Most people know that they should wash their face. However, many people often underestimate the importance of a thorough skin care routine. There are certain products that you should use daily, weekly, and monthly, and there is a correct order in which to apply them.
Elements of a Basic skin care Routine
- Wash with a gentle cleanser. If you have specific skin concerns like dry skin, or sensitive skin, you may want to select a cleanser specifically for those needs.
- Apply medication or treatment. This is where you might apply a toner, acne treatment, or other specialized product.
- Apply moisturizer and/or sunscreen. We recommend using a moisturizer with a built-in SPF of 30 or more. Coola’s Mineral Face Matte Sunscreen and Revision skin care’s TruPhysical are both beloved options among our staff! (Hint: We also sell them at the front counter!)
- Apply makeup, if desired.
The goal of any skin care regimen is to ensure your skin is functioning at its best and address any underlying issues while protecting your skin against the visible signs of aging from broad spectrum UVA/UVB rays. If you’re not sure what skin care products are right for your skin, or want to make sure you’re using products with quality ingredients, ask about our offerings at the front desk! We are happy to answer any questions you may have and match you with a product from one of our favored lines.
Savannah River Dermatology is located at 575 Furys Ferry Rd in Augusta, Ga. For appointments and other questions our office can be reached at 706-691-7079.