In a world full of more, more, more, it is easy to get carried away when it comes to your skin care regimen. Turn on your television and at any given time a celebrity is touting the latest and greatest serum for younger looking skin. Professional actors and models are spokespersons for celebrity skincare lines, plugging creams and accessories that are meant to make you look fresher, younger, and more carefree. With all the advertisements and products available both online, in drugstores, and high-end spas and the like, it’s no wonder we are confused consumers.
- How do you know which products to use?
- How do you know the order of application and are the products you’ve chosen best suited for the needs of your skin?
- Should you consider injectables or laser treatments?
These are all valid questions that deserve educated answers. After all, your skin is your body’s largest organ and in order to treat it well, the skin care decisions you make need to be rooted in education and knowledge. With so many products and treatments available, it pays to consult with a professional before you embark on a new routine.
There are multiple products that will do an effective job when it comes to your skin. Perhaps you are familiar with many topical ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, AHAs, and more. All of these can create a dramatic effect on your skin. From lessening lines and wrinkles to brightening and evening out your skin, these products are incredibly useful. However, you need to be smart about how and when you apply topical products. There can be adverse effects at times.
You could be decreasing the efficacy of one product by applying in in conjunction with another. For example, according to Newbeauty.com, you should stop applying products containing retinol a few days before you have a skin treatment like a facial or peel. Retinol can make skin sensitive and shouldn’t be used in the days leading up to laser treatments as well. On that same note, you shouldn’t use retinol with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid as dry irritated skin can arise.
It is always important to know how the products you are using work together and if they are right for your skin type and needs. This is why we always encourage our clients to ask questions. There is a reason Fountain of You is held with such high regard when it comes to customizable skin care. Our professionals encourage clients to be informed. We never cut corners when it comes to the health of your skin. Do you currently have questions with regards to what products and treatments will work best for your needs? If so, contact our Medical Esthetician, Christel, at 321-574-5375 today.