One way skin changes after menopause is it becomes dryer.
Most of us have a skin care routine that we THINK works for us... but could it be better?
Your skin is the most visible part of your body, but for some people, the most neglected. Aesthetic procedures can revitalize your skin, but without an effective at-home skincare regimen, the results won’t last as long. If you’re looking for beautiful, age-proof skin, what you do at home matters.
It may seem like a lot of work to take care of your skin. But when you choose the right skincare products, it’s not that difficult — and the benefits are worth it when you look in the mirror and a glowing complexion smiles back at you!
Cleansing Is the First Step in an At-Home Skincare Routine
The best at-home skincare routine begins with gentle but effective cleansing. Your cleanser should be mild enough that it won’t strip away the natural oils from your face. Not all cleansers are created equal. Harsh cleansers can also leave your skin feeling tight or dry.
The most effective cleansers use mild foaming action to remove pollutants and pore-clogging debris that contribute to breakouts and cause skin to look dull. A high-quality cleanser from a professional line delivers even more than simply cleansing. For example, SkinCeuticals Purifying Cleanser is formulated with exfoliating ingredients like glycolic acid and glycerin for smoother, brighter skin. It’s also got a pH close to that of the skin, to preserve and reinforce your skin’s barrier function because a healthy skin barrier prevents moisture loss and keeps skin hydrated.
After cleansing, excess oils can remain, especially if you have an oily skin type. The purpose of a toner is to remove any remaining impurities and restore a healthy pH balance. Again, the toner brand you choose can make all the difference. For example, Obagi Nu-Derm toner not only gently lifts excess oils that remain after your cleansing routine, the way it’s designed makes your skin more receptive to further treatments like moisturizing or serums. It also tightens pores and balances your skin’s ph. After cleansing and toning, your skin will feel fresh and clean, and it will be healthier too.
Moisturizing Is an Essential Part of a Skin Care Regimen
Moisturizing is so important! Obviously it keeps your skin hydrated — which in turn means less irritation and skin that’s plump, smooth, and soft. The brands you choose really do matter. Moisturizers can be gels, creams, or serums. Certain ingredients are moisturizing and will be contained in other products like a high quality cleanser or sheet masque.
If you haven’t tried our own Skin Deep line you should, because these products are developed with extensive research and the highest quality formulations. For example, Skin Deep Pure Hydration Serum supplies pure moisture and antioxidants to hydrate your skin and protect against free radical damage (your skin is exposed to free radicals from sun exposure every day). The antioxidants in this hydrating serum counter their harmful effects on the collagen and elastic components of your skin, so your skin is more resilient and resistant to aging.
Anti-Aging Skincare Products
Who doesn’t want to fight the skin aging process? As skin loses its collagen structure, it becomes lax, its texture changes (think large pores!), and wrinkles and folds form. Fortunately, an at-home anti-aging skincare routine can slow the process. Here’s a suggestion from the SkinCeuticals line for correcting mature skin that’s already affected by aging: A.G.E. Interrupter fights aging at a cellular level – this is why we say choose high-quality professional or medical-grade products – to help reverse erosion of elasticity and firmness.
Aging is probably the biggest concern that our clients have, so we carry a good selection of clinically-proven effective products. When used properly and regularly, the results can be truly amazing.
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We’d love to see you in our clinic in Alameda. We offer cutting edge technology like HydraFacial, PRP, fillers, and more. Consultations are free – so if you are stuck with your regular skin care routine and want some advice on products that really work, book your spot now.