As an aesthetician, I get asked about “the best” skincare options on a routine basis, so I decided to address it here to sort out the differences! There are so many different skin care regimens and routines that it can be overwhelming to find the best one for your skin. Everyone’s skin is different and you truly have to find what works best for YOU! Skincare can be customized to each person’s individual needs. There are times you can choose from different companies who offer the best products to find the right combination that is suitable for you.
The difference between over-the-counter skin care products and medical grade skincare:
- Of course medical grade products are sold in a doctor’s or dermatologist’s office and the reason is the ingredients are stronger, concentrated and penetrate the skin on deeper level. Over-the-counter (OTC) products are not strong enough to infiltrate the upper layers of the skin.
To treat different skin conditions such as acne, hyper-pigmentation, melasma, fine lines and wrinkles, etc., you need to reach for the medical grade skin in order to get the root of the problem the fastest. Most medical grade products can take 6-8 weeks to see the effects while OTC will take much longer or may have no significant change to the skin. Although these products can cost more at times, the clinical results and testing prove to have the most effect. You will more than likely receive the correct product the fist time, rather than trying to find multiple brands hoping they work!
A combination of a medical grade skin care line and skin care treatments are the most effective in correcting the skin. Some of my favorites are Skinceuticals, Epionce and Skin Medica. Let me know if I can help with get on the right medical grade skin care regimen☺ We carry some in my office and I’d be happy to help you find the right fit regimen for your skin. That’s what I’m here for!
Enjoy the rest of your July, friends, and remember to slather on that sunscreen!