Gifting Skincare to Your Loved Ones
It’s not always easy to master the skill of gift-giving, but here at Belleza, it can be!
This holiday season, get your loved one something that will last all year long, the gift of skincare.
Our expert estheticians and physicians offer their advice on some of the most popular skincare products and treatments to consider for your special someone. Whether it’s your uncle or teenage daughter, we have something that will make everyone’s skin glow this holiday season.
- Dr. Reena Varade, MD - Joliet
As a mother of a one-year-old and full-time dermatologist, I'm always looking for ways to take care of things efficiently. That includes what I look for in my skincare products.
Beautiful skin requires effort, but you can always find products that have multiple uses to save time and money and still get great results. I use Revision®'s Intellishade sunscreen for my daytime facial moisturizer and sunscreen. It's a broad spectrum sunscreen with anti-aging peptides, Vitamin C and E, antioxidants and a moisturizer all in one!
At night, I use prescription strength retinol, called Tretinoin, which assists with fine lines, wrinkles and reduces pore size. I've noticed that using two, daily essential products has improved my ability to stick with a consistent regimen as a busy mom.
- Izzie Flynn, LE - Warrenville
Young adults in their 20’s can greatly benefit from using a daily antioxidant and sunscreen. It’s never too early to start protecting your skin.
Some of my favorite antioxidants to recommend include the Revision® C+ Correcting Complex or the SkinMedica® Vitamin C & E. These products moisturize and help protect the skin from environmental damage.
It’s also important for the younger generation to have a skincare treatment on a quarterly basis. Some of the most popular treatments for young adults in their 20s include the HydraFacial® or SkinMedica® Illuminize Peel. These treatments are a great way to gently exfoliate and clear out pores.
Man’s Best Friend
– Dr. Alix Charles, MD - Hinsdale and Lombard
Male patients in their 30s and 40s should wash their face every morning with a clarifying foaming cleanser followed by a moisturizer/SPF application afterwards. One of my favorite SPF moisturizers to recommend for men is Revision® True Physical because it is light-weight, scent free and contains powerful anti-aging ingredients. So it does more than just work as a great sunscreen!
Additionally, I stress the importance of a daily eye cream such as DEJ by Revision® or Lumiere by Neocutis®, as this can help address aesthetic concerns including bags or wrinkles under the eyes. For men, the eyes can often be one of the first areas that signs of "aging" will appear.
At night, I advise that men apply a retinoid such as the Tretinoin 0.025% cream. Not only does it steadily reverse mild signs of aging, but it is scent free and doesn’t over dry the skin when combined with a moisturizer. This powerful and key anti-aging product is only available by prescription or at a dermatologist's office.
That’s the Teen
– Miranda Smith, LE - Naperville
Teenage acne is very common - nearly eight out of ten teens will experience acne breakouts. Using a daily exfoliating cleanser can help reduce the amount of active acne and excess oil on the skin. The Belleza Gly/Sal Cleanser is a gentle, yet effective daily wash containing Salicylic and Glycolic Acid. These ingredients treat existing acne and can also help prevent future breakouts.
When using an exfoliating product, it is important to use a daily moisturizer as well in order to keep the skin balanced. Without proper hydration, your pores may start to overproduce oil leading to more acne. I recommend using the Belleza Ultra Light Moisturizer. It’s the perfect lightweight moisturizer that will provide the right amount of hydration for acne prone skin and won’t feel heavy or greasy.
Age with Beauty
– Dr. Kelle Berggren, MD - Wheaton
Great skin is the accessory that makes every outfit look good! For women in their 50s and beyond, it is essential to stick to our core four regimen, along with sunscreen, to help you achieve that beautiful, healthy complexion.
Our core regimen includes the following on a daily basis:
- Eye cream
Our patients see amazing results with our peptide duo treatment regimen. Step one is applying the Belleza Facial Firming Serum to relax the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Step two is application of the Belleza Dermal Restructuring Repair which helps to enhance rebuilding of the skin from beneath while also protecting the renewed skin from further damage. This duo diminishes the appearance of fine lines, firms and tightens by restoring elasticity and brightens the skin for a more youthful glow.
Learn more about the products we offer by visiting our products page, or request a consultation with one of our estheticians or physicians online, or by calling your local Belleza.