When it comes to a good skin care regimen, there are some basics that are non-negotiables. This doesn't even include a good cleanser because we will already assume you're washing your face with something good quality as a start! The team at White Rock Skin & Laser Clinic has assembled this list for you as a basic start to a GREAT skin care program.
To start, antioxidants. These protect your skin from damage from free radicals. Free radicals cause skin damage and antioxidants reduce and combat the affect they have on the skin. By repairing the damage, they help keep your skin looking and feeling it's best!
The second is exfoliation. Regular exfoliation, whether it's physical or chemical exfoliation, is very important. Not only does it help other topical skin care products get absorbed into the skin for effectively, it removes dead skin cells leaving your best skin visible. Whether it's a retinol product for skin cell turnover or a physical scrub like the ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish, you don't want to skip this step in your skin care routine.
Third, protection! Of course this is a non-negotiable. SPF products are a necessity to keeping your skin healthy and looking it's best. UV and blue light cause damage and a sunscreen product that protects is very important. We also recommend a good quality cream at the start of the day and a powdered sunscreen for reapplication throughout the day.
Number four... peptides! What are peptides, you ask? Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in our bodies. This includes collagen and elastin in the skin which are essential in skin firmness, texture and quality. Did you know that after age 30, our bodies naturally lose about 1% of it's naturally occurring collagen every year? Applying products that contain peptides will help your skin have all that it needs to look it's best.
Lastly, growth factors. Growth factors are also naturally occurring in the body and are what tell your cells it's time to heal or repair tissue. Using them as part of your skin care routine will help accelerate the repair of damaged tissue and help increase the collagen and elastin in your skin.
Remember, this is the non-negotiables in a good skin care program. You'll also need a cleanser chosen for your skin type and if you have any specific issues outside the basics (example: pigmentation, rosacea, etc.) there are products that are here to help with that too! Be sure to talk to the team at White Rock Skin & Laser Clinic about a program that is right for your skin, to help prep you for treatment or to help maintain beautiful results!
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