The truth is a skincare routine can get pretty lengthy and extreme…


The truth is a skincare routine can get pretty lengthy and extreme. Sometimes it might feel like a chore. But know that feeling when you finally clean your face after a long day and it just feels fresh, hydrated, and healthy. How many of you are ending your skincare routines with a medical-grade moisturizer? If you aren’t you’re missing out! At Images Med Spa in Wheaton, we want to tell you all about the wonderful benefits of moisturizing the skin and using a medical-grade moisturizer. If you want to get on top of having youthful, dewy, and glowing skin book an appointment today to get a complimentary skin consultation that’s just right for your skin! 630.345.8731


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Why You Should Be Moisturizing?

There is definitely one obvious reason for moisturizing the skin… duh it will become dry and by moisturizing daily maybe even multiples a day this will allow the skin to stay hydrated. When the skin becomes too dry this affects the skin’s barrier and causes low-grade chronic inflammation. Constant low levels of this will breakdown the skin’s collagen and speed up the aging process EEK! Besides that, the wrinkles already there on the skin will become even deeper (that’s a no for us). Being dehydrated and having dehydrated skin isn’t good for anyone. Those fine lines and wrinkles will stand out and when the skin is unhappy nothing seems to be going right. So who really wants dry skin to begin with?

Cold Weather & Dull Skin

Using a medical-grade moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid will make the skin plump and bright. Does your skin look dull? Or flaky? It’s usually during those colder months that the skin becomes sad and dehydrated. The change in humidity levels and the dry air strips the lipids from the skin with the change of temperature. Lipids are important for the skin because they provide an extra layer of protection to its barrier so, without it, irritants are entering the skin and causing inflammation such as redness or flaking. Most people think that you want to dry up acne spots but dry skin can make your acne worse! Sensitive and Acne-prone skin are similar and tend to react to harsh cold weather. Oil-free and fragrance-free moisturizers are the best options for this skin type. Have you ever compared how your makeup looks in the summer vs the winter? Don’t you just hate the foundation or concealer creases that show up in the winter? Makeup sticks to dry skin giving it that creased look. Who wouldn’t want their skin to look flawless in makeup? Your answer will always moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

How Often Should I Moisturize?

You should moisturize every day. As we mentioned above you should even moisturize multiple times a day. Most of us cleanse the skin at least twice a day so you should apply moisturizer twice a day as well. During your morning skincare routine, you will want to moisturize the skin after all your products but before applying SPF. Another reason to hydrate your skin with a moisturizer during the day is because of the outdoor damage that can occur. The external factors such as pollution and UV rays can dry out the skin and speed up the aging process. Your moisturizer and SPF will both act as a protective layer from harmful exteriors like these. In the evening you want to apply your medical-grade moisturizer last especially before going to bed because you want to lock in as much moisture as you can. The skin does most of its repair when you’re asleep so it would be a good idea to have on a heavier layer. 

Our Top Moisturizers at Images Med Spa


Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer

  • Nourishes and hydrates the skin 
  • The unique combination of peptides that target collagen and elastin 
  • Key botanicals calm the skin 
  • The fragrance-free and oil-free formulation 

Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion 

  • For normal to combination skin types
  • Reduces the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Expertly formulated for radiating and healthy skin 

NeoCutis Bio Cream (Top pick in Lincoln Park) 

  • Smooths down signs of age such as fine lines or wrinkles
  • Soothes the skin
  • Restores moisture

Medical-grade Moisturizers vs. Store Bought

Have you ever walked into a drugstore, department store, or cosmetic store and immediately became overwhelmed with all the brands, products, and options. Wouldn’t it be easy if a trained skin expert could tell you which is the best product for your skin? We always recommend seeing one of our estheticians before going and wasting your money on skincare products at Sephora. At Images Med Spa in Wheaton can take all that stress away and consult with you on the best options for your skin. Medical-grade skin care products are far better than store-bought. Medical-grade products are FDA approved by dermatologists which means they are the safest option for your skin. The problem with store-bought products is that anyone could have approved of the ingredients and the pretty packaging is deceiving. Medical-grade only contains the purest of ingredients and besides that, they are so much stronger than store-bought. At Images Med Spa we are transparent with our patients and we want to only recommend quality ingredients/products. Store-bought products don’t contain as much of the strong ingredients because it becomes costly.


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Your skin deserves all the attention! Our goal is to help you reach your best skin yet. Book your complimentary skin consultation at Images Med Spa in Wheaton 630.345.8731

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