Facial Skin Creams

Not everyone’s skin is the same, but there are some basic recommendations that everyone can follow. First and foremost, I recommend that everyone start their morning regimen with a moisturizer with spf of 30 or higher, as well as broad spectrum coverage on the label. Going about our daily routines, our skin picks up incidental sun exposure – either through driving in our car, sitting by windows, or running errands, etc. We may not get a burn or a tan from these experiences, but we can build up free radicals in our skin. These can later turn skin cells into skin cancer cells, as well as age and damage our skin. There are a lot of moisturizers that pack more of a potent punch – BB creams with vitamin c helps rid your skin of some of these accumulated free radicals, plus providing an SPF factor of 30 or higher, with a tint that can be used as a make- up primer. These help streamline your morning routine, helping you to get out the door faster - always a bonus in my book. In the evening, I recommend that patients use a moisturizer to help prevent the skin from drying out. All patients should consider moisturizing their skin, even if they have an oilier skin type. It’s all about finding the right moisturizer. I recommend lighter lotions for those who are acne prone and or who have oilier skin, and heavier creams for those who have

In the evening, I recommend that patients use a moisturizer to help prevent the skin from drying out. All patients should consider moisturizing their skin, even if they have an oilier skin type. It’s all about finding the right moisturizer. I recommend lighter lotions for those who are acne prone and or who have oilier skin, and heavier creams for those who have dryer, more mature skin. I also recommend using a night cream with retinol in it 2 – 3 nights a week. This helps rebuild collagen in the skin, allowing for some repair to happen, preventing fine lines and wrinkles in the future. These retinols can be a bit drying, so I recommend patients to mix them with a heavier night cream to prevent dryness and irritation.

There are also certain recommendations I make when it comes to cleansing the skin. I usually recommend using a gentle cleanser twice daily. This helps to remove the cellular debris as well as the pollutants that may accumulate on the skin throughout our daily activity. I also advise patients to avoid using buff puffs or facial scrubs when cleansing the skin. Usually, the granules those products contain are quite large and sharp, which may cause further irritation when cleansing the skin. I recommend patients to use ultrasonic devices like the Clarisonic when cleansing the skin to aid in mechanical exfoliation.

Remember these suggestions will keep your skin softer and smoother, as well as help to prevent aging, but will not reverse the aging process. Our next blog will touch on some reversal techniques.

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