Skin care trends come and go—remember when it was considered bad to put oil on your face? Now, oil cleansing is all the rage. The truth is, finding the holy grail of skin care routines will take some trial and error to get just right. It depends on what works for you and your skin. There are, however, some fundamentals that you should follow if you want to keep your skin healthy, glowing, and fresh for a lifetime.
How Many Steps Should Your Skin Care Routine Have?
With the advent of Korean beauty, the popularity of routines involving many steps has grown. In some cases, people are incorporating dozens of products into their daily routine, as well as massage, exfoliation, and other techniques to pamper skin. This can get good results, however, it probably isn’t really necessary. Most dermatologist agree that as long as you follow a basic skin care routine, your skin will be happy, and that applying too many products that contain harsh chemicals can backfire. For this reason, we’re starting to see a return to a minimalistic skin care philosophy which keeps your skin glowing while keeping it simple.
Basic Skin Care Steps To Follow Every Day
Your best skin routine will stick to some basic skin daily steps that you can then augment with monthly or yearly aesthetic treatments. The daily steps keep skin healthy and looking good, while the regular treatments address concerns like aging, acne, uneven texture, fine lines, and wrinkles. To ramp up your skin care routine, we’ve included the corresponding aesthetic treatments that will help your skin look good for a lifetime.
Daily Step: We could spend all day just talking about the ins and outs of cleaning skin properly. Put simply, you’re best off using a gentle cleanser morning and night, along with water that’s not too hot or cold. And if you wear makeup, always remove it at the end of the day! The worst thing for skin is having its restorative sleep cycle interrupted by a layer of dirt and impurities.
Aesthetic Treatment: Venus Glow™ uses water or serums to open pores and pull dirt, excess oil, and impurities from below the skin’s surface, resulting in a more radiant, refreshed complexion . The micro-massaging tip then stimulates nutrients to spread through the derma layer and restore nourishment to tired, stressed skin. It’s a fast, safe, and effective way to leave skin feeling noticeably healthier, cleaner, and more hydrated.
Daily Step: Toner is the most underrated step in a comprehensive skin care regimen. However, it is important, because toners help to soothe, treat, and prepare skin for the next steps on this list. You can choose a toner to help you deal with certain skin issues, like dryness, redness, or acne. If you have uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, visible veins or other texture concerns, consider including a good toner to your daily routine.
Aesthetic Treatment: Venus Concept’s skin resurfacing treatments are powered by advanced radio frequency technology to safely correct signs of skin damage, improving the appearance of scars, visible pores, deep wrinkles, stretch marks, and uneven skin texture. They effectively reduce signs of skin damage and improve the appearance of uneven skin texture, no matter how fair or dark your skin tone. With just a couple of quick sessions, you’ll notice a naturally smoother, more radiant, and healthier-looking complexion that lasts
Daily Step: Before you moisturize, serums are concentrated topical treatments that address a specific skin concern. You might want to have a couple and rotate them throughout the week, or layer, since serums can help with aging skin, sun damage, acne, and a host other issues. If anti-aging is a priority, then serums are a must.
Aesthetic Treatment: Fight aging with wrinkle reduction treatments, which deliver targeted radio frequency (RF) energy deep below the skin’s surface to stimulate skin cell renewal and promote increased collagen and elastin production. Instead of adding a foreign substance like fillers to your body, they use heat to boost your skin’s natural processes, supporting skin health from the inside out. Quick and effective, wrinkle reduction treatments fade fine lines, restoring firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
Daily Step: Hydration is the first rule of healthy skin. These days, moisturizers are fortified with things like hyaluronic acid, which boost your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Many people benefit from wearing a light moisturizer during the day and a heavier one at night, for extra quenching.
Aesthetic Treatment: Venus Glow™ treatments enhanced by Glow Serums™ can leave your skin cleaner and more hydrated. They also let you target your unique skin concerns with naturally derived botanical and mineral ingredients. With Glow Serums™, you can brighten, restore, clarify, and renew your skin; you can even use a different serum with each treatment for a well-rounded skin care routine. You can read more about each Glow Serum and what they can do here.
Daily Step: Are you wearing sunscreen every day? Always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Hopefully this is already part of your daily routine; the earlier you start, the better. Wear it even if you’re staying inside all day. If you go outside, bonus points for wearing sunglasses and a hat.
Aesthetic Treatment: Modern medical aesthetics technology can do a lot to halt and even reverse signs of sun damage. Photofacial treatments correct sun spots and pigmentation using Intense Pulsed Light technology to rejuvenate skin from beneath the surface. Kickstarting collagen and elastin production reduces sun damage and improves skin tone and texture for a smoother, younger, and healthier appearance.
As you can see, even a simple skin care routine takes a commitment—but it’s worth it. Give your skin the attention it deserves with daily care and the advanced science of medical aesthetic treatments. If you treat your skin well, it will look good for a lifetime.