The Importance of a Home Skin Care Routine

There are some things that turn out beautifully when you “set it and forget it”, like a crockpot meal or your dishwasher cycle… but not your skincare routine! The routine that you use every morning and night at home will play a considerable role in the overall health of your skin, especially as you age and begin to battle additional signs of damage. Here’s what you should know to keep your skin bright, tight, and vibrant.

Healthy Skin Begins With the Basics

The science of healthy skin isn’t complex. You need to cleanse, exfoliate, and tone your skin everyday in order to maintain its most healthy and balanced state. Regardless of your type of skin, regular cleansing, exfoliating, and toning will achieve a radiant glow and clear complexion. Then your skin will be primed and ready for additional healing treatments that target specific problems.

Cleansing is the basis of every home skin care routine! This process gently removes irritants and surface debris to help you keep your complexion clear and beautiful. Exfoliating then polishes the skin, turns over dead cells, and restores a smoother texture and healthier glow to your face. The last step, toning, balances your skin’s natural pH levels in order to help therapeutic treatments thoroughly penetrate your skin.

Move Beyond the Basics With Targeted Treatments

By cleansing, exfoliating, and toning every single day, your skin will stay naturally radiant and easily absorb any additional treatments you use to maximize skin barrier functionality and hydrate your skin. You might select a serum for intense eye repair, a masque to fight the effects of acne, or a retinol formula to brighten dark spots. By strategically selecting a daytime and nighttime treatment protocol with the right products, you will look your best anytime of day.

Sun Protection

Of course, no explanation of skin care is complete without a discussion about sun protection. Remember, not all sunscreens are created equally! It’s not enough to grab the sunscreen currently on sale at Walmart. Your skin needs professional-grade ingredients that protect against UVA, UVB, and HEV light.

It is also essential that you protect your face, neck, and chest every single day, not just when you are at the beach! Think about how much sun damage can occur to your skin if you go without protection 95 percent of the year. Sunscreen is best applied in the morning after your cleanse, exfoliate, and tone.

Choose the Right Products

The routine suggested above will not deliver the results you want unless you select a product line that focuses on innovative skincare solutions that optimize skin health based on the latest advances in skin therapy technologies, unique delivery systems, bioengineered complex, and exclusive formulas.

ZO Skin Health, Inc. is the answer! ZO is committed to bridging the gap between therapeutic treatments and daily care to help patients experience continually healthy skin, and Hermann Wellness in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida is proud to offer this high-end physician grade skin care line to all patients! Call (813) 773-8214 to learn more and purchase the products you need to begin a comprehensive and effective at-home skin care routine.