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Dr. Luigi L. Polla's Top Skin Care Tips

Dr. Luigi L. Polla's Top Skin Care Tips

Our founder, Dr. Luigi L. Polla, Switzerland’s leading dermatologist, has been treating men and women for over 30 years, and is a pioneer in laser therapy and anti-aging technologies. Here are his favorite skin care tips to aging more gracefully. 

  1. No smoking. Ever. It increases the presence of free radicals in your skin, accelerates aging, gives your skin a leathery look, and creates terrible upper lip wrinkles.
  2. No straws. They are bad for the environment and bad for your upper lip wrinkles.
  3. Sleep on your back. And yes, you can teach yourself to do it. Even if you sleep half the night on your back, your face and décolleté wrinkles will thank you. (Dr. Polla can always tell how a woman sleeps by looking at her facial wrinkles… deeper on the side you sleep on).
  4. SPF daily. From January 1st to December 31st. When it rains, When it snows. Every. Single. Day. No excuses, no exceptions.
  5. Don’t go to a tanning salon. Ever.
  6. If you’re old enough to drink, you’re old enough for a good anti-aging eye cream. Prevention is key, and the skin around the eyes is so thin it needs more help and earlier help than the rest of our face.
  7. Your face ends on your décolleté. Treat your neck and bust as you do your face, with effective anti-aging products and SPF every day. Nothing is worse than your face saying “I am 37” and your décolleté saying “I am 44.”
  8. Wear less “skin” makeup (ie foundation, powder, concealer, etc.) as you age. Take care of your skin and let your natural beauty show through.
  9. Leave your pimples alone. Don’t ever pick at them, don’t do your own extractions. All that will accomplish is scarring.
  10. Drink water. Your skin is as much a reflection of what you put on it as what you put in your body.
  11. Exercise. It’s great for your body, but also great for your skin.
  12. Choose to be happy. It shows on your skin.
  13. Go see your dermatologist at least once a year. Get your moles checked, and whatever anti-aging treatment makes you look the age you feel.