Our name says it all. We are Skin Care Institute, a medical practice that is solely dedicated to caring for your skin. Our mission is to protect your skin, not just to perfect it, which is why we are writing this blog, to remind you that sunscreen is your #1 beauty weapon. EVER. All the advanced skin treatments in the world are no match for a sunburn. You know all that supple and vibrant new collagen and elastin growth you are creating every time you undergo a Fraxel® or Lumecca® IPL or RF microneedling skin tightening? It all goes away, gets canceled out, so to speak, the moment your skin cells are being accosted by brutal and unforgiving UV rays. This is why we constantly say that the key to maintaining youthful radiance for life is wearing sunscreen every day. Period.
That said, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of daily sunscreen use (and your skin care habits):
1. Are you a sunscreen slacker?
If you know that sunscreen is good for your skin and will prevent you from aging prematurely, what is stopping you from wearing it every day? Are you still in love with the idea of a healthy glow from the sun? Do you hate the feel of sunscreen? These are the two most common reasons we hear for why people don’t prioritize sunscreen in their daily routine. If this sounds like you, we want to make sure you’re aware of our Shop page. We’re not trying to sell you, but we carry several medical-grade sunscreens that are formulated for people just like you who are sensitive to the look and feel of products on their face. Colorescience® is one amazing skin care company that has designed makeup that works double duty as SPF. They’ve formulated bronzers, blushes, under-eye concealers, powders — and each work to make your skin look great while keeping it protected from UV rays, blue light and pollution. The point to bring home is that you no longer need to sacrifice your looks for your SPF. Medical-grade sunscreens are formulated with such advanced and smart ingredients that they can literally improve your skin while you’re wearing it. Come visit us to discover the perfect products for you! We can’t wait to help!
2. How’s your relationship with yourself?
We know this sounds like a silly question, but what we’re getting at is how well you are taking care of your mind and body. How are you eating and sleeping? Are you being kind to yourself? Though we don’t think about it very often, everything we do directly impacts our skin. We all know it too well. When we’re going through a major stressor and not sleeping or eating right, our skin tattles on us with pimples, dullness and dark circles. Conversely, our complexion thrives on a good night’s sleep, a pumped-up mood or amazing workout — and you can literally see your skin glow with appreciation! So while SPF is your #1 beauty weapon, we think it’s fair to say that stress is your #1 beauty saboteur. Here’s a small tip for breaking the stress cycle: While you’re applying your sunscreen/makeup/skin care in the morning, remember that protecting your skin is a form of self-care, and that simple act of self-care can build momentum fast! Before you know it, you’ll be a whiz at self-care, lowering your stress and boosting your wellness and radiance while you’re at it!
3. Go for the synergy!
Once you have a handle on protecting your skin with daily sunscreen, you can turn your interest to boosting your skin’s renewal process. To achieve your best results, we recommend periodically undergoing skin rejuvenation treatments (Clear + Brilliant®, Lumecca® IPL, Fraxel, Ultherapy®, SYLFIRM X RF microneedling) in combination with applying medical-grade skin care products (SkinMedica®, SkinCeuticals®, Colorescience, etc). This pairing of skin treatment and product, tailored to your specific needs, creates a synergistic boost of new collagen and elastin growth within your skin to help strengthen and rejuvenate your skin for the long term. The medical-grade products also work to protect and enhance the look of your skin with antioxidants, peptides, hyaluronic acid and other active ingredients.
Your first step to achieving glowing summer skin (all year long) is calling us to schedule your consultation! Discover the perfect sunscreen, skin care and treatments for you by calling (918) 948-9639 or filling out our consultation request form today.