Good skin care is important. Here’s why: It helps your skin stay in good condition and helps you continue to look great.
Your body sheds skin cells throughout the day, so having an effective cleansing, moisturizing and anti-aging routine is vital to prevent acne, treat wrinkles and help keep your skin looking its very best.
Establishing a Skin Care Routine
The first step in establishing a good skin care routine is to establish what products you want to use. You can start with one or two products that are easy for you to use and right for your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, choose products that won’t irritate it. For example, if you’re prone to dry skin or breakouts, try using gentle cleansers and toners instead of harsh ones.
Applying your products in the right order also matters. Here are the basic steps we recommend.
Wash your face. Start by washing your face twice a day, morning and night. Use warm water and gentle cleanser. Don’t rub your skin; just gently wash away dirt and makeup. Rinse thoroughly. If you wear makeup, we recommend that you remove it using a cleansing oil or micellar water before washing your face. When you’re done cleansing, pat dry.
Tone it up. If you use a toner, this is the best time to use it. Toners are designed to be used after cleansing. They help prepare your skin for the next steps in your routine. Apply toner to dampened skin and massage into a light lather. Pat dry.
Use a serum. We recommend that you use a skin serum to hydrate your skin and protect it from environmental damage. Vitamin C serums that help brighten your complexion are excellent for restoring skin. Other serums include active ingredients and antioxidants such as retinol and alpha lipoic acid, which help reduce fine lines and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Try applying a serum once a week during the summer months when your skin needs extra moisture.
Try an eye cream. Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate area around your eyes. They contain ingredients that help minimize dark circles under the eyes, reduce puffiness and improve the appearance of fine lines. Look for products that contain caffeine, green tea extract and other natural extracts that work to reduce swelling and redness.
Spot treat. If you have oily skin, apply a spot treatment to problem areas like blemishes, blackheads, dark spots and enlarged pores. These treatments usually contain benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and/or resveratrol.
Moisturize. Moisturizers provide essential nutrients to your skin and help keep it healthy. During the day, reach for something lightweight, but at night you should use a richer formula. Choose a night cream product that contains hyaluronic acid, which helps retain moisture in your skin.
Protect yourself. Sunscreen is an important part of any skin care regimen. It protects against sunburns, premature aging and cancer. Sunscreen should be applied daily. It protects against sunburns and premature aging caused by UV rays and helps to keep your skin barrier intact. Choose a broad spectrum SPF 30 or higher product. Make sure to reapply sunscreen often throughout the day for optimum skin health.
Should You Exfoliate Your Face?
We recommend that you apply a gentle exfoliating product such as a scrub or mask once or twice a week. This will help slough off dead skin cells and reveal healthier, smoother skin beneath. Choose a product that doesn’t contain alcohol or extremely abrasive ingredients.
After exfoliating, we recommend that you moisturize again. Make sure to select a rich formula that contains hyaluronic acid, ceramides and collagen-boosting peptides.
Alastin Skin Care
Our office proudly carries Alastin® Skin Care products. This line of skin care provides all the benefits of a great skin care regimen without the harsh chemicals found in many commercial brands. The Alastin Skin Care line is made with only the safest, most effective ingredients available. Our staff recommends Alastin Skin Care because they know how important it is to find a quality skin care regimen that works for you.
Dr. Peterson is proud to offer daily skin care products. Alastin offers a full regiment of daily skin care products designed to improve the appearance of skin tone, texture, pigment and wrinkles and help the skin stay and look healthy.
Alastin products are also ideal for pre and post skin-rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Jack Peterson offers a wide range of skin-rejuvenation services including laser skin rejuvenation, Morpheus8 and microdermabrasion.
We also offer a wide array of injectables, including Botox®, Juvéderm®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Sculptra® and more.
Want to learn more about Alastin and order through Dr. Peterson? Check out our link here!