Utah Facial Plastics Beginner’s Guide to Building A Skin Care Routine

Are you ready to start a good skin care routine, but aren’t sure where to begin? You may have a drawer full of products or samples but have no idea how to truly use them.  There are so many products on the market and sometimes it can be overwhelming. Be on your way to better, healthier skin by incorporating these 5 steps into your morning and night routine. Consulting with an esthetician who is licensed in skin care is a great place to start, as they can help you figure out your skin type, discuss irritants or allergies, and eliminate products to avoid a lengthy trial and error process. Medical grade skin care has the most potent ingredients and have been studied and tested with proof of results. Some medical grade products can be pricey, but there are also over-the-counter options that can be similar in cost, without the testing and are less effective. Utah Facial Plastics has some great options to get anyone started on a simple yet effective regimen.

Here are 5 recommended steps:


Daily facial cleansing is important as it removes oils, unwanted skin cells, impurities from pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to blemishes, dryness and aging. It also allows for following products to penetrate the skin and properly do their jobs.

SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

Our aestheticians love AHA/BHA cleanser because it gently exfoliates, brightens, and can assist in reducing blemishes without being super harsh on the skin. It is also appropriate for most skin types but can increase sensitivity to the sun because of the AHA (alpha-hydroxy acids).

Skinceuticals Simply Clean Cleanser

If you are looking for a gentle but powerful cleanser, look no further. Simply Clean is one of our most popular cleansers and is ideal for normal, oil or combination skin. This powerful cleanser not only removes makeup and oil, it also gently exfoliates dead skin cells.

Hyaluronic Acid

Our skin naturally makes hyaluronic acid which is responsible for attracting and retaining moisture. As we age, we continue to lose more of this, so supplementing is a great way to keep your skin hydrated and soft.

SkinMedica HA5 

Instantly plump and smooth skin with one of our favorite hyaluronic acids, HA5. We love this product because you are able to benefit from both instant and long-term results. You can apply HA5 twice a day, morning and night to the entire face, neck and even decollete. This is also a great option for men who are looking for a light hydrating product.

SkinCeuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier (H.A.)

HA Intensifier serum not only hydrates the skin, but it also helps improve firmness and plumps the skin all at the same time.


Prevention and protection are key when promoting healthy skin. An antioxidant is key, as it protects the skin from oxidative damage from free radicals that break down our skin cells daily. Antioxidants can prevent a lot of damage and corrective treatments down the road if used daily.

SkinBetter Alto Defense Serum

Protect your skin with 3X award-winner, Alto Defense Serum while also improving the tone and texture of your skin. This antioxidant is designed to defend the skin against aging due to free radicals (environmental stressors).

Skinceuticals C E Ferulic

C E Ferulic is one of our best sellers because of all it’s incredible benefits. Not only does it protect against free radicals and aging, but it also improves the appearance of photodamage and loss of firmness.


While hydrators fight dehydration, moisturizers lock in hydration and create skin barrier protection. Our skin barrier protects us from infectious agents, chemicals, and allergens.

Skin Better Trio Rebalancing Moisturizer

This high performance, triple action moisturizer hydrates the skin, visibly improves lines and texture as well as enhances the skins barrier function.

SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture

Daily moisturizer is ideal for normal, oily and combination skin. It is lightweight and offers all day hydration.


Sunscreen is known to help prevent photo damage and skin cancer. It is a staple in an effective skin care routine and should be applied daily.

We cannot stress enough about the importance of using an SPF daily, especially when being outdoors. Protect your skin care investments by using an SPF. The sun causes fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots as well as increases your chances of getting skin cancer at some time in your life. We offer a huge variety of skin-friendly broad-spectrum sunscreens that come in either sheer, tinted, powder, and traditional cream form. The tinted sunscreens are lightweight and blend in nicely with any skin tone, with no white cast. You can’t go wrong with  EltaMD, SkinBetter, SkinMedica, Colorescience, or Alastin sunscreens as there are options for everyone.

To consult with a master esthetician on your skin needs, book online for a complimentary virtual or in office consultation or contact our office at (801) 960-3137.

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