How to Build The Perfect Skin Care Routine For You

Patient receiving Facial at FaceBeauty Med Spa in Doral, FL

Cosmetic professionals in Doral, FL help men and women develop the perfect skincare routine based on their individual needs. 

Taking Care of the Skin You’re In!

The skin is the largest organ in the body. It is made up of a variety of tissues that work together to protect the body from pretty much everything that wants to attack it. Over time, skin can start to show its age from fighting a constant battle with the world it is exposed to. Since skin is so important, taking care of it should be an important part of any person’s routine to maintain general health. 

When the perfect skin care routine is observed, skin stays healthier. Along with healthy skin comes the benefits that everyone wants, mainly a youthful and vibrant appearance. But, as most people do, not all skin is the same. This can make navigating the process of designing a skincare treatment frustrating and discouraging. 

To develop a skincare routine, people should know the principles of good skincare. Here are some tips from local professionals to help everyone determine their type of skin and how to keep it healthy and, as a result, youthful. 

Determine Skin Type

To build the perfect skin care routine the first step is knowing the basics, namely, what type of skin a person has. There are four basic skin types and they all require special treatment to maximize their health. The four basic skin types that can help determine a healthy skincare strategy are: 

  • Normal Skin: For the lucky few, normal skin is just that: normal. Normal skin looks healthy and radiant. It is soft and supple to the touch. Normal skin shows no signs of dryness like ashiness or flaky skin and it also doesn’t feel oily or display signs of oiliness like acne or clogged pores. 
  • Dry Skin: Dry skin can be influenced by a number of things including genetics, the weather, skincare routines and medications. Dry skin is usually itchy. It has more texture than normal skin and can be flaky or scaly. 
  • Oily Skin: Oily skin can be influenced by factors similar to dry skin but age also has an important role to play in the oiliness of skin. During hormonal changes at certain stages of life, skin can become oily and develop acne, clogged pores, a shiny appearance and a greasy feel. 
  • Combination Skin: Most people fall into this category and this is what can make skin care so difficult. For most men and women, certain places on the skin are oily while others are dry. This concept completely changes the approach to skin care allowing individuals to locate problem areas and treat them accordingly. 

Clean it Up! 

Skin takes a lot of abuse to keep dirt and foreign matter from penetrating into the body. As a result, its natural oils collect all of that dirt that can sit on top of the skin and cause all kinds of problems. Cleaning the skin should be part of every skincare regimen and most professionals recommend it twice per day for facial skin. 

Washing the face is where most skincare routines go wrong. Using the wrong type of cleanser for the wrong type of skin can cause about as many problems as it corrects. Trial and error is the best way to find good skin cleansers but most people should stick to gentle, oil-free cleansers. Also, trying several types of cleansers allows users to know how their skin reacts. This gives them tools to figure out how to change their skincare routine as their skin chemistry changes. 

Moisturize and Protect

Even after factors like diet and genetics are accounted for, they only account for some of the source of the troubles that people have with their skin. The truth is that the environment in which people find themselves is every bit as responsible for the condition of their skin as intrinsic factors. Recognizing this, it is important to fortify skin based on internal factors and protect it from damage with two processes: moisturize and protection. 

To amend the health of skin based on internal factors, moisturizing is the most important action. It adds moisture to dry skin and restores proper moisture to oily skin after it has been washed and cleaned. Moisturizers should be selected and applied according to skin types but they can add valuable vitamins and proteins to skin to help it constantly restore itself and stay fresh-looking. 

Protection is the second step in ensuring skin stays healthy. UV light and dirt from the environment are two of the most deleterious factors skin is exposed to. While washing removes the dirt, UV is still a problem.

Always apply sunscreen when going outside and consider using moisturizers everyday that have a light SPF rating. Doing so can reduce the aging effects of sunlight and even help reverse the signs of skin damage.  

About FaceBeauty Med Spa

FaceBeauty Med Spa are the local experts for non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Their anti-aging professionals offer skincare routine supplements like dermal fillers and injectables to remove fine lines and wrinkles. Call today to get a skincare routine started on the right foot in Doral, FL.