Medical Skin Care

Medical Skin Care in San Antonio, TX, With Dr. Jose Barrera

The skin is our body’s first line of defense against pathogens, germs, and foreign bodies.

The health of our skin also leaves a lasting impression on other people and contributes massively to our overall health, well-being, comfort, and happiness.

Because of its pathogen-blocking role, the skin regularly gathers grit and grime, the buildup of which leads to unhealthy skin.

With well-informed, guided skin care routines, people can maintain healthy, smooth, even skin year-round. Without proper knowledge, however, many people become susceptible to dry skin, oily skin, clogged pores, acne, and other skin maladies.

Here, Dr. Jose Barrera of San Antonio, TX, offers his clients expert skin care advice. By following these medical-grade tips, patients in and around San Antonio can enjoy glowing, healthy skin year-round.

To arrange a private consultation with Dr. Barrera, where you will receive tailored advice and a personalized skin care routine, don’t hesitate to call 210-468-5426 or to fill out his online form now.

What Are the Benefits of Maintaining a Skin Care Routine?

Skin care shouldn’t be inconsistent – you need to keep up with it daily. Why? Because our skin changes from one day to the next. Constantly, skin cells are dying, growing, shedding, and forming new layers.

Our skin care habits must reflect this. A skin care routine needs to cater to the entire lifecycle of skin cells, while also ensuring the products used are of a high quality that replenishes the skin instead of damaging it.

A further benefit of maintaining a skin care routine is that when something is habitual, it is easier to maintain and stick to.

So, when you consider implementing a daily skin care routine (if you don’t already have one!), first think about the time of day when you can imagine putting aside 10 to 15 minutes to take charge of your skin health and prolong its longevity.

Proper skin care not only impacts your skin health now – it will mean youthful skin for longer into the future.  When your friends are beginning to show signs of fine lines, sunspots, and wrinkles, your skin will remain supple, evenly toned, and smooth thanks to the implementation of a skin care routine now. Remember – prevention is better than cure, and nothing could be closer to the truth when it comes to skin health and appearance.

By regularly using the same products, you can also accurately tell what products you like, which ones give you the results you want, and which ones to do away with. When you continuously change products, it is harder to build that familiarity. Dr. Barrera strongly suggests using medical-grade skin care products.

Why Choose a Medical Skin Care Line?

As you now know, the demands of your skin are never static.

Therefore, using a comprehensive clinical skin care line, under the direction of an expert such as Dr. Barrera, is essential if you want your skin to look and feel its best. Medical-grade skin care products have scientific research behind them, and they produce predictable and repeatable results.

Without expert direction, it is likely you will overlook some element of your skin care routine, or you are using products that don’t optimally perform the task you want.

There should be four fundamental steps in your skin care regimen.

  • Cleanse: This part of the routine removes dust and particles that your skin oil traps throughout the day. It clears old oil, unclogs pores, and allows your skin to breathe. The cleanser product you use will depend on your skin type – ranging from resilient to sensitive skin.
  • Tone: A toner removes all residue from cleaning. For some people with highly sensitive skin, using toner needs proper guidance, but for the majority of people, toner is an integral part of making the skin as clean as possible.
  • Moisturize: Cleaning, toning, and daily activities all dry out your skin. Moisturizing encourages your skin to retain its elasticity, youth, suppleness, and shine, and as such, is a crucial aspect of a skin care routine. The moisturizer you use will depend on the time of year, the climate, and your lifestyle. Dr. Barrera can offer expert insight into the best moisturizers to use in San Antonio, TX.   
  • Checking: Regularly checking your skin for blemishes, sunspots, and moles can help prevent the early onset of skin growths – both benign, like freckles, or more sinister issues such as skin cancers. With a proper skin care routine, you always know the health of your skin and can act accordingly when you notice something is not right.

Considering these elements of a skin care routine, Dr. Barrera suggests his patients try two medical-grade product lines in particular – SkinCeuticals and Sente.


SkinCeuticals is a well-established, highly respected medical skin care product line.

With a vast number of products based on antioxidant serums with scientifically proven restorative properties, looking at the entire SkinCeutical line can be daunting.

Dr. Barrera is one of the most knowledgeable vendors of SkinCeuticals in San Antonio, TX. As a starting point, he recommends patients consider their cleansers, masks, and exfoliators. These products are essential in any skin care routine, and an excellent starting point to appreciate the quality and value of SkinCeuticals products.


Sente aims to rewrite how skin care products can treat the aging process, and Dr. Barrera offers Sente in San Antonio, TX.  

Again, backed by scientific research and medical studies, Sente’s flagship products are their moisturizers. This product range offers deep, long-lasting moisturization that nourishes the skin and helps the skin perform its natural, youthful function well into older age.

Begin Your Journey With Dr. Barrera Today!

Using a combination of SkinCeutical and Sente products, under the guidance of expert plastic surgeon and dermatologist Dr. Jose Barrera, will give you skin results you never dreamed possible.

Many patients enjoy the head-start results that a med spa treatment, such as a chemical peel, offers, before starting their fully fledged medical-grade skin care routine.

Start your journey toward your best skin possible and arrange your consultation with Dr. Jose Barrera in San Antonio, TX, by calling 210-468-5426 or filling out our online form now.