The Best Skincare Routine for Your Skin Needs

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Dermatologists have some simple and proven recommendations that will allow patients to feel more confident in their own skin.  People of all ages can achieve great-looking skin and maintain it throughout their lives. It comes down to the proper skincare routine and having a skincare expert guiding you along the way. But remember, genetics and environmental exposures can also impact your skin’s health.

Celebrating November, National Healthy Skin Month

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) launched this annual event in 1997 to encourage every individual to adopt a healthy skincare routine. During National Healthy Skin Month, AAD recommends that you visit a board-certified dermatologist who can create a plan you can follow at home that’s tailored especially for your unique, skincare needs.

There are only certain skincare regimens that can be performed on your own. Performing do-it-yourself cosmetic treatments such as microneedling can be dangerous and lead to infection– always consult a skin care expert beforehand.

Building an Effective, Daily Skincare Routine

It’s one thing to follow a regimen for cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and applying topical formulas. However, you also want medical-grade skincare products that are effective and work for the condition of your skin and age. Consulting with one of our dermatologists can help you build a routine that delivers real results.

Skin cleansing should be done morning and night with a gentle formula based on your skin type. If you wear makeup, you’ll want to work extra hard to remove cosmetics and any dirt, oil, and unwanted debris from your face.

Next, you can apply a toner to exfoliate dead skin cells and add a smooth layer to your complexion. You could also choose a hydrating toner that removes flakiness and helps the skin retain moisture. Don’t forget an SPF 30+ with moisturizer as sunscreen is essential.

Applying Anti-Aging Serums/Creams for Repair

Another important step of your daily, skincare routine centers around morning and nighttime rejuvenating treatments. Our skincare experts can recommend you apply a proper Vitamin C serum in the morning to protect your skin from the free radicals you’ll encounter throughout the day. This amazing topical can brighten the skin, encourage collagen production, reduce hyperpigmentation, even out your skin tone, and more.

During the night, before you retire to bed, you can apply another type of serum or cream with a retinoid.. Our dermatologists may recommend prescription tretinoin or an over-the-counter retinol to rejuvenate your skin. The price of prescription, generic tretinoin is really affordable, and often is less than some over the counter brands. Retinoids are exceptional skincare formulas because they are powerful enough to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production. These topicals also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin to improve skin color. Retinoids can also help fade age spots and soften coarse patches of skin.

Booking a Consultation

If you’re interested in developing your best skincare routine, then schedule a consultation today at HMGS Dermatology. We take great pride in our highly skilled team and are regarded as some of the finest skincare experts in South Jersey. Call us at (856)452-8586, and we’ll help you celebrate National Healthy Skin Month!