Skin Care Treatments Questions and Answers
A proper skincare treatment is one which is making sure your skin is healthy and is able to combat the signs of aging. Contact Metabolic Medical to find out what other skincare treatments we offer to help support your skincare regime. Call us or schedule an appointment online! We have 5 convenient locations to serve you in Mount Pleasant SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, and Bluffton SC.
Why is skin care important?
A good skin care routine is only as good as the products you use to help with it. Good quality products can help your skin look better now and into the future, while poor quality products can be rendered useless or even cause harm.
How can Metabolism help with my skin?
Just like our body, our skin has its own metabolism as well. Similar to our digestive metabolism, our skin’s metabolism measures how well and fast our skin cells turn nutrients into energy and then use that to help repair any damaged skin and produce collagen.
Age and poor lifestyle can be the detriment of slowing down your skin’s metabolism, leading to dull and even wrinkled skin.
A way to help kick-start your skin’s metabolism can be:
1. Exercise daily
Besides helping to boost your overall metabolism, and toning your muscles, exercising dilates the skin’s pores while sweating helps to remove trapped oil and dirt
2. Eat healthy
Eating or drinking antioxidant and omega-fat rich foods such as leafy greens, dark berries and tomatoes which have a very positive effect on skin.
3. Quit Smoking
Smoking tends to be more wrinkle-prone than non-smokers. Smoking have been shown to damage the mitochondria in the skin cells, and once they are damaged the skins metabolism starts to slow down
4. Use Sunscreen and Sun protection
Sunlight is good for you in small intervals, however too much exposure can have the opposite effect. Make sure your sunscreen, facial lotion and makeup has sufficient SPF, as well wear a heat when possible
5. Follow a good skin-care regimen
Look after your skin by following a good skincare routine that helps to energize and nourish your skin. Look for products that may contain vitamin B3, Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and SPF.
What are the benefits of skin care?
Skin care is so important for many reasons including:
• Helps your skin to stay in great condition
Your body naturally sheds skin cells throughout the day, so it is vital to keep your skin glowing and in good condition all year round. An effective routine you can follow to help prevent acne, treat wrinkles and keep your skin looking best is one way to help your skin
• Your skin will look more youthful with a good skincare routine
As you age, naturally your skin’s cell’s turn over more slowly, making your skin look duller and less radiant. Start using quality skin care lines to help remove dead skin cells so your body can replace them with newer, and more youthful cells
• Prevention is key and easier to do than correction
It’s easier to prevent skin problems and less costly than having to try and fix them in the future which can lead to worse problems
• Seeing is believing, and your self-confidence will get a major boost
When your skin looks clearer, younger and healthier, you’ll feel better about yourself, which will in turn offer you more self-confidence
What is a good skin care routine?
A good skincare routine isn’t built overnight, just like your skincare routine, your skin would be flawless after one application. However, a good skincare routine starts with good skincare products. You want to use the most effective products for your skin as well as use them in the correct order to get the best benefits you can.
This 9-Step skincare routine will help to improve your complexion and skin care:
1. Wash your face
Wash your face morning and night and massage gently into your skin and all over your face to get into the deep pores. Rinse and gently pat dry with a soft towel
2. Apply toner
Apply a toner after cleansing your face and before everything else. You will only need a few drops of toner into your palms or on a cotton pad to gently apply to your face and neck
3. Apply serum
Morning is one of the better times to use a serum with antioxidants like a brightening vitamin C serum. Nighttime is the better time to use a moisturizing serum with hyaluronic acid to help your skin from drying out overnight
4. Apply eye cream
Apply a regular moisturizer to your under-eye area or even a specialized eye cream (is using specialized use under your daily moisturizer)
5. Use spot treatment
If you are noticing acne on your face, apply a acne spot treatment at night while your body goes into repair mode from the day’s activities, this spot treatment will also help to fight the acne
Moisturizing helps to hydrate the skin and lock in all the other layers of product you’ve applied before this step. Look for a moisturizer than is light-weight for the morning and has an SPF of 30+. In the evening, apply a thicker night cream to help combat dry skin
7. Apply retinoid
Retinoids can help to reduce dark spots, breakouts, and fine lines by increasing overall skin-cell turnover. This should only be used at night
8. Apply Face oil
If you decide to use a face oil, apply it after your other skincare products, since once this is applied, the other products won’t be able to penetrate the oil
9. Apply sunscreen
This may be the last step, but sunscreen is one of the most important parts of your daily skincare routine. Protecting your skin from the UV rays can help you to prevent skin cancer, signs of aging and other issues like sunburns.
If you are interested in Skin Care Treatments, contact one of our two medical spa locations in Columbia or Mount Pleasant, SC. Book an appointment with one of our experienced and qualified injectionists at Metabolic Medical. We Serve Patients from Mount Pleasant SC, West Ashley SC, Murrells Inlet SC, Columbia SC, Bluffton SC, Sullivans Island SC, Isle of Palms SC, Daniel Island SC, Charleston SC, James Island SC, North Charleston SC, Pawleys Island SC, Myrtle Beach SC, Hilton Head SC, and Hardeeville SC.