01 May Why Right Now is the Perfect Time to Up Your Skin Care Routine
It can be difficult to figure out what the best skin care products are for you for multiple reasons. That’s why we make it easy at RefinedMD by extending a complimentary, no-pressure consultation on absolutely anything including a customized skin care routine! One of the main reasons skin care is so challenging is because there are so many products. You can narrow it down drastically by only using medical-grade products on your skin. Medical-grade products are (legally!) the only products that can include higher concentrations of active ingredients that really make a difference, such as retinoids. Even the most expensive boutique creams simply can’t compare to the medical-grade products only available at dermatology clinics like RefinedMD.
Keep in mind that your skin is the largest organ you have. If you were taking care of any other organ you wouldn’t skimp on what it needs. Instead, you’d work with a professional to determine your unique needs. Still, even within the world of medical-grade skin care there are a lot of products and a few top lines. Aestheticians at RefinedMD can help you determine the products you need to achieve your skin goals and only those products. We firmly believe that simple routines are best because those are the regimens you’re most likely to follow day after day.
Summer Skin Care
Since our skin is an organ, and one that’s constantly tackling challenges like environmental factors, its needs are always changing. It’s very unlikely that the exact same skin care routine that works for you in the winter is going to work in the summer. Those who take optimal care of their skin have different regimens for different seasons. Plus, our skin changes as we age and with stress, hormone fluctuations, and a host of other factors. In other words, a stagnant skin care routine simply isn’t the best approach.
Summer is right around the corner and with it comes seasonal skin care challenges. One of the most obvious is sun protection. Safeguarding your skin from UV rays is paramount year-round, but even more so in the summer months when the rays are stronger and you’re probably exposing more skin. Right now is the best time to optimize your skin care routine and update your sunscreen or sun block routine.
What to Know About Summer Skin
Sunscreen is absolutely the most important part of any skin care routine, and it might sound simple but a lot of people approach it incorrectly. Again, the quality of the products matters. Sunscreen is available from medical-grade makers such as EltaMD, and you can trust these sunscreens to be broadband (which is a must to protect against all types of rays), as well as available in SPFs higher than 30. Medical-grade sunscreen is also kinder to your skin and not oil-based, which means it has less risk of exacerbating acne.
However, you always want to check that your sunscreen is not expired. It should also be applied 30 minutes prior to initially going out into the sun and then every 75 minutes after that. Setting a timer is a good idea since 75 minutes isn’t very long, especially on summer vacations. Sunscreen should be applied liberally and don’t forget around the eyes, on the neck, the ears, and the scalp.
Skin cancer is highly prevalent around the globe, but also completely preventable. The best way to stop skin cancer is by avoiding the sun, but the second best step is with a quality sunscreen. Annual skin checks with your dermatologist are the best tool for catching and treating skin cancer early.
Need-to-Know Skin Care Basics
In addition to sunscreen, a cleanser and moisturizer are a must for virtually every client. Finally, specific topicals to treat individual needs such as acne or hyperpigmentation might be recommended. Again, simplicity is key here because we want to make sure your routine is easy and even enjoyable! When your skin is nourished and healthy, that positively ties to great health in other facets of your life.
Can you remember the last time you had a personalized skin care consultation? If not, it’s time to treat yourself to the absolute best in skin care. Let’s work together and create a skin care regimen just for you this summer. Call RefinedMD to book a consultation or you can complete the online form or start a chat right now.