A good skincare routine at home will ensure that the results of your cosmetic and aesthetic procedures will have the best chance for long-term success. An everyday routine to properly care for your skin throughout the year is vital and often overlooked.
An effective skincare regimen can keep wrinkles at bay and protect against other forms of damage, such as the breakdown of collagen and elastin due to environmental damage.
Most patients already have a complete set of moisturizers, cleansers, and similar items. However, the technique used to apply the products is just as important as finding the right products for your skin. The correct technique will ensure that the active ingredients from each product have the chance to work directly on skin cells.
Skincare layering refers to applying layers of multiple skincare products in a specific order. Read on for tips on how to layer your skin products correctly and maximize their benefits.
Your morning and night routine should be somewhat different, but most steps are the same. Most specialists recommend cleansing the skin first, followed by toner, serum, eye cream, and moisturizer. Lastly, use high-SPF sunscreen in the morning and retinol and vitamin C products at night.
Use your serums starting from thinnest to thickest. This ensures that lighter, watery serums can penetrate your skin first without having to get through heavier creams.
Use the same rule for other products as well. Apply lighter formulations before heavier ones. The richer formulas help to keep all the nourishing ingredients sealed in. However, acid-based serums are the exception, as they should be applied before any of the others.
Always use caution when applying strong, active ingredients. Consult a professional if you’re unsure whether combining them is safe.
For example, using Vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids at the same time may irritate the skin.
The Greco MD Clinical Skincare line is an exclusive line of products recommended by Dr. Greco and his aesthetic staff.
Greco MD Clinical Skincare is a line of dermatologically tested and safe products offered to all our patients. From brightening creams and skin revitalizing pads to volumizing and hydration products, our team makes personalized recommendations of suitable products for each patient based on the needs of their skin.
Here is a list of our recommendations to protect and care for your post-procedure skin.
Our Advanced Eye Cream contains a form of Vitamin C clinically demonstrated to improve skin appearance. The antioxidant cocktail of Vitamins C & E and green tea, paired with penetration-enhancing hydroxy acids and peptides, makes it among the most potent skin care products available. Advanced Eye Cream is ideal for all skin types.
Soothing Vital C Gel contains Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, which has been clinically proven to be an ingredient in skin care products that improves the skin’s appearance. This gentle, acid-free vehicle is ideal for sensitive skin.
The gel contains natural-source Vitamin E Acetate (d-stereoisomer) for enhanced lipid-based antioxidant activity. Additionally, green tea is a mixture of xanthine compounds (e.g., caffeine) and antioxidant polyphenols.
The non-acid formula is useful for individuals with sensitive skin and for under-eye area application. It is also helpful after in-office procedures, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and light treatments, where the skin’s natural barrier may be compromised.
Hyaluronic Treatment Gel is a unique, hyaluronic acid-based, oil-free gel designed to enhance skin moisture and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, which allows the skin to become hydrated within deeper layers.
The gel can be applied under make-up, sunscreens, or moisturizers, and it is appropriate for all skin types. It is also useful as a moisturizer for oily skin.
Our Sensitive Skin Cleansing Foam is an extra-gentle cleanser formulated for sensitive skin. This cleanser contains Evodiox™, derived from the Chinese Evodia rutaecarpa plant.
Evodiox™ contains a soothing mixture of rutaecarpine and related alkaloids. This combination is delivered in a soft foam that removes makeup, oil, and debris without leaving the skin feeling stripped, tight, and dry.
Hydrating B3 Cream is a combination of ceramides and fatty acids blended with 5 percent Niacinamide (Vitamin B3). This skincare product is ideal for hydrating and nourishing dry, sensitive skin. It is 100 percent paraben–free, fragrance-free, and propylene glycol-free.
Our Advanced Vital C Serum product contains a form of Vitamin C clinically demonstrated to improve skin appearance. It also includes Vitamin E, green tea, ferulic acid, and hydroxy acids for a potent and effective choice of skincare products.
Protect + Hydrate Tinted Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 is a combination of micronized titanium and zinc oxides, fortified with the powerful antioxidant melanin, Vitamins C & E, and ferulic acid ester, in an emollient silicone elastomer vehicle.
This daily facial photoprotection contains rich moisturizers and natural barrier lipids for patients with drier skin. Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 is fragrance-free and preservative-free. The tinted formula is suitable for most skin tones, providing seamless coverage as well as blue light protection.
Soothing Hydration Lotion is a 100 percent oil-free moisturizer for combination or oily, and acne-prone skin. This skin care product contains Oligopeptide-10, a new, short-chain peptide, and has a beautiful matte finish.
We offer Colorescience® high-performance cosmetics and Avene SPF 50 Compacts to help your skin look its very best and protect you from the aging effects of the sun. Your aesthetician will determine the right colors for your skin tone and teach you at-home application techniques of skin care products for a natural result.