How Can You Maximize Results from Your Skincare Products?
When you are spending your valuable time and money on skincare products, it is important to use them correctly to maximize your value and get the results you expect to see. With multiple products in your skincare arsenal it may be difficult to know the time of day and the order in which to apply each one. Here are some tips to help you maximize results from your skincare routine.
Exfoliate According to Skin Type
Regular exfoliation keeps your pores clean and helps your skin to glow. It also helps your products to penetrate properly. Always use a gentle exfoliator to avoid making your skin dry and thin. How often you should exfoliate depends upon your skin type and its reaction to the treatment.
Application Order Matters
Some products can block the absorption of other products, so application order can boost or defeat results. Normally, skincare products that have a thinner consistency should be applied ahead of those having a thicker consistency. You may not use the same products as others, but in general, once you have cleansed your face you would apply products in this order – toner; serum; face oil; moisturizer; sunscreen; makeup.
Protect Skin Care Products from Sunlight and Heat
Some ingredients in your skincare products break down when exposed to sunlight and heat. Care should be taken to avoid leaving your makeup in extreme conditions, such as in your car during summer, as they will lose effectiveness before the expiration date.
Use Peels and Retinoids at Night
Your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight when using these products, so it is wise to limit their use to your bedtime skincare routine.
More Isn’t Always Better
Follow the directions that come with your products for the proper amount to use. You need only a small amount of cleanser, no bigger than a dime, to be effective. Moisturizer about the size of a nickel is usually adequate for your face. By not using more product than necessary, your products will last longer too.
Consult Your Derick Dermatologist
Make sure you are spending your time and money wisely. Our professionals will help you develop a skincare routine that will help you attain the results you want. We are experts in skin care and are ready to help you with all your skin care needs. We offer Botox, fillers, laser hair removal, and many other cosmetic procedures.
Call us at (847) 381-8899 to schedule a consultation to discuss your skin concerns with one of our professionals. We have convenient locations to serve you in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake, Elgin, Libertyville, Lindenhurst, McHenry, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Park Ridge.