What Are The 5 Basics of Skincare?

Skincare products, simplified.

In the ever-evolving landscape of skincare, where trends come and go frequently, certain ingredients stand the test of time. An effective skincare routine can be broken down into 5 essential products that can transform your skin from dull and dehydrated to luminous and soft.

1. Cleansing

A gentle yet effective cleanser should not be overlooked. Cleansing sets the stage for the rest of your routine, ensuring that your skin is clean and ready to absorb the benefits of other products. Our Calm Down Cleanser is soap-free yet foamy to gently scrub away impurities, dirt and oil. It is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types yet effectively removes makeup for a clean canvas.

2. Moisturizing

Our skin needs proper hydration to maintain elasticity and bounce. An effective moisturizer will make a huge difference in terms of the look and feel of our skin. We recommend using a moisturizer that contains ceramides and peptides which help to physically repair the skin barrier for healthier skin. Our Hydravol moisturizer is thick enough for dry skin types, yet doesn’t clog pores or feel heavy on the skin which makes it suitable for even oily or acne-prone types as well. It has a luxuriously soft feel and results in that dewy, fresh-faced glow you’ve been wanting.

3. Actives

Incorporate active ingredients into your routine to target specific skin concerns. Vitamin C brightens and protects against environmental damage, while niacinamide reduces redness and inflammation. Everyone should be on a retinol which promotes collagen production, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and improves the overall texture and tone of the skin. The Super C Serum, Hydrate Nia and Retinol levels 1-3 are some of our favorite active-ingredient products that should be used regularly to improve upon your individual skin problems.

4. Exfoliation

We accumulate dead skin cells on the very top layers of our skin which prevents other skincare products from penetrating. This can lead to dryness, redness and dullness. Regular exfoliation using ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) can make a huge difference in the overall appearance of your skin. If you can’t remember to use an exfoliant at home, we recommend monthly chemical peels done by our licensed aesthetician so she can tailor the intensity of exfoliation to your individual skin type and needs. You’ll notice instantly clearer, smoother, glass-like skin without any irritation or downtime!

5. Sunscreen

The most important part of any skincare routine is SPF! Sunscreen should be applied daily, regardless of the weather, to prevent sunburn, premature aging, dark spots and skin cancer. Without protection from the sun, you put your skin and yourself at risk for permanent skin damage. Our broad-spectrum Mineral Lightly Tinted, Mineral Matte Tinted and Sheer Physical sunscreens will provide you with the coverage you need to keep your skin looking youthful, smooth and free of discoloration.

By incorporating these 5 skincare products- cleansers, moisturizers, actives, exfoliants and sunscreen- into your daily routine, you can achieve healthy, radiant skin. Experiment with different products and techniques all found on our online store at: store.rothausmd.com.