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5 Things Not to Skimp on with Your Skincare

September 27, 2018

 

Our skin is the largest organ in our body and our biggest barrier against infection. Caring for it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Yet, we unknowingly skimp on the essentials that are critical for keeping our skin healthy and glowing. However, a high price tag does not guarantee high quality with skincare.

 

The quality of ingredients does matter when it comes to getting the best results for our skin. Don’t get distracted by fancy packaging and confusing terminology. Pay close attention to the ingredients in the products you use on your skin and recognize there are times when you should invest some money to get the best results.

 

Here are five things you should splurge on with your skincare to save yourself from costly skin problems later.

 

1. Exfoliators

 

Want to make sure your skin-care serums and creams are absorbed more effectively into your skin? Start with a clean surface. To accomplish this, you need an excellent exfoliator to completely remove dirt and dead skin from your face while also soothing your skin. This will help tighten pores, firm skin, and boost radiance. But, make sure your exfoliator is gentle enough for your skin, particularly if it's sensitive, dry or has rosacea.

 

Suffering through a multi-step skin routine to remove the grime from the day may seem daunting after a long workday. No matter how tired you are never hop into bed for the night without completely removing your makeup, which leads to clogged pores and breakouts. In the long run, it’s worth the time to properly care for your skin.

 

Dr. Evans’ Skin Care Tip: Try our all-natural SoCo Skin Scrub which removes excess dead skin cells while relaxing and softening your skin tissue. Also, our SoCo Free Skin Glycolic Peel Pads are a time-tested exfoliator for your skin that come in three strengths (10%, 15%, and 20%) to help brighten and improve skin tone.

 

2. Facials

 

The right kind of facial for your skin type can do wonders for its health and appearance. Nothing beats the feeling you get as you glide your fingers over soft and supple skin. You can get a facial almost anywhere these days including your local yoga studio.

 

Beware technicians at many facial spas and salons don’t have the in-depth training needed to properly evaluate your skin. This can turn your visit from a relaxing escape to a skincare nightmare which includes skin irritation, wounds, or the worsening of a medical condition or infection.

 

 

 

Skip the risk by booking your next facial with us and get a highly trained, licensed aesthetician who can properly analyze your skin type. Want to look refreshed and hydrated for a night out? Our HydraFacial is just the thing you need. It doubles as a physical and chemical exfoliation that extracts embedded debris, impurities, dead skin cells, and oils while simultaneously delivering nourishing super serums. All it takes is one 30-minute treatment with no downtime or irritation to get glowing skin.

 

With us, your aesthetic service is performed under the medical supervision of Dr. Robin Evans. This gives you the opportunity to have all your skin-care needs addressed in a comprehensive way. Also, we consider your entire medical history in order to tailor facial treatments with precision.

 

3. Serums

 

It takes a lot of science to create serums, which are made of the smallest molecules, helping them to enter the skin on a deeper level and penetrate your cells to create change. However, serums can be pricey but worth the splurge if they have the right ingredients. Cheaper serums are usually made with too much filler ingredients and molecules too big to penetrate your skin on a cellular level.

 

 

 

4. Eye creams

 

The skin around our eyes is quite delicate and one of the first areas to show signs of aging such as crow’s feet, crepiness and hollowness. It’s critical to keep that area as moisturized as possible. The more hydrated it is, the tauter it will be, helping it to stay firm and wrinkle-free over time.

 

It’s a good idea to stay away from eye creams with dyes, perfumes and other irritants. When choosing a quality eye cream, look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, Vitamin K, squalene or peptides. Problem is, these ingredients are some of the priciest components of skin-care products but worth the investment.

 

Dr. Evans’ Skin Care Tip: Try our multi-tasking, rejuvenating eye cream Neocutis Micro Eyes which is formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid and caffeine to help improve the signs of skin aging, puffiness, and darkness in the delicate skin around the eye.

 

5. Sunscreen

 

Since we wear sunblock daily, higher quality ingredients are a necessity for better skin. Use a high-SPF sunscreen with broad-spectrum sun protection and a physical block with zinc or titanium dioxide.

 

However, just because you’re wearing sun block doesn’t mean you can stay out in the sun longer. Minimize your skin’s exposure to the sun by opting to stay under an umbrella or shade and playing that round of tennis or gulf in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is less powerful.

 

Dr. Evans’ Skin Care Tip: Our Elta MD products give broad spectrum sun protection by shielding against UVA and UVB. It is recommended that you use products with at least 7-10% strength of these ingredients. Elta MD products are medical grade so they meet those standards.

 

Think of the money you pour into these products and treatments as an investment in your skin’s health in the long-term. Don’t simply toss skin products in your cart without much thought aside from price. Start looking for natural ingredients and stay away from harsh formulas that can irritate the skin.

 

Need help creating the best skin care routine for your skin? Book a complimentary skin care consultation with our licensed medical aesthetician Sandra. Call 1-203-323-5660 to schedule your personalized skin assessment.

 

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