Dermatology & Clinical Research

Building a Healthy Skin Care Routine

Developing a healthy skincare routine is one of the best ways to ensure long-term skin health and prevent the effects of aging. Unless you have a thorough understanding of the skin, however, it can be difficult to build an entire skincare routine on your own! Below, we’ll explore the essential components of a healthy skincare routine so you can start building out your routine today!

Cleansing

You should be cleaning your skin twice a day, morning and night, to keep your pores clear and your skin fresh. You will want to base your cleansing product on your skin type. Oily or acne-prone skin should stick to foaming cleansers. Dry skin types should use creams or lotions. Sensitive skin types should use oil. Individuals with mature skin should stick with balm products.

Toning

Toning is another vital skincare step that provides the skin with nutrients and ingredients that it wouldn’t otherwise receive. You should apply toner to the skin after you cleanse it, but before you apply any other skincare products. Most toners are suitable to be used twice a day, after cleansing. However, those with exfoliating properties should be used less often, perhaps only nightly or every other day.

Moisturizing

Moisturizers help the skin retain moisture. Moisturizers are one of the highest-recommended products by skin health professionals, as a loss of moisture in the skin is the primary cause of skin aging. However, there are many types of moisturizers that you should be aware of. Day and night moisturizers differ, as day moisturizers are designed to protect the skin, and night moisturizers are designed to repair the damage the skin endured during the day. Individuals with oily skin will want a gel moisturizer, those with dry skin will want a cream moisturizer, while those in the middle will want a traditional skin lotion.

Sunscreen & More

In addition to employing the main techniques above, you should also take measures to protect your skin with sunscreen. Make sure you use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, apply for complete skin coverage, and reapply if you remain exposed to the sun for several hours.

 

Finally, you may choose to combine your skincare routine with occasional medical spa services to enhance skin health and rejuvenate the skin. To learn more about these or our skincare options, contact us today at Texas Dermatology.

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