Anyone who walks through the beauty section of the drug store has probably been surrounded by products that claim to transform their skin. With so many products that boast miraculous results, it’s hard to know which ones really are necessary for maintaining youthful looking skin. The Cosmetic Care Team at Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic recommends that all patients stock their medicine cabinets with the following four anti-aging skin care products.


Cleansers are the first line of defense when it comes to keeping skin young. Cleansers remove dirt, makeup, and skin cells from the face, promoting a clean, even skin tone. Depending on the product, many people notice healthier skin in as little as a few days, but cleansers should be used daily for optimum skin health.


When it comes to anti-aging skin care products, some toners offer noticeable results in less than two weeks. Toner can help calm redness while removing any trapped dirt or makeup. It contributes to radiant, glowing skin that feels softer and smoother. But not all toners are created equally, so it’s important for each person to find one that’s properly formulated to work on their skin type to avoid irritation and redness.


Exfoliants remove the top layer of dead or damaged skin cells to reveal the younger, fresher, regenerated layer of skin below it. As a result, over time skin looks and feels smoother, dullness fades, and skin tone appears even. When used regularly, exfoliants also help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. While many people see improvement in the skin after one use, it’s important to use an exfoliant on an ongoing basis for best results. Once again, it’s important for each person to find the exfoliant that works best on their skin.


Another important anti-aging skin care product is moisturizer, which comes in different formulas for people with different skin types. Moisturizer is critical to keeping skin hydrated and maintaining a smooth, even texture. Sometimes people need to experiment with different formulas to find the one that offers the best results for their skin type.

For more information on anti-aging skin care products or a personalized skin care recommendation, contact our Skin Care Clinic.