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Finally, Nail-Down Your At-Home Skin Care Routine

The newest skin care trends on TikTok and Reddit are certainly entertaining, but you won’t get actual results reducing your acne or diminishing your fine lines and wrinkles. The only way to get skin like the celebrities is with an out-of-this-world at-home skin care routine recommended by your esthetician at Cosmetic Laser Centers.

So the next time you visit your master injector for anti-aging treatments, or schedule esthetician services for your next Geneo™ Facial Treatment, talk to your provider about these common skin concerns to get a customized skin care routine at home.

Your Skin Is Dry All the Time

Dry skin is common during winter, but when it continues into summer, it’s time to investigate a little further. Before scheduling an appointment for esthetician services or your dermatologist, try these things first:

Ditch the Fragrances
We all love the beautiful scents in our laundry detergents and cosmetics, but heavy chemical fragrances are terrible for your skin. It might take several exposures to a fragrance to have a reaction, or you could have a reaction the very first time, depending on your skin sensitivity.

Remember, unless it’s recommended by your provider, always choose cleansers and other cosmetic products that are fragrance-free.

Switch Your Soaps
Even though a product is fragrance-free, it doesn’t mean it isn’t filled with harsh detergents that zap your skin of all its moisture. That’s because soap is formulated to remove oil, which can irritate your skin and scalp.

It’s not just your facial cleanser you need to be aware of, either. Harsh detergents from your body wash and laundry soap can also draw a remarkable amount of moisture out of your skin, too.

Get a Humidifier
Did you know the air inside can be just as punishing on your skin as the air outside? Forced air, especially heat, draws the humidity levels in your home and office down, which makes your skin feel dry and itchy. Fortunately, all you need to do is add a humidifier to your space to regain some moisture.

Just make sure you follow the cleaning instructions provided by your humidifier, so you can breathe clean air while you refresh your dry skin.

If this small steps don’t help, then it’s time to schedule esthetician services. Our skin professionals at Cosmetic Laser Centers can help you choose the right moisturizer to keep your skin glowing all year long.

Your Face Always Looks Oily

Everyone has oil on their skin. Under each one of your pores is a sebaceous gland that produces oil to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. However, some people have overactive sebaceous glands that make their skin look oily. This makes breakouts more likely, because sebum mixes with dead skin and clogs your pores.

Other than genetics, one of the biggest culprits of oily skin is overdoing your skin care routine. Activities like exfoliating your skin with a scrub that is too rough or washing your face more than twice a day send your sebaceous glands into overdrive, which makes them produce excess oil.

Surprise! The sun makes your skin oily. When your skin feels threatened with being dry, it creates oil to protect it. This means even the smallest exposure to the sun can make your skin produce excess sebum to protect your skin from its harmful rays.

Don’t worry. You don’t have to avoid the outdoors to save your skin from being oily. All you need to do is talk to an esthetician near you about which moisturizer with SPF is right for your skin type, and how often you should reapply it.

You Have Adult Acne That Won’t Go Away

It should be noted that some adult acne is because of hormonal shifts and imbalances, but more often than not, it’s your daily skin-care routine that’s the source of your breakouts. Acne develops on your skin for quite a few reasons, like:

  • Chronic stress
  • Drying your face with a rough towel
  • Harsh fragrances and chemicals in your cleansers and cosmetics
  • Scrubbing your face too intensely
  • Using water that is too hot
  • Washing your face too often

The best way to treat non-hormonal adult acne is with regular esthetician services and high-quality products with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and retinoids. Talk to your provider about which combination of products is best for you, and how to work them into your at-home routine.

You Can’t Find a Product That Provide Real Anti-Aging Results

For anti-aging treatments, you really need a comprehensive plan for noticeable results. Unfortunately, you can’t find those results in any over-the-counter product available in a store. You’ll need expert guidance. But, you can still do some things at home for younger-looking skin:

  • Avoid the sun and tanning beds.
  • Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.
  • Keep your skin hydrated with the right products.
  • Only wear makeup when necessary.
  • Use a gentle exfoliant.
  • Wash your face twice a day.

If this routine doesn’t seem like enough to keep your fine lines and wrinkles at bay, don’t worry! You can kick your anti-aging routine into high-gear with help from esthetician services and a master injector. Check out these services that can turn back the clock on the signs of aging:

  • Chemical peels
  • Dermal fillers, like Juvéderm®
  • Medical-grade facials
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Neuromodulators, like Botox® and Dysport®

These services can only be performed by trained and experienced professionals. Never choose a provider based on price alone, and always get your cosmetic injections from a certified master injector.

Get Ready for Summer Skin and Makeup-Free Days With Esthetician Services from Cosmetic Laser Centers!

From the perfect at-home skin care products, like tinted moisturizer with SPF 46 by EltaMD®, to incredible non-surgical anti-aging treatments, like Botox®, Cosmetic Laser Centers is your go-to for flawless, youthful-looking skin.

Forget the hacks on the internet that never work, and get the results you’ve been searching for from our master injectors and esthetician services at Cosmetic Laser Centers in Pittsburgh. Schedule a consultation today by calling (724) 305-3890 or contacting us online.

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