tips for bright, radiant skin.
Every clinical skincare routine should be based on a foundation of proven basic practices. These include clinically researched skin care products, with proven ingredients for results. A routine of gentle cleansing, sun protection, using a hydrating moisturizer, and including any actives, like vitamin C, for your skin goals such as wrinkle prevention, tightening, or brightening.
Always Wear Sunscreen
In addition to preventing sun damage and skin discolorations, wearing daily sunscreen is crucial for maintaining overall skin health. Dermatologists strongly recommend incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine as it can help prevent premature aging, wrinkles, pigmentation, and even skin cancer. While it may be tempting to skip sunscreen on cloudy days, the truth is that a large percentage of the sun’s UV rays can penetrate through clouds, which can still cause skin damage. So, make sure to lather up with sunscreen every day, rain or shine, to keep your skin healthy and protected.
Include A Skin-Brightening Ingredient In Your Daily Regimen
Including a targeted skin brightening serum product can help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. In a third-party, independent lab study of our BRIGHTENING + FIRMING SERUM, formulated with 20% L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C), 100% of users agreed that their skin tone was visibly brighter, texture was firmer, and the product helped fade the appearance of dark spots after 4 weeks.
Other ingredients that you might consider incorporating include alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), beta hydroxy acids(BHAs), retinol and niacinamide. These ingredients can help improve the appearance of skin tone unevenness and dullness. When conducting clinical studies for our PHA and salicylic acid serum, RESURFACING + HYDRATING SERUM, a patent-pending technology, researchers observed a statistically significant improvement in skintone evenness and brightness as measured by expert grading of photographs taken by a VISIA-CR device.
When using new actives in your skincare routine, we recommend starting slowly by using 2-3 times per week and slowly ramping up usage frequency if your skin can tolerate it. A pro tip - use nourishing products that help support a healthy skin barrier like MINIMALIST HYDRATING MOISTURIZER or our new BARRIER + ANTIOXIDANT TREATMENT as a buffer by applying to the skin before your serum step.
Ask Your Dermatologist About Professional Treatments
If you have specific concerns, it might be an opportune time to consult with your dermatologist about professional treatments to address these. A board-certified dermatologist will be able to talk you through your various options, including chemical peels and various light and laser treatments, and tailor a plan to your needs. Such treatments may temporarily make skin more sensitive to the sun, which is why dermatologists sometimes recommend receiving them during the winter months.