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Treat Your Skin With a Facial

Posted May 28, 2024 in Facial Rejuvenation

woman laying down with a towel on her head, getting her face massaged by someone else.

Taking care of your skin is essential to make sure it stays healthy and looks its best. Here, we discuss the importance of maintaining a proper skincare routine and how facials can be an excellent supplemental step in keeping your skin fresh and rejuvenated.

Taking Care of Your Skin 

Life is draining on a daily basis, so it’s important to invest in self-care and take time out for yourself. As the largest organ of the human body, the skin plays an essential role in everyday life. Your skin protects your body from various external factors you come in contact with daily, such as bacteria, temperature, chemicals, etc. The skin keeps fluids inside your body to keep you hydrated and keeps bacteria out of the body to prevent infections. 

Your skin is constantly working overtime to protect your body, but what are you doing to protect your skin? Staying outside in the sun for long periods without proper sun protection and neglecting to drink enough water throughout the day can cause serious consequences to your skin. 

Many people don’t think about how their skin is affected by their daily routines until they start to notice issues such as sun damage, dryness, acne, fine lines, etc. While skincare routines, skin treatments, and facials can benefit various skin concerns once they occur, it is always best to prioritize taking care of your skin in the first place. 

Maintaining a Proper Skincare Routine 

Having a simple skincare routine that you can stick to every day is a great step towards taking better care of your skin. Many dermatologists recommend simplifying your routine and sticking to the basic necessities, as too many products or frequently switching up your products can irritate your skin. It is also easier to follow your skincare routine daily if you only use a few products instead of a lengthy 10-step routine that you may dread having to do all the time (and ultimately end up stopping altogether). 

What Should Be in Your Daily Skincare Routine?

Your morning and night skincare routines will vary slightly, depending on your skin type and concerns, but both will likely include cleansing and moisturizing your face. 

Basic necessities for a daytime skincare routine may include: 

  • A gentle cleanser
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen 

A nighttime skincare routine may consist of: 

  • An oil-based cleanser (to remove makeup, sunscreen, and other oils from your face) 
  • A water-based cleanser
  • Moisturizer 

The main difference between a day and night skincare routine is sunscreen—which should be worn every day (to protect against sun damage and skin cancer) but is not needed during the night. Similarly, many people find double cleansing beneficial at night, especially if they wear makeup regularly or have oily, acne-prone skin. Additionally, some people find that simply using one water-based cleanser at night isn’t enough to remove all the sunscreen residue from their skin, but double cleansing (starting with an oil-based cleanser and following with the water-based cleanser) can completely remove the remaining sunscreen at the end of the day. 

If you have very sensitive skin, you may prefer to use only a gentle cleanser at night instead of double cleansing. You may even choose not to use cleanser on your face in the morning and simply just rinse your skin with water. 

Why Is It Important to Use Medical Grade Skincare Products? 

Dermatologists often recommend medical grade skincare products because compared to many over-the-counter products, they typically have better quality ingredients. The main difference that creates the higher quality is products that are medical grade have a higher concentration of active ingredients. 

Over-the-counter products are less potent than medical grade skincare, meaning they may take longer to work or get the intended results. The higher concentration of active ingredients in medical grade products allows for faster and often better results. 

Tips for Keeping Your Skin Safe and Healthy 

To protect your skin and keep it looking and feeling healthy, you can implement the following tips into your everyday life: 

  • Wear sunscreen every day with a SPF of 30 or higher 
  • Don’t use tanning beds
  • Limit your sun exposure when possible and wear hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing when you need to be out in the sun for long periods 
  • Use skincare products that work for your skin type
  • Avoid touching your face 
  • Check your skin regularly for irregular moles 
  • Drink lots of water and stay hydrated 

Is Getting a Facial Worth It? 

While following a good skincare routine is an excellent way to take care of your skin, sometimes your skin needs a little refresher to keep it looking its very best. Facials are a great way to rejuvenate your skin and treat various skin concerns. After everything you and your skin go through daily, a facial can be the perfect treat to pamper yourself. 

Certain facials are designed to target specific skin concerns, and finding one that fits your needs can provide stunning results. Additionally, facials are customized to each patient to suit their skin type and appropriately combat skin issues. 

Facials can leave you with brighter, smoother skin you’re proud to show off. The experience of going to a medspa and getting a facial can also be very relaxing, allowing you to comfortably lay back and let your skin get pampered with high-quality treatment. 

What Are My Facial Options in Birmingham, AL?

The Cohn Plastic Surgery Medspa in Birmingham offers various services for skin rejuvenation, including Hydrafacial® and DiamondGlow®. 


If you’re dealing with acne, large pores, fine lines, wrinkles, or discoloration, you may be a good candidate for a Hydrafacial® treatment. This skin resurfacing facial uses three steps to refresh the skin and minimize the appearance of skin issues. A Hydrafacial® consists of the following three steps: 

  • Cleanse and exfoliate
  • Extract
  • Hydrate 

Many patients love this treatment for its convenience while still delivering amazing results. No harsh chemicals or needles are used, yet dead skin cells are removed, and the remaining skin is left feeling firm and hydrated. The non-invasive nature of Hydrafacial® makes it safe to receive monthly treatments if desired. 


For patients with fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, rough skin, discoloration, or dark spots, a DiamondGlow® facial can help. Similarly to the Hydrafacial®, the DiamondGlow® facial exfoliates, extracts, and nourishes the skin. DiamondGlow® facials use real crushed diamonds to assist in the exfoliation process and help remove dead skin while smoothing out the skin. 

After receiving a DiamondGlow® facial, you can expect your skin to be deeply cleansed, clearer, smoother, and more even in tone. This facial can safely be repeated on the skin up to twice a month to continue to improve skin tone, smoothen skin texture, and reduce imperfections. 

Want to Know More About Hydrafacial® and DiamondGlow® in Birmingham, AL? 

Show your skin you care for it by pampering yourself with a facial! To learn more about Hydrafacial® and DiamondGlow®, call us at (205) 590-9900 or fill out our online contact form today.