When taking care of ourselves we incorporate so many things. Protein powder and water after our exercises, quality hair products for heat protectant for our hair, eating whole foods for energy, meditation, and yoga for to relieve stress but what are we doing to ensure the overall health of our skin?
With all the hats we have to wear we sometimes forget that we need to still take care of the largest organ on our body. OUR SKIN! Taking care of it is so important. Let’s start with a few things you can do at home to ensure you are doing your part to prevent premature aging, sun damage, dehydration, or age spots. We have made a list of our favorite products to help you with your at home daily skincare routine:
First and foremost, sunscreen and sun protection is the most important product you can use. If you are getting anti-aging treatments but aren’t using a medical grade sunscreen you might be throwing your money down the drain.
Medical grade SPF can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, protect against skin cancer as well as protect against sunspots and hyperpigmentation. We love the EltaMD Elements broad spectrum SPF 44.
EltaMD UV Elements is a 100% physical sunscreen in a tinted, moisturizing base. It is gentle for even the most sensitive skin types, including post-procedure skin. Its chemical-free actives, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, provide safe but sure sun protection. These mineral-based UV filters work with ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid to protect and hydrate the skin. UV Elements has a universal tint that beautifully enhances most skin tones for a more youthful appearance.
For Hydration we LOVE SkinMedica’s HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator. This product provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and supports the skin’s natural ability to retain moisture resulting in radiant, rejuvenated tone and texture.
For hyperpigmentation correction we recommend:
Obagi Nu-Derm Clear: Effective prescription 4% hydroquinone that helps correct hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots, sunspots, age spots, melasma, and other types of discoloration, for a healthier-looking, more even skin tone. Prescription required.
Obagi Nu-Derm Blender: Dark spot lightener and blending cream. Effective prescription 4% hydroquinone that helps correct hyperpigmentation, such as dark spots, sunspots, age spots, melasma, and other types of discoloration, for a healthier-looking, more even skin tone.
Lastly for brightening dark circles, anti-aging, and hydration around the eyes we love Instant Bright Eye Cream: Key ingredients from Lytera Pigment Correcting Serum, HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, plus other advanced ingredients create a comprehensive eye treatment.
If you have any question about these products or would like to schedule a complimentary skincare consultation, please forgive us a call (707) 327-7898
*All product information sourced from product manufacturer.