Why skincare is self-care.

In Ottawa

By Dr. Howard Silverman

This year has taught us many lessons, including the importance of making time for self-care. While it may look different to everyone (think an invigorating workout vs. a nightly bubble bath), I think we can all agree that finding time to take care of our skin certainly qualifies. 

Skincare routines and in-clinic treatments can be so important to your overall well-being. Both require you to take some time out of your busy day to do something that’s important to you. Taking a few moments to apply your favourite exfoliant and serum, or an hour every month to have a facial treatment can mean the difference between feeling like your best self versus feeling tired or stressed.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “The world of skincare is overwhelming and confusing, and figuring out what works best for me sounds stressful, not relaxing!” Well, it’s really important to have a skincare specialist help you sift through the world of skincare and product ingredients to determine what’s best for your skin type, goals, and especially your current lifestyle (if you’re homeschooling and working full time, maybe you don’t have time for an extensive routine, right?). We want you to feel like you can head home feeling confident, and ready to conquer the step-by-step process. 

My best advice? Start by purchasing three products that you know are going to be compatible with your lifestyle, make your skin feel great (and maybe smell nice too!), and yield results so that you can feel like this is impacting your life in a positive way. More products can always be added as you build your confidence, but developing a routine is a slow and steady process. 

A great option for clients wanting some skin TLC? The ZO® Getting Skin Ready Kit, which includes a cleanser, exfoliating polish, and complexion renewal toner to promote overall cell health. This short morning-and-night routine is great for beginners, and you can easily add products that assist with your specific skin care goals as needed.

Most importantly, we’re here to answer any questions you may have about your skincare routine. Especially as this year presents us with new challenges, we want to provide you with a little bit of self-care. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation today. 

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