What’s the difference? Does one matter more than the other? I'm here to break it down for you.
Let's start off with the basics:
What is Prevention? The action of stopping something from happening or arising.
What is Correction? Improvement or a revision when there's something that needs to be fixed.
Now with your skin, would it be easier to prevent or correct? If you guessed, prevent- you're right!
Prevention is the first line of defense when it comes to skin health and slowing down the aging process. The better care you take of your skin now, the fewer corrective skin treatments you’ll need later.
The easiest way to protect and prevent your skin from premature aging, pigmentation and sun damage is sunscreen. Ninety percent of extrinsic aging comes from the sun's powerful rays. People who use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily show 24% less skin aging than those who do not use sunscreen daily.
To correct years of sun damage, a variety of treatments can be done. From monthly facials, to invasive treatments, to correct home care: correction gets pricy. The usual treatments that help correct skin concerns would include chemical peels, laser facials and microneedling. Typically these services have a decent amount of downtime including peeling skin to having a red face for several days.
Even with all the effective skin treatments available, the most basic one is still the best: prevention!