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If you’ve nailed down your basic skincare routine featuring a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen and are ready to take things to the next level, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re a skincare aficionado or a beginner simply looking to take some baby steps into the world of better skin, there’s always room for an upgrade when it comes to your everyday or weekly routine!
Ready to jump in? To help you achieve the best skin of your dreams, here are some of the top ways to improve your skincare routine and take it to the next level!
Next Level Skincare Routine Add-Ons
If you regularly scroll through social media, you know firsthand that face masks have taken off (especially during lockdowns) and become a way to indulge in necessary self-care. And while the hype surroundings face masks may sometimes make them come across as overrated and glorified, we beg to differ!
Face masks are a great way to take a little step towards a next-level skincare routine, and nowadays, there are so many different types to choose from. Whether you have dry skin, enlarged pores, a new breakout from the dreaded “maskne,” or irritated, inflamed skin, there’s no doubt a face mask on the shelves ready to address your skin issue!
Not to mention, face masks are fantastic (or shall we say, face-tastic?) for those looking to multi-task! You can easily pop one on while doing household chores, watching your favorite show on Netflix, or even when working from home at your desk.
Serums are an easy and effective way to add a plethora of antioxidants and vitamins to your skincare routine! They’re typically lightweight and can penetrate deeper into the skin than lotions and creams, delivering a powerful punch of skin-benefiting ingredients, such as:
- Vitamin C to reduce cellular damage from free radicals and boost collagen production.
- Ferulic acid for improving fine lines, skin firmness, and overall brightening.
- Hyaluronic acid, which boosts skin hydration.
- Vitamin E to prevent photodamage, reduce the look of scars, and improve skin texture.
- Peptides to up production of collagen and elastin for a more youthful appearance.
In addition to the incredible ingredients above, try finding a serum with retinoids — especially if you’re looking for a next level anti-aging skincare routine!
When it comes to delivering a more youthful appearance, retinoids are little magic workers. They work by speeding cell turnover, slowing the breakdown of collagen, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, brightening the skin, and lightening sun spots and hyperpigmentation.
Exfoliating sometimes gets a bad rap in the world of skincare, as it can do some serious damage to the skin if overdone. However, when implemented correctly, exfoliation can be an effective tool in your skincare routine toolbox!
Regularly exfoliating scrubs away dead skin cells, removes impurities, improves the skin’s texture, reduces pore size, and increases circulation for a brighter complexion.
The board-certified dermatologists at our clinic love to include exfoliating chemical peels in their skincare routine! Especially a glycolic or AHA chemical peel, which are exceptional at improving texture and giving the skin a healthy, radiant glow.
At the Center for Surgical Dermatology, we offer several chemical peels, including:
- Glycolic/Salicylic Acid/AHA Peel
- Illuminize Peel
- Vitalize Peel
- Rejuvenize Peel
It’s important to keep in mind that exfoliation should only be done around 2-3x per week, as it can be harsh on the skin if done too often, resulting in red, irritated skin prone to breakouts and puffiness.
Bright eyes make for an even brighter complexion! If you often find your eyes look dull and dim, it might be time to implement eye cream.
Eye creams are a great way to smooth out the delicate texture of the skin around your eyes, decrease puffiness and undereye bags, improve fine lines, and add essential antioxidants for a luminous appearance.
At the Center for Surgical Dermatology, we offer several high-quality eye creams to help you take your skincare routine to the next level! Take a look at our skin care page to browse the brands we carry.
Discover your perfect skincare routine at the Center for Surgical Dermatology
No doubt, the world of skincare can seem daunting, especially with the thousands of products lining the shelves. Choosing the right products for your skin will be a process of trial and error to figure out what works best for you.
But have no fear! Our board-certified dermatologists are here to help you find the best serums, face masks, retinoids, and skincare products to add to your skincare routine. Schedule a skin care consultation today!
Center of Surgical Dermatology is the largest medical and surgical skin treatment and wellness facility in Central Ohio. Since 2007, our board-certified Dermatologists, fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons, and caring professional staff have provided patients with treatment they can trust in an environment second to none. Learn more about our state-of-the-art Dermatology Center before booking your appointment today.