1. Cleanse Twice a Day
When you wake up in the morning and ESPECIALLY before you go to bed at night are the times that we recommend cleansing. Pollutants and bacteria are attracted to our skin throughout the day and it is important to remove these, so they don’t clog your pores and cause a breakout! Another way to think about cleansing is preparing your skin for the rest of your skincare products. It is important that your skin is fresh and clear so that your skin is ready to receive the benefits of everything else! We recommend using the ZO Gentle Cleanser because it is perfect for all skin types and helps to promote hydration!
2. Exfoliate Twice a Week
is the one step that you can add into your skincare regimen twice a week and it will INSTANTLY improve the quality of your skin. Exfoliating evens out skin texture and tone and removes dead skin cells which enables other skincare products to do their job more effectively! Our go-to product for exfoliating is our ZO Exfoliating Polish! It was also named one of the "6 Best Face Scrubs to Exfoliate Your Way to Smooth Skin" on the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab website!
3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
Another step to ensuring skincare success is moisturizing twice a day! Moisturizing reduces the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness in your skin-- which are more often than not the main causes of acne! The most important times to moisturize are after a shower, shave, or exfoliation. Our favorite moisturizer to use is the ZO Skin Renewal Cream. That's because it helps to restore hydration and promote healthy skin repair all while calming and soothing the skin.
4. Stop Skipping Sunscreen
You heard that right, stop skipping sunscreen application in the mornings! This is the single step that you can do every day that will reduce your chance of developing skin cancer. Broad spectrum sunscreen offers protection from UVA and UVB rays that cause premature aging and wrinkling in skin. We recommend using the ZO Smart Tone Sunscreen because it offers this broad-spectrum protection while being water and perspiration resistant. We also LOVE that this goes on so quickly and offers a sheer-matte finish without the greasy feelings!
5. Schedule monthly facials
Getting monthly facials is important for the health of anyone's skin. Facials stimulate blood cell circulation and help get rid of all the "yucky" stuff that are clogging your pores. It is also important to have a professional that is familiar with the health and overall appearance of your skin. This can be crucial in detecting skin conditions and can also aid in the success of your skin care goals. A Microdermabrasion Facial with an Anti-Aging jelly mask with us at Garrison Plastic Surgery is the perfect treatment to have each month while giving you an excuse to pamper yourself. Call (417)877-0630 to book yours today!
6. Yearly Dermatology checks
The first step to making sure that you have skin that is ready for the decade is to have your yearly dermatology check! Our aestheticians can help spot differences in your skin, but it is important to get them checked out by a dermatologist. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S., annual skin exams can help detect cancerous cells at its earliest and most treatable stages.
As always, our team is happy to answer any questions you have about skin health and skin care routines. Consultations with April or Michelle at the Medical Spa are FREE and can help get you on the right track in 2020. Come get your Garrison Glow!