New Year, New Skin Care Routine

Updated: Mar 5

Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions and many people use them to make positive changes in their lives. If you want to take better care of your skin, there is no better time to start than the New Year.


Whether you’re aiming to get rid of acne or want to regain youthful-looking skin, you can create a new skincare routine and follow several skincare steps to achieve the results you desire. By incorporating home and professional treatments into your routine, you’ll have your dream skin before you know it.


Identifying Your Skin Concerns


Before you put together the best skincare routine for your skin, you need to work out what type of skin issues you have. Everyone has different skin, which means no two skincare routines will ever be the same. By understanding your skin, you can better put together practical skincare steps.


  • Aging skin: If you have fine lines on your forehead, around your eyes, or your mouth, then you’ll want to build a skincare routine with products that target the signs of aging. There’s never a wrong time to start making anti-aging skincare steps.


  • Acne: If frequent breakouts in the same areas are a common occurrence, then you’re likely suffering from acne. There are many acne causes, from hormones to diet. Deep cleansing your face correctly and avoiding oily products is essential if you want to minimize breakouts.


  • Dry skin: For dry and flaky skin, you’ll need to personalize your routine to give your skin more moisture and make sure you’re not drying it out through over-cleansing.


  • Oily skin: For sufferers of oily skin, it’s crucial to find products and treatments that clean your skin without causing your glands to produce more sebum. Excess sebum secretion is what causes the skin to be oily.


Even if you don’t have any specific issues that you want to correct, it’s still a good idea to start taking some skincare steps as a pre-emptive measure.


Building a New Skincare Routine


When it comes to creating new skincare routine steps, you need to carefully research treatments and products. It’s essential to be selective and not overload your skin with too many new ingredients, as this could cause problems.


Firstly, make sure you only buy a handful of essential products that suit your skin. It’s a good idea to get a good cleanser, toner and moisturizer and use them in that order each morning and night. You should also invest in a face mask that targets your specific skin concerns and use this once or twice a week, after cleansing and before moisturizing.


It’s essential to give your skin time to adjust to a new routine, since you won’t notice immediate results overnight. However, if your skin has not improved after two weeks or you notice its condition worsening, we recommend changing one or more of your skincare products.


Enhancing Your Skin Routine with Treatments


On top of creating skincare routine steps to carry out at home, it’s a good idea to incorporate spa treatments into your routine. Many different facial treatments can target problems.


If you have aging or dry skin and want to boost moisture and give your skin a lift, a collagen moisturizing treatment might be the right treatment for you. Collagen is excellent at reducing the appearance of wrinkles, not to mention that a moisturizing facial will give your dry skin the extra hydration it needs.


Chemical peels remove the damaged outer layer of skin and are also an effective and safe way to reduce the signs of aging. These facial treatments help improve the appearance of acne scars too, as does Fraxel treatment. This treatment can severely reduce the appearance of acne scars and is also great if you have wrinkles or sunspots.


Book a Skincare Treatment at Renew + Refresh Medical Spa


At Renew + Refresh Medical Spa, we offer a range of facial treatments specifically designed to treat your skin issues. Whether you have oily or dry skin or want a more youthful appearance, our facials can help complement your skincare routine steps.


Based in Cochrane, Alberta, all of our treatments are carried out by experienced practitioners in a comfortable setting. Click here to see our full list of skincare treatments and make an appointment.


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