommended once your Skin Level has been determined. MD Skincare has categorized the skin into levels ranging from 1-4. The chart below will help you determine your Skin Level. To find recommended MD Skincare products for your specific needs, select the Skin Level that best describes your skin type and a list of recommended products will be given.

MD Skincare Four Skin Levels
Level 1 - Generally 20's and 30's

Although the skin usually appears unmarred on the surface, it can be undergoing invisible changes deep down that will begin to affect its appearance-and perhaps much sooner than one would expect.

  • Research shows that as early as age 25, our skin's two structural proteins -collagen, which keeps it firm, taut, and resilient, and elastin, which gives skin its flexibility, enabling it to stretch out and then snap back into place-decrease. Cell turnover slows, antioxidant protection diminishes, and natural defenses and skin-healing abilities decline. You may not be able to see lines or wrinkles or sagging, but they are there, hiding below the surface; and they will, in short order, start to become visible. The solution. Focus on collagen production to defend against further damage from the sun and free radicals.
  • The eye area is the first part of the face to look a little worse for wear. This is because eye-area skin is especially thin and is consequently more prone to the lines which, under the best of circumstances, make inroads due to our natural facial expressions and sun damage.
  • Throughout our 20's and 30's, surface cell turnover starts to slow from about a 28-day replacement cycle in our teens to a roughly 35-day cycle at age 35. While a 7-day lag may not seem like much, it can take its toll on skin: an accumulation of dead cells makes skin thicker, rougher, and less radiant.
  • At this level, skin is particularly prone to breakouts, as well as clogged and/or enlarged pores that can occur from over-moisturizing.
Level 2 - Generally 30's and 40's

The previously invisible signs of time's passage are starting to surface. Aging caused by free radicals, sun damage, lifestyle habits, and our genetic predisposition is beginning to be revealed. The changes that had been going on beneath the surface are now visible.

  • At this level, our concerns about skin condition include sheet marks (from sleeping) lingering longer than they used to, sunspots that don't fade after the summer, fine lines around the eyes, and/or a furrow between the brows. Perhaps there is a crinkling effect in the skin when you pinch it and in some places even when you don't, slight sagging, visible red blood vessels (broken capillaries), more pronounced acne or chicken pox scars, and/or enlarged pores.
  • As we age, the skin's overall water content and its stored hyaluronic acid both decline. Hormone fluctuations also reduce skin water content due to reduced estrogen.
  • Skin's naturally-occurring enzymes begin to erode the skin's condition. As we mature, these enzymes become stronger than the mechanisms in our skin that combat enzyme damage.
  • Neck and chest skin may look older than facial skin. The skin in both of these delicate areas takes the brunt of cumulative sun exposure and seems to be more genetically predisposed to becoming less youthful looking as a result.
  • The skin under the eyes, which is thinner than skin on the rest of the face, continues to thin out more with each passing year, making any discoloration underneath more visible.
Level 3 - Generally mid-40's to early 60's

Once we have reached Level 3, skin has become thinner, drier, and more easily dehydrated. The skin's sensitivity and reactivity to the environment is increased. Addressing this is important for preventing further damage.

As seen in Level One and Level Two**

  • ** Skin's two structural proteins - collagen, which keeps it firm, taut, and resilient, and elastin, which gives skin its flexibility, enabling it to stretch out and then snap back into place - decrease. Cell turnover slows, from about a 28-day replacement cycle in our teens to a roughly 35-day cycle at age 35. Antioxidant protection diminishes, and natural defenses and skin-healing abilities decline. An accumulation of dead cells makes skin thicker, rougher, and less radiant.
  • ** Skin under the eyes, which is thinner than skin on the rest of the face, continues to thin out more with each passing year, making any discoloration underneath more visible.
  • ** Aging caused by free radicals, sun damage, lifestyle habits, and our genetic predisposition is beginning to be revealed. The changes that had been going on beneath tihe surface are now visible. Neck and chest skin may look older than facial skin. The skin in both of these delicate areas takes the brunt of cumulative sun exposure and seems to be more genetically predisposed to becoming less youthful looking as a result.
  • ** Concerns about skin condition include sheet marks (from sleeping) lingering longer than they used to, sunspots that don't fade after the summer, fine lines around the eyes, and/or a furrow between the brows. Perhaps there is a crinkling effect in the skin when you pinch it and in some places even when you don't, sllight sagging, visible red blood vessels (broken capillaries), more pronounced acne or chicken pox scars, and/or enlarged pores.
  • Over time, skin's natural hyaluronic acid stores and water content continue to diminish. The body's estrogen production, which is a key factor in keeping skin looking youthful, also starts to decline, and natural lipid supplies dwindle. This combination of factors causes the skin's ability to retain moisture to be compromised.
  • Peri- or postmenopausal women notice many less-than-favorable changes in their skin. Concerns range from deeper lines and wrinkles to rough patches and increased sagging. Scientists have recently discovered that the collagen-producing fibroblasts in skin cells have estrogen receptors. Because estrogen plays a significant role in collagen synthesis, as estrogen production slows, less and less of the hormone is released to the receptors to stimulate collagen production.
Level 4 - 60's and 70's

The natural enzymes in our skin that erode collagen start to outpace the mechanisms that build and preserve it. Consequently, protecting the collagen created in the skin is more important than ever. Hydrating the skin is also important because as we age, the water content of our bodies decreases from 70% to 60%.

