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Is Your Subscription Box a Skin Care Nightmare?

Skin care and beauty product subscription services are popular these days, especially among millennial patients, but does a monthly delivery of new beauty products really help your skin? Learn more about why your monthly subscription box may not be doing you many favors.

Receiving a monthly subscription box full of new clothing, skin care and trending beauty products seems like a great way to treat yourself and indulge in a little self care, but layering on new products you are unfamiliar with can have unintended consequences. 

For example, if you aren’t paying careful attention to the active ingredients in the products you receive, you could be layering acids, retinols or harsh exfoliants in a way that can cause redness, swelling and reactions  you weren’t expecting. 

Before you incorporate any new skin care product with active or medical ingredients into your Skin Fitness plan, consult with an aesthetic medical doctor or dermatologist to ensure the new product won’t react with your established routine. It is important to seek medical advice because your doctor has a level of knowledge about product interactions and your skin that you can’t find in a Google search. Your doctor can help you understand your skin type, why some active ingredients are good for you and some aren’t, how treatments you’ve had may affect absorption, and if a new product will or won’t affect you.

If you don’t have an established skin care routine, now is a great time to get started. As Jennifer Garner said in a 2019 graduation speech, “Nothing looks better in your 50s thank sunscreen in your 20s!” If you are new to medical-grade skincare and are looking for an aesthetic medical doctor in Hawaii, Melinda Menezes, MD is a great place for you to start. Every patient journey begins with a personal one-on-one Skin Fitness consultation with Dr. Menezes. You’ll bring all of the skin care products you are currently using and get a scientific analysis of your skin with the VISIA Skin System. This will help you understand the skin issues you may be facing and science-backed products to help you tackle them. 

Once your Skin Fitness routine is established, Dr. Menezes can also be your guide to discover laser or injectable treatments for rejuvenating the skin or jump starting repair of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. Investing in medical-grade skin care and treatments early can prevent signs of aging too. 

Make sure your monthly subscription box stays self care and doesn’t morph into a skin care nightmare! Contact Melinda Menezes, MD at 808-855-8436 to schedule a Skin Fitness consultation today.