Is it time to change up your regular routine? Even if you have been using great home care like I have, sometimes it is a great idea to stir the pot a little. Throw in a change up to awaken the skin and kick start it, whether weekly, monthly or quarterly. Your skin needs balance, but it also needs a poke in the side once in a while to get it working at its maximum potential.
Take me for instance. I use the best medical grade products and have for years. I have a routine that works for me and my skin type but maybe due to the weather or the change in seasons, I have been noticing that it has been looking lackluster as of late. I haven’t been able to work it into my schedule to get a chemical peel or a silkpeel (medical microdermabrasion with infusions) and I was feeling that I needed to do something.
I booked myself in for a silkpeel, but it isn’t until the end of November, and honestly I am the most impatient person I know. So, I knew there was no way I could wait until then. So what could I do at home until then? Enter Glypro, SkinMedica’s answer to the best home version of an exfoliation a person could ask for. Although the products can be sold separately, I had the kit, which includes a micro exfoliating cleanser, an antioxidant serum with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) and BHAs (beta hydroxy acids), and of course the most awesome moisturizer also containing a high percent of AHAs and BHAs.
I used my Clarisonic to wash my face with the Glypro cleanser, and immediately my skin felt smoother. I applied the serum and then the moisturizer and went to bed. When I woke up the next morning there was an immediate improvement. My skin was actually glowing! I know that this can be done up to twice a week, so I did it again the following night. By the next morning, I honestly felt years younger. I had that glow back, my skin was smooth and I knew I was finally back on track with my skin.
I am now back on my normal routine and will continue with it most nights. I will do my Glypro routine 1-2 nights a week now, knowing that my other products will penetrate even better when all my dead skin cells have been removed.
I use great products. I use medical grade home care that includes Growth Factors, Retinol, Ceramides, and a ton of Antioxidants. It is everything that a face could want. But, by adding a change of active ingredients every now and then, I have managed to find a way to keep my skin it’s most youthful when I can’t get in to get a treatment at the clinic. I have found a way to make my products work even better, penetrate deeper and produce a skin that I can be proud of.
It doesn’t matter whether you are using just the basic products from a drugstore or the very best professional products that money can buy. The bottom line is, skin cells will build up, and they will make you look dull and they will prevent your products from doing their job. Of course not all home care is created equal, and some products will never give you the look you want. But, if you can take the time a few minutes a week to treat your skin at home with products such as the Skin Medica Glypro system, you will be amazed at how quickly you can bring your skin back from dull to stunning!
~ Sheri Roselle, Medical Esthetician at Toronto Dermatology Centre