While everyone is making and breaking their New Year’s resolutions, why don’t you make a resolution that is easy to keep? This year, pamper yourself a little. Start looking after your skin and begin a routine that will help you for all of your New Years to come.
For those of you, who have put basically no previous time or effort into your skin, start small. A good quality cleanser, moisturizer and sunblock takes less than a minute of your day and will add years to a younger looking you. SkinMedica’ s Facial Cleanser is ideal for all skin types, creates a gentle lather and is easily removed, leaving no residue on the skin. A moisturizer such as Skinceuticals Daily Moisture for normal to oily skin or their A.G.E. Interrupter for a more mature skin is simple, easy to use and can be applied both morning and night. And Elta MD is always my go-to for the best protection sunscreens have to offer.
For many people, a good starter routine has been established. How can you make it better? Adding an active ingredient such as retinol or growth factors or even antioxidants will do wonders for improving the skin. ZO Skin Health and SkinMedica both make remarkable moisturizers or treatments containing one or all of these incredible anti-aging miracle ingredients. Throw away your old make up and try Jane Iredale’s 100% mineral make up. This makeup won’t clog the pores like regular make up does, and it protects the skin instead of just covering it up. And for the ultimate cleanse? Try Clarisonic Pro or the Mia2, tools that clean your skin 7 times better than you could clean your skin otherwise. Without clean skin, your great products won’t penetrate nearly as well, and the effects will take longer to achieve. In fact, it has been proven that using the Clarisonic or Mia2 will allow your home care to penetrate up to 68 times better! That is an astounding difference!
And for those of you who are fed up with brown spots, broken vessels on your face, spider veins on your legs or just wanting to freshen up your skin on a regular basis, Toronto Dermatology Centre offers numerous services, the best in laser technology and practically anything else you can think of to make 2015 the year you can be proud of the way you look. Our dermatologists are specialists with Botox and fillers, and can improve your look after just one visit.
So for once, don’t let those New Year’s resolutions fade from your grasp again this year. Be it a simple routine or one more complex, be it regular facials or a series of laser treatments, get started now. The 2016 you will be happy your 2015 self made it happen!
~ Sheri Roselle, Medical Esthetician at Toronto Dermatology Centre