You know you need to take care of your skin. Not only will it improve your overall health, a good skincare routine can help prevent or slow the signs of aging. Although most people know that good skincare requires sunscreen and daily cleansing, some patients may not be aware of the right way to take care of their skin. Here are some answers to common questions.
What should your skincare regimen include?
At the least, your skincare regimen should include a cleanser, a moisturizer, and sunscreen. What type of cleanser you should use depends on your skin type and problem areas. A light moisturizer is usually sufficient for most women. Sunscreen should be at least SPF 50 to reduce the risk of skin cancer and sun damage.
What order should I apply the products?
Even if you know exactly what products you should be using, determining what order to apply the products can be confusing. An internet search will bring up several different procedures, all different, making it more befuddling. You should actually put on your moisturizer before the sunscreen. The skin will soak up the moisturizer, leaving a clean palette for the sunscreen. You might want to wait a few minutes between moisturizing and applying sunscreen.
What products are the best for my skin?
The bottom line is that there are many different skin types, and among those skin types are different problem areas and skin conditions. The right products for you might not be the same as for another patient with the same basic skin condition. If you aren’t sure what products are best for your skin, contact us today to schedule an appointment to assist you.