It’s no secret that we love our medspa treatments and surgical procedures. From Botox and lasers to CoolSculpting and face lifts, we are big fans of anything that helps us look and feel our best. But the most foundational thing you can do to care for your skin also happens to be the simplest. Use quality, medical grade skincare products.
Our surgeons at the Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor repeatedly say they can tell the minute a patient walks through their door whether or not she uses medical grade skincare products. It really does make that big of a difference! Our highly-trained and qualified aestheticians, physician assistant, and nurses hand select the products we sell in our office.
What’s So Special About Medical Grade Skincare Products?
These products aren’t just different brands than you find in drugstores; they are fundamentally and scientifically different. The medical grade skincare products we carry in our office are developed by doctors and backed by clinical studies and scientific evidence. Additionally, most of the products are typically more potent than what you purchase over-the-counter. This makes the products more effective and longer-lasting.
So are you convinced now that this is the skincare move you need to make? Good! To help you establish your healthy skincare regimen, we selected our 5 favorite products AND through the end of February 2023, we’ve marked them 20% off. You can shop these products, plus all of our other medical grade skincare offerings online here.
Your Simple Morning Skincare Regimen
First up, you’ll need to get your beautiful skin nice and clean. For that we recommend ZO® Skin Health Gentle Cleanser. Chaeli loves it because it has “a fresh citrus scent and is great for those looking for a squeaky clean feel while remaining gentle enough for post-procedure.” It’s perfect for all skin types and you can use it in the morning to start your day and in the evening to cleanse away all your make-up and oils.
Next, grab a bottle of Avene A-OXitive Water-Cream. Its lightweight texture is perfect for moisturizing before you apply make-up. For the days you like to go sans make-up, it’s also a good choice as it leaves skin with a luminous glow. Heather affirms that it’s “a great introduction to antioxidants that help fight against the daily harmful free radicals while improving dull, dehydrated skin, fine lines, and large pores.”
Arguably, the most important skincare product you apply to your face all day is sunscreen. That’s right, no matter what the weather or if you’re leaving the house, you should always apply sunscreen. But smelling like over-the-counter sunscreen 24/7 may not be your favorite thing. Bernice loves SkinMedica® Essential Defense Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen because “it’s light, not cakey, and doesn’t feel or smell like sunscreen!”.
That’s all you need for a simple morning skincare routine! See how easy it is? You can simply apply your make-up and head out the door. But don’t forget your nighttime regimen!
Skincare Products for An Effective Nighttime Routine
Before climbing into bed at night, make sure to wash your face with a cleanser (remember our ZO® Skin Health Gentle Cleanser above?). Next, apply these two simple products.
SkinMedica® Retinol Complex 0.25 is key to renewed skin. Retinol is proven to help increase collagen production which can help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help unclog pores. Heather raves about it because it “speeds up your skin’s natural exfoliation process. The blend of antioxidants mixed with the retinol makes a nice smooth product consistency and doesn’t irritate the skin.” It’s important to note that when you first introduce this product to your routine you’ll want to start with just 1-2 nights per week and slowly increase frequency as your skin adjusts.
And of course, every good bedtime routine should include a hydrating lotion. Chaeli recommends Epionce® Renewal Face Lotion. “This lotion is a staple – botanical-based and has anti-inflammatory properties which help repair the skin barrier.” With a quality lotion like this one, many patients say one bottle can last for months because they only need to use a small amount.
We Can Help You Develop a Customized Skincare Regimen!
While implementing a full skincare regimen can seem intimidating, it’s the first and most important step in protecting your skin. These products are perfect for most people, but if you’re looking for a customized routine, our experienced team of skincare specialists would be happy to schedule a consultation with you. Call our office at 734.712.2323 today to get started!