If you’re one of the 400 people who moved to Denver this week, you may have noticed your skin is drier, rougher, or looking a little lack-luster. With the drier climate, Denver residents are more susceptible to dry-related skin conditions. Why? With limited moisture in the air and 300 days of sunshine, skin in this climate cracks and bakes, leading to pre-mature signs of aging, acne issues, and sun damage.
We firmly believe in the power of sunscreen application, but if you’re looking to sport a healthy glow while you live in Denver, Colorado, we have the two-part secret. Keep scrolling to learn more.
Your Skin Care Product Routine
Choosing what to put on your face can make or break your skin care efforts and goals. Applying potent, high-quality skin care products while living in Denver, Colorado, will help you care for your skin, keeping it hydrated, plump, and healthy.
The product lines we carry in our Denver and Greenwood Village offices help tackle skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, acne, redness, and hyperpigmentation. We also provide a wide variety of sunscreen solutions.
Wondering which products you can incorporate into your routine? We’ve outlined them here for you:
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamins? For your skin? You better believe it!
Vitamin C has been proven to provide three main benefits to your skin:
- Antioxidant powers
- Fighting free radicals (aka the atoms that weaken your molecular composition of your complexion) is Vitamin C’s main priority. By applying Vitamin C daily, you’re protecting your skin from damaged collagen, increased redness, and dullness.
- Collagen stimulant
- As you age, your skin’s elasticity, firmness, and youthful nature begin to weaken. By applying Vitamin C topically, you can trigger fibroblasts to initiate collagen production.
- Skin discoloration corrector
- Caring for sun damaged skin in Denver means fighting hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and other post-inflammatory responses. Patting Vitamin C onto clean skin ensures your skin cells are preventing melanocytes (cells creating skin pigmentation) to darken skin.
Purchasing a potent, effective Vitamin C serum is undoubtedly an investment in your skin. Our Medical Aestheticians have a variety of quality Vitamin C serums to recommend you. Some of our favorites are:
As an adult living in Denver, you’re already facing two skin care obstacles. One being age related and the other geographic related. When you were young, your dead skin cells fell off on a 28-day cycle; allowing for smooth, bright skin to surface. But with every trip around the sun, your slough-off cycle increases which means it takes longer to regenerate new cells. Cycles of 40, 60, or even 80-days can result, which presents with a dull appearance.
Residing in Denver doesn’t necessarily help the slough-off process, either. Drier climates lead to drier skin which leads to dead skin cells resting on the epidermis which, you guessed it, leads to duller looking skin.
By incorporating Glycolic Serum into your skin care routine, you can gently exfoliate and shed unwanted dead skin cells. Glycolic Serum promotes a smoother, brighter, more radiant canvas. Daily application of Glycolic Serum helps active fibroblast production, making your skin plumper and firmer.
We get it. Choosing the right, high-quality skin care product can be challenging. We’ve narrowed down our favorite Glycolic serums just for you:
- Pamela Metamorphosis Glycolic Serum
- Skin Ceuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight
- Skin Medica GlyPro Antioxidant Serum
If you didn’t know, Retinol is a type of Retinoid- A term that describes any ingredient derived from Vitamin A. That’s right. Another vitamin for your skin.
Since there are a variety of Retinol strengths on the market, it’s good practice to introduce your skin to the solution by using a low strength Retinol and spacing the application days. Using a higher strength with frequent applications of Retinol immediately can be jarring to your skin; resulting in drier, flakier skin. The opposite of what you’re trying to accomplish.
Keep in mind, Retinol with a lower strength will take longer to produce results. Once your skin adjusts to the product, feel free to increase the Retinol strength.
Our Medical Aestheticians can help you determine when it’s appropriate to increase the strength and/or increase the application days during your complimentary consultation.
Looking for some Retinol products? We’ve got you covered:
Depending on the season in Denver, Colorado, your skin needs change, which means so will the weight of your moisturizer. But overall, the purpose of your moisturizer is to keep your skin hydrated, supple, and happy.
Moisturizer should be the second to last step in your daily skin care routine as it helps seal all the serums and other topical solutions into the epidermis. Additionally, moisturizing can help reduce your skin’s likeliness of developing extreme dryness or oiliness.
