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Achieve ultimate skin health and beauty today. Here are our top 5 tips to keep you looking radiant and feeling confident.
Choose Quality Over Quantity
When it comes to skincare, not all products are created equally. While it can be tempting to stock up on the ones with trendy packaging that line the shelves at Sephora and Ulta, investing in medical-grade products is the way to see actual results.
Medical-grade means the products are only available from locations operating with a physician’s license: aka, a medical doctor must be authorized to sell the products. Unlike most over-the-counter brands, medical-grade skincare is FDA-approved and tested, meaning the products are proven to work.
This is because the products carry a higher concentration of active ingredients that affect change. The results speak for themselves.
Create a Manageable Routine
While celebs and influencers may tout the benefits of their 12-step routine, the best routine for you is one you’ll follow every night. For most people, that means a daily cleanser, a moisturizer, an SPF, and a growth factor or retinol to address specific issues.
A growth factor product helps repair damaged skin as a result of free radicals while promoting collagen and elastin production. Retinol is a form of vitamin A, which works to exfoliate dead skin cells and reduce fine lines and wrinkles by encouraging cell turnover.
One of our favorite growth factors is the ZO® Growth Factor Serum, which improves the skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Evolve Your Products as You Age
You aren’t the same person you were at 20, and your skincare regimen should reflect that. What worked in our younger years doesn’t always work in our 40s and 50s. In our 20s, the body is still producing collagen on its own with minimum damage, making a focus on hydration and prevention the primary concern. However, as we age, we lose collagen, and our skin likely needs more TLC regarding dark spots and wrinkles.
Choosing products that reflect the life stage our skin is in is imperative for achieving desired results. One of our favorites for mature skin is the ZO® Daily Power Defense, a powerhouse serum that is clinically proven to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier.
Tailor Your Products to the Season
As the weather shifts, so should your routine. Changing your products by type and texture can help you look your best no matter the season. While an exact routine should be tailored to your skin type and texture, generally, things like incorporating more moisturizing products — such as a cleanser and thicker moisturizer — in the winter while focusing on exfoliating and keeping things light in the summer is a great rule of thumb.
Store Your Products Correctly
Keeping your products in cool, dark places helps to keep ingredients active and effective. Be sure to avoid direct sunlight and to check expiration dates, as both could alter the chemical integrity of the product. When it comes to skincare, replace and replenish products frequently and use your gut instinct: if a product seems off, toss it. It’s better safe than sorry.
Whether you’re an established skincare guru or a newbie just starting out, we’re here to help you build the best routine for you. Give yourself the gift of confidence and upgrade your routine today.
Call us at (805) 544-5567 to learn more about the finest medical-grade skin care products on the market. All our products are FDA-approved and made to provide you with exceptional results.
As a center staffed by board-certified dermatologists, Drs. Kilcline and Aquino, we can give you skin health recommendations that can make a real difference to your skin’s health. Not only that, but our doors are always open to our clients and friends. As such, we invite you to schedule an appointment today to get a thorough assessment covering what your skin needs and how we can help improve it.