With so many advertisements for facial products on TV, you may feel overwhelmed when choosing which products are right for you. You may even notice celebrities endorsing certain products on Instagram and social media and wonder if they actually work.

There is a lot of information out there today about cleansers, exfoliators, toners, serums (what are those?!) and essence (do you need this?!). The Dermatology Center for Skin Health wants to help make your skincare routine as simple, but as effective, as possible.

Keep reading to learn about the products we recommend adding to your skincare routine to achieve flawless, beautiful skin.

Cleanser

Regularly cleaning your face (at least twice a day) is the best way to remove dirt, oil and other unwanted debris. Throughout the day, bacteria, pollutants, dirt and old dead skin cells pile up on your face, which leads to clogged pores. To remove these impurities, we recommend cleaning your face with oil-free and gentle cleansers to give your skin the fresh look you want.

Keep in mind, if you are working out or breaking a sweat, you will want to clean your face more often.

Depending on what product you are using, you can clean your face with your hands (if you’re using a foaming cleanser), or you can use a washcloth.

Skin Care Routine for Adults

We recommend choosing one of these cleansers to add to your routine:

The Dermatology Center for Skin Health would be happy to meet with you to determine your face concerns and what product would work best for you.

Exfoliator

What is exfoliation? Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the upper skin layer. Exfoliation brightens skin as well as leaves you with a smoother texture.

During the aging process, cell regeneration slows down. Our body becomes slower at shedding dead skin cells and generating new ones. When old skin cells start to pile up, we are left with dull, rough and dry skin. The buildup of dead skin cells can also lead to clogged pores and acne.

Properly exfoliating your face will remove these dead skin cells and uncover fresh new cells. Exfoliating also allows other facial products, like toners and moisturizers, to penetrate the face more effectively.

There are two types of exfoliators: physical and chemical. Physical exfoliators are made up of tiny scrubbing particles that you can feel with your hands (face scrubs). Chemical exfoliators are made up of AHAs and BHAs.

We recommend these exfoliators:

Exfoliating can cause irritation if performed too frequently. We recommend exfoliating your face only once or twice a week.

Face Masks

Face masks are easy, quick and can be fun to use. Not to mention, after a single use, your face is left feeling tight and looking brighter!

Applying a face mask regularly helps with relaxation, deep cleansing, unclogging pores and uncovering glowing skin. They also help your overall regimen.

Like exfoliating, using face masks help all of your other skin care products absorb more efficiently. By wearing masks on a regular basis, you can ensure that your toning, hydrating and protecting products will all perform better, leaving you with the results you desire.

Different types of face masks include, clay, peel-off, thermal, cream and sheet. Each have their own cleansing benefits. We would be happy to provide you with recommendations.

Serum

After you have utilized a cleanser and exfoliator, it’s time to apply serum. Serum has a thick consistency, which is also why it is last in order of layering. Serums deliver a high concentration of a few active ingredients that target specific skin concerns. Serums should be gently massaged into skin for a deep delivery of ingredients.

Moisturizer

Moisturizing your skin everyday can reduce the chance of developing dry or oily skin — both which can cause acne. The massaging effect when applying moisturizer helps stimulate blood circulation and new cell generation.

Moisturizers should be oil free. Look for the word noncomedogenic. Products that contain retinol and vitamin C will help the skin increase collagen and elastin, which will keep skin looking toned and firm. Moisturize your skin twice a day, once in the morning and once at night for optimal results.

We recommend these moisturizers:

Eye Cream

Do you have dark circles, puffiness or fine lines?

The skin around your eyes is thinner and more prone to puffiness, discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles. There are also minimal oil glands around your eyes to help keep the skin naturally hydrated, so finding the right eye cream can help with many complexion concerns.

In addition, using eye cream under your makeup can help concealer apply more smoothly and prevent it from building up and caking.

To apply eye cream, lightly dab it on the area and wait until the product is absorbed.

We recommend using:

Sunscreen

Sunscreen should never be overlooked as part of your skincare routine.

When you wear sunscreen, you’re blocking harmful sun rays from reaching the skin. In turn, your skin remains tight, healthy, and more youthful. Wearing sunscreen every day can also make your skin smoother.

For everyday sunscreen use, we recommend:

Correct Order of Skincare Products

In case you need a quick reference, this is how you should be applying your products:

  1. Cleanser
  2. Exfoliator
  3. Face Mask
  4. Serum
  5. Moisturizer
  6. Eye Cream
  7. Sunscreen
  8. Any topical acne medication you use

For the most optimal skin care results, it is also important to drink plenty of water, eat right, exercise regularly, clean your makeup brushes and NEVER sleep in makeup.


Dermatology Center for Skin Health | Skin Care Routine for Adults

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, our goal is to help our patients develop lifelong habits during their skin care journey that help keep their skin feeling and looking healthy and fresh.

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your skincare needs, click below. We will meet with you and go over in detail your facial concerns and what products will work best for you.

We are happy to announce that we now accept credit card payments for all your orders. Please contact us via live chat after you complete the checkout process to finalize your transaction securely.

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