5 Skincare Ingredients To Add to Your Routine

Cosmetic,Smears,Cream,Texture,On,Pastel,Background Taking great care of your skin is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your appearance. Although we love to offer a variety of laser skin procedures that can enhance your look, having a solid skincare regime with high-quality products is the best way to address many concerns. 

This post will explore five amazing skincare ingredients you should consider adding to your routine. 


Peptides are amino acid chains that form the structure of your skin’s essential proteins: collagen and elastin. Using peptide-infused products can help boost your complexion, possibly prevent breakouts, and enhance your skin’s firmness.

By penetrating the surface level of the skin, peptides increase moisture and help smooth fine lines and wrinkles. 

UVA and UVB Protection

When it comes to UV protection, we love zinc oxide for its reflective properties. It is a type of cream or paste that provides anti-inflammatory relief and absorbs UV and UVB rays. We offer EltaMD® Sun Care, a clear zinc oxide, paraben-free, comedogenic skincare product perfect for protecting sensitive skin from sun damage. We advise wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher all year to protect your skin.


Niacinamide improves skin hydration and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient. Reducing inflammation of the skin can help reduce redness and dryness. For patients with acne or rosacea, using a product with niacinamide may help reduce symptoms and enhance the skin barrier

A form of vitamin B3, niacinamide can be found in many dietary sources, such as dairy products, meat, fish, and green vegetables. In addition to enhancing your skin, it also plays a role in maintaining proper cell function.


To maximize hydration, products with glycerin are a great addition to your skincare regime. By pulling water from the air, glycerin increases skin moisture and prevents water loss, which can lead to excessive dryness. Furthermore, increased moisture helps boost skin protection against environmental irritants. 


The application of enzymes can break down keratin on the skin’s outer layer, allowing it to shed more easily, improving skin radiance and texture. In addition to increasing smoothness, enzymes can also reduce the appearance of redness, discoloration, and scars.

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Visit Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, PA, to meet with Drs. Leo and Deborah Farrell, medical experts who can offer you the right products and treatments to address your skin concerns. Please call 717-732-9000 or complete our contact form to arrange an appointment.

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