Bounded by water and sandy beaches, South Florida enjoys a subtropical climate with plenty of humidity and sun. The humidity is good for your skin, helping to keep it hydrated. The sun, however, is bad for your skin, exposing it to damaging ultraviolet radiation.
What’s a girl or guy to do? Take care of that complexion by using the best skincare products available. But to do that, you first need to know what daily protocols are called for and which products deliver the best results. We’ve done the leg work for you, so all you need to do now is check out the information below.
Cleanser: This is something you’ll use morning and night, so it must be effective in cleaning away dirt, makeup and environmental toxins. At the same time, it should be soap-free, oil-free, and mild enough not to dry your skin out. And remember, shop for a cleanser that’s all-natural and suitable for your skin type.
Highly Recommended: Ageless Total Facial Cleanser and Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser by Image Skincare, Purifying Foaming Wash by Skin Medica, Clarifying Cleanser by SkinCeuticals
Toner: After cleansing your skin, the next step in your beauty regimen should always be the application of a good toner. Toners are used to remove surface skin cells, soap residue and oil from the skin, thereby tightening pores, removing any impurities that cause blemishes, and brightening the complexion through improved skin tone.
Highly Recommended: Equalizing Toner, Simply Clean and LHA Solution by SkinCeuticals, Obagio Toner by Obagi, Rejuvenating Toner by Skin Medica
Moisturizer: Essential to the maintenance of soft, supple skin is the use of a moisturizer. Usually containing some combination of humectants and emollients, on a very basic level, moisturizers are applied to hold water in the outermost layer of one’s skin. Still, the product that’s best for you will depend upon your skin type, age, and the conditions you may have, such as acne, seborrhea or sensitive skin. For example, dry skin would call for an oil-based moisturizer while a water-based product should be used on oily skin, and wrinkles are best addressed with an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) cream or serum.
Highly Recommended: TNS Ultimate Daily Moist and Dermal Repair Cream by Skin Medica, Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum by Image Skincare, Pro Heal Serum by iS Clinical, Daily Moisture by SkinCeuticals.
Facial Mask: Applied liberally to the entire face, a facial mask should be part of your weekly routine. These masks are left on the face for approximately 15 minutes in order to allow the therapeutic ingredients (clay, black moor mud, aloe vera, seaweed, algae, essential oils, massage oils, herbs and vitamins) to be absorbed. Furthermore, different masks are used to treat different kinds of skin, from oily, combination and dry skin to dull, mature, and damaged skin.
Highly Recommended: Hydrating B5 Masque by SkinCeuticals, Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque by Image Skincare