The right combination of skin care products can help your skin look radiant and feel soft and healthy. But it can be tricky to find the best combination of products when there are so many choices available.
Here, Dr. Sean Maguire and the team at Physician’s Center for Beauty weigh in on finding the right skin care products to help you achieve your goals.
Know Your Skin Type
The basis of building a good skin care product regimen is knowing what kind of skin you have. Is your skin dry (e.g., rough, flaky or scaly) or is it oily (e.g., shiny or greasy)? If the skin on your forehead is oily but dry on your cheeks, you could have combination skin.
How does your skin normally react to makeup or new products? Is it sensitive and become irritated or inflamed when you try something new, or is it generally calm? Are you prone to acne?
Once you know what kind of skin you have, you can start to look for products specifically formulated to take care of it. For example, if you have dry skin, you should use a cleanser that is free of fragrances or alcohol, which will only dry it out further. Or, if you have oily skin you should use an oil-free cleanser.
Build a Well-Rounded, Consistent Routine
Skin care is so much more than just cleansing. Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, you need to moisturize daily and use sunscreen when going outdoors. Specially formulated serums or creams can help you achieve specific skin-related goals – such as reducing wrinkles, tightening skin or treating acne.
Repetition is also important for establishing a successful routine. You need to give your products enough time to work before giving up on them. Try to wait six to eight weeks when testing out a new product (unless it irritates your skin, in which case you should stop using it immediately).
Don’t Jeopardize Your Routine with These Mistakes
Once you have developed a well-rounded routine that you can follow daily, don’t jeopardize it by sleeping in your makeup, using tanning beds or smoking. Also, check the expiration dates on your cosmetics and skin care products and replace them when it’s time.
Talk to Our Skin Care Experts
The skin care experts at Physician’s Center for Beauty can evaluate your skin and tailor a product regimen specifically to your needs and goals. We offer the best in medical-grade skin care, including the Obagi, Skin Medica, Avene and Environ lines. We can also discuss professional skin treatments to help you achieve the radiant, glowing skin you desire.
Contact us today to request a skin care consultation with our team.