If you desire beautiful, glowing, healthy, smooth skin, it’s important to have a daily skincare routine you can abide by that works for your specific skin type. With new skincare products hitting the shelves every day, it can be difficult when it comes time to pick and choose which ones work best for your skin. Our reputable dermatologist in Wellington, Dr. Wassef, states that applying the proper skincare products in the proper order ensures that your skin is benefitting from each and every product you’re using. Your skincare routine must-haves include a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. There are several more amazing skincare products you can add to the list – but these are the essentials you shouldn’t go without.

Start with a Cleanser

Washing your face is the most basic and most essential step in your daily skincare routine. We suggest washing your face twice a day – once in the morning, and once at night – to avoid clogged pores, dullness, and acne.

Finding the Right Facial Cleanser

For everyday cleansing, using the right products to cleanse your skin is crucial so you’re not stripping your skin of healthy oils.
  • Oil or Acne Prone Skin – Use a foaming liquid cleanser
  • Dry, Red, or Eczema Prone Skin – Use a cream or lotion cleanser with glycerin or shea butter
  • Sensitive Skin – Use an oil cleanser
  • Mature Skin – Use a melting or butter-like salve cleanser
  • Any Skin Type – Use a soap-free, micellar water cleanser

Follow with a Toner

Toner helps to remove oil and/or makeup residue while prepping cleansed skin for treatment. Toner is essentially a pre-serum or pre-moisturizer.

Finding the Right Toner for Your Skin

When picking between the different toners available, choose a gentle, non-alcohol-based toner with ingredients that encourage skin repair. Many toners have an alkaline base, which helps to rebalance the pH levels in your skin after using soap, when your skin is likely more basic as a result. The right toner will also tone and tighten your pores, which helps to reduce the penetration of environmental impurities. Be wary when making your decision, as alcohol-based toners tend to over-dry the skin. Look for the following ingredients in a toner:
  • Alpha and beta hydroxy acid
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Rose Water
  • Green Tea
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C

Complete with a Moisturizer

To hydrate and soften the skin, the most important skincare routine must-have is a moisturizer. No matter the condition of your skin, you need to keep it hydrated. If you have oily skin, it’s important to not make the mistake of failing to moisturize, as this is counterproductive – your skin will compensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oil.

Finding the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

It’s important that you’re choosing the right moisturizer for your skin type.
  • Oily Skin – Use a water-based gel moisturizer
  • Normal or Combination Skin – Use a classic lotion moisturizer
  • Dry Skin – Use an oil-based cream or soft cream moisturizer
  • Sensitive Skin – Use a heavier, balm moisturizer

Protect with Sunscreen

If you ask even the best dermatologist in South Florida, they’ll say SPF is one of the most important skincare products you can own and use every day. Up to 90% of the visible changes commonly attributed to aging may be caused by sun exposure.1 You’ll want to wear a daily sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher.

Daily and Weekly Skincare Additions

  • Our dermatologist in Delray Beach recommends exfoliating your skin twice a week to remove dead skin cells and improve your skin tone. If you have sensitive skin, we suggest limiting exfoliation to once a week.
  • Eye Creams. You can apply eye creams every night before bed to maintain the health and thickness of your eyelid skin.
  • Facial Masks
  • Spot Treatments
  • Serums
  • Retinol Creams
  • Chemical Peels
  If you’re interested in learning more about a daily skincare routine, skincare must-haves, or our cosmetic treatments in Wellington specialized for facial skin, Dr. Mounir Wassef can help you determine the products that will work best for the needs of your skin. Request an appointment for a consultation today. At the Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery Institute, we’re ready to help you feel good about your skin again!

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  1. World Health Organization – Sun Protection