Jill Seiler’s Tips, Tricks and Skincare Picks
One of the most important responsibilities in my role as co-owner of Seiler Skin is to work closely with our patients to identify and recommend products and treatments that will help them achieve their skincare goals. On countless occasions, I’ve been asked what products I use in my daily regimen and my answer is always the same – I only use products that are designed for my skin type and specific needs. There is no one-size-fits-all solution! Rather than discuss my personal regimen, today I’m sharing several valuable tips and tricks I’ve learned over years of working in the cosmetic and aesthetic industry that everyone should follow – no matter what regimen they are on – as well as some key ingredients that are essential components of aging gracefully and beautifully.
Use the appropriate amount of product.
It’s not a cliché – less really is more! Patients commonly believe using more of a product will result in better and faster results, but this is simply not the case. Excess product can clog your pores, irritate your skin and even cause acne. You should always use the recommended amount of any product in your regimen – so long as you have the right routine in place, you’ll see the results you want!
Apply sunscreen daily, no matter the season.
Sunscreen is advertised as something you use in the spring and summer months, but it is the one product every skincare regimen should include all year long. You should apply medical-grade sunscreen daily, on both your face and body, to fully protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. It’s also important to understand everyone has a sunscreen that works best for them, and you should enjoy wearing it as part of your daily routine. We work hard to find the right fit for you!
Make sure to cleanse your skin and use your skincare products each night.
We all tend to walk in the door after a long day, throw on some comfortable clothes and call it a day – but don’t ever let a little bit of tiredness stop you from taking care of your skin! I know waiting until bedtime means I’m less likely to stick to my skincare regimen, which is why I wash my face and apply products as soon as I get home from work every day. Make taking care of your skin a priority – I promise you won’t regret spending a few extra minutes to do so ten years from now!
Be consistent with your skincare regimen.
Consistency is key to achieving beautiful, healthy skin, and you should always follow the instructions provided by Dr. Seiler, your aesthetician, one of our patient coordinators or me! Using a product only once a day when it calls for twice a day may seem like a money-saving step, but in the end, it will cost you the results you’re trying to achieve. You should also plan to restock your regimen early so when a product runs out, you already have a refill in your cabinet ready to go! Believe it or not, going a few days without using one of your products can significantly disrupt and slow down the progress you’ve already made.
Find the right skincare regimen for you.
You heard me say it earlier, and I’ll say it again – everyone’s skin is different, which means no two skincare regimens are alike! It’s so important to find the products and routine best suited for your skincare goals – as well as your budget. People tend to think a great skincare regimen requires a dozen products and costs hundreds of dollars, but many times that’s not true. We meet with patients every day to develop a customized plan that best fits their needs.
Although every regimen is different, there are definitely a few key ingredients that are extremely effective in helping patients age gracefully and beautifully. They include:
- Peptides and Antioxidants
- My personal fav: Revision Retinol Complete
- Eye Cream
- My personal fav: Alastin Restorative Eye Treatment
- Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide
By following these simple tips and tricks, you will most likely increase the effectiveness of your regimen and ensure you achieve the results you most desire. Remember – the first step is building a skincare regimen and finding the right products for you. If you’re ready to commit to taking control of your skin health and need expert guidance, give us a call today at 205.870.0204! Our team is passionate about skincare, and can help guide you along the path toward heathier, more youthful-looking skin.