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Anti-Aging Skincare Routine Extras: Retinols, Serums, Face Masks, and More

For many, there is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than going through their daily skincare routine. 

Whether it’s waking up your skin in the morning with a refreshing wash and applying a protective sunscreen or gently cleansing the face and massaging on a hydrating moisturizer at the end of the day, a daily skincare routine is often a way to calm the mind and revitalize the skin in a healthy, wholesome way. 

However, in addition to your basic skincare regimen that includes a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen (for the daytime), you might want to take it to the next level with some anti-aging skincare extras! We’re here to help you pick out the best with our comprehensive skincare guide below. 


Anti-Aging Skincare Routine Extras 


Retinol-based skincare products have been used in dermatology settings for decades! However, they’re now becoming more popular among everyday skincare items due to retinol’s anti-aging abilities.

Our board-certified dermatologists recommend adding a retinol serum to your nighttime skincare routine for a rejuvenating effect! Retinol serums help speed up desquamation (shedding of skin cells), unclog pores, and improve the look of skin by increasing cell turnover and regeneration. 

Alternatively, we offer the ZO 3-Step Peel at Brentwood Dermatology. This chemical peel utilizes the power of retinoids to revitalize and rejuvenate the skin for an overall more radiant and youthful appearance. Learn more about the types of chemical peels we offer here



You can add several different types of serums to your daily skincare routine for more vibrant and healthy skin! As mentioned above, retinol serums are great to apply right before bedtime. 

Additional serums we love include the following ingredients: 

  • Hyaluronic Acid 
  • Peptides 
  • AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) 
  • Antioxidants 

Our dermatologists particularly love serums that include antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, to protect the skin from free radicals and oxidative stress during the day, contributing to signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. 

We recommend using a serum with antioxidants in the daytime to protect your skin from environmental elements and a retinol-based serum at night to revitalize your skin during sleep. 


Face Masks 

Face masks are a great skincare routine bonus that can nourish the skin or address any issues you may have! However, it’s important to understand that not all face masks are suitable for all skin types. 

For instance, some face masks might dry out the skin, negatively impacting those with already dry, flaky skin. On the other hand, heavy cream or moisturizing face masks are not ideal for oily, acne-prone skin. 

To determine which would be right for you, take a look at our recommendations: 

  • Clay Masks – Great for detoxifying and clearing the skin of impurities. Ideal for those with oily skin; people with dry skin should avoid overdoing it with clay masks. 
  • Cream Masks – Heavily moisturizing, which makes them ideal for dry winter days. However, those with acne or oily skin should avoid cream masks, as they might cause breakouts. 
  • Sheet Masks – Lightweight, easy to use, and delivers a variety of nutrients and antioxidants to the skin, depending on the type of sheet mask. Make sure to choose one that fits your skin type and goals. 
  • Exfoliating Masks – These slough away dead skin cells and unclog pores to refresh the skin. However, exfoliating masks may cause irritation if used too often, especially for people with dry or sensitive skin. 


Cosmetic Treatments 

In addition to the skincare routine extras mentioned above, which can be done at home, you may want to undergo a professional cosmetic treatment to revitalize and rejuvenate your skin! 

At Brentwood Dermatology, we offer several exceptional cosmetic treatments that pack a powerful anti-aging punch. 


Feel More Youthful at Brentwood Dermatology 

If you’re struggling to find the right products or extra steps to include in your skincare routine, the board-certified dermatologists are here to help! We’re experts in skincare and are ready to make sure you feel more youthful and confident in your skin. 

Get in touch with Brentwood Dermatology today to learn more about our skincare product recommendations and cosmetic treatments! 


The trusted physicians at Brentwood Dermatology can assist you with all of your general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology needs. If you would like to learn more about our services, such as our chemical peels in Brentwood, TN, contact us online or give us a call at (615) 377-3448. 

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