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Creating a Daily Skin Care Regimen

14

Mar

Ottawa Skin Clinic

Achieving healthy looking skin takes more than simply cleansing and moisturizing. If you want your skin to glow and radiate, then it’s important to create a daily skin care regimen that will help you achieve this. Here are a few recommendations to help get you started.

Cleansing

We all know how important it is to cleanse and wash away the daily grime. When reaching for your next cleanser, look for one that is water-soluble. A water-soluble cleanser will remove both oil and dirt within the pores, along with any makeup.

If you’re looking for a great cleanser, try SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser. It’s a mild, calming, cream cleanser that removes impurities and leaves your skin feeling light and fresh. It is gentle enough for daily use and appropriate for sensitive skin and many skin conditions.

Toner

This step is commonly overlooked during the skin care regimen, but it too, is essential. Toners tighten up those pores so our skin can look more even and less dull. It also helps to reduce the amount of dirt that may reside in our pores. So bottom line, if you want more even-toned skin – don’t skip this step!

You want to ensure that the toner you’re using doesn’t have any harsh ingredients that may cause more damage to your skin. The Equalizing Toner from SkinCeuticals is perfect for this reason. It’s alcohol-free and fragrant-free, and light and gentle on your skin.

Exfoliate

Sometimes, our skin might need an extra buffing to extract and get rid of sun damage, or any deeply set residue from our day-to-day lives. That’s where exfoliation comes in. Try the Retexturing Activator. It’s an oil-free serum that exfoliates your skin while maintaining moisture for that perfect radiant glow. Supplement your daily skin care regimen with regular visits to the Ottawa Skin Clinic for our HydraFacial MD treatment. Our HydraFacial MD treatment cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates, and protects your skin.

Skin Treatment

Depending on the condition of your skin, you may require certain products to provide a deeper treatment. For example, if you have area with deep-set wrinkles, or are prone to acne, look for products that specifically treat those areas.

EltaMD Renew Eye Gel is a great product for minimizing wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.

Conversely, try Blemish and Age Defense Serum by SkinCeuticals. This helps to reduce the formation of adult acne while helping to eliminate signs of aging.

In addition to home skin care products; visit our clinic for anti-aging treatments such as BOTOX cosmetic injections, cosmetic filler injections, photofacial treatments, and pixel skin resurfacing laser treatments.

Moisturize

Finally, you want to keep that skin nice and moisturized. With all the hard work you’ve done in preparing your skin, the last thing you want is to choose a moisturizer that will irritate your skin.  Lifestyle factors will also come into play here. Whether you are a homebound body, or love to soak up that sunshine, these are all factors to consider when selecting a good moisturizer suitable for you.

It’s always smart to ask for an expert opinion, but here are some great recommendations to look at:

EltaMD AM Therapy. This moisturizer is gentle for those with sensitive skin. It is oil-free, fragrance-free and stimulates the skin’s natural water system to moisturize it. It also utilizes hyaluronic acid to help increase moisture absorption and retention.

If you enjoy laying in that sunshine, try the EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46. This is the perfect combination of a product that is calming for the skin, protects from the sun, is suitable for acne-prone skin, and can even be worn with makeup. Amazing moisturizer for those with rosacea skin types.

Don’t neglect your skin. Treat it with the proper care it deserves, and you will be rewarded with youthful, radiant skin.

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