Taking Care of Your Skin 101
Now we’ve gone through all of this before, BUT it is vital to have an understanding of properly caring for your skin! When you can’t make it to the spa to get a skin care treatment you have to have your own at-home treatment routine to properly pamper your complexion. Read on for a thorough how-to step-by-step guide to taking care of your skin at home.
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No matter what, your daily skincare routine should start with cleansing. Skipping this crucial, yet obvious, step or even just rinsing with water and calling it a day, can be detrimental to your skin’s health. Just like how you don’t only rinse your teeth without toothpaste, you must wash your face with an actual cleanser! It is super-duper important to cleanse your skin twice a day to remove any dirt, impurities, and makeup.
Step 1: Deep Cleanse: Cleanse twice a day to remove any dirt, impurities, and makeup. Even if you’re not wearing makeup at home, your skin still needs cleansing to keep your pores clear.
Step 2: Exfoliate: Choose the correct exfoliator for your skin. Physical scrubs work on the top layers to slough off dead cells, while chemical AHA formulas penetrate deeper working to target dullness and age signs.
If you notice imperfections in your complexion, you must take steps to target those specific problems. This is the ultimate way to get results! We can help you choose specific products to target a myriad of issues such as acne, aging, dehydration, redness, and much more. You just have to choose what is best for you to get the maximum results!
Step 3: Mask: Treat yourself to a multi-mask! If your t-zone is oily but you’re experiencing some dry patches on the cheeks, apply a combination of masks just to the spots where they’re needed.
Step 4: Tone: Think of toner as your “after” step – use it after cleansing, after removing an exfoliating scrub, or after removing a mask. Toning helps lock in the products that follow and helps re-balance the skin after any step.
Step 5: Target: Incorporate a targeted serum or treatment to zero in on what concerns you most – like dullness, redness, breakouts, or