If your skincare routine isn’t giving you the results you desire, then it’s time to consider upgrading your skincare maintenance game!

Top 9 Skincare Maintenance To-Do's

Achieving glowing, smoother, younger-looking skin does not happen overnight. However, you can do things to improve skin quality right away.

Consider high-quality, medical grade products. Your skin deserves it and you just might be surprised by there quality.

Medical grade skincare products provide strong clinical evidence that they work. They main differences are that they use ingredients that take longer to degrade and mechanisms to reach deeper into the skin.

Medical grade skincare products are easy to find at med spas and dermatology offices and not available over the counter.

So let’s dive into some of our top recommendations:

1. Use ‘Getting Skin Ready’ Products… Always

The best skin of your life starts at home with a good skincare routine.

And all good skincare regimens begin with your ‘Getting Skin Ready’ products or GSR. These consist of a Cleanser, Exfoliant, and Toner.

Every person’s skin is unique, so starting with products that are right for your skin type is key.

Prioritize Cleansing

Daily cleansing is needed to maintain selfie-worthy skin. You want to wash away impurities and oils that have built up throughout the day.

Exfoliate and Tone to Reveal Brighter Skin!

Gentle exfoliation encourages cell turnover while removing dead skin cells and debris. This is key to improving skin texture and giving you a more radiant appearance.

Follow up exfoliation with toning your skin. Toners help to soothe dry skin, control oil, and restore the PH balance of your skin. Do this before applying serums.

2. Antioxidants

Now that your skin is ready, it’s time to apply your serums. Serums are full of active ingredients to meet your skin needs.

Whether you are looking to improve skin tone and texture, brighten, or fight signs of aging, serums are the products that get the work done.

Antioxidants are a crucial ingredient in serums. Most scientifically-backed, medically developed serums contain antioxidants because antioxidants actually work.

The antioxidant serums we recommend are designed to work deep below the skin’s surface to prevent dryness, brighten, reduce wrinkles, and encourage a healthy glow.

Some of our favorites antioxidants include:

  • PCA Skin’s CE Advanced with Hexylresorcinol and Silymarin
  • ZO Skin Health 10% self activating Vitamin C
  • ZO Skin Health Daily Power Defense Offer free radical protection, reduce inflammation

3. Retinol

Use Retinol at night only. Due to potential sun sensitivity, you should only wear retinols at night.

You’ve probably heard of retinol, but not all products containing retinol are created equal.

We only recommend medical grade retinol because they are clinically proven to stimulate collagen production and promote cellular turnover.

Retinol is the leading product for anti-aging because it can:

  • Improve skin texture and tightening
  • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin function and stimulate collagen production

4. Wear Sunblock Every Day!

Daily SPF 30 or higher is essential on your face, neck, and chest (and don’t forget the backs of your hands!), no matter the weather, all year round.

Wearing SPF shields your skin from the damaging UV rays that lead to the premature signs of aging like sun spots, lines, and wrinkles.

For summer, look for a sunscreen formulation that is water and sweat resistant, and don’t forget to touch-up your SPF throughout the day!

Use one of our favorite powder formulations by Jane Iredale or ZO Skin Health that make reapplying on to go super easy!

5. Mineral-Based Makeup

We know that makeup can help us look and feel our best, so we use makeup that also helps improve our skin while we wear it! That’s why we recommend using mineral-based makeup.

Mineral-based makeup offers additional anti-inflammatory benefits as well as sun protection.

Plus, Jane Iredale is free of harmful ingredients and is cruelty-free! You’d be surprise to know that many makeup products contain harmful ingredients that are banned in Europe.

Professional Skincare Services

Consistency is key! Monthly treatments performed by a professional will provide optimal skin health and give you a long-lasting glow.

Professionals not only have access to products and tools you don’t, but they can perform deeper cleansing, more thorough exfoliation to prevent breakouts and brighten skin, treat specific skin concerns, and in many cases “reverse” signs of aging.

6. Try a Hydrafacial

An unrivaled resurfacing treatment combines multiple advanced ingredients for a deep exfoliation that replenishes your skin with peptides and antioxidants.

What could be better than an advanced exfoliating treatment with no downtime. It combines extraction, hydration, and the infusion of serums to improve and protect your overall skin health fast.

Our Hydrafacial is highly customizable and safe for all skin types. This non-invasive treatment requires no downtime and can be performed as often as monthly or bi-monthly.

7. Dermaplane for a Refreshed look!

You can give your skin a smooth, supple, and refreshed look in no time. Dermaplaning is a mild exfoliating treatment that also removes vellous hair (peach fuzz).

We recommend dermaplaning monthly, and it can be performed during your Hydrafacial for even better results!

8. Younger-Looking Skin with Microneedling

We love microneedling because it is considered one of the quickest and easiest ways to get younger-looking skin. It is a minimally invasive treatment that fights the signs of aging, firms your skin, and improves texture.

Microneedling can be performed monthly when correcting a specific skin concern or is an excellent treatment to do once a quarter between other treatments (e.g., hydrafacial, chemical peel) to maintain results.

9. Award Winning Skin Tightening

If you are looking for an award winnng way to tighten skin on your face and neck, you can count on Ultherapy.

Ulthera is the only non-invasive FDA approved treatment to firm and tighten the skin on your neck, décolleté, chin, and brows.

Plus, the visible results of Ulthera are long-lasting. The incredible results of this one-time treatment last up to 2 years!

What are you waiting for? There is no better time for beautiful skin!

For best results follow up with your SKINovative skin care specialist to know what is best for your unique skin type. Call us today!