The Three Steps for a Successful Skin Health Routine

By Warren B. Seiler III MD

It’s the beginning of a new year, which is one of the busiest times for our practice as patients come in to reevaluate their skin wellness goals. While some people come in for the first time wanting to take control of their skin journey, others pay a visit to update their regimen or restock on their favorite medical-grade products. Similar to other resolutions we may make for the new year — eating healthier, exercising more, saving up for a big life purchase — your skin health is a process that requires diligence and yes, patience. As we ring in 2021, I thought to share the three key steps for a successful skin health routine and how our team at Seiler Skin is ready to help you along the way.

Set Your Skin Health Goals

We all want to have skin that looks and feels its best, but the simple fact is every person’s journey is different. From texture to complexion to areas of concern, every person’s skin is unique and therefore requires a tailored approach. If you haven’t visited us for a consultation in the past, now is the prime time to do it! We’re equipped to talk through your concerns and determine a regimen fit to your needs. Are you noticing your smile lines more in holiday photos, or even experiencing later in life acne or rosacea? Establishing a set of skin health goals is key to getting things on the right track. Even if you’ve been a skincare pro for years, it’s useful to reexamine your concerns/goals and determine if there’s a need to change things up.

Find a Treatment Plan Fit for You

One of my favorite aspects of my job is helping patients develop a cosmetic treatment plan that truly transforms their lives. Through consulting with people and assessing their concerns, I’m able to use my years of expertise to craft a treatment plan that’ll yield noticeable results. This includes finding both the products and treatments to optimize your skin’s health and appearance. Some people come into our practice thinking that a single visit or procedure can completely transform their skin, and while this may be true in a temporary sense, long-term skin wellness requires effort and commitment. We live with our skin each and every day, so it’s always worth taking the time to invest in ourselves and ensure we’re doing everything possible.

Commit to a Routine & Regularly Follow Up

It may sound like a no brainer, but one of the most important things you can do to achieve amazing skin is committing to your routine. Patients who come in sporadically for one-off treatments may find they are less satisfied with the results because meeting your skin health goals isn’t an overnight process. I love using the analogy of someone preparing for a marathon: they spend months conditioning their body, building up running speed/duration and fueling themselves with the nutrients needed to be successful. No one would expect to commit to a marathon on a Wednesday and be able to do it on Saturday, right? The same can be said for your skin.

The damage or concerns you may have didn’t appear in a matter of days and therefore can’t go away in the same timeframe. Our team works with every patient to track their regimen, see what shifts may need to be made and lock in those long-term results. Trust me, I for one know how frustrating it can be to have to wait for things, but practicing patience is so crucial for checking off your skin goals!

There’s never a bad time to start your own skin wellness journey — and that’s exactly what our patient base shows. From someone in their teens struggling with acne to someone in their 60s who wants to keep looking their best, we see patients every day who are simply ready to take control of their skin health. Regardless of where you are with your skin, these three steps — assessing goals, establishing a treatment plan and remaining committed — are universal for anyone. You don’t have to go in on this journey alone when you’re a patient at Seiler Skin, so visit us  or call today at 205.870.0204 to learn how we can help you achieve the best skin possible!

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