Imagine you have guests coming over to your house for a party on Friday night. Would you rather clean for a half hour each day this week to get ready or leave the entire mess until five minutes before and shove it all into the nearest closet? In the first scenario, you put in a little time every day so you can relax and enjoy the party. In the second, you skip on the cleaning then worry the whole evening that someone might peek inside the closet.
Now, think about your skincare routine. Do you sound like the first person or the second? At Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology, we believe that investing a few extra minutes into daily skincare can save you the stress of covering up.
Feel Confident All the Time
Due to our culture and media, many women consider makeup to be as essential as clothes when it comes to going out in public. While there’s nothing wrong with a little foundation or mascara, makeup should be a tool to highlight your natural beauty rather than hide it or change it. Nothing is more attractive than the glow of a confident, happy woman. A healthy skincare routine is one big step to developing your inner-confidence. When you love the skin you’re in, it will love you back.
Create Your Routine
- Start with a good cleanser that matches your skin type—dry, oily, or somewhere in between. Ask about Skin+Metrics for oily and combination skin or the SkinMedica cleanser for sensitive skin. You should wash your face both in the morning and at night. Also, swap your cleanser for a weekly peel pad two or three times a week.
- Apply a moisturizer after washing your face to give your skin some protection from the elements. Matching your moisturizer to your skin type is essential. Oil-free lotions are great for oily skin; creams are better suited for dry skin, especially during dryer seasons; more balanced products, like acid-and-oil-free lotions are best for combination skin.
- Use sunscreen every day. You can skip this step if you buy a moisturizer with sunscreen in it. But don’t forget to apply at least SPF 30 when you are going to be outside for an extended period of time.
Even with a busy schedule, you can breeze through these steps in just a few minutes. And you will be glad you did. For years to come, you can enjoy healthy, youthful skin whenever you look in the mirror—even without makeup. Your natural beauty is worth flaunting. Let us help you show it off today.