Your skin plays an important role in helping you stay healthy, and the way it looks says a lot about your health — and your age. Skin that’s exposed to years of sunlight and environmental pollutants can start to look older, duller and more worn a lot faster than skin that’s well cared for. Plus, when your skin is healthy, it’s better-equipped to serve as a barrier against germs and diseases.
The earlier you establish a comprehensive skin care routine, the better off your skin will be. But the good news is, skin is also pretty forgiving. So even if you haven’t been kind to your skin in the past, starting a good skin care routine now can still provide amazing benefits in the future.
Get in the habit
Skin care routines are just that — routines. To get the most benefits, you need to follow a regimen that’s suited to your skin type, your age, and the issues your skin faces, like dryness, oiliness, or breakouts. Sounds complicated, but it’s really not, especially when you have the right products to use. Of course, the key is to find and use products that won’t irritate your skin or cause allergic reactions — products based on real science, not marketing jargon.
At Vino Med Spa, we offer an array of skin care products tailored to the needs of our customers. All our products feature organic components to help reduce your exposure to chemicals and toxins so your skin can truly soak in the benefits and heal and repair itself. Here’s what you should include in your healthy skin care routine.
Cleansers need to be strong enough to remove dirt, makeup, and pollutants, but they need to be gentle enough to avoid irritation. To avoid drying your skin, wash your face just twice a day — when you get up in the morning and at night before bed. You should also wash it gently if you’ve been perspiring or if it gets dirty during the day.
Exfoliants gently remove the dead skin cells on the upper layer of your skin, helping your skin renew itself so it looks and feels fresh and healthy. Plus, an exfoliant can help your other skin care products penetrate more deeply so they work more effectively. While there are very gentle exfoliants, they’re typically not used every day.
If you think a toner is just for getting rid of excess oil, think again. A good toner can clarify your skin, getting rid of pollutants and debris your face wash might miss. Plus, it can balance your skin’s pH and help other products work better. Toners are available for all skin types, including dry skin and sensitive skin.
Your skin needs moisture to stay supple and smooth, so it can continue to provide an effective barrier against germs. Contrary to popular belief, the right moisturizer will not clog your pores or cause breakouts. You can select a moisturizer based on your skin type, and you can also change your moisturizer depending on the time of the year. Moisturizers are available in creams and lotions to help you get the best one for your skin’s needs.
Anti-aging products contain antioxidants and nutrients your skin needs to stay healthy as you age. Getting older places a lot of demands on your skin, and hormonal changes can make your skin drier and more prone to wrinkling. Anti-aging products help restore youthful suppleness to your skin, helping diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Of course, it goes without saying (or it should anyway), you need to wear sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy, raining or snowing. UV rays can penetrate cloud cover, and that means your skin is always at risk of sun-related damage. Keep sunscreen in your bathroom, by your front door — even in your purse and gym bag to make sure you don’t forget.
Start your healthy skin care routine today
Don’t leave your skin care up to chance. Maintaining a good skin care routine is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin healthy and to keep it looking its best as you get older. At Vino Med Spa, we work closely with each client to develop a skin care routine that’s customized for their unique and individual needs so they can always put their best face forward. To learn how we can help you improve your own skin care routine, contact the practice today.