For most of us, we care about the condition of our skin so we look our best and feel our best. If you’re like us at Images Med Spa in Hinsdale we are loyal to our skincare regimens.
If you don’t care about the products you’re applying to your skin, you should! Your skin goes through a lot on a daily basis and it deserves the top brand medical-grade products to keep it healthy and happy. At the end of the day if your skin looks good it’s a huge confidence booster. If there is a way to prevent damage and protect your skin you should take advantage of your skincare routine at home. Read on as we dive deeper into the importance of skincare and the perfect skincare routine.
Good skin is a lifelong journey that requires attention and maintenance. It should become a daily healthy habit for everyone. At Images Med Spa in Hinsdale, we always call skincare a skin-investment because if you put in the care and effort by visiting an esthetician you will avoid future skin concerns. You can’t expect by avoiding washing your face in the morning and evening that you will have smooth glowing skin. The same way we bath ourselves, brush our teeth, our skin should also get the same daily attentiveness. Also by making it a priority, you will feel good and your skin will look even better!
Skincare Routine Saves You Money
If you start earlier on with your skin journey you will have fewer skin problems to treat later down the line. Some serious skin concerns that might need more attention are acne, deep wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. This can save you a lot of money from getting frequent treatments or pricier products to address these issues. We highly recommend scheduling up a complimentary skin consultation at Images Med Spa in Hinsdale. That way our skin experts can set you up with medical-grade products and treatment plans.
Order Of Skincare Products
For many of us we wonder does it really matter the order of your skincare products? Can a serum go on after you moisturize? The answer 100% yes it does matter the order you apply your skincare products. Applying a regimen in the wrong order could prevent the skin from reaching its full potential. This could even irritate the skin, break it out and dry it out. You will always want to start with first removing your make-up if any is applied. The next step would be cleaning it with a cleanser. You’ll next want to think about your products in terms of thin to thickest. For example, a moisturizer should always be applied last and then an SPF. These products are the thickest and if are not applied last it wouldn’t allow the rest of the products to be absorbed by the skin. For more information, it would be best to have one of our estheticians walk you through your individual skincare products.
Cleansing the skin at least two times a day is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine. When picking out the right cleanser you’ll want to know your exact skin type otherwise it could end up worsening the skin or be ineffective. Cleansing is the first step in any routine and the reason for this is it removes every trace of dirt, oil, pollution, and unwanted dead skin cells. If the skin is not properly cleansed this might cause a build-up of dead skin and dirt. This would lead to clogged pores and acne. All the steps following cleansing would be less effective if they are not applied to a clean surface.
The best time to apply a serum that contains antioxidants in your morning routine. Our go-to product is Images Skincare “Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum”. We love a serum that contains Vitamin C brightening and protection features. The Vital C is a bestseller and provides amazing results with consistent usage. This serum softens wrinkles, supports skin elasticity, and fights environmental damage. After one use you’ll notice instantly your skin transforms from dull to bright and fresh! This is a must-have medical-grade product in our skincare routines.
Moisturizing is key to hydrated and glowy skin! This is one of the last steps in a skincare routine before applying SPF. Depending on your skin type you will want to be using a cream for dry skin and a lotion for oily to combo skin. For both your morning and night routine you will want moisture. It provides an extra layer of protection against external environmental damage. On top of that, it locks in all the rest of your products applied before.
If your skin concerns are fine lines, dark spots, uneven complexion, or breakouts then retinol incorporated into your nighttime routine is exactly what your skin needs. Regular usage will increase skin-cell turnover, enhance collagen production and reduce age spots. Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A. It will prevent pores from becoming clogged and overall improve the way the rest of your products penetrate the skin. Our retinoids have to be prescribed by one of our providers so be sure to book an appointment to see which retinol would be the best fit for your skin type.
The Perfect Skincare Regimen
There is not one perfect skincare routine for everyone. While the products listed above can be very beneficial to anyone who is new to their skincare journey some people might require more medical skincare attention. Check out any of our nearest Images Med Spa locations to set up your appointment today and take your skin goals to the next level!