Spring has almost sprung and your skin’s needs are changing. As we move away from the dry days of winter, it’s time to focus on bolstering that spring skincare routine so you can shine with that spring sun!
At Medical Aesthetics & Laser in the Woodlands, our expert aestheticians love to provide medical grade skincare products as well as skincare treatments that help cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. If you’re as obsessed with your skin’s health as we are, then keep scrolling to learn our five-step spring skincare routine to start your day off right.
Whether you use an over-the-counter cleanser or just soap and water, everyone should be washing their face at some point in the day! Adding a cleanser to this routine elevates your skin’s health and gives you the perfect start to your spring skincare routine.
Cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser can help break down buildup of dirt, grime, oils, lotions, and makeup. These buildups are what cause clogged pores, acne, breakouts, and infection. So utilizing a cleanser in your morning routine not only refreshes and revitalizes your skin, but clears it out and keeps it healthy.
You can also add a cleanser with a mild to moderately deep exfoliation range to your spring skincare routine. This can help remove even more dead skin cells and other build up, but we recommend only using an exfoliator a few times a week.
If you’re interested in an additional way to get rid of dead skin cells and debris build-up on the skin, then check out dermaplaning at Medical Aesthetics & Laser.
Dermaplaning involves grazing the face with a surgical-grade scalpel, shaving away the topmost layer of dead skin and fine facial hairs (AKA “peach fuzz”) while triggering your skin’s natural healing process.
This process can heal rough skin texture, and as an added bonus, allows for the deeper penetration of your other skincare products!
Toning is a crucial step in our spring skincare routine. True to its name, toning can help even out your skin tone and smooth its appearance, but the process is a little more complicated than that.
Toner helps remove dead skin cells, tighten skin, and promote collagen production, but a toner’s main job is to balance the pH levels of your skin. These are what measure the acidity levels of your skin. The level of pH is measured on a scale of 1 to 14, and you want your skin to stay neutral, at right around seven. If your skin’s pH level swings to one side or the other, you may experience excessive dryness or oiliness.
Toner can help reduce the alkalinity in your skin, and keep it at a happy neutral level. As the weather heats up, your skin begins producing more natural oils, which can inevitably lead to breakouts. So, as the spring season approaches, adding a toner to your regimen can do wonders to keep your pH neutral and your skin balanced and clear of breakouts.
These benefits make toner a great place to start if you’re looking to step up your spring skincare routine. However, because toner often has alcohol as an ingredient, you don’t want to miss out on these next hydrating steps to keep your skin balanced and healthy.
Toning is great for all skin types! Toning does help reduce oiliness and redness, so if you experience those then you might benefit exceptionally from introducing a toner into your spring skincare routine.
Our VISIA skin analysis gives us vital information about your skin. With VISIA, we are able to create a completely tailored skincare regimen that will transform your skin. We test and evaluate your skin, giving us a clear picture of its current state, and helping us provide product and treatment recommendations for optimal improvement.
This service can provide us with details such as your skin’s PH levels so we can fine tune your skincare recommendations.
For this step, you can have a little fun! The best thing about skincare is that it is highly customizable to your unique needs. A great addition to your spring skincare routine is a supplemental serum.
Skin serums are lightweight products with active ingredients meant to produce specific results in the skin, including:
After your VISIA skin analysis at Medical Aesthetics & Laser in The Woodlands, you’ll know where you’d like to focus your attention and which area you’d like to bolster using this step. There are many different serums infused with ingredients like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid, each with a unique purpose.
These products can bolster your spring skincare routine in tons of awesome ways, and can be used in conjunction with one another to heal, protect, strengthen, enliven, and brighten your skin!
Because there are so many types of serums, you can tailor this step of your spring skincare routine to your specific needs. Usually, serums help to tackle:
Retinol is derived from vitamin A and is a helpful tool in evening skin tone, smoothing texture, and brightening the skin. It does this by generating new cell growth deep under the skin. You can easily add a retinol serum to your daily routine. Make sure to let it fully dry before applying your moisturizer.
Scarlet & Agnes RF is our secret weapon in the fight against signs of aging. Despite their lovely names, these are handheld devices that deliver microneedling treatments, and not people. Scarlet and Agnes RF microneedling in Houston offer comparable benefits to a deep chemical peel or laser resurfacing treatment with much shorter treatment and recovery times.
Using tiny micro needles that penetrate the skin, doctors release radiofrequency (that’s what the RF stands for) energy deep into the skin. This stimulates collagen production and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized!
During the winter months, our skin goes through a hibernation of its own. We build up dry skin, causing flakiness and dehydration (preventing moisture from penetrating into the skin). Moisturizer is a must all year round, but during the different Texas seasons, your skin’s needs change. Adding a unique moisturizer to your spring skincare routine can be a game changer.
Sometimes the necessary steps of a good spring skincare routine can cause the skin to dry out. Including a moisturizer in your process is extremely important to balance out that dryness. Just like you should be drinking lots of water in a day (preferably 8 glasses!!), so too should your skin stay hydrated.
Keeping your skin moisturized can be helpful in reducing extreme dryness and oiliness. It can also help alleviate acne, avoid blemishes, and smooth and even your skin tone.
One of our most popular treatments at the medical spa is our Hydrafacial. As the name suggests, it benefits the skin by hydrating it, but it also provides other benefits.
Hydrafacial in Houston is a skin resurfacing treatment using a four-step experience that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration techniques to shed your skin of dead skin cells and unwanted debris. The treatment leaves your skin plumper, brighter, protected, and feeling incredible!
Hydrafacial treatment is suitable for nearly every age group and skin type.
We love talking about the benefits of sun protection! Sunscreen is the finishing touch to your spring skincare routine, and if possible, should be reapplied throughout the day.
You should use sunscreen all year, but the more time you spend outside, the more important it becomes to protect that skin of yours! Depending on your skin type, skin tone, and sun exposure, you need different levels of protection.
Consistent sunscreen use can even your skin tone and prevent brown spots and sun damage.
Everybody should use sunscreen! You can use it as a preventative measure to avoid early signs of aging due to sun damage. It can also stop further damage if used consistently!
Consider BBL photofacial as a supplemental treatment. This procedure, performed by our renowned medical aestheticians, can have you feeling and looking years younger.
Our photofacial in The Woodlands utilizes the state-of-the-art Forever Young BBL™ device to harness the power of broadband light to deeply penetrate your skin and deliver incredible results.
The powerful pulsed light in Forever Young BBL gently heats the upper layers of skin to stimulate new collagen production and give skin a firmer, more youthful appearance. It treats:
Used in conjunction with consistent sunscreen application, you can turn back time and enjoy the firm, taut, glowing skin of your youth!
One major way to ramp up your spring skincare routine is to make the switch from over-the-counter products to medical-grade ones. Over-the-counter (or OTC) products are okay, but when it comes to real results, medical grade is the way to go.
Unlike OTC, medical grade products are formulated with higher percentages of active ingredients to penetrate deeper than just the first layer of skin. They actually stimulate biological change in the skin, producing desired results more effectively. This is particularly beneficial for those with chronic skin conditions like acne, or even acne scarring.
For a while, getting access to medical-grade skincare products was tricky, as they were mostly only available in doctor’s offices. But nowadays, you can shop on certified medspa websites for any medical grade replacements you’d like to make. Just be sure to consult with that provider first to ensure you don’t select the wrong product.
See a treatment on this list that you’d like to try out? Or simply ready for an in-person consultation to discuss your personalized skincare routine? Reach out to us and schedule an appointment! All of us at Medical Aesthetics & Laser care deeply about providing our clients with world-class skin care. Come and see us today!