Four Ways To Level Up Your Skincare

December 7, 2020

Taking care of our skin is one of the most important aspects of our wellness routine. Glowing skin makes us look and feel our best, makes us look youthful and healthier, and makes the makeup we put on look even better. There are many aspects that make up a good skincare regimen, toning, cleansing, exfoliating, face masks, and serums. 

Each aspect of this skincare serves an important purpose, but sometimes we can get complacent with our skincare, or the things we were doing before stop working. This can happen as we get older or as seasons change. This is where we need to make some changes and level up our skin care, because we might need something more powerful. This could be something that has more active ingredients or something that can seep deeper into our skin. Sometimes we just need to invest in a new tool or device and other things. For example, Aesthetic Lane’s microneedling procedure uses the only FDA approved microneedling devices. If you are stuck in your skincare and looking for a new boost, here are a few more ideas: 

Use Hyaluronic Acid 

Before you put off using this product because of the word acid, it is important to know that hyaluronic acid is not an acid. It is a molecule and a powerful humectant that can hold a thousand times its weight in water. It is an absolute must-have and game changer in your skincare routine, whether you use it in a product or as a pure serum. There are different forms of hyaluronic acid, some of them have small molecules and others are bigger molecules. You can get more bang for your buck by using both small and big molecules. Small molecules will penetrate deep into your skin cells, while the large molecules will moisturize the surface of your skin. 

Go For a Powerful Treatment 

Our daily skincare routine when we do it right is great, but sometimes you really want an extra boost to just take it over the top. Sometimes you need a beautician or dermatologist to target a more specific skin care concern or in preparation for a special occasion or a trip. There are so many great skin rejuvenation treatments that can work in tandem with all the products you already use. Some of these treatments include microneedling, chemical peels, and Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM). If you’re looking for something that you will see quick and huge results with, it is worth adding these treatments into your regular skincare rotation. 

Invest In A Skin Spatula 

Combining beauty and skincare with technology has produced some of the coolest and most effective tools that can give you the boost or just-left-the-spa feeling. One of the most popular devices in this light is a vibrating skin spatula and scrubber which cleanses deeper than any exfoliator or deep cleanser. Videos of this spatula have gone viral and more and more people are shocked by everything that comes out of their pores when they use it. Sometimes our skin seems clean and smooth on the surface, but oils and dirt seep deeper and we need a more powerful tool to really get under the surface and clean it. If you have some time before bed, you can grab a magnifying mirror and spend 20 – 30 minutes giving your skin a nice cleansing. 

Change The Grade Of Your Skincare 

There is a huge difference between the skincare you buy from the drugstore and the products you get from a dermatologist. There are actually three grades of skincare that you get, cosmetic, cosmeceutical, and pharmaceutical. Cosmetics are easily accessible from your local drugstore and even supermarket, cosmeceutical products are the kinds you get from an esthetician, and pharmaceutical grade products are the ones sold by plastic surgeons and dermatologists. The difference is the kind of active ingredients in the products, along with the concentration of those products and how deeply into your skin they will penetrate. If you are not getting results from cosmetic grade products, it might be time to consider something more powerful. 

Your skincare is one of the greatest investments you can ever make in your health, and if you take care of it, it will take care of you. Our skin does change from time-to-time and this is when we need to take our care up a notch. This could mean switching the products we use, getting a powerful treatment or investing in nifty gadgets that can help clean our skin at a deeper level. If you are looking for a great way to treat yourself this festive season and even going into the new year, start with your skin and a glowing complexion! 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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