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How to Build a Skin Care Routine

A daily skincare routine is essential for having radiant, healthy skin. Your daily habits make a big impact on what you see in the mirror. It does not need to be extensive and time-consuming to be effective. Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery recommends having a base skincare routine that consists of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.

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Washing your face is the first step for a skincare routine. Cleansers remove pollutants and dirt from the skin gently. Cleansing should be done morning and night and it is recommended to use a cleanser that fits your skin type. Here’s a basis to go by:

  • Oily or acne-prone: foaming liquid cleanser
  • Dry, red, and/or eczema-prone: cream or lotion cleanser
  • Sensitive skin: oil cleanser
  • Mature skin: melting balm cleanser


The next step is to tone your skin. Toner adds another layer of skin-replenishment with the right ingredients. Most formulas can be used morning and night, however, exfoliating acids should only be used at night or every other day. Here are some key ingredients Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery recommends looking for:

  • Alpha and beta hydroxy acids gently remove dead skin cells that can clog pores, improve sun-damaged skin, and minimize dullness.
  • Hyaluronic acid boosts hydration, seal in dewiness, and plump skin to subtly treat fine lines.
  • Rosewater and green tea calm irritation and reduce redness with an anti-inflammatory effect.
  • Vitamin E and C fight daily exposure to free radicals that can age your skin.


Moisturizer’s basic function is to hydrate and soften the skin. Moisturizer is for all skin types, including oily skin! Everyone needs moisturizer, but similar to cleansing, it needs to fit your skin type. Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery recommends the following moisturizer types based on skin types:

  • Oily or acne-prone: gel moisturizer
  • Normal or combination: lotion
  • Dry: cream
  • Inflamed and sensitive skin: balm cleanser

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It is important to read your product labels to make sure your products are non-comedogenic. This means the product will not clog your pores or trigger acne. Typically, the fewer ingredients a product has, the easier it will be to determine the cause of any reactions. At Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, our professional estheticians can help you determine the best skincare to treat your acne and provide you with the best results. Let us help you achieve clearer skin, contact us today!


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