Posted in Skin Care
It’s official—we are kicking 2020 to the curb and, along with it, some of our biggest skincare mistakes. From pimple-popping, sleeping in our makeup, overusing that drugstore exfoliator, and skipping out on the sunscreen, we’re leaving behind any major skin faux pas and getting serious about our skincare routines for when we can finally ditch those face masks in 2021.
Make a pledge to yourself to make these skincare resolutions this new year, and finally achieve clear, healthy, youthful-looking skin.
Let It Be
When it comes to blemishes, look but try not to touch. Picking at your skin, as tempting as it can be, can lead to even more problems. Underneath our beautifully manicured fingernails are homes to nasty bacteria that can spread infections to blemishes that we pick or pop. That means the possibility of even more breakouts. Not to mention the scarring that will occur after the blemish has healed. When you notice a breakout, the best thing to do is gently cleanse the skin, ice it if it’s large and in charge to reduce swelling, coat it in a drying lotion or spot treatment, and let your body do the rest.
Find A Routine That Is Best for You
A skincare routine is not a one size fits all. What might work for one person does not mean that it will work for you, and more importantly, not all acne is the same. Some acne is due to a hormonal imbalance that a dermatologist will need to be seen and treated. Some acne is due to poor gut health or dietary intolerances, which will need to be treated by diet restrictions. And some acne is due to poor hygiene or products with the incorrect ingredients that are either too harsh or gentle for your skin. It’s essential to do your own research and find out what ingredients work best for your skin and find products with those ingredients.
Once you’ve found your products, construct the perfect routine for your lifestyle and concerns. It’s advised by most dermatologists to start with a face wash, add a treatment serum, then a moisturizer, and end with an eye cream. For the morning, simply skip the treatment serum and add a sunscreen after your moisturizer. Now that’s a simple and foolproof routine to take with you into the new year.
Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
If your New Year’s goals include repairing years of damage done to your skin, reversing the signs of aging, or restoring a smooth texture to your skin, then perhaps a resolution for your list should include non-surgical facial rejuvenation. These procedures can include neuromodulators (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeauveau), dermal fillers, fractional CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, and FaceTite Skin Tightening.
Ready to Get Started?
Dr. Leonard Gray at Bay Area Plastic Surgery offers his patients the best in both non-surgical and surgical rejuvenation. Whether you are interested in non-surgical procedures or plastic surgery of the breast, body, or face, Dr. Gray is committed to patient satisfaction through unmatched attention to detail and emphasis on patient education. For these reasons and more, he has long been the top choice for plastic surgery in the Bay Area.
For more information on how Dr. Gray can help you achieve your aesthetic goals in the new year, contact his office here.