One of the most common trends in the beauty industry that never seems to go out of style, is maintaining glowing and healthy-looking skin. At Sovereign Skin, we believe proper skincare Toronto has and will continue to be an important habit to ritualize when preserving a youthful and well-rested appearance. There are many steps you can take to protect and preserve your skin, with optional seasonal routines. It is important to establish a daily skincare Toronto routine, separated into a morning routine as well as a nighttime regiment in order to attain optimal results. Following the morning and nighttime routine, it is also important to focus on the areas of concern that require specific attention, whether it be due to acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, dehydration etc. This will allow the area to be specifically targeted and concentrated with the appropriate active products and ingredients.
Once a skincare Toronto routine is begun, you should follow up with specific treatments and procedures to help minimize and eradicate the issue(s) you are facing with your skin. At Sovereign Skin, we will customize treatment and procedure protocol to each person’s needs as everyone’s skin type, tone and conditions are different. If a proper skincare Toronto routine is established at home (morning and night), and an appropriate treatment or procedure plan is set and customized to your skin care needs, there is no doubt you will have an amazing, clear and glowing complexion. We even offer free consultations at Sovereign Skin to help aid you on your journey to luminous skin.
Listed below are some of Sovereign Skin’s recommendations on the necessary steps you can take to achieve glowing skin, as well as the products and ingredients to use when organizing a morning and nightly skincare Toronto routine. We will elaborate on the importance of targeting the skin with active ingredients, and finally will recommend the best treatments, products and procedures available to you at Sovereign Skin, so you can truly eliminate and reverse the signs and symptoms of dull, aging and unkept skin.
This routine is meant to cleanse, target, and protect the skin for the entire day. In a morning routine, it is important to establish a clear and precise order in which these products are used, therefore below is a list of the order in which products should be used, as well as the types of products that people of any and all skin types and conditions can use to start their day:
Step 1: Cleanser
Whether you choose to purchase a foaming, milk, or gel cleanser, you must clean the face of all oils and products sitting on the skin from the night before. This will allow the following morning products to absorb properly into the skin. Cleansing is essential in a morning and night routine in order to avoid unnecessary breakouts and build up.
Step 2: Target
After cleansing the skin, it is important to make sure that the very first product(s) applied to your skin will target the issue(s) you are trying to improve. Whether you are looking to target fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne breakouts, redness, dehydration uneven texture, these target ingredients are best applied first for optimal absorption by the skin. Typically, these products are marked as: serums, essential and pure oils, vitamins or compound acids (the list of active ingredients goes on). When researching and shopping for these targeting products, it is recommended to purchase them at a medi-spa or medical skin clinic, such as Sovereign Skin, since the effectiveness and potency of medical grade products are always higher than those sold in a drug store or beauty store.
Step 3: Hydrate
There are certain target products that will absolutely hydrate the skin while specifically treating an issue or concern. However, it is important to always keep the skin nourished when using active ingredients. There are thousands of moisturizers on the market, which can be confusing when trying to find the best product for you. When looking for the right moisturizer, it is best to search for ingredients that add hydration and or seal in your target and hydrating products. Avoid moisturizers that contain alcohols or exfoliating ingredients in order to maintain water levels and seal in moisture. It is always important to consider where you are purchasing your product from, as the effectiveness and potency of the ingredients will be drastically different in a drugstore compared to those sold at a medi-spa or medical skincare clinic. To further simplify things, a standard moisturizer is a great starting point for those uninterested in targeting specific concerns, and who are looking to minimize their morning routine steps.
Step 4: Protect
The final step to your morning routine is extremely important as its’ sole purpose is to protect the skin from the outside elements, such as UV radiation. It is important to choose a sunscreen or sunblock that is able to protect your skin against both UVB and UVA rays, as these forms of radiation pass through the skin and can ultimately permanently damage your healthy skin cells. Once the sun causes this reaction to your skin, your melanin activates as a protective barrier. Over time, this constant damage can cause pre-mature fine lines and wrinkles as well as mild to severe hyperpigmentation and could potentially lead to skin cancer.
It is important to make sure that if you are laying out in the sun, you keep your face covered and/or use an SPF with a minimum of 15 SPF and a maximum of 50 SPF (studies have shown that anything over 50 SPF hasn’t been more effective at preventing sun damage over a longer span of time). Luckily, with the many brands on the market now, we have many options available when purchasing a sunscreen. Whether its combined with a moisturizer, is in the form of a coloured concealer, is formulated into a facial powder, or is simply the original pure white paste, SPF is a must-have requirement in your morning regiment no matter what season.
It is safe to say that your nighttime routine is very similar to your morning routine, with a couple of simplified changes. This regime is designed to repair and rejuvenate the skin over night, adding optimal hydration and active ingredients in order to achieve a physical change on the skin. As our skin is resting and unexposed to the outside elements, it is the best time to feed our skin with the best possible ingredients. In your nighttime routine, the main steps to always include when preparing for a goodnights rest is: Step 1 – Cleanse, Step 2 – Target, and Step 3- Hydrate. Whether you choose to add 7 steps to your nighttime routine or whether you stick with a simple 3-step process, it is important at this time to specifically target the areas of concern you face with your skin.
Skin Conditions + Recommendations
Fine lines & Wrinkles – There are many different ingredients and products that can help with fine lines and wrinkles especially when we talk about Skincare Toronto.
The following ingredients are ones to look out for when purchasing products that target this concern: Vitamin A, Retinol, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, Peptides, Niacinamide, Rosehip, Jojoba oil, Marine and Bovine Collagen, Matrixyl 3000, amino acids, polysaccharides, and fatty acids. Though there are many more ingredients that help with anti-aging and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, these above-listed ingredients are definitely the top contenders.
