At Knox Dermatology, we understand that navigating the world of skincare can be overwhelming. With so many products and treatments available, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve sifted through the fluff to put together this comprehensive guide to skincare routine steps for you. Whether you’re a skincare novice or a seasoned veteran, these steps will help you achieve the radiant, healthy skin you’ve always wanted.
Morning Skincare Routine Steps
Step 1: Cleanse
Start your day by cleansing your face to remove the natural oils that accumulate overnight and any remnants of overnight skincare products. One of our recommendations is SkinBetter Oxygen Infusion Wash. This cleanser has slow-releasing alpha hydroxy acids that purify and refresh the skin.
Step 2: Vitamin C
Antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, are an important step in every skincare routine because they help protect our skin from stressors in the environment (pollution, environmental toxins, tobacco, sunlight, etc). Not only do they help protect your skin, they also work to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and uneven skin tones. One of our favorites is Skin Better Alto Advanced which has 19 different antioxidants! It is truly an amazing product!
Step 3: Moisturizer
Depending on your skin type, many people may prefer a lighter weight moisturizer in the mornings. Elta MD AM Therapy Facial Moisturizer is a great oil-free, lightweight formula.
Step 4: Sun Protection
Before stepping out, whether the sun is shining or not, it’s crucial to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica is a lightweight sheer sunscreen with SPF 50 protection and additional DNA Repairsomes that help repair sun damaged skin cells.
Nighttime Skincare Routine Steps
Step 1: Cleanse
Your skin collects dirt and pollutants throughout the day. A thorough cleanse is essential. VMV Creammmy Cleansing Milk is a gentle, calming cleanser that will cleanse the skin without causing irritation.
Step 2: Retinol
At night, your skin goes into repair mode. AlphaRet Overnight Cream by Skin Better Science is a unique skincare cream that combines a retinoid with an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) to provide visible skin rejuvenation with little-to-no irritation.
Step 3: Moisturize
A good moisturizer will hydrate your skin and lock in all the goodness from the previous steps. You want to choose one that suits your skin type – whether you have dry or oily skin is an excellent place to start. One of our favorite moisturizers for dry or sensitive skin is Avene Tolerance Cream which is infused with postbiotics to calm irritated skin. Consult your provider on options that will work best for your skin type.
While these are baseline products and steps, it’s important to note that based on your budget and what you’d like to invest, there are also great products for purchase at local drugstores that we can recommend to you.
Target Your Issue Areas with Knox Dermatology Products
Knox Dermatology offers a range of specialized brands and products that can be integrated into your skincare routine steps if you’re looking to target specific issue areas. From treating acne scars, to reducing shine and oiliness, we have solutions for every skin concern. Check out the products from our physician partners to learn more!
Schedule Your Appointment with Knox Dermatology Today
Your skin is unique, and it deserves a personalized approach. Schedule an appointment with Knox Dermatology today to discuss the best skincare routine steps and product recommendations to meet your goals. We’re here to help you achieve the radiant, healthy skin you deserve.