If your skincare routine isn’t giving you the results you desire, then it’s time to consider upgrading your skincare maintenance game!
Achieving glowing, smoother, younger-looking skin does not happen overnight. However, you can do things to improve skin quality right away.
Consider high-quality, medical-grade products. Your skin deserves it and you just might be surprised by their quality.
Medical-grade skincare products provide strong clinical evidence that they work. The main differences are that they use ingredients that take longer to degrade and mechanisms to reach deeper into the skin.
Medical-grade skincare products are easy to find at med spas and dermatology offices and not available over the counter.
So let’s dive into some of our top recommendations:
1. Use ‘Getting Skin Ready’ Products… Always
The best skin of your life starts at home with a good skincare routine.
And all good skincare regimens begin with your ‘Getting Skin Ready’ products or GSR. These consist of a Cleanser, Exfoliant, and Toner.
Every person’s skin is unique, so starting with products that are right for your skin type is key.
Daily cleansing is needed to maintain selfie-worthy skin. You want to wash away impurities and oils that have built up throughout the day.
Exfoliate and Tone to Reveal Brighter Skin!
Gentle exfoliation encourages cell turnover while removing dead skin cells and debris. This is key to improving skin texture and giving you a more radiant appearance.
Follow-up exfoliation with toning your skin. Toners help to soothe dry skin, control oil, and restore the PH balance of your skin. Do this before applying serums.
Now that your skin is ready, it’s time to apply your serums. Serums are full of active ingredients to meet your skin’s needs.
Whether you are looking to improve skin tone and texture, brighten, or fight signs of aging, serums are the products that get the work done.
Antioxidants are a crucial ingredient in serums. Most scientifically-backed, medically-developed serums contain antioxidants because antioxidants actually work.
The antioxidant serums we recommend are designed to work deep below the skin’s surface to prevent dryness, brighten, reduce wrinkles, and encourage a healthy glow.
Some of our favorites antioxidants include:
- PCA Skin’s CE Advanced with Hexylresorcinol and Silymarin
- ZO Skin Health 10% self-activating Vitamin C
- ZO Skin Health Daily Power Defense offers free radical protection, reduce inflammation
Use Retinol at night only. Due to potential sun sensitivity, you should only wear retinol at night.
You’ve probably heard of retinol, but not all products containing retinol are created equal.
We only recommend medical-grade retinol because they are clinically proven to stimulate collagen production and promote cellular turnover.
Retinol is the leading product for anti-aging because it can:
- Improve skin texture and tightening
- Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin function and stimulates collagen production
4. Wear Sunblock Every Day!
Daily SPF 30 or higher is essential on your face, neck, and chest (and don’t forget the backs of your hands!), no matter the weather, all year round.
Wearing SPF shields your skin from the damaging UV rays that lead to premature signs of aging like sun spots, lines, and wrinkles.
For summer, look for a sunscreen formulation that is water and sweat resistant, and don’t forget to touch up your SPF throughout the day!
Use one of our favorite powder formulations by Jane Iredale or ZO Skin Health that make reapplying to go super easy!
5. Mineral-Based Makeup
We know that makeup can help us look and feel our best, so we use makeup that also helps improve our skin while we wear it! That’s why we recommend using mineral-based makeup.
Mineral-based makeup offers additional anti-inflammatory benefits as well as sun protection.
Plus, Jane Iredale is free of harmful ingredients and is cruelty-free! You’d be surprised to know that many makeup products contain harmful ingredients that are banned in Europe.
Professional Skincare Services
Consistency is key! Monthly treatments performed by a professional will provide optimal skin health and give you a long-lasting glow.
Professionals not only have access to products and tools you don’t, but they can perform deeper cleansing, more thorough exfoliation to prevent breakouts and brighten skin, treat specific skin concerns, and in many cases “reverse” signs of aging.
6. Try a HydraFacial
An unrivaled resurfacing treatment combines multiple advanced ingredients for a deep exfoliation that replenishes your skin with peptides and antioxidants.
What could be better than an advanced exfoliating treatment with no downtime? It combines extraction, hydration, and the infusion of serums to improve and protect your overall skin health fast.
Our HydraFacial is highly customizable and safe for all skin types. This non-invasive treatment requires no downtime and can be performed as often as monthly or bi-monthly.
7. Dermaplaning for a Refreshed look!
You can give your skin a smooth, supple, and refreshed look in no time. Dermaplaning is a mild exfoliating treatment that also removes villous hair (peach fuzz).
We recommend dermaplaning monthly, and it can be performed during your HydraFacial for even better results!
8. Younger-Looking Skin with Microneedling
We love micro needling because it is considered one of the quickest and easiest ways to get younger-looking skin. It is a minimally invasive treatment that fights the signs of aging, firms your skin and improves texture.
Microneedling can be performed monthly when correcting a specific skin concern or is an excellent treatment to do once a quarter between other treatments (e.g., HydraFacial, chemical peel) to maintain results.
9. Award Winning Skin Tightening
If you are looking for an award-winning way to tighten the skin on your face and neck, you can count on Ultherapy.
Ultherapy is the only non-invasive FDA-approved treatment to firm and tightens the skin on your neck, décolleté, chin, and brows.
Plus, the visible results of Ultherapy are long-lasting. The incredible results of this one-time treatment last up to 2 years!
What are you waiting for? There is no better time for beautiful skin!
For best results follow up with your Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre skin care specialist to know what is best for your unique skin type. Call us today!