Slathering on a quality moisturizer is the key to locking in all your hard work in maintaining your skin care treatment commitments and your diligent application routine. Not sure which product is right for your skin? As always, our Medical Aestheticians are happy to discuss which products are right for your skin condition. Below are a few options to get you started:
- Pamela Metamorphosis Green Tea Moisturizer
- Pamela Metamorphosis Moisturizer Plus
- iS Clinical Youth Intensive Cream
- Skin Ceuticals Daily Moisture
- iS Clincal Reparative
Choosing to live in Denver means choosing to live where the sun’s rays are much stronger and more harmful. Protecting your skin (no matter where you live) is important but while living in Denver, it’s a skin care step that can’t be skipped. Applying and reapplying sunscreen protects your skin from damaging rays that accelerate aging and increases chances of developing skin cancer.
Choosing your sunscreen should be done with care. Looking for specific sun care indicators should be the priority over what the bottle looks like.
These are our favorites:
Your Skin Care Treatment Frequency
When was the last time you treated your skin to a facial? If you responded with “Over six months ago,” you’re due for a treatment. Obtaining your aesthetic goals through regularly scheduled skin care treatments is half the battle.
With an overwhelming amount of services to choose from, we’ve narrowed down our top three treatments that are appropriate for all skin types. Our top three treatments perform the best in multiple rounds of treatments (Is this our shameless plug to talk about our discounted package rates? Absolutely! Buy 6 and save 20%. A steal if you ask us.)
Here they are:
Does your skin need a drink? How about thorough exfoliation? Living in Denver, Colorado, your skin may be proclaiming, “Both!”
The HydraFacial is a tried and true treatment we stand by as it’s welcoming of all skin types, provides an envious glow, and doesn’t call for much downtime. It’s also the perfect introductory treatment to do if you’re newer to the facial scene. If you’re looking to address fine lines and wrinkles, elasticity and firmness, skin texture, brown spots, congested skin, or enlarged pores, HydraFacial is for you.
What should you expect from your HydraFacial treatment? Through the patented technology created by the makers of HydraFacial, you can expect a three-step process:
- Cleanse and Peel
- Experience the gentle cleansing and exfoliating process which helps uncover a new layer of skin.
- Extract and Hydrate
- Pores looking a little clogged? Not after this step of the HydraFacial. After removing unwanted debris from pores, your skin will be nourished with moisture.
- Fuse and Protect
- Fuel your skin’s glow with antioxidants and peptides as the final step.
If you want to get serious about treating your skin, our Medical Aestheticians will create a customized plan based on your skin needs and goals.
More popularly known as “microneedling,” SkinPen is a microneedling device designed to rejuvenate your skin. Through a series of controlled micro-injuries to your skin, SkinPen delivers collagen-stimulating results. But wait! There’s more.
SkinPen is great for all skin types. Especially skin that’s facing fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help correct the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
How does SkinPen give you the results you’re looking for? With numbing cream carefully applied to your skin and a hair net around your locks, our Medical Aestheticians will make several passes over your skin with the SkinPen. By micro-injuring your skin, your inflammatory response kicks in, leading to minimize fine lines, pores, and hyperpigmentation.
Pro tip: collagen production can take weeks to initiate. That’s why our Medical Aestheticians will recommend multiple treatments in order to ensure stellar results.
Say what you want about Peels; we LOVE them. Nothing like clear skin, glowing perfection, and confidence to match. Is there some downtime? We’d be lying to say no. Does your skin actually peel, shedding it’s outer most layer? YES. Seeing proper expectations is important with peels, and the glass-like skin as the reward is definitely worth it.
In our practice, we offer a variety of Peels. Having to choose which Peel is right for you is a job for our Medical Aestheticians. With a full consultation and skin analysis, our team will match you with the Peel that’s best for your skin and aesthetic goals.
Our most popular Peel is the Vi Peel as it delivers the most radical change. If you want to document your selfie, this is the Peel to choose.
Caring For Your Skin In Denver, Colorado
Whether you’re new in town or a native, caring for your skin while living in Denver should be a top priority. Now we may be biased here… but it should make top five, at least.
Remember, nailing down a solid skin care routine is step one in obtaining clear, healthy skin. Incorporating potent, high-quality products is a game-changer for your at-home care. The second step to reaching your aesthetic goals requires commitment in booking skin care treatments best for your skin type.
Our Medical Aestheticians provide a complimentary, customized consultation, where you can discover which products and treatments are best for your skin type and skin care goals. They are eager to meet you, and your skin, and can’t wait to be part of your “go to” team of providers here in Denver.
Call Us Today to book an appointment!
Denver 720-513-0448 | Greenwood Village 720-513-3533