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Skincare Guide

Discover your perfect skincare routine with SeeBeyond Medicine!

Welcome to our skincare guide! If you’ve ever searched for “skin care products” on Google, you know how vast the options can be. From targeting dark circles to addressing acne and signs of aging, skincare covers a wide range of concerns. However, one thing remains constant – your skincare routine.

Consider your skincare products as an investment in your skin’s health. Providing your skin with proper care is essential for achieving a radiant complexion over time. Keep in mind that what works for someone else may not work for you. That’s why we’re here to offer a one-stop solution for all your skincare needs. At SeeBeyond Medicine, we provide professional guidance to help you find the perfect products for your skin type. Read on to learn more!

If you’ve looked up “skin care products” on Google, you’ve probably noticed that the results and options are pretty vast. Skin care touches on dark circles, acne, anti-aging, skin disorders, and the like. But one aspect never changes – your skin care routine. After all, you can’t keep hiding bad skin with a beauty filter.

Think of your skin care products as a “skin-investment”. You have to give your skin tender loving care if you want to achieve a healthy glow for a long time. Remember: What works for someone else may not necessarily work for you. So if you’re looking for a one-stop shop for all your skin needs and professional guidance on how to match products with your skin type, check out SeeBeyond Medicine.

Importance of a Good Skin Care Regimen

1) Consistency Brings Reliability

It’s impossible to achieve youthful and rejuvenated skin overnight.

You see, as with most things in life, you have to stay committed for a long period of time to see significant results come to fruition. Just like how athletes need to keep their bodies active almost every day or how musicians need to practice their music frequently, your body – and that includes your skin – needs consistency to adopt gradual lifestyle changes. 

Consistency is key. When you adopt a daily skin care regimen, you are helping your skin live up to its full, glowing potential. Aim to use a skincare product for at least 6 weeks, morning and night, to see a noticeable difference.

2) Slow Down Signs of Aging

As soon as you enter your 30s, you’ll start seeing signs of aging all over your body. And with it, your skin starts to sag and wrinkles start to form. The aging process causes your skin to lose its elasticity, firmness, and smoothness. So slowly but surely, you can delay these signs for as long as possible with an effective skin care routine.

3) Makes Everything Easier

Following a daily skin care routine makes your skin more resistant to changes or irritations, such as that occasional pimple. The routine also helps your skin heal and repair itself more quickly.

4) Improve Your Mental Health

When you look good, you feel good – and find it a tad bit easier to love yourself. Notice that whenever your self-esteem is at its peak, you can look at yourself in the mirror and feel better about yourself. 

Believe it or not, that confidence rubs off on other aspects of your life. When you finally learn how to love yourself – that means every part and inch of you – you will find it easier to improve in your social and professional lives.

5) Save Money

When you ensure that your skin is in its tip-top shape every day, it becomes better at maintaining itself. That means a lot less experimenting. Having a routine that works for you means that you don’t have to purchase another cleanser you saw on your Instagram feed or try out the latest beauty product. 

Further, prevention is easier and cheaper. An effective skin care regimen also acts as a preventive shield: You can ward off certain skin disorders, harmful bacteria, and allergens, as well as another trip to the derma clinic.

Components of an Effective Skin Care Routine

These are the 3 basic components of an effective skin care routine:

1) Cleansing

Washing your face must be the first step in any routine since the skin is exposed to dirt, environmental pollutants, and other factors every day. The impurities and excess oil, which could clog pores and make the skin dull, are also removed through face cleansing. However, you should not use a harsh cleanser or cleanse too often to avoid breaking down the protective barrier of the skin.

Skin TypeType of CleanserDescription
Any Micellar waterThis does not cause any dryness and does not need to be rinsed off or rubbed in. 
SensitiveOilAn example is argan which is well tolerated, non-comedogenic, moisturizing, and lightweight.
MatureMelting balmThis is a rich, butter-like salve that “melts” into a liquid after being rubbed onto the skin. This is also very soothing which can be used without water in dissolving heavy makeup.
Oily or acne proneFoaming liquidThis is pumped into the palm or activated using water which becomes an airy foam that assists in breaking down dirt and excess sebum from pores.
Dry, red, and/or eczema-proneCream or lotionThis hydrates the skin and wipes away impurities. 

