Daily skincare is not something you should leave to chance. It takes daily disciplines to maintain skin health. It takes a routine, and although this may seem like a burden, the results can deliver younger-looking skin at any age.

So if you choose to make skincare a daily priority, here is a checklist we prepared at Montante Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics. It includes essential habits to include in your beauty routine.

Stay Hydrated

Because water makes up the majority of our body, it makes sense to replenish it throughout the day. When you get up, drink at least 12 ounces of water immediately to start your daily beauty routine off right. After a good night’s sleep, your body will dehydrate, and your skin needs moisture to remain full and vibrant. Drink clear water, not tea or coffee, and keep a full glass close to hand throughout the day.

Wash Your Face Before Bed

Eliminating makeup and a daily accumulation of pollutants and dirt requires a daily wash. The best time for this cleansing is before bed. We recommend a gentle soap or cleanser before going to sleep. If you exercise during the day, it’s a good idea to shower afterward, so sweat doesn’t clog the pores.

Rinse in the Morning, Don’t Wash

Instead of introducing a facial cleanser to your skin in the morning, consider a simple rinse with warm water. If you’ve correctly cleansed your face before going to bed, your skin is still clean and requires less cleaning, not more. Overusing facial cleansers can dry skin and increase oil production. So, rinsing your face with warm water in the morning will work best.

Exfoliate Weekly

Our skin continually produces new cells. When the old ones build up, they clog pores and leave skin looking dull and aged. We recommend you have a weekly exfoliation process in place using a medical-grade product suitable for in-home use.


Regardless of your skin type and age, your skin requires moisture to look and feel its best. That’s why you should choose a medical-grade moisturizer to take the next step in daily in-home beauty care. We suggest using an optimal moisturizer daily after washing and rinsing. If you are battling acne or oily skin, an oil-free, lightweight moisturizer is best.

Protection for Sun and Its UV Rays

Sunscreen should be part of any beauty routine checklist. Although makeup and moisturizers offer some UV protection, we recommend a standalone product to block out dangerous sun rays and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Use a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher, and make sure to buy one that won’t clog your pores.

Keep It Simple

Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated. Indeed, you may be doing more than necessary and contributing to poor skin quality. These few simple steps will help you keep your face, neck, and décolleté looking healthy with just a little care. Stick to these routines, and call us if you need more help. At Montante Plastic Surgery, we offer ZO Skincare products to take your in-home beauty care to the next level.

To learn more about in-home skincare, contact us today!