One simple but important way you can prevent the appearance of aging on your skin, specifically your face, is to create and follow a skincare routine.
Any great skincare routine consists of a daily combination of products formulated for your skin type and needs. Daily steps should always include cleanser and moisturizer, as well as sunscreen. Toners, serums, and other products can be added as needed, and certain treatments and procedures can also be done on a maintenance schedule.
The Steps of a Great Skincare Routine
You should always wash your face in the morning and at night. Washing your face in the morning removes any dead cells and allergens that may have collected overnight, while washing in the evening removes dirt, makeup, sunscreen, and environmental pollutants from your day. Washing your skin twice a day can help you avoid clogged pores, dullness, and acne.
Moisturizer is used to hydrate and soften your skin. It comes in a variety of formulas with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, peptides, vitamins, antioxidants and oils. Moisturizing your skin is also recommended in the morning and evening, though you can use a lighter formula during the day and a heavier night cream overnight. Another thing to keep in mind about moisturizer is that it is recommended for year-round use. During months and seasons when your skin may not feel as dry, it’s important to still apply your moisturizer.
Finally, the sunscreen! As you know, sunscreen helps to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. We recommend an SPF 35+, and it is best to use a sunscreen that is separate from your moisturizer. When sunscreen is mixed into moisturizer as an ingredient, it isn’t as effective. It should always be applied as the last layer on top of your other products so it can most effectively protect your skin.
Why We Recommend SkinMedica®
While cleansing, moisturizing, and using sunscreen are essential to your skincare routine, it’s also important to make sure the products you are using are safe and effective. Everyone’s skin is different, and the right type and combination of products can make all the difference!
At Aspire Plastic Surgery, we recommend the SkinMedica® skincare line. All of the products are designed to rejuvenate skin below its surface, and they work together to help your skin heal itself while reducing age spots, fine lines, and discoloration. SkinMedica® products include scientifically proven compounds like Vitamins C and E, proteins, soluble collagen, antioxidants, and more.
Facial Treatments and Skin Procedures at Aspire
As a supplement to your amazing new skincare routine, you may also like to know about facial treatments and skin procedures that can be performed.
Facials are gentle treatments that cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish the skin and can work well on a monthly maintenance schedule. We offer three HydraFacial® options and 2 Diamond Glow options and would be happy to help you choose which type is best for you.
We also offer Botox and other injectable treatments, which can help fill lines and plump skin in trouble areas. Other patients opt for microneedling procedures that can promote collagen growth in your skin or laser skin resurfacing to treat wrinkles, scars, sun spots, and more. Facelifts can be performed as either mini facelifts or full facelifts, and can reduce signs of aging in your face and neck.
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As you can see, from skincare to treatments to procedures, Aspire Plastic Surgery has what you need to build the perfect skincare routine. We’d love to discuss your needs and help you find the best treatment plan for your skin.