By: Elsa Cipolletta
Winter is here and dry skin is a sad reality. Luckily, we have the best of the best to take care of you! Our esthetics team recommended this skin care routine for dry and dull skin.
They recommend medical grade products, such as Glymed and Skin Medica as opposed to regular drug store or department store products.
“Drug store and department store products only contain 2%-5% active ingredients. Medical grade products contain more than 90% active ingredients. Medical grade products can only be sold by licensed professionals. This means that these products will have significantly better results than something you’d buy at Walmart or even Sephora,” says Jordyn Pope, Master Esthetician here at Amara Day Spa.
Step #1: Makeup remover.
Taking off your makeup is such an important step in keeping your skin youthful and glowing. We recommend the Smashbox It’s A Wrap! Waterproof Makeup Remover. It’s a nice water-based, gentle remover.
Step #2: Cleanser.
In order to make sure all of the dirt and oil from your skin is removed, cleanser is essential. Glymed’s Mega Purifying Cleanser is our go-to cleanser for clean, pure skin. It helps break down any additional makeup that was left by your makeup remover.
Step #3: Retinol.
Retinol is used to rid your skin of dark spots and hyper-pigmentation, as well as minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Our estheticians recommend using Retinol twice a week. Start at a low dosage (such as .25 Retinol by Skin Medica) and build up to a higher dosage.
Step #4: HA5 (Hydrating Serum).
One of AMARA’s top sellers, the HA5 Serum by Skin Medica contains five forms of hyaluronic acid meant to rejuvenate your skin. It is perfect to plump the skin for those with dullness, helps improve wrinkles and fine lines and helps your skin produce more of its own hyaluronic acid. Try it for 8 weeks and you will see a significant improvement in your skin!
Step #5: Moisturizer.
Your moisturizer cream is arguably the most important part of your skin care routine. Therefore the product you use is just as important. Our recommendation is the Glymed Daily Repair Mega-Moisture Cream. This cream is packed with vitamins and minerals that your skin needs to stay healthy and nourished! It slowly repairs skin to make it as healthy and balanced as possible.
What are some of your favorite skin care products? We want to know in the comments!