A Daily Skincare Regime: The Key to Flawless Skin!

By Dr. Randy Rudderman
In Medical Spa Articles

woman washing face Skincare 101

Do you want skin that looks healthier, younger, and more radiant? A consistent skincare routine is the foundation for beautiful skin. You may not know where to begin, but it’s never too late to start a skincare regime. So we decided to provide you with the fundamentals of good skincare.

1. Cleanser– Your mother always told you to wash your face at night, and she was right. Everyone’s skin gets dirty from a combination of dust, sweat, makeup, oil, and even impurities in the air. If you don’t cleanse thoroughly (yet gently) your pores will become clogged and your skin will start to look dull. Cleansers come in a wide variety, and there is one for every skin type-oily, combination, dry, and even sensitive. Don’t forget your Clarisonic Smart Profile which cleanses 11x better than hands alone.

2. Serums/ Growth Factors– Serums are made with a high concentration of active ingredients. They can be used daily under a moisturizer and address issues ranging from sun damage, discoloration and uneven skin tone, to barrier repair, lines and wrinkles and collagen production.  Growth factors are a popular component of our serums. Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins in your skin that we lose as we age.  They are critical in skin repair and are essential for anti-aging to prevent collagen breakdown and signs of aging.

3. Retinol– Retinols will help unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and even speed cell turnover. This vital component of skincare helps smooth the skin and create a youthful glow. Be advised, retinols should only be used once a day before bedtime to aid in the skin’s cell turnover process as we sleep. Retinols can make skin sensitive to the sun, so apply SPF daily.

4. Moisturizer– Properly hydrated skin= Happy skin!  No matter how much water you drink, the only thing that can really help hydrate your epidermis is a great moisturizer. The outermost layer of our skin is actually dead and therefore not capable of absorbing water from within. Moisturizers actually help our skin function and improve water retention in the epidermis by ‘sealing’ it – effectively maintaining a delicate balance between adding hydration to the surface and preventing evaporation.

5. Eye Cream– Crow’s feet and fine lines are common concerns as we age. The eyes are generally the first place we notice these pesky wrinkles because the skin is thinner there than elsewhere.  The skin around our eyes benefits from a cream that’s specifically formulated for this more sensitive area.  When the eye area is hydrated, the look of fine lines is lessened.

6. Sun Protection– Last but not least is sunscreen.  The sun’s rays can cause lasting skin damage, premature aging, and even cancer.  Apply your sunscreen as your last step to keep your skin young and beautiful.   You want to protect your investment, so don’t forget to apply SPF regardless of season.

If you want even better results, monthly facials with Anna and Tonya are a must! Schedule a consult today, and we can pick the best products for your skin type and needs.

 

 

Dr. Randy Rudderman

Dr. Randy Rudderman

Since 1989, Dr. Randy Rudderman has been in private Plastic Surgery practice in Atlanta, focusing on the full range of aesthetic procedures – eyelid surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts, liposuction, abdominoplasty, facelifts and facial reconstruction, among others. He also has a distinguished career in the reconstructive surgery arena, including facial and breast reconstruction. He has worked as a key member of teams from several prestigious organizations – including the AO-ASIF (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) Foundation in Davos, Switzerland, and has conducted research at Case Western Reserve University Medical Centers, CWRU Engineering School, and NASA – producing breakthroughs in joining the science of facial biomechanics and reconstructive Plastic Surgery with rapidly evolving technological innovations.

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