Let´s Talk Medical Grade Skincare

by Marisa Lindow | Aesthetic Nurse Provider

Navigating the skincare world can be confusing, complicated, and stressful overall. However, I am here to tell you that it can be made simple using medical-grade products. Whether you have dry, oily, rosacea, or acne-prone skin, every individual has different skin care needs. Two of my favorite brands, Alastin and SkinMedica have a wide range of products for all skin types. Let me walk you through some of my favorites and the “why” behind each product. Beyond medical-grade skincare, healthy skin comes from within. I like to approach my skincare holistically by drinking lots of water, moving my body daily, eating whole, natural foods, and getting adequate sleep. At Pur, we can help you customize a skincare routine that benefits your unique skin concerns.

Alastin Favorites

HydraTint Pro Mineral Sunscreen: SPF is important in preventing skin cancers and slowing down the signs of aging. It is not the sun but the harmful UV rays that cause sunspots and rhytids (wrinkles). Rain or shine – sunscreen should be applied every single day. Investing in lasers and injectables is just as important as investing in sunscreen to enhance the injectable/laser outcome over time.

Inhance: This product is excellent to use after any injectable treatment. The TriHex technology helps speed up the recovery process. In addition, peptides in this serum increase macrophages in your skin to break down any bruising, thus helping prevent bruising post injection.

Regenerating Skin Nectar: Use this product after any laser treatment. The TriHex technology stimulates collagen production while removing old, damaged collagen and elastin, optimizing your laser results and speeding up the recovery process.

SkinMedica Favorites

AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser – This is a gentle exfoliator to help reduce the appearance of fine lines over time and enhance skin texture. The AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) dissolves dead skin, while the BHA (beta-hydroxy acid) clarifies your pores – creating the perfect duo!

Instant Bright Eye Cream – This eye cream is my favorite. It’s not too thick yet extremely hydrating. It helps with de-puffing and brightening.

HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator – This product has five different forms of hyaluronic acid; one even stimulates your own HA production, keeping skin hydrated, dewy, and plump all-year round.

Replenish Hydrating Cream – A moisturizer for all skin types. Its non-reactive ingredients are hydrating and have antioxidant protection. This is also safe to use with SkinMedica Retinol.

0.5 Retinol Complex – Retinol promotes skin cell turnover and diminishes the appearance of fine lines while also improving texture and reducing scarring.

Instant Bright Eye masks – Soothing and hydrating, these are great for skin prep under makeup. I also love to give this product as a gift for friends and family.

TNS Advanced Serum – This dual anti-aging serum reduces fine lines and wrinkles as well as diminishes dark spots with consistent use. The patented growth factors in the product improve skin laxity by boosting collagen and elastin production. Plumper, more youthful skin is visible in as little as two weeks.

My Morning Routine

SkinMedica Vitamin C + E serum
Instabright Eye Cream
HydraTint – as SPF and makeup

TNS Advanced Serum*

* Every 3rd night, skip TNS and use 0.5 Retinol complex w/ Replenish Hydrating Cream if needed. Apply retinol on a clean, dry face – replenish hydrating cream is the only moisturizer safe to use with the retinol.

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