While we often think about our skin type when it comes to skin care routines, where we live is just as important. Denver’s high altitude means the sun’s rays have a more intense effect on our skin, which already struggles under the dry conditions that sap the natural moisture from it. Making sure your skin care routine includes gentle yet effective products specific to your skin type is the best way to attain and maintain a healthy, glowing complexion.
Natural Skin Care
Support your skin’s natural state by avoiding products that are harsh and can strip away moisture. Your morning routine should include a sulfate-free cleanser and alcohol-free toner. Use a moisturizer with SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. At night, choose an antioxidant serum followed by a rich, creamy moisturizer. If your skin is sensitive, look for skincare products without common irritants, like fragrances. Using gel masks weekly can soothe aggravated skin. And instead of skipping an exfoliant, look for one that’s a lactic acid serum; it’s gentler on skin.
Oily Skin Care
If your skin is oily, it still needs hydration but keep it light. Add a cleansing gel to your morning routine to lift oil without drying skin. After your toner, consider using alpha- or beta-hydroxy acid serums or those with salicylic acid to control oil and the appearance of large pores. A zinc oxide sunscreen can stay put even on oily skin. Use a retinol serum at night, followed by a light moisturizer. Clay masks used weekly can help control oil.
Dry Skin Care
It’s especially important to keep dry skin hydrated because the flaking skin makes your complexion look dull. Gentle cleansers and pH balancing toner are effective and non-drying. Use an antioxidant serum and an SPF moisturizer for daytime use. At night, choose a retinol serum and hydrating moisturizer. Exfoliating your skin weekly can lift dead skin cells and brighten your face.
Aging Skin Care
Look for products that lift sagging skin, plump wrinkles, and minimize dark spots; toners with alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids can help. Antioxidant serums with Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Don’t forget the SPF moisturizer and extend its use to your neck and decollete, too. A gentle nighttime exfoliator, followed by a retinol serum and moisturizer will help minimize drying and keep skin tone looking even.
Skincare Help from Experts in Denver
If your skin care routine could use a refresh, book a free consultation with one of our skilled aestheticians at Vasu Skin Solutions located in Denver. We’ll explore which skincare products are right for your skin type and help you achieve a youthful and glowing complexion you’ll be proud to show off.
Vasu Skin Solutions in Denver
3195 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205