Even though you can’t come in for your favorite skin care treatments right now, that doesn’t mean you should ignore your daily skin care regimen. Here are a few simple ideas for at-home, do-it-yourself skin care to help you bring out your best complexion.
● Start with results-driven products.
Renewal is the name of the game when you’re looking for a bright, youthful glow. To achieve renewal, we recommend using skin care that’s packed with clinically-proven ingredients. The most widely studied and proven skin care ingredient is vitamin A, which is the basis for retinoids or retinol products. Vitamin A is a powerhouse when it comes to skin renewal because it speeds up cellular turnover and stimulates new collagen growth while also improving your skin’s elasticity, suppleness and clarity. If you don’t have vitamin A in your skin care, you can go online and check out the medical-grade brands we carry in our office, which include Environ®, SkinCeuticals®, Intraceuticals, Skinbetter Science® and more. Packed with proven ingredients, these professional lines are specially formulated for optimal efficacy and top-quality results. If you need help choosing the right products for you, call our office and we’ll gladly get back to you.
● Keep up with basic skin care hygiene.
With the overwhelming consensus that we all not touch our faces right now, this is a great tip for not only preventing infection, but also keeping your skin clearer. Every time you touch your face, you are inadvertently depositing oil and germs from your fingertips onto your skin, which can contribute to causing breakouts. In addition to keeping your hands away from your face, here are a few other skin care hygiene tips to remember:
● Wash away the day
Each night before going to bed, indulge in a soothing nighttime skin care ritual, and have fun with it! Some might love washing with a special foaming cleanser while others enjoy simple cleansing wipes or periodic deep-cleaning face masks. Washing your face is like wiping your slate clean, preparing your body for a night of rest and recharging. It’s super healthy for your skin as well. Leaving makeup on overnight can clog your pores and irritate your skin, resulting in a stressed, tired-looking complexion the next day.
● Harness the healing power of sleep
Did you know that your skin goes into super-healing mode at nighttime? That’s why experts recommend applying results-driven skin serums before bed, to maximize the benefits of your skin’s natural revitalizing powers. After washing your face, make sure to apply your favorite medical-grade serums and moisturizer.
● Apply your sunscreen even when you’re sitting at home!
Last, but certainly not least: unless your home is underground, you need to apply an SPF daily. Even when you’re working from home, UV rays are still coming in through your windows and reaching your skin. Protecting your skin with sunscreen is probably your most important beauty weapon in life – no exaggeration!