Over the last few years, skincare has taken a decidedly more prominent role in pop culture as compared to makeup. People are ditching their foundation and concealer in favor of products that help treat, cleanse, and plump up their skin, leaving them with naturally beautiful faces. Here at Samano Aesthetics, we’re obviously huge fans of this trend! But with such a huge influx of skincare products and brands on the market right now, it can become a task to ensure you’re finding the right products for your needs.
We carry ZO Skin Health products in our office, and we recommend them highly since they’re packed with effective, beneficial ingredients without being a burden on your pocketbook. However, there are lots of other great products available to you today. Here are a few ingredients to look for when you’re searching for your new go-to skincare line:
- For Hydration and Plumping: Hyaluronic Acid. Also billed on the ingredients list as HA or Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid is a chemical naturally produced by the body that helps keep skin cells plump and retains moisture. HA imparts users with that “youthful glow,” filling in fine lines and wrinkles and moisturizing the skin for hours after application. A must-have for just about any skin type!
- For Blemish Treatment: Salicylic Acid. Salicylic acid is one of acne’s worst enemies. It easily penetrates the skin, softening and exfoliating the top layer of your skin cells while loosening up and eliminating whatever is clogging your pores. A word of advice: start slowly when introducing salicylic acid to your lineup. This is a powerful chemical and can occasionally cause irritation, dryness, and flaking.
- For the Treatment of Irritation and Inflammation: Caffeine. That’s right - the same ingredient in your morning latte that kickstarts your day is a powerful skincare ingredient! Caffeine helps stimulate your circulation, which acts to reduce puffiness, inflammation, and irritation. Many skincare lines, like ZO Skin Health, use caffeine in their eye creams as they help to reduce the look of dark circles and puffy eyes.
As we’ve discussed before, everyone’s skin chemistry is different. You may find that hyaluronic acid is your best friend for hydration, but your best friend IRL doesn’t see the same results. Want help building the perfect skincare regimen for your needs? Schedule an appointment with our esthetician for a full skin analysis. Give us a call at 321-397-0692 to learn more or to book your consultation.