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By following dermatologist recommended skincare, you can maximize the benefits of your daily skincare routine. The general steps of an effective routine include cleansing your face, firming and replenishing, and moisturizing. By consistently following a daily plan, you will help your skin to be as healthy as possible and to look and feel vibrant. In this article, we describe the steps to a dermatologist recommended skincare routine.
The first step in your daily skincare routine is to wash your face in the morning. This refreshes your skin and helps to clean your pores. Consider using a face wash recommended by dermatologist guidance. Find a cleanser that is good for your skin type and is gentle to your skin. This also applies if you use an exfoliator. Dermatologists recommend using an exfoliator no more than once a week.
Repeat Cleansing in the Evening.
Throughout the day, your skin is impacted by the environment. So it is important to wash your face again in the evening in order to clean your pores and to help prevent acne.
2. Apply Active Treatments
If you use any active treatments, such as Vitamin C, Retinol, or oils, apply these after you cleanse your face.
3. Firm and Replenish
After cleansing your face and optionally applying active treatments, toning your skin by firming and replenishing it is the next step in dermatologist recommended skincare. By doing this, you help to maintain your skin’s barrier and essential lipids and receive helpful ingredients such as hyaluronic acid which helps to increase hydration and reduces lines. Firming and replenishing your skin can also help to lock in the benefits of the active treatments you may be using.
Dr. Tyler Hollmig, Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, UT Austin, teaches his clients that a healthy skin barrier is critical to helping us look our best:
“This elegant (and very complex) mechanical barrier blocks harsh environmental factors from penetrating our skin, helps maintain our inner water balance, and so many more amazing things.”
The Firm + Replenish Serum from Eighteen B helps your skin to look and feel great. It includes a double dose of our patented B-SILK(TM) PROTEIN and is one of the top dermatologist recommended skin care products for aging skin. The serum promotes skin elasticity, firmness, and health. Use 2-3 pumps to your face, neck, and décolletage.
Repeat Firming and Replenishing in the Evening.
4. Apply Eye Cream
Next, apply your eye cream. This type of cream is strongly advised by dermatologist recommended skincare since the skin around your eyes is thin, which makes it the most susceptible area on your face for showing lines and puffiness.
Our Defend + Nourish Eye Cream helps you to maintain healthy skin around your eyes. Our key skincare ingredient at Eighteen B, B-SILK™ PROTEIN, supports, defends, and hydrates this delicate area. We also include Jasmine Flower Extract, which improves circulation and helps to treat and prevent dark circles. To apply the cream, use your ring finger to tap it along your orbital bone under and around your eye.
Tip: This eye cream is a great foundation for concealer.
Repeat Eye Cream Application in the Evening.
A moisturizer helps to keep your skin hydrated and dermatologist recommended skincare advises that it be used consistently by people of all skin types. Through the natural aging process, the skin’s ability to retain moisture diminishes. A moisturizer product helps to supplement natural substances within the skin, such as ceramides. These are lipids that are part of your skin and help it to operate and to maintain its hydration.
Here are a couple of moisturizers that we offer at Eighteen B:
Hydrate + Restore Rich Cream, which is recommended for normal to dry skin; and Revitalizing Hydrogel Moisturizer, which is recommended for oily and combination skin. The B-SILK™ PROTEIN in our moisturizers protects your skin from the environment, hydrates your skin, and improves texture, firmness, and elasticity.
Apply your moisturizer generously from your forehead to your décolletage. Also, apply SPF if you will be going out into the daylight.
Repeat Moisturizer Application in the Evening.
Eighteen B products help you to maintain healthy skin and are among the best dermatologist recommended skin care products for aging skin. View our full line of Eighteen B silk skin care products, including our serums, creams, and moisturizers to help you to build and maintain beautiful, vibrant skin.