Do Skin Care Products Really Matter?

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The short answer is yes. Skin care products can make a huge difference in the appearance and health of your skin.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it plays an important role in protecting you from the elements. But your skin can also be damaged by poor nutrition, sun exposure, pollution, and other environmental factors. Over time, this damage can lead to premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other skin problems.

Skin care products can help to protect your skin from damage, repair existing damage, and promote healthy skin cell turnover. They can also help to hydrate your skin, improve its texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you are not sure which skin care products are right for you, it is a good idea to consult with your esthetician.  A good esthetician will assess your skin and is very knowledgable about the ingredients in skin care products.  They can cut through the confusion and save you time and money by recommending the right products I.e. products that will be effective and help you achieve your skin care goals.

Here is a breakdown of the different types of skin care products and their benefits:

Cleansers: Cleansers remove dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin. They are an essential part of any skin care routine, as they help to keep the skin clean and healthy.

Moisturizers: Moisturizers help to keep the skin hydrated and prevent dryness. They are especially important for people with dry or sensitive skin.

Sunscreens: Sunscreens protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which can cause premature aging and skin cancer. Be aware that sunscreen use is an entire topic of it’s own and we recommend your first line of defense against sun protection is protective clothing if at all possible.

Serums: Serums are concentrated treatments that are designed to address specific skin concerns, such as acne, dryness, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. They are typically applied after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Exfoliators: Exfoliators remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, revealing new, healthy skin underneath. Exfoliating can help to improve skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent breakouts.  Use according to recommendations as over exfoliating can be damaging to your skin.

Targeted treatments: Targeted treatments are designed to address specific skin concerns, such as acne,  rosacea, and melasma. Your esthetician can advise on the use of these products.

Here are some ways to incorporate skin care products into your daily routine:

  • Cleanse your face twice a day. Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and makeup from your skin.
  • Moisturize your face daily. Choose a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type.
  • Apply sunscreen to avoid overexposure if you will be in the sun for extended periods of time & not wearing protective clothing.  We prefer mineral sunblock (verses chemical sunscreen) containing non-micronized zinc.  Be sure to avoid micronized zinc & micronized titanium.
  • Use other skin care products as needed. This could include a toner, serum, or eye cream.

If you have any skin concerns, such as acne, rosacea or melasma, you may be a candidate for our specialized programs.

Our licensed esthetician, provides an evaluation of your current skin care products & skin care recommendations as a courtesy service with any scheduled treatment.

Taking care of your skin is important for your overall health and well-being. In addition to that corrective treatments (microneedling, laser revitalization, peels etc.) will yield superior results in patients who use quality skin care products routinely.  The right skin care products can be vital for those wishing to slow down aging and achieve/maintain healthy, glowing skin.

Stay radiant!