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Are You Taking Care of Your Skin?

Given how convenient in-office treatments are, it’s tempting to try having a few “tweakments” to make yourself look younger at the first sign of wrinkles. Aesthetic procedures like BOTOX® and dermal fillers can significantly enhance the look of your skin, but it’s important to remember that you need to consistently keep up with a good, long-term skincare routine in order to maintain healthy skin and slow the effects of aging. If you aren’t taking care your skin throughout the rest of the year, the lack of attention can make the results of a cosmetic procedure less visible—and even undo them—which defeats the purpose and wastes your time, effort, and money.

After all, there’s no such thing as an instant fix. Every member of our Zel Skin & Laser Specialists team, providing a range of options for cosmetic dermatology in Minneapolis, believes that cosmetic treatments should ideally be paired with a balanced, at-home skin care regimen and that patients should continue to give their skin plenty of attention between treatments.

Continue reading for some simple tips to incorporate when building your everyday skin routine.

Know Your Skin Type

You can observe your own skin in the mirror or have it assessed by a dermatologist to determine your skin type. There are several different types, including normal, combination, oily, dry, and sensitive. Being aware of your skin type allows you to choose the most compatible products.

Wash Your Face at Least Once a Day

The basic first step in any proper skincare routine is cleansing your face each day. If you only wash your face once, do it at night. During the daytime, oil, dirt, makeup, dead skin cells, and toxins accumulate on your skin. It’s crucial to wash it all off thoroughly with a cleanser that’s suited for your skin type.

Use Sunscreen Every Day

Sun damage is a primary cause of skin damage (in addition to chronological aging). So be sure to apply a high-SPF product. Even if it’s a cloudy or colder winter day, your skin can still be harmed by UV radiation.

Boost Your Skin

Include some topical antioxidant products like vitamin C creams or retinols, as they not only fend off damage from free radicals, but also undo existing skin damage.

For more advice on taking care of your skin, talk to our Zel Skin & Laser Specialists team. Write us a message or call our offices at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth).

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Men and Modern Skin Care Products

Men are not afraid of great grooming products, but they do want a few things out of modern skin care:

  1. They prefer products that will multi-task
  2. A simple regimen is typically best
  3. They will “steal” their significant other’s products if they don’t have any or have run out of their own

The bottom line is this – get the man in your life set up with his OWN perfect skincare so you can hang on to yours! Here are some popular suggestions…

  • Elta MD Foaming Facial Cleanser – $26 for 7 fluid ounces; Cleansing and shave cream in one!
  • MD Complete Eye Wrinkle Corrector – $28.99 for .5 ounces; Indestructible tube with antiaging benefits.
  • Elta MD UV Sport SPF 50 – $24.50 for 3 ounces; Sweat and water resistant for 80 minutes; perfect for the athlete.
  • MD Complete Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate – $28.99 for .5 ounces; The perfect all-in-one before-I-go-to-bed product, and recommended by Jason DeRusha on Twitter!
  • Obagi Pro C Microdermabrasion Polish + Mask – $68 for 2.8 ounces; It’s a scrub, it’s a mask, it’s a skin and day brightener whenever you crack open this new favorite; for when your skin needs the repair from what you did last night OR what you did 30 years ago.
  • Revision Revox 7 – $130 for .5 ounces; Put the peptides where you need them and watch your fine lines soften over time – take pictures for proof!

If you’re in the market to find the perfect skin care products, feel free to stop into our Edina or Plymouth location and one of our knowledgeable estheticians will be happy to help you out.


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Plymouth, MN 55447

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