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Clean slate January. Let's (skin) reset together

By: Heather D. Rogers, dermatological surgeon, and founder of Doctor Rogers RESTORE skin care and Modern Dermatology in Seattle.

In addition to every other 2020 challenge, are you struggling with your skin and is the struggle real? Join the crowd. Irritation, redness, rashes, breakouts, excessive dryness or oiliness are complaints we’ve heard time and time again this year more than ever. Believe it or not, it’s likely that your skin is as frustrated as you are by the stress that is surrounding all of us. It might feel instinctual to throw more products at the problems you’re seeing, but this might not always be helpful. Sometimes less is more. So, here’s the challenge. For the month of January, let’s all give our skin a break… the break it needs to restore, reset and (C)redo. #RESTOREreset.

The #RESTOREreset Skincare Regimen
Start by using just a few clean, quality products that meet skin's basic needs, and ease up on harsh products and chemicals.

Morning
  • Splash your face with lukewarm water.
  • Apply Dr Rogers Face Lotion (normal to oily skin) or Face Cream (normal to dry skin) to your face, neck, chest, and eye area.Restore Face Lotion     Restore Face Cream
    Face Lotion                                          Face Cream
Evening

The post-reset process

After 28 days, if your skin is looking and feeling healthy, the first product to reintroduce is any product that stimulates skin cell turnover. This could be something retinol-based, your prescription tretinoin, or something containing glycolic acidDo this after cleansing and before applying moisturizer.  Start easing back in with an every other night application and listen to your skin. If it’s irritated, skip it, moisturize and try again in a few days. Skin speaks volumes. If you listen.

After a week of using the evening treatment without irritation, add in your morning antioxidant to help protect the skin's surface from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and environmental aggressors like UV and pollution. Apply to face, neck, and chest after cleansing or water splash and follow with moisturizer and sunscreen. Remember to always treat the face, neck, and chest as one unit.

Let’s take a selfie!
Remind yourself that fewer, high-quality products, used appropriately, allow your skin to recover quickly and beautifully and nothing illustrates this better than before and afters. Take a no-makeup pic on day one, another after 2 weeks and the last one at month’s end. We promise your skin will glow and show you just what the RESTORE® difference is all about.

Let’s do this together! 2021 is looking beautiful.