One of the most common questions aestheticians receive is, “What do I need to include in my skincare routine?” While it might seem simple enough to just cleanse and moisturize, a basic routine will not implement change within the skin, nor will it do much prevention against signs of aging. However, let’s not confuse a basic routine with a simple routine. I always tell first time clients that just because a routine only has a few steps, it does not mean it is not effective! Ideally, everyone would have anywhere between 4-5 steps from start to finish. The 3 ingredients listed below are taking into account you already regularly cleanse and protect with spf. If you are a minimalist or new to skincare, this easy guideline can help you start your journey to healthier, younger looking skin.
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As stated in our last blog post, Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps brighten skin, prevent hyperpigmentation, boost collagen and protects against free radicals. Use this after cleansing and before spf for full protection during the day. We recommend SkinBetter Science Alto Defense Serum or ZO Skin Health 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating.
The holy grail of anti-agers! This ingredient has been around since the 1950s and to this day is still highly recommended by aestheticians for preventative care. Retinol has the ability to turn over skin cells at a faster rate, which helps keep skin clear of breakouts, smooth texture and wrinkles and brighten sun spots. We recommend Refissa or SkinBetter Science AlphaRet.
You might not be familiar with this ingredient, but you definitely should be! Peptides are short amino acid chains that act as the building block for elastin and collagen aka your skin’s ability to “bounce” and stay lifted. Peptides are the best defense against sagging skin. We recommend Alastin Restorative Skin Complex or NeoCutis Bio Serum.