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General Skin Care

General Skin Care

The start to healthy glowing skin is a good skin care regimen. Maintaining healthy skin is the key to looking and feeling good about one's self. It is also crucial to prepare the skin before cosmetic procedures and provide on-going treatment after the procedures. This will enhance your final outcome.

Cleanse, exfoliate, tighten, tone, hydrate, and protect! So what products are best for your skin? Let us start with some of the basic products that will change your skin for the better.

Cleansers should be used morning and evening to deeply cleanse pores and take off the excess oil and debris, such as make-up. Adding a Clarisonic brush to your cleansing regimen can allow for a deeper cleanse, stimulate circulation and allow for better penetration of the products being used. All together it will lead to a fresher look.

Exfoliate with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) cleansers and creams. These products deeply clean blocked pores and remove the oil and dead skin cells that buildup on oily and acne prone skin. Also these AHAs smooth and tone the skin leaving a healthy glow.

Tighten, smooth, and enhance collagen production. This can all be done with one product and that is a Retinoid. Retinoids smooth the fine lines, tighten the skin by promoting collagen production, and exfoliate those dead skin layers that give us that dull, tired look. The use of a retinoid will make your skin look bright and energetic.

Erase the signs of photoaging by eliminating the brown discoloration on your skin by the use of Hydroquninones, CoffeeBerry Extract, and Kojic Acids. By suppressing the melanocytes in the skin and decreasing the excess melanin production, the skin will look more even toned with a youthful color.

Hydrate your skin daily with a moisturizer that will help heal the skin and boost the skins ability to retain moisture. Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer if you are acne prone and if you are especially dry use a hydrating mister several times a day. Hydration will make your skin look supple and balance the pH of your skin.

And last but not least Protect your skin. Protecting is two-fold. First apply your sunscreen daily before you leave your house in the morning. And if you are out for the day reapply your sunscreen every 80 minutes and after swimming. Second apply an antioxidant one to two times a day. Antioxidants, such as Vitamin C will protect your skin from free radicals. Free radicals breakdown the healthy proteins in the skin, collagen and elastin, leaving you with photo damaged and wrinkled skin. Together these two products are your barrier and protection from the elements.

Your skin is the largest organ of the body and it is also your first line of protection against infection and the elements. It is important to take care of your skin and keep it healthy and fit. One of our experienced healthcare professionals or skilled aestheticians will consult with you on the right skin care that best fits you.