As seen in Level One, Level Two and Level Three**

  • ** Skin's two structural proteins - collagen, which keeps it firm, taut, and resilient, and elastin, which gives skin its flexibility, enabling it to stretch out and then snap back into place - decrease. Cell turnover slows, from about a 28-day replacement cycle in our teens to a roughly 35-day cycle at age 35. Antioxidant protection diminishes, and natural defenses and skin-healing abilities decline. An accumulation of dead cells makes skin thicker, rougher, and less radiant.
  • ** Skin under the eyes, which is thinner than skin on the rest of the face, continues to thin out more with each passing year, making any discoloration underneath more visible.
  • ** Aging caused by free radicals, sun damage, lifestyle habits, and our genetic predisposition is beginning to be revealed. The changes that has been going on beneath the surface are now visible. Neck and chest skin may look older than facial skin. The skin in both of these delicate areas takes the brunt of cumulative sun exposure and seems to be more genetically predisposed to becoming less youthful looking as a result.
  • ** Concerns about skin condition include sheet marks (from sleeping) lingering longer than they used to, sunspots that don't fade after the summer, fine lines around the eyes, and/or a furrow between the brows. Perhaps there is a crinkling effect in the skin when you pinch it and in some places even when you don't, sllight sagging, visible red blood vessels (broken capillaries), more pronounced acne or chicken pox scars, and/or enlarged pores.
  • ** Over time, skin's natural hyaluronic acid stores and water content continue to diminish. The body's estrogen production, which is a key factor in keeping skin looking youthful, also starts to decline, and natural lipid supplies dwindle. This combination of factors causes the skin's ability to retain moisture to be compromised.
  • ** Skin's naturally-occurring enzymes begin to erode the skin's condition. As we mature, these enzymes become stronger than the mechanisms in our skin that combat enzyme damage.
  • ** Peri- or postmenopausal women notice many less-than-favorable changes in their skin. Concerns range from deeper lines and wrinkles to rough patches and increased sagging. Scientists have recently discovered that the collagen-producing fibroblasts in skin cells have estrogen receptors. Because estrogen plays a significant role in collagen synthesis, as estrogen production slows, less and less of the hormone is released to the receptors to stimulate collagen production.
  • As skin loses both moisture and its underlying support network of collagen and elastin, lines and wrinkles begin to widen and deepen, while thinning skin and hormonal changes (as estrogen continues to decline) cause the skin to become drier. Key to early prevention of the signs of aging is staying out of the sun and tanning beds.
  • The natural signs of aging - deeper furrows and sagging - become more apparent as time marches on. Without addressing these issues, wrinkling and sagging continue unabated. The proper skin treatment can help to provide a more youthful, healthy look.

 

 



Dr. Dennis Gross Product Guide for Skin Level 1
Dr. Dennis Gross Product Guide for Skin Level 2
Dr. Dennis Gross Product Guide for Skin Level 3
Dr. Dennis Gross Product Guide for Skin Level 4
Dr. Dennis Gross - The Skin's Aging Process

skins aging process

The rate at which our skin ages, and how this aging will manifest itself, is determined primarily by genetics, the passage of time, and our lifestyle.

GENETICS

Our bodies have their own internal clocks that help determine how and when we will age. This clock is set by our ancestral DNA, which means there is a strong likelihood that our health and bodies, including our skin, will have the same strengths and weaknesses as those of our family members, in much the same way as we inherit eye and hair color. But lifestyle habits do play a role here. For example, if a parent smoked or worshipped the sun, and you never did, your overall health and appearance will benefit. Looking at the parent we most closely resemble and assessing how his or her skin aged can be a powerful predictor of how we will look in the future.

PASSAGE OF TIME

Skin also has amazing regenerative abilities that help it repair any damage it may have incurred. However, as we age, our body's natural functions, including the biochemical mechanisms that keep skin looking its best, start to wind down. In addition, our skin has natural enzymes that break it down, and with age, skin's defensive and healing powers no longer outpace its natural degradation process. Routine stresses, such as sun or lack of sleep, become more traumatic to our skin because we have fewer natural defenses to come to its aid. The net result is that our skin loses its ability to fend off and recover from internal and external stressors.

LIFESTYLE

Our skin has built-in natural defenses to protect it from damage, be it from bad sunburn, drinking too much alcohol, not sleeping enough, and a host of other factors. Quite simply, the more we use our skin, the less "new" it appears. For example, our many years of making repetitive facial movements are a key cause of lines. By constantly creasing our forehead, we can tax the skin so much that its ability to bounce back becomes compromised. Gradually, a wrinkle will form as a result, and persist even when we are not furrowing. The sun, wind, not sleeping enough, eating an unhealthy diet, and many other habits do show up on our faces. By making certain changes, such as wearing a daily sunscreen, we can improve not only our overall health, but also the condition of our skin.





 
 
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