You haven’t been able to get into Skin Iowa, PC for your regular aesthetic treatments lately, but you don’t want your skin health to fall by the wayside. Sound like you? This is the time that all of our investments into our skin can either continue to pay off or start to drop off. At Skin Iowa, PC, we always encourage you to do all you can to stay on track and make the most of your investment. After all, you’ve worked so hard towards your skin goals, why throw them away now? Today we’re featuring four at-home beauty rituals that you can start right now (or continue) on your path to ageless, glowy skin – no matter how hectic life may be at the moment.
Ritual #1: Use LATISSE®. Ok, this one doesn’t have to do with your skin. . . but nothing quite completes the look of clear, healthy, youthful skin like longer, darker, voluminous lashes. Just one drop per eyelid each night (applied with the included sterile applicator brush) and you’ll notice results in 3-4 weeks, with maximum effects at 16 weeks. We recommend applying LATISSE as the last part of your nightly routine and remember that a small amount of product goes a long way. Just one swipe on your upper lids above your lash line and there’s no need to apply to your lower lashes, enough product will reach them when you close your eyes and doze off to sleep.
Ritual #2: Use Vitamin C. When we say this, we aren’t saying to add a glass of orange juice to your morning waffle – we mean adding a medical grade vitamin C product to your skincare routine each morning! Vitamin C serums are famous for neutralizing free radicals in the skin. What are free radicals exactly? Free radicals are molecules with one of more unpaired electrons in its outer shell and are formed from sun exposure, stress, smoking and pollution. They are known to damage our cell’s DNA, leading to premature signs of aging as well as skin cancer. Vitamin C products work to neutralize free radicals in the skin by oxidation and are also praised for their collagen-boosting effects as well as reversing of skin damage and correction of pigmentation issues. One major factor that is important to note when choosing a vitamin C product is making sure it’s from a medical grade brand like ZO® Skin Health’s 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating. While many drugstore options will wear the same name, they simply don’t have the research behind them to provide the benefits we’re looking for in a highly effective vitamin C product.
Ritual #3: Use ZO® Skin Health Radical Night Repair. Also known as midnight magic in the bottle, ZO’s Radical Night Repair is a nighttime serum formulated with 1% retinol to improve skin texture and uneven pigmentation, while also minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is a great serum to have in your arsenal as it piggy backs on the effects of vitamin C products to also fight free radical damage while we sleep. We love this serum for our clients with brown spots or uneven skin tone (isn’t that all of us, really?) because it works to correct these signs of skin damage, all while improving skin’s brightness. It’s also a great option for those who need to soothe and calm irritated skin. What’s even better about medical grade skincare like the ZO Skin Health line of products, is that a little truly goes a long way. The ZO Radical Night Repair is an innovative formula that will ensure stability of the product for maximum anti-aging benefits.
Ritual #4: Use ZO® Skin Health Firming Serum. This mild, lightweight serum works at the DNA level to tighten and firm the skin and is great for all skin types (including those with sensitive areas). The ZO Firming Serum helps to support healthy skin structure and the skin’s natural renewal process while also (you guessed it!) helping to defend against free radical damage. What we really love about this serum is that it works to simultaneously hydrate AND reinforce skin health. This leaves you with a visible improvement in skin elasticity and firmness, while also helping to define those facial contours we all love. Even better, it also helps to extend the life of your dermal fillers. . . making it the perfect addition to your daily at-home beauty ritual.
Voila! Your at-home beauty ritual in four easy steps, with visible results you can count on. Whether work life, mom life or anything in between is keeping you from your beloved Skin Iowa, PC appointments, these are quick and easy ways you can still give your skin the love it needs until you can get in to see us again. Do you have other specific skin concerns you’d like addressed? Just give us a call and we’ll work to find a solution for your skin that you can start at home. You can reach us at (515) 223-0119.