With that being said, it is important to look into an appropriate treatment plan alongside your skincare Toronto regiment to get the best results possible when tackling this issue.
This is one of the most sought-after correction issues that almost all men and women face. Whether it is sun spots, aging spots, freckles, melasma, or you simply just have uneven skin tone, your hyperpigmentation will always continue to be a tough issue to completely reverse. Hyperpigmentation is best eliminated with a combination of treatment and procedure protocols in conjunction with a strict skincare routine.
The following ingredients are amazing at targeting pigmentation and help with eliminating dull skin and maintaining a bright and glowing complexion: Vitamin C, Hydroquinone, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Kojic Acid, Lumixyl™, licorice Extract, Niacinamide, and Bearberry Extract. These ingredients are the top brightening agents you should look for in your target products.
With all of this, it is important to always remember to protect the skin when using any of the following ingredients or products as they do cause the skin to be photosensitive. A strong and reliable SPF is extremely important to use daily with these products and ingredients.
Breakout & Acne Prone
One of the hardest skin conditions to treat and balance is acne and breakout-prone skin. Acne and breakouts can be caused by external elements, but can also be caused by internal elements such as stress, hormones, diet, lifestyle etc. Therefore, if you are someone who is looking to specifically target acne prone skin or looking to balance oil production, it is important to stick to a strict skin care routine as well as consider a potential lifestyle change.
The most important thing to consider when targeting acne and breakouts is to make sure we are not over-exfoliating the skin. By doing this, you are making sure your natural oil production is balanced and not working in overtime (essentially over-producing oil). The best way to tackle acne prone skin and unwanted breakouts is to speak to a Skincare Therapist, Medical Esthetician, Laser Nurse or Physician who can provide you with an appropriate treatment series as well as an appropriate skincare routine. The following ingredients are the top ingredients to help eliminate unwanted papules, pustules, blackheads, that help disinfect the skin as well as help balance excess oil production: Salicylic Acid, Witch Hazel, Cherry Extract, Licorice Root, Vitamin A, Tea Tree oil, Rosemary Oil, Mandelic Acid, Kojic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Baking Soda, Elderberry Extract, Holy Basil or Sweet Basil, Zinc as well as Frankincense Oil.
Sensitized & Rosacea Prone
This skin type and condition is becoming more prominent amongst men and women as we are more educated on skincare and what to look for when our skin becomes reactive. As sensitized or sensitive skin and rosacea are typically joint hand in hand, it is still possible to have sensitized skin without having rosacea. With that being said, whether you are simply reactive or whether you are seriously aiming to treat and control mild to severe rosacea, the ingredients to look out for will remain almost the same.
If you think you have rosacea or you fall within type 3 to 5 rosacea, it is recommended to schedule an appointment with one of our Skincare Specialists at Sovereign Skin for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan. Before choosing the right treatment plan for your sensitized or rosacea-prone skin, it is essential that we first look into calming the skin and adding balance. This can be achieved with the appropriate products and ingredients offered at Sovereign Skin, ones that ultimately soothe, calm, disinfect, and hydrate the skin.
The following is a list of ingredients that do all of the above, allowing the skin to rebalance in preparation for treatments and procedures: Water, Avena Sativa, Colloidal Oatmeal, Aloe, Witch Hazel, Rosehip oil, lanolin or linoleic oils, glycerin, chamomile, jojoba oil, Vitamin E, Niacinamide, Menthol, Calendula Flower Extract, Lavender Oil, Squalane, Ceramide and Hyaluronic acid, Willow Herb as well as Frankincense oil. All of these ingredients are important to remember when purchasing the right products for your skincare routine, morning and night.
Once you have chosen the proper at-home skincare Toronto products and established a clear and simple routine for your skin type, tone and conditions, it is recommended to familiarize yourself with potential treatments and procedures that can minimize or eradicate your problematic areas.
Whether your skin concerns are deep-rooted, or you are looking to simply have a professional exfoliation and plumping; there is always a treatment plan for everyone. We offered complimentary consultations at Sovereign Skin in order to help you navigate what treatment solutions would be best suited to your skin type. Below is a list of some common skin conditions with the appropriate treatment and procedure options best suited to target, treat, and eradicate that specific concern.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Fotona 4D Laser Treatment
AFT IPL Laser Treatment
TightSculpting / Hot Sculpting Treatment
V2 Beauty Booster Microneedling Treatment
SmoothLiftin Intraoral Treatment
AFT IPL Laser Treatment
Fotona FRAC3 Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
Breakout & Acne Prone
Fotona FRAC3 Active Acne Treatment
Fotona Deep Fractionated Treatment
Sensitized & Rosacea Prone
Fotona FRAC3 Skin Rejuvenation
AFT IPL Laser Treatment
In conclusion, it is important to understand your skin and assess your concerns and needs in order to properly establish a concrete plan to achieve your desired results. Glowing, healthy and vibrant skin can be easily attained with the right at-home care routine to maintain your goals in between treatments. With both a morning and nighttime routine, in conjunction with a treatment or procedure series, there is no doubt your skin will show significant and visible changes, giving an overall brighter, clearer and rejuvenated complexion.
It is important to speak to a professional about the best products to use as well as the best treatment options for you- at Sovereign Skin, we would be happy to guide you if you would like to contact us for further information. When you consider these skincare factors, you should also take into consideration the credibility of the facility in which you are visiting. Having a Doctor or Medical Professional supervising will always ensure that any and all medical technicians and/or medical estheticians have the utmost expertise in order to provide treatments properly and safely. By finding that harmonious balance between skincare, self-care, and regular treatments, you will truly be able to earn that healthy glowing look you’ve always wished you had.
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