Tips to look and feel your best this Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start treating your skin with some extra LOVE during this season of LOVE. Whether you’re dressing up and going out or spending the evening relaxing at home, pampered, healthy skin is an instant mood booster! Our skin health specialist, Kaya Merzlak CRNP, put together her top 3 tips to achieve healthier skin.

1. Cleanse

Your skin goes through a lot during the day. Skin is exposed to irritants such as pollution, UV rays, dirt and debris which all contribute to dull, tired looking skin. Cleansing the skin is so important as it gets rid of these irritants. Regular cleansing creates a clean foundation to optimize our anti-aging, skin-brightening treatments. Training the skin in this way prevents future congested skin and breakouts.

It is important to find a gentle yet effective cleanser that removes surface debris without stripping or dehydrating the skin. “I recommend the Sanitas®Lemon Cream Cleanser – this citrus infused blend of antioxidants helps detoxify, promote skin renewal, and maintain skin balance. Complexion is left smoother, brighter, and softer.”

2. Exfoliate

Our skin is constantly regenerating. When left unaddressed, this cell turnover cycle accumulates a mask of dead skin cells and oil which contribute to fine lines, blackheads, and enlarged pores. Exfoliating is essential to optimize skin regeneration. Kaya says her suggestions for newbie exfoliators is the Sanitas® Brightening Peel Pads.“This professional strength, corrective exfoliating treatment uses a triple acid blend to help brighten, tone, and reveal clear, radiant skin tone and a bright complexion. Apply exfoliating pads to your face and neck, allowing the solution to dry completely.” Follow with the moisturizer listed below.

3. Moisturize

Moisturizing is a must! Doing so regularly can help keep skin clear, smooth, and wrinkle-free. Regular moisturizing trains the skin to be soft, supple, and hydrated: “I recommend the Sanitas® PeptiDerm Moisturizing Cream to my clients looking for an ultra-rich cream that also helps firm and brighten the skin.” Apply this cream day and night to face, neck and décolleté.

Leading up to your Valentine’s Day plans, make sure on top of upping your skincare regimen, you also pay attention to your routine – drinking water, eating plenty of fruits, veggies & protein-paired meals, and catching up on your beauty sleep all play a part in how your skin looks and feels and will ultimately keep you feeling your best, inside and out, for the holiday!

Kaya is currently accepting new clients. To schedule your skincare evaluation, please contact us at 724-933-4305.

Connected Health in Wexford, Pennsylvania is a concierge primary care medicine practice that believes strongly in putting the focus back on the patient. We connect our patients not just with physicians, but also with pharmacists, personal trainers, massage therapists, skin health specialists, and registered nutritionists. If you’d like to learn more about our concierge care services or want to explore your membership options, give us a call at (724) 933-4300. You can also book an appointment online!