As a 35 year old woman, who has lived her whole life in the desert, the harsh sun and dry climate have certainly taken a toll on my skin. The biggest culprit I face is dehydration. Instead of counting gray hairs – I’m counting wrinkles! When I was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2019 and underwent two separate MOHS surgeries, I knew that I needed to work even harder to protect my skin from the elements, and help prevent further premature aging and sun damage.
S.O.S! Save Our Skin!
That’s when MD Complete by Dr. Brian Zelickson came to the rescue. MD Complete is dermatologist formulated, tested and recommended. For a healthy approach to skincare, it uses many derived natural ingredients while utilizing clinically proven ones such as retinol. MD Complete began by developing treatments for chemotherapy and diabetes patients. Because their skin was compromised, these individuals could not tolerate common topical treatments without irritation. Dr. Zelickson discovered ways that these typically harsh ingredients could be better be absorbed by the skin. Thus, ultimately creating a highly effective skin care line that is nutrient dense, technologically driven, and non-irritating.
MD Complete is giving Kate Nelle readers 15% off any skincare order with the code KATE15 at checkout!
Morning Skin Care Routine
Here are the steps and products I use every morning. I try to make it a goal of mine to wake up before my daughter, and go through my skincare regimen (and brush my teeth), just so I can start the day with some proper self care. These are the products I use, and the steps in which I apply them.
Buff skin with a warm wash cloth to help exfoliate and activate the blood vessels. I don’t find it necessary to apply any cleanser.
Apply a thin layer of Quench & Restore Hyaluronic Treatment. This refreshing alternative to injectable fillers, plumps and revitalizes the skin, while minimizing fine lines. It helps protect the skin, while maintaining hydration. Applying this product first, acts as a great barrier to maximize the ingredients in every product. Increased skin absorption, leads to proper hydration, protection and increased cell production. Talk about a workhorse of a product.
I like to store this gel in my fridge to keep it cool when I apply it to my skin. It’s so refreshing upon application, and I love the lavender essential oil fragrance.
Massage 2-4 drops of the Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate deeply into the skin for a minute with fingers, or a jade roller. This highly concentrated formula is like a multi-vitamin for your face, containing – retinol, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Omega 3-6-9s, and phytonutrients from fruit and plant extracts. The Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate brightens, while evening skin’s tone, texture and appearance.
Apply 1- 2 pumps Citrus-C Refresh. This 2-1 Retinol and Vitamin C serum improves skin’s tone, texture and hydration! Can I get a “Hallelujah!” It is also packed with Vitamin E and omegas, carotenoids for radiance, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Hyaluronic Acid, and skin-nourishing phytonutrients.
Apply SPF. I use Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen with SPF 40. I love how weightless this formula is, and it also doubles as a primer for my makeup!
Evening Skin Care Routine
I never go to bed without washing my face. My Mom and Sister taught me this when I was very young, and I always just made a habit out of it! Here are the steps for my evening skin care routine!
Cleanse with the Restoring Cleanser. This non-foaming cleanser helps support the skin’s natural barrier while removing any makeup and impurities. Wipe clean with a warm wash cloth.
Apply a thin layer of Quench & Restore Hyaluronic Treatment for a barrier of protection and hydration.
Massage 2-4 drops of the Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate deeply into the skin for a minute with fingers, or a jade roller for additional daily vitamins.
Moisturize by applying 1- 2 pumps of the Citrus-C Refresh.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my skin routine with MD Complete by Dr. Brian Zelickson. I have really seen an improvement in my skin’s tone and texture since using these products for the last couple of months.
MD Complete is giving Kate Nelle readers 15% off any skincare order with the code KATE15 at checkout! I hope you find something for yourself, and if you do, I’d love to know!