Dr Jenni’s Seal of Approval
There are so many skin care products and treatments on the market that you can get confused, overwhelmed and then postpone the whole ‘looking after yourself’ notion. Would you believe me if I told you that even Dr Jenni gets overwhelmed with the constant influx of new products or upgrades? She always makes sure that during all the trials of these products, continues using her basic essentials.
Let’s have a look at some of Jenni’s essentials:
Firstly, Dr Jenni believes in using a good cleanser. We are surrounded by pollutants and aggressors in our environment which attack our skin and cause a build-up of dirt in our pores, damage our skin which becomes rough and dull. A good cleanser lightly exfoliates your skin and clears out the dirt. This also allows your serums and creams to be more effective with improved penetration. It also balances the pH of your skin. Dr Jenni recommends any of the DermaQuest, Dr Schrammek or Neostrata Cleansers depending on your skin type and concerns.
Secondly, Dr Jenni believes every person (no matter how old or young) needs to be on an anti-oxidant. Whether your day cream contains it, or you use an additional serum. It should contain at least a 10% Vitamin C. If you can use an anti-oxidant that has added ingredients like, green tea, fruit stem cells, ferulic acid and UV filters that would be even better. Dr Jenni highly recommends the DermaQuest C Infusion Serum or any one of the Obagi Pro C Serums (10%, 15%, 20%) and Skinceuticals CE Ferrulic.
Lastly, Sunblock! Dr Jenni will ALWAYS recommend for you to use a good sunblock. Her concern goes farther than that of ageing. The most important thing is for you to have protection against the development of skin cancers. A physical Sunblock provides you with the best protection. A good sunblock also contains other actives like anti-oxidants and plant stem cells. Dr Jenni highly recommends Heliocare, Melablock, Bioderma M50+ and DermaQuest Sun blocks. Your day cream should have a built-in moisturiser of at least a 20+ SPF.
What about all the other products?
You might ask, why is there no mention of eye creams, moisturisers, masks or scrubs. It is simple. Without these 3, your skin care routine would not be nearly as effective as it should be. If you are new to medical skin care, all the medical jargon and active ingredients benefits can become all too overwhelming. These other add products are also important, but your trust and knowledge in skin care will grow, as your confidence in the results grow. Dr Jenni’s best advice – “start basic, then expand”.