2) Toner

The main function of a toner is to balance the skin and clear away residual debris and to balance pH levels. Moreover, it is packed with active ingredients that make your skin glow.

Skin TypeType of TonerDescription
OilyastringentThis tightens pores.
Sensitive or dryhydrating or essenceThe ingredients include hyaluronic acid and glycerin to soothe the skin.
Acne pronewith hydroxy acidsThis increases cell turnover.
Combinationgentle exfoliants, hydration boosters, and antioxidants such as green tea and vitamins C and EThese prevent skin damage and can combat free radicals.

3) Moisturizer 

As we age, it is natural for the skin to lose its ability to moisture retention. Additionally, the natural hydrators could be stripped from the surface by doing everyday activities like washing. Hence, it is essential to use a moisturizer that softens and hydrates the skin. It also plays a part in the prevention of water loss through the skin’s outer layers. 

Skin TypeType of MoisturizerDescription
OilyGelThis is mostly water-based.
DryCream and soft cream This is heavier than a lotion and is more oil-based.
Sensitive and inflamed (but not acne prone)BalmA balm is similar to a cream but has a heavier texture.
Combination or normalLotionThis is the classic level of moisturizer which feels more moisturizing compared to a gel and commonly absorbs well.

Quality Skin Care Products at SeeBeyond Shop

Here is a glimpse of the skin care products offered by SeeBeyond Shop and the benefits they provide: 

1) Anti-Aging

My Collagen

Regular price: $49.00

My Collagen has a unique formulation (hyaluronic acid, amino acids, key minerals, and vitamin C) that promotes skin repair and joint health. Use 2 capsules a day or as recommended by your healthcare provider.

Vitamin D3 Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer

Regular price: $40.00

This moisturizer gives your skin a nourished and rejuvenated appearance. It contains a mix of Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) and olive derived Squalane that is effective in maintaining your skin’s health and beauty functions. Added bonus effect: It also improves some skin conditions – most especially those caused by Vitamin D deprivation or the lack of sun exposure.

2) Melasma and Pigmentation

Beyond Sunscreen Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Regular price: $60.00

No matter what shade your complexion is, this product can even out your skin tone appearance. It is also suitable for all skin types. 

Clear Skin Brightening Gel

Regular price: $75.00

Our specially-formulated brightening gel can be used as spot treatment as it lightens dark spots and encourages cellular renewal – so expect a bit of skin shedding.

3) Acne and Scars

Rosehip Regenerative Balancing Cleanser

Regular price: $49.00

Specifically created for those with dry and sensitive skin, this gentle balancing cleanser washes away impurities and leaves you with a refreshing feeling. Its main ingredient, rosehip seed oil,  is known to be a miracle worker for acne scars.

Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub

Regular price: $75.00

This exfoliator helps soften and smooth your skin, no matter your skin type. By scrubbing it on your body, you are physically removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin. Do not exfoliate every day to avoid irritation and skin damage.

4) Dry Skin

Vitamin A Day & Night Cream

Regular price: $99.00

If you’re looking for a holy grail cream, this is it. The Vitamin A Day & Night Cream contains antioxidant properties that protect and brighten up your skin.

5) Oily Skin

Botanical Clay Mask

Regular price: $75.00

The Botanical Clay Mask removes excess oil, minimizes pores, and soothes inflammation. Apply it evenly over your face, but avoid the eye and lips areas. Keep it on for 10 minutes. For optimal results, wash away with warm water and apply a hydrating toner and moisturizer. 

Benefits of Buying Skin Care Products at SeeBeyond Shop

There’s just something about online shopping that makes you want to stay in your pajamas and not have to interact with anyone else. By the time your package finally arrives, it’s like a gift to yourself. Aside from the fun of it all, shopping for your skin care products at SeeBeyond has hidden benefits:

1) Curated Selection

While beauty store shelves are lined with every skin care brand imaginable, SeeBeyond curates quality products and does due diligence on partner manufacturers. We make sure that every ingredient and every batch is professionally tested for contamination and efficacy.

