Do you know the 75/25 secret?
- Posted on: Feb 16 2017
Studies have shown that 75% of your skin’s condition is attributed to your at-home skin care regimen and 25% is attributed to in-office professional treatments. What does that mean? To start, it means using quality medical-grade skin care products at home can actually change and improve the look of your skin without even leaving your house.
Did you know that what you buy from stores won’t actually change your skin? It’s true! If you can walk into a store, ranging anywhere from Walgreens to Nordstrom’s, and purchase a facial product, the FDA doesn’t allow that product to actually change your skin. Seriously! So, it just sits on the surface and does nothing for you. So, what’s the answer? There are two types of products that you can purchase that will work: cosmeceutical and pharmaceutical.
Cosmeceutical products are skin care items you can purchase from a licensed esthetician that can penetrate the skin’s surface layer and reach the upper layers of the skin and make the change there. This means that someone who is licensed to look at your skin and give you advice can recommend a product that will help what your skin needs. Such skin care lines include Lira Clinical and Image Skincare. These lines have wonderful products to hydrate the skin, moisturize from within, increase cell turnover for anti-aging, and lessen acne breakouts.
Pharmaceutical skincare goes even deeper. These products can reach all the way to the lowest cellular level of your skin where it all begins. Pharmaceutical grade skincare can actually change your skin at the cellular level. At Always Beautiful Medspa, our staff uses SkinMedica at home in our daily skincare regime. SkinMedica products work with your skin’s natural healing properties to help you achieve transformative results from the inside out. Instead of providing quick fixes, pharmaceutical grade products like SkinMedica promote the long-term health of your skin.
The 25% of your skin’s rejuvenation process happens in the office. Professional treatments are a very important step to reaching your skin-care goals. In office, treatments prepare the skin to fully accept and absorb the medical-grade products you are using on a daily basis at home. The in-office treatments allow your at-home treatments to work at their optimal level, which will speed up your results! The cold, dry air we have in Colorado during the winter months can leave your skin looking dull – with a buildup of dry, dead skin cells which can only truly be removed at the cellular level by doing professional treatments. In the heat of the summer, your skin can be oily with sticky buildup that can lead to breakouts. To thoroughly remove the naturally occurring buildup you are experiencing throughout the year, your skin requires an in-office professional treatment to keep your skin’s integrity intact. These treatments include dermaplaning, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. By doing professional in-office treatments, you can actually accelerate your results while using good, quality medical-grade products at home. Depending on your skin type, condition, and skin-care goals, combining dermaplaning with your skincare regimen will improve the look and health of your skin with no downtime at all.
Schedule today for your customized medical-grade skincare product recommendation and in-office treatment consultation. Our knowledgeable staff will guide your skin to be the best it’s ever been! See results faster with this 75/25 secret!