Skin Care 101: 4 Common Problems Solved (Via WebMD)
While Taun works as both a preventative and reversal measure, it is certainly better to keep the potential issues at bay for as long as possible. We came across a WebMD article that illustrated some of the common problems that men want to counteract.
PROBLEM #1: TIRED EYES
From WebMD: “The first signs of aging often show up around the eyes,” says plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Bays Brown. “By the time you reach 30, the lower lid no longer blends seamlessly into the cheek, and there is a slight line of demarcation due to volume loss.” In layman’s terms? Your once-plump cheeks are starting to deflate, so you get lovely rings under your eyes – even after a full night’s sleep. What’s more, the skin around the eyes is so thin that it’s prone to early lines caused by sun and squinting, which together cause elastin to break down.
SOLUTION: Big UV-protective sunglasses (to prevent squinting and filter sunlight) and a moisturizing nighttime eye cream with antioxidants and retinol will do a lot to prevent and treat early crow’s-feet.
CAN TAUN HELP?: Taun is a moisturizing nighttime eye cream with antioxidants and retinol, so:yup.
PROBLEM #2: BROWN SPOTS
From WebMD: When your childhood freckles morph from a sweet sprinkling across the nose to uneven tan splotches, you’ve got sun-induced hyperpigmentation. “Commonly, one of the first signs of aging is sunspots on the face, back of hands, and chest,” explains Reich, “especially if you play golf or tennis, or often wear V-necks or tank tops.”
SOLUTION: Anyone who has come home from the beach sporting a splash of new freckles knows that sunscreen is most crucial to people prone to sunspots. “The sun exacerbates the pigmentation immediately,” explains Brown. Layer on protection any chance you get – vitamin C serum under daily sunscreen and topped with mineral powder is a sweet trio. At night, help the fade with alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy, or kojic acid.
CAN TAUN HELP?: We’ve got 3 great Vitamin C esters packed into the formula, so we’ve got you covered on brown spots too. And niacinamide can also assist to even skin pigmentation.
PROBLEM #3: PERMANENT LINES/WRINKLES
From WebMD: “When a teenager raises her eyebrows, horizontal lines appear across her forehead, but then disappear immediately when she relaxes the muscles,” explains Reich. “As she heads into her early 30s, it takes increasingly more time for the lines to disappear.” The same thing happens in between the eyebrows (stop furrowing!) and in the lines that go from the outside of the nose down to the corners of the mouth (from years of smiling and talking – but don’t stop doing those). Expression lines result from a combo of UV damage and the skin’s elastin wearing out from repetitive use.
SOLUTION: At home, use vitamin A derivatives like over-the-counter retinol or prescription retinoids like Retin-A Micro to “prevent and minimize fine lines by increasing collagen,” says Reich. Gross’ grassroots solution is this: “Retraining ourselves to not make some very basic facial expressions – like scowling – can make all the difference. Whenever you feel tense, consciously take a moment to breathe deeply, which will force you to relax your facial muscles.”
CAN TAUN HELP?: We have enough retinol in our Facial Repair Formula to get the job done. Retinol, like Retin-A, is a vitamin A derivative. Keep in mind these products make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so make sure you are putting sunscreen on over top.
PROBLEM #4: SAGGING PORES
From WebMD: Before you get true wrinkles, you might notice your skin starting to look blah because your pores are getting bigger. “Pores sag because of UV damage – the collagen walls start to crumble,” says Fields. Makeup, pollution, and your skin’s natural oil can stretch out your pores over the years beyond the point where they can shrink back – and, according to Gross, folks with oily skin are even more prone to stretched pores because their skin produces more : gunk.
SOLUTION: Clean out and tighten your pores so they can’t hold as much. Peptide creams and serums strengthen and firm the skin, salicylic acid products dissolve the oil in your pores, and face scrubs with round beads smooth away surface dullness – just steer clear of scrubs that contain ground seeds or pits because jagged edges can microscopically tear skin, making the problem worse in the long run.
CAN TAUN HELP?: Sure thing. We’ve got peptides as well. 4 of em, even.