2) Promos

Take advantage of our promo codes and sales! Aside from our occasional discount offerings, we also offer free domestic shipping for orders over $100 – sounds like a steal if you ask us.

3) Transparency of Ingredients List

We don’t hide the ingredients list of our products. We make it easier for you to find, as well as read and research so that you know exactly what you’re getting. If you have sensitive skin or underlying skin conditions, it is of utmost importance that you are aware of what your skin care regimen is made up of – down to the least significant ingredient.

4) No Salespeople

It can sometimes be frustrating when you’re browsing a display then a salesperson comes up to you with their spiel. If this is the case, online shopping at SeeBeyond can be the perfect alternative.

5) Easy Access to Healthcare Professionals

SeeBeyond is also staffed by experienced healthcare professionals experienced in Integrative Medicine, also known as the blend of traditional western medicine and functional medicine. You can communicate your health needs with us via phone, video sessions, or email. We’ll be glad to accommodate you.

Skin Care Ingredients: How to Read the Product Label

1) Order

The ingredients are listed in descending order, from the greatest amounts first to the least concentrated. Concentrations that are less than 1% can be listed in any sequence. 

2) Usual ingredients

“Aqua” and glycols are examples of terms that you should be familiar with. Aqua means water, which is common in many ingredients, while glycols are solubilizing ingredients.

3) Allergens

These should be looked at if you have sensitive skin or allergies. Allergens are marked by an asterisk and can be seen at the end of the ingredient list. Despite not being a bad thing, you should still take caution. An example of naturally occurring allergens is contained in natural plant oils.

4) Confusing and Complex Names

Scientific names of the ingredients may be puzzling and overwhelming. However, you should take the time to look these up. Even though some ingredients may sound harmful in a certain way, these are safe and kind to the skin such as ‘Cetyl alcohol’ and ‘Stearyl alcohol’. 

We might think of these ingredients as skin-damaging alcohol at first, but these are actually types of fatty alcohol widely used in skincare that stabilize emulsions. A good rule of thumb is that when a product has fewer ingredients, it’s much easier to test if it will cause any reactions.

FAQs About Skin Care Products

Q: So how do I build my skin care routine?

A: To cut through all the noise of the skin care industry, you can build your your skin care routine with just 3 steps (apply in order of consistency):

First, find the cleanser for your skin type. Are you oily, dry, sensitive, or perhaps have mature skin? Also, please take it easy with exfoliators – use only once a week. Next, use a toner right after cleansing – think of it as an extra shot of nutrients for your skin. Some hero ingredients to watch out for are hyaluronic acid, rose water, green tea, Vitamin C and E, and alpha and beta hydroxy acids. You can also opt for a serum.

Lastly, moisturizers hydrate and soften your skin, giving you that glazed doughnut look. If there’s a specific area of your skin that you’d like to target, then you might want to consider getting an eye cream, face mask, face oil, pimple patches, etc.

Q: Should I wear sunscreen every day?

A: Yes. Apply broad-spectrum, 30+ SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays that can cause burns, skin cancer, and increasing aging – even if are staying indoors! If you’re the forgetful type, you can invest in a moisturizer that already contains SPF.

Q: When should I start using anti-aging products?

A: Most people don’t notice visible signs of aging until their late 20s or 30s, but you can start your road to prevention as soon as your early 20s. However, incorporating anti-aging products into your routine is not necessary this early on. 

Invest in Your Skin With SeeBeyond Shop Products

Good skin looks good on you. Once you get into the groove of a daily skin care regimen, it almost becomes a ritual. While it might feel like a chore at the start, it inevitably becomes another part of your day. 

Keeping up with your routine shouldn’t have to be hard when you have the right products. Hence, it is best to set up a consultation to have some guidance to see what is best for your skin. So start your skin care journey today at SeeBeyond Shop!

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