When it comes to choosing the right cleanser there are no “one-size fits all”…

Winter is sneaking up on us sooner than we would like. For most of us, the cold weather might have you hiding away indoors by a cozy fire. Cold temperatures, dry air, and harsh winds can take quite a toll on the condition of your skin. All of our favorite winter activities such as ice skating, snowy walks, and fireplace hangs all have an effect on the skin and cause it to dry out. It is no better time to pay extra close attention to the skin to keep it fresh, hydrated, and cleansed. At Images Med Spa in Hinsdale, we can set you up with a complimentary skin consultation and give you all of our best tips for the most beautiful skin. Book an appointment today! 630.521.3457.

 

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What’s my skin type?

There are so many different cleansers out there but we always recommend investing in a medical-grade cleanser. Medical-grade products have been tested by dermatologists and contain stronger ingredients that will get the job done while bringing the best results. But choosing a cleanser by the pretty packaging isn’t the greatest idea. Some cleansers might not be the right formula for your skin type. If the ingredients don’t complement the needs of your skin this could further irritate and bring unpleasant results. There are certain indicators to pay attention to such as dry, oily, combination (oily & dry), acne, or sensitive skin.

Dry Skin

If your skin is on the drier side there are so many signs that you should be paying attention to. If your skin feels tight, itchy, flaky, rough, sensitive, cracking, burning, or redder than usual then these are all signs of dry skin. There are many factors that can contribute to dry skin. It could be from indoor or outdoor conditions, ingredients from products, and personal habits. However, the last thing you would want to do is make your dry skin drier by not using the right cleanser.  A cleanser for this type of skin needs to preserve the oils and moisture in the skin. One great medical-grade cleanser that we offer at Images Med Spa in Wilmette is “Epionce Milky Lotion Cleanser”. This is the ultimate cleanser for dry or sensitive skin types. The soothing formula will completely clean the skin from a full day of activities while leaving it silky and smooth.

Oily Skin

Everyone has oil in their skin and some people tend to produce more oils than others. Underneath the pores is the sebaceous gland. If this gland produces too much sebum then this will cause the skin to produce an excess amount of oil. You can really only have so many blotting sheets in a day so we get it oily skin is a major issue. Too much of anything is never a good thing. Greasy skin can lead to acne breakouts and extra shine. Excess oil can also be due to lifestyle choices but if that’s not the case for you getting it under control with the right cleanser is one of the best ways to tone it down. When it comes to restoring the skin’s pH we love “Image Ageless Facial Cleanser” It’s a perfect balance. It can be used daily and used to cleanse the skin before getting a skin treatment at Images Med Spa in Wilmette. The formula is the ultimate blend for gentle exfoliation which will pick up dead skin cells and clean out clogged pores.

Combination Skin 

Many of us deal with combination skin but confuse it for being just oily or dry. But what really does combination skin mean? Combination skin usually means that you have areas of some oiliness and some dryness. A common area that might seem shiny or greasy is the T zone while cheeks or jawline is typically drier. The T zone includes the forehead, nose, and chin. Some signs and symptoms of combination skin that you should look out for is larger pores, shiny skin, blackheads or whiteheads, dandruff, acne, and dry patches. The sebaceous glands usually produce more sebum in the T zone because it is a more active area. Most people don’t realize that skin type can be determined by your genetics. If your parents, grandparents, and siblings have certain areas that are oilier or drier you might end up with the same sky type. Have you checked out Images skincare “Ormedic Facial Cleanser” This is one of the best mild gel cleansers ever! It is such a soothing and hydrating blend for the skin containing organic aloe vera and botanical extracts. At Images Med Spa we are all about pure ingredients when it comes to treating the skin and achieving amazing results.

Acne-Prone Skin

One of the biggest factors when it comes to acne-prone skin is hormones. One of the hormones in our bodies is called androgens and it can increase the size of the oil glands this will produce more sebum. Some people struggle with the most aggravated acne and this can be difficult to treat without proper training. We recommend coming to see one of our skin experts at Images Med Spa in Wilmette so we can get it under control. Without a successful skin treatment plan, there will never be any skin improvements. For most of us with the occasional breakouts, this can be a result of stress and lifestyle choices. Are you overwhelmed with a work project? Is it that time of the month? Have you been eating donuts for 2 weeks straight? Yep these are all, unfortunately, reasons that cause breakouts. A lifestyle balance is important to maintaining the health of your skin and having that beautiful complexion! We often recommend PCA to a client who struggles with acne because it’s specifically formulated with powerful ingredients that treat acne. “PCA BPO 5% Cleanser” can treat any current breakouts and prevent future acne. It will remove the bacteria while calming down inflamed skin. It is the perfect blend of soothing and effective containing both benzoyl peroxide and botanical extracts. 

Sensitive Skin

The top 5 signs to look out for if you think you have sensitive skin are redness or rosacea, dryness, rashes, breakouts, and reactive skin. If the skin is reactive it will easily flare up from products such as detergent, fragrances, and skincare. Treating sensitive skin can be tricky and almost impossible to do on your own if you don’t want to waste time and money. With sensitive skin, you want to lock in as moisture and oils to balance out the pH. Fragrance-free and gentle formula is your best bet if you want the skin happy and free from inflammation! “Neocutis Neo Cleanse” is completely free from harsh sulfates, dyes, and fragrances. This dermatologist-tested cleanser will have your skin feeling fresh, clean, and hydrated.

Book Your Complimentary Consultation!

Are you tired of picking a cleanser that doesn’t work for your skin type? At Images Med Spa we want to find the best cleanser that will have you feeling confident and improving your skin concerns. Book a complimentary skin consultation and start your skin journey today! 224-432-6472

 

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