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Many people have a false belief that good skincare needs to be extremely complicated or time-consuming, but this really isn’t the case. A simple morning and evening skincare routine can make a huge difference in your skin health without taking up a significant amount of your time. But, product selection is important. Drugstore products, while sometimes less expensive, may not give you the results you seek. An investment in quality skincare products that deliver actual results and are customized for your specific skincare needs is your best strategy to get glowing skin in 2022. In this blog, we’ll go through a good basic skincare routine and talk through some of our most recommended products.

Your Fall & Winter Skincare Routine

In a recent blog, we did a deep dive into transitioning from summer to fall and winter skincare routines. You can also find out more about developing the ideal skincare routine in our blog, The 5 Essential Products for Creating Your Perfect Skincare Routine. These are great resources to help you develop the perfect skin health regimen. Some of the basics to keep in mind for your morning and evening skincare include:

Your Morning Skincare Routine

Your morning skincare routine is all about protecting skin from the damaging elements it encounters throughout the day and preventing issues before they begin.

We’ll go into more detail about the specific products below, but the basic morning skincare routine should include:

Your Evening Skincare Routine

At nighttime, your skincare routine should focus on healing, calming, and rejuvenation. Products should be soothing and moisturizing.

You can explore some of the best products outlined below, but your basic evening routine should look like this:

Our Dermatologist-Recommended Cleansers

Choosing the right cleanser is extremely important. Cleansers remove all the grime, irritants, cosmetics, allergens, and other debris from the skin, minimizing the risk for skin health issues. The wrong cleanser may lead to clogged pores, irritated skin, and inflammation. The first step is to know your skin type and which cleansing products are right for your specific skincare needs. If you’re not sure what your skin type is or your skin is very sensitive, look for dermatologist-recommended cleansers that have fewer ingredients and are formulated to minimize irritation and inflammation. Start by exploring our dermatologist-recommended list of cleansing products that can help you achieve a variety of skin health goals.

Our Dermatologist-Recommended Toners

Toners help to brighten skin by removing all the residue of dirt, makeup, oils, and environmental irritants that may cling to the skin after cleansing. It helps to control skin tone and texture and keeps skin looking vibrant. We encourage you to explore our curated list of toners that are safe and effective for all skin types.

Our Dermatologist-Recommended Serums

Serums are skincare products that directly apply concentrated amounts of active ingredients to the skin. They need to penetrate deep into the pores, so it’s best to apply these products directly after cleansing and using toner when the skin is clean and the pores are open. You’ll want to find serums that meet specific skincare needs, and there are a wide array of options from anti-aging and skin repair to the promotion of cell turnover and increased production of collagen and elastin. Take a few moments to explore some dermatologist-recommended serums that can be used for a range of skin health needs.

Our Dermatologist-Recommended Spot Treatments

Spot treatments are the most targeted products in the skincare routine. They are used to address specific blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, and other imperfections on the skin. A dermatologist can give you specific recommendations, but we offer a variety of spot treatment options, including the Epionce Spot Gel. This product is tough on acne blemishes but gentle on the skin. It will leave your skin looking and feeling its best without over-drying or irritating skin the way other acne spot treatments can.

Our Dermatologist-Recommended Eye Creams

The eyes are often neglected as part of the skincare process, but the thin, sensitive skin around the eyes requires special care. From puffiness and dark circles to fine lines and wrinkles, there are numerous benefits to giving the skin around the eyes a little extra attention. You can explore our wide array of eye creams and treatments recommended by a trusted team of dermatologists. Consult with your dermatologist if you want more specific recommendations.

Our Dermatologist-Recommended Moisturizers

People with dry skin know they need to moisturize their skin regularly, but moisturizers should be an essential element of every person’s morning and evening skincare routine, even if you have oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin. You also need to find the right product for your skin type. For oily and acne-prone skin, try a gel-based moisturizer. These products are lighter in weight, more easily absorbed into the skin, and reduce the risk of clogging pores. Individuals with sensitive skin often find themselves hesitant to try new moisturizers that can contain perfumes and dyes that irritate and inflame the skin. Individuals with sensitive skin should find a good moisturizer with minimum ingredients that are formulated for sensitive skin. On the Derm Skincare site, you can find great moisturizers for all skin types that have been recommended by our knowledgeable team of dermatologists.

Our Dermatologist-Recommended Sunscreens

The vast majority of skin health issues can be tied back to sun damage, so it’s essential to apply sunscreen every day (even if it’s cloudy, you’re not going to be outdoors for long, or you don’t burn easily). Choosing the right sunscreen product can make it easier to fit sunscreen into your morning skincare routine. We have a range of sunscreens available that work for all skin types, and we even have options that can be easily applied with cosmetics.

Get Specific Recommendations from a Dermatologist

The knowledgeable dermatologists at U.S. Dermatology Partners have curated the list of recommended skincare products throughout the Derm Skincare site. If you have specific questions about your own skincare needs, they would love to work with you to develop the ideal skincare routine. You can get started at any time by completing the simple online scheduling request form. Once a local U.S. Dermatology Partners practice receives your request, they’ll be in touch to finalize the details of your visit.