Every day, our bodies are exposed to toxins, chemicals, pollutants, allergens, irritants, and the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. This damage adds up over time, leading to changes in the appearance, texture, tone, and health of our skin. Luckily, there are numerous skincare products on the market that help prevent and reverse skin damage. In this blog, we’re going to focus on skincare products for all skin types that provide skin rejuvenation benefits.

How Do I Rejuvenate My Skin?

Skin rejuvenation is all about promoting healthy skin cell turnover and increasing the production of collagen and elastin. When dead skin cells are shed and replaced with new, healthy cells, the skin’s tone and texture are improved. As we age, collagen and elastin production decreases. Finding products that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin helps to keep skin looking full, smooth, and youthful. There are four essential types of skincare products that should be included in every skin health routine for rejuvenation: exfoliants, serums, face masks, and retinols. Below, we’ve described some of our favorites you can add to your morning and evening skincare routines.

1 – Exfoliate – But Be Gentle

Exfoliants are important. They remove the skin’s outer layer of dead skin cells, revealing healthy new skin and promoting the continued production of healthy skin cells. When you hear the word exfoliant, you might be thinking of things like sugar scrubs. Those exfoliants, made with large, coarse exfoliating ingredients, can actually cause skin damage, irritation, and inflammation, which may make your skin appear puffy and red. To promote healthy skin cell turnover without irritating the skin, it’s essential to find exfoliant products that promote turnover without injuring the skin. There are chemical products and gentle micros scrubs. One of our most recommended exfoliants is the SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser. This exfoliating face wash is gentle enough for daily use by people with most skin types. Those with sensitive skin may want to limit use to only a few times a week.

2 – Use Serums – But Layer Them in the Right Order

Serums deliver a variety of skin health results. From reversing signs of aging like facial wrinkles and fine lines to managing chronic skin conditions like eczema, serums offer a wide range of benefits, and you can layer them together to harness all of these advantages. When it comes to serums, always layer from the thinnest to the thickest textured products. Below, we’ve outlined some of our favorite serums that you can mix and match to develop your ideal skincare routine:

  • ALASTIN HA Immerse – delivers an immediate hydration boost and helps to pull in moisture for long-term hydration. This is a great serum for the dryer fall and winter seasons.
  • Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex 30% – this vitamin C serum brightens and smooths skin, leaving you looking younger and healthier.
  • SkinMedica TNS Advanced + Serum – this anti-aging serum is dye and fragrance-free. The lightweight formula is easily absorbed to ensure skin receives the full benefit of the active ingredients.
  • Sente Dermal Contour Pressed Serum – this serum tightens sagging skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • MD Skin Essentials Fortify – an antioxidant that blends vitamins C and E with ferulic acid and lactic acid to improve the overall skin tone and texture. It’s also an excellent product for clearing up blemishes during an acne breakout.

3 – Add Face Masks – The Fun Kind!

Hearing the words “face mask” can be triggering for all of us living in the post-pandemic world, but don’t forget, the pandemic also gave all of us a new-found love of skincare face masks. Whether you like to spend a few minutes every night unwinding with a face mask or you’re looking for a way to boost your skincare routine with a weekly product, the DermSkincare team has you covered. Below, we’ll walk you through some of our favorite skin-rejuvenating face masks:

  • Revision Skincare Pore Purifying Clay Mask – clogged and enlarged pores can mar your appearance, but it can be a real struggle to refine pores and improve your complexion. With regular usage, this black face mask helps to thoroughly cleanse, polish, and refine pores for healthier skin.
  • SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Mask – this is another pore-refining clay mask. This one includes exfoliating ingredients to remove dead skin cells, clays to draw out toxins and oils, and aloe and chamomile to hydrate and soothe.
  • SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask – if you’re experiencing an acne breakout, a flare-up in chronic skin conditions, damaged or burned skin, allergic reaction, or other skin issues, the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask soothes skin and promotes healing.

4 – Don’t Forget Your Retinols – The Anti-Aging Powerhouse

When it comes to skin rejuvenation and anti-aging, retinols are the go-to skincare products. They promote healthy skin cell turnover and promote the production of collagen and elastin for healthier, firmer skin. However, retinols can be irritating to the skin. For this reason, it’s important to find the right retinol for your skin type, and you can always start with a lower concentration of retinol and increase as your skin develops a higher tolerance. The list below includes some of our favorite retinols:

  • MD Skin Essentials Energize – a lightweight formulation that makes this retinol easy to absorb, allowing it to quickly penetrate deep into the skin and avoid causing irritation and inflammation. To further offset the potentially negative effects of retinols, this product includes ingredients that soothe the skin.
  • Revision Skincare Retinol Complete 0.5 – this gentle retinol formula includes a lower dose of retinol combined with antioxidant ingredients that reverse existing skin damage while preventing further damage.
  • SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 – whether you need a stronger retinol or you’re moving up from a 0.5 retinol, this highly-concentrated retinol product will improve skin texture and tone.
  • Sente Bio Complete Serum – for those with sensitive skin, finding a retinol that won’t irritate is a real challenge. This retinol was designed to be used by all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone skin. The sustained-release retinol is gentle on the skin, allowing users to achieve all the benefits of a retinol without increased irritation and inflammation.

Complete Your Skincare Routine

Whether you’re working to turn back the clock on skin aging or you want to keep your skin looking its best, the right skincare routine is essential. If you’re looking to boost your skincare routine, DermSkincare has you covered. With a comprehensive, curated list of dermatologist-approved skincare products, you’re sure to find everything you need to keep your skin looking great right here on our website. If you have questions or want to explore dermatologic treatments, don’t forget to reach out to the trusted dermatologists at U.S. Dermatology Partners who chose our list of skincare products.