When it comes to caring for your skin, the most important step you can take is maintaining a consistent skincare routine. Regardless of your skin type, you should always cleanse, moisturize and apply sunscreen every day. Plus, depending on your specific skin concerns, you may also need to periodically use products such as exfoliants, serums, retinols and more. Following a routine ensures that your skin stays healthy and protected. However, skipping days or failing to apply certain products can hinder your results. To help you stay on track, the licensed estheticians at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center have put together a few of our favorite ways to hold ourselves accountable when it comes to maintaining our skincare routines.
#1: Undergo a Skincare Analysis
Receiving a thorough skincare analysis by a licensed professional is the best way to determine what types of products and treatments will complement your skin and each other. Doing this is important because everyone has different skin concerns such as acne, dryness, oiliness, sensitivity, and more. Using the proper skincare products ensures that you are able to see positive results.
Along with using the correct products, receiving a cosmetic treatment every so often can help refresh and revitalize your skin. Treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels or microneedling can complement your skincare regimen and boost your skin health.
#2: Label Your Products
If you are using a multitude of skincare products, it can be difficult to keep track of everything. Plus, your routine can quickly become confusing when some products can be used every day, some every other day, some only in the evening and so on. To help keep everything organized, we recommend labeling your products. For example, if you exfoliate twice a week at night, label the packaging “Monday and Thursday, PM.” Doing this will cause much less confusion and will help you to better remember the intricacies of your skincare routine.
#3: Only Use What You Need
Because the skincare market is so expansive, it can be easy to get swept up by trendy products and different skincare fads. If you find yourself using products just for the sake of it, this might be a sign that you need to think about simplifying your routine. Only using what you need will make your regimen go by faster which will make it easier to maintain. Additionally, using too many skincare products can sometimes harm the skin, so reducing this may help improve your skin health.
Taking a few minutes a day to care for your face can sometimes sound easier said than done. However, we believe that the health and wellbeing of your skin are worth it. If you have any questions about your current skincare routine or want to learn more about our wide variety of skincare products, schedule a free consultation with Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center in Duluth today. Additionally, follow our medical spa on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for skincare insights.