Developing a personalized skin care regimen can seem difficult at first. However, there are many things a person can do to build and maintain a successful skin care routine.
What Is the Best Personalized Skin Care Routine?
The ideal personalized skin care routine varies based on the individual. Yet, there are several factors that people should consider when they develop their skin health routine, such as:
1. Skin Care Products
Many skin care products are available, and each has its pros and cons. It may be tempting to incorporate as myriad products into a skin care routine. But, in certain instances, doing so can inadvertently do more harm than good.
Look at the active ingredient list in skin care products. It can be beneficial to choose products with natural ingredients over other options. Don’t forget to look for any warnings on skin health products as well.
2. Skin Type
There are five skin type categories:
- Normal: Has a consistent texture, is not too oily or too dry, and does not require special care.
- Sensitive: Tends to be fragile and respond to stimuli more than other skin types.
- Dry: Can crack more frequently than other types of skin; those coping with dry skin can be more susceptible than others to eczema.
- Oily: Has a porous and bright appearance; oily skin tends to be more prominent in adolescents and people under the age of 30 than others.
- Combination: Occurs when an individual displays characteristics of dry and oily skin.
Those who want to learn about their skin type can meet with a dermatologist. Next, the dermatologist can assess their patient’s skin. He or she can next provide skin care treatment recommendations and help their patient develop and maintain a safe and effective personalized skin care routine.
3. Skin Tone
There are three skin tones:
A person’s skin tone is predicated on melanin, a pigment that gives skin its color. If a person spends an extended period of time in the sun, melanin production can increase in the body. When this happens, the skin tone can become darker than ever before.
The aforementioned factors must be considered when people put together a skin care routine. Also, people must account for day and night skin care treatments. This ensures people can uncover ways to ensure their skin remains healthy around the clock.
How to Create the Best Personalized Skin Care Routine
Trial and error is common to create the optimal skin care routine. There are many things that people can do to ensure their regimen delivers their desired results now and in the future, too. Let’s look at five tips to help an individual get the most out of their personal skin care regimen.
1. Identify Your Skin Type
Evaluate the skin; that way, an individual can determine their skin type and plan accordingly. For example, if the skin is scaly or rough, an individual is likely dealing with dry skin. And in this scenario, he or she requires skin care products that contain ingredients to address dry skin.
2. Use a Gentle Cleanser
Shop around for a gentle cleanser based on skin type and follow the cleanser’s instructions to optimize its results. Additionally, rinse the cleanser with water and pat the skin dry following each use. If a person finds a gentle cleanser fails to deliver the desired results, don’t hesitate to switch to a different cleanser, either.
3. Exfoliate the Skin
Anyone – regardless of skin type – can benefit from an exfoliating cleanser, which unclogs pores and soothes irritated skin. Like a gentle cleanser, it is important to follow an exfoliating cleanser’s instructions to maximize its benefits. A person may also want to use an exfoliating polish, which eliminates dead skin cells.
4. Wear Sunscreen Regularly
In addition to using a gentle cleanser and exfoliating cleanser, sunscreen offers a great addition to a skin care regimen. Sunscreen protects the skin against excess exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which otherwise increase a person’s susceptibility to age spots, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging. Sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher can safeguard the skin against excess sun exposure. It should also be applied every day – regardless of weather – and be reapplied every few hours.
5. Remove Makeup Before Bed
Makeup sometimes clogs pores and increases the risk of acne. As such, an individual should remove any makeup before bedtime. To do so, an individual can use a gentle cleanser or makeup remover in conjunction with a soft wash cloth or cotton pads.
Other Skin Care Tips to Consider
A skin care regimen is crucial for a person to maintain healthy, beautiful skin. Meanwhile, there are lots of things a person can do to further reduce their risk of skin issues, such as:
1. Avoid Tanning Beds
Tanning beds provide fast options to make the skin tan, but they can increase a person’s risk of skin cancer. Over time, extended use of tanning beds can result in skin wrinkles and age spots, among other visible signs of aging. Instead of using a tanning bed, an individual may want to consider a sunless self-tanner. This option enables a person to make the skin tan without the harmful side effects of a tanning bed. Of course, even if a person uses a sunless self-tanner, he or she should continue to protect the skin from the sun whenever possible.
2. Choose the Right Makeup Products
Review makeup product labels closely. Some makeup products are labeled as “non-acnegenic” or “non-comedogenic,” which means they are less likely than other products to cause acne or clog pores. Also, certain makeup products have expiration dates, and these products may need to be replaced more frequently than others to deliver the best-possible results.
3. Maintain a Healthy Diet
Consuming fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other healthy foods on a regular basis can help a person keep their skin looking and feeling great. Lean proteins like chicken, fish and eggs have also been shown to promote healthy skin. Conversely, foods loaded with trans fats, cholesterol, and sugar can increase the likelihood of skin aging issues. And stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water every day!
4. Get Sufficient Sleep
A good night’s rest often helps a person feel their best, as well as minimizes the risk of dull skin, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging. It also helps lower the risk of stress that can cause a person’s skin to wear down and make this individual look older than their actual age.
5. Meet with a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, a globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is happy to meet with an individual to discuss their skin health concerns. He offers skin care products to help his patients address a wide range of skin issues. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh crafts a personalized skin care treatment for each of his patients. As a result, Dr. Azizzadeh enables each of his patients to develop and maintain a skin health regimen that delivers long-lasting results.
Ready to Create the Best Personalized Skin Care Routine? Schedule a Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh Today
Developing a personalized skin care regimen requires hard work and patience. And, in some instances, extra help is necessary to achieve the best-possible skin health regimen results. Fortunately, Dr. Azizzadeh can take the guesswork out of skin care. He offers skin health guidance, ensuring each of his patients can determine the best steps to maintain youthful-looking skin.
Dr. Azizzadeh is available to meet with a patient, examine their skin, and offer skin health tips and recommendations. To schedule an in-person or virtual skin care treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.