Just because you’re spending more time at home doesn’t mean you have to compromise your beauty routine. With so much more time on your hands, now could be the perfect opportunity to perfect your skincare regimen and achieve glowing, flawless skin. Before you know it, and with a little practice, your skin will thank you.
Below, you’ll find some of our favorite tips and tricks to make your home a mini-spa. We’ve also broken down some common mistakes and how to avoid them. If you have any further questions, would like to learn more about our non-surgical offerings, or want a more personalized assessment from Dr. Landis, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Skin Type: Understanding What You Need
Skin is incredibly unique. Your genes, environment, diet, sleep, the weather, and age (just to name a few) all play considerable roles in how your skin looks, feels, and acts. As such, figuring out exactly what your skin needs takes patience and curiosity. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to skincare, and that’s why the number one rule is to respond to what your skin is telling you.
Learning to read your skin requires some practice and a bit of know-how, but that’s why we’re here. One of the first steps to perfecting your beauty routine is to determine your skin type. In general, most people fall somewhere on a spectrum of dry to normal to oily skin. In some cases, you may even have multiple “types.”
For instance, even if you’re prone to dryness around your nostrils, you may have more oily skin on the forehead or cheeks. In this case, you need a richly hydrating daily cream for your nose, but a lighter oil-free daily moisturizer for the rest of your skin.
The goal of proper skincare is balance. You want to support your skin without clogging it up with chemicals and products. Skin also changes over time, and ideally, your routine should adapt to these shifts. As the seasons go by and moisture levels in the air rise and fall, you may need to switch up the types of cleanser and moisturizer you’re using.
In the summertime, we highly recommend using a light foaming cleanser and a gentle moisturizer with SPF. If your skin produces a lot of oil, that also doesn’t mean you should skip moisturizing. Oil is your skin’s natural way of trying to hydrate itself and lock in moisture and is often a sign you need a more deeply hydrating routine. Adding a serum or botanical face oil can be a luxurious and powerful way to provide this extra moisture.
Another of the easiest ways to upgrade your skincare routine is to switch to all-natural mineral-based products. Commercial cleansers often contain abrasive products that can end up doing more harm than good over time. Look for brands that sustainably use plant-based science, like OLEHENRIKSEN, L’Occitane, and True Botanicals.
If you’re hoping to encourage a natural glow and support natural anti-aging investing in a Vitamin C serum is a great choice. As one of the only antioxidants to efficiently absorb into the skin, Vitamin C can transform your skin and even reverse the signs of aging. By deeply hydrating your skin while halting free radicals caused by age and sun damage, Vitamin C serums address the root causes of wrinkles, frown lines, and uneven skin tone.
There is a range of excellent serums to choose from online, and the choice really depends on what you’re looking to spend. If you’re on a budget, InstaNatural’s Vitamin C Serum is a proven and beloved option with almost nine thousand 5 star reviews on Amazon. For those looking to buy the best of the best, there’s no beating SkinCeuticals Vitamin C Serum. SkinCeuticals are the pioneers of Vitamin C in skincare and offer some of the highest-quality products available today, backed by decades of clinical testing.
If you aren’t using sunscreen every single day of the year, it’s time to start. Daily SPF use is the number one way to slow down your skin’s visible aging signs and protect against harmful UV rays. If you’re worried about grease or clogging your pores, there are plenty of options available.
Choosing a lightweight, high-SPF, mineral-based sunscreen is essential. ISDIN’s award-winning ERYFOTONA ACTINICA is one of our personal favorites. A little goes a long way with this powerful product, and it won’t leave behind any unwanted shininess or slime.
Questions? Please Reach Out!
Building the perfect at-home beauty routine is a deeply personal process. We understand that every person’s skin is as unique as they are and should be treated as such. Learning how to care for yourself can be challenging, but we’re here to help.
If you want to learn more about home skincare products or get personalized product recommendations, please reach out to our Minneapolis, MN office. Currently, we are offering virtual consultations, as our patient’s safety is our number one concern. During this digital meeting, you’ll get to ask Dr. Landis anything on your mind. He’ll provide personalized advice and recommendations to achieve your aesthetic goals, all from the safety and comfort of your home.