Quality vs. Quantity: Medical Grade Skincare

So you’ve purged your closet, your pantry, your inbox, and the overflowing junk mail pile on the kitchen counter. We see you… we have one too! It can feel SO good to declutter your space, and we want to challenge you in another area where you’re probably hoarding things. Your skincare regimen! Is your skin looking a little drab and not so fab? Are you starting to notice some basic signs of aging? Have you tried most drug store skin care lines and aren’t seeing the results? Or maybe you really liked it in the beginning, and you’ve hit a plateau? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to kick it up a notch. At santāl skin, we are BIG advocates for medical/pharmaceutical grade skincare, and even though it can come with a stunning price tag, let’s discuss why it’s worth it. We’re talking about products that are tried and true, and won’t sit collecting dust in the back of your bathroom cabinet. 

what is medical grade/pharmaceutical grade skincare?

Medical grade skincare products contain a higher concentration of active ingredients (i.e. the good, skin-changing stuff) than you can buy in over-the-counter products. They contain prescription-strength ingredients that are medically proven to improve the overall health of your skin by reaching the dermis (aka the living layer of our skin), and healing it from the inside out. These ingredients target several different areas of skin health: supporting essential skin proteins, fighting free-radical damage (UVA/UVB radiation), bringing dull/dead cells to the surface, and exfoliating those cells to reveal brighter, healthier, more vibrant skin. Essentially, medical grade products give our skin a good kick in the tush.

short term benefits

Skin health improves instantly. You WILL see noticeable changes in your skin. Choosing the right medical grade regimen can heal inflammation, regulate oil production, correct hyperpigmentation, and assist with general anti-aging. You can also purge the 20+ products you have sitting around that just aren’t doing it for you. With medical grade skincare, less is more. Our regimens are generally 4-6 steps morning and night. Take those 5-10 minutes for your self care! Your mental health and your glowing skin will thank you!

long term benefits 

When the right regimen for your skin is maintained, the long term benefits are exponential. Think: preventing problems instead of treating them. As we age, the treatment portion of skincare becomes more and more expensive as more modalities become necessary to address your concerns. If you kick aging where it hurts from the beginning, your skin will age more gracefully into your 40s, 50s, 60s, etc. To add to that, your skin is your body’s largest organ, and we wear it every. single. day. When you’re happy in your skin, you face life more confidently!

what to expect 

When it comes to medical grade skincare, the formulas are much more potent (i.e. effective) and a little goes a long way. And to be honest, your skin might freak out a little bit but don’t worry–that’s an ANTICIPATED reaction. Redness, dryness, flaky, itchy–are all totally normal and transient.  Temporary side effects for long term gain.

where to start

Okay, I’m interested… but where do I go from here? We will assess your skin, discuss your concerns, set goals, and write you a customized skin script. We’ll take some Before pics and from there, expect us to be there for you every step of the way–checking in, switching things up when necessary, celebrating the results, and keeping you accountable long term!

Visit our book now page to schedule your appointment or consult today!