Active Ingredients to Look for in Your Skin Products

Taking care of your skin is important. Your skin, in fact, is the largest organ in your body. It holds in fluids and even helps regulate your body’s temperature. Because it’s so important, you need to take care of it well.

While skin care products are a part of most women’s routines, many men are finding out how vital they are in keeping their skin healthy, too. If you want to have healthy, radiant skin, the health professionals at American Beauty Medi Spa in Lake Forest, California, can help you get the skin you desire. Our team wants you to look your very best and will provide you with not only great advice, we will get you exactly the right products to help your skin.

A good skin care routine

Before getting to the products, you need to make sure you’re being smart in other areas. Eating right can have a major impact on your skin. So can drinking the right amount of water and staying hydrated. Also, the sun’s rays can damage your skin as can smoking. Furthermore, stress can cause acne. You need to keep stress to a minimum and get plenty of sleep.

Cleaning your skin is also important. You should clean your skin daily to remove dirt, makeup, and airborne toxins. You should also exfoliate dead skin cells. This will help keep your pores clear. After you have cleaned your skin, you should apply moisturizer and sunscreen.

The best active ingredients to look for in skin products

Once we determine what your skin goals are as well as if you have any problem areas that need to be addressed, we will come up with a plan to get your skin looking its best. Here are some active ingredients to consider:

Alpha hydroxy acids

These acids can help reduce fine lines and can also help clear up pigmentation issues and age spots. These acids can also shrink enlarged pores.


This compound is derived from vitamin A, and in addition to treating fine lines and wrinkles, it can also aid in your skin's hydration and increase the number of skin cells.

Hyaluronic acid

This acid can help treat wrinkled skin and has great anti-aging properties.


These acids promote collagen and elastin production. They can also act as an antioxidant.

Gamma-aminobutyric acid

This acid relaxes nerve endings in the skin.


This protein smooths the skin and adds elasticity.

Some ingredients can have side effects, such as skin irritation and making your skin more sensitive to the sun. But we will discuss all of the pros and cons with you and make sure you have the very best products for your skin.

If you want to know how to keep your skin looking its best, book an appointment online or over the phone with American Beauty Medi Spa today.

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