Retinol / Serum
Not so basic, but completely necessary. Retinol is one of the main forms of Vitamin A — an essential vitamin needed for new cell growth and anti-aging — and it can be used in a daily routine to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol also brightens dark circles, reduces dullness, and will have you saying “Good riddance” to pesky breakouts!
With a formula that combines Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and retinoids, it’s no wonder how Skinbetter AlphaRet got its name. This little miracle bottle will have your skin feeling and looking younger with little-to-no irritation.
Everyone’s skin craves a good moisturizer, right? But, finding the right one seems to be the hardest part of a skincare routine. There are so many that claim to do better than the next, and finding the one that’s perfect for you can be costly and tiring.
First thing’s first, though – figure out if you have oily or dry skin. Next, figure out what you’re looking for from a moisturizer. Are you wanting to target redness, dullness, itchiness, or dryness? With all the moisturizer on the market, you’re bound to find the product that’s perfect for you.
All the other products aside, this one is the most important for preventing any kind of sun damage — well, duh. If none of the other products existed, this would be the one you should still wear every single day to prevent the skin from being exposed to UV rays which can cause your skin to burn, become dry, flaky, or take on an uneven tone.
Since we all already know that protecting our skin from the sun’s UV rays is priority numero uno, using a sunscreen that is going to repair the old skin and protect the new only seems logical, right? Total Defense and Repair from SkinMedica makes that possible!
Wow! We covered a lot of steps that should be in a morning routine other than brushing out bed head and teeth, right? Trust me, your skin will thank you later!
If you’re a pro and think you have that handled, let’s test your patience a little. Try adding in a toner to correct PH balance, an exfoliator at least twice a week to shed the dead skin and brighten, and a dash of vitamin C to help brighten, speed up cell turnover rate, and produce collagen. To top it all off, use a scrub mask three times a week to scrub off any debris.
Sounds like a pretty good challenge if you ask me — are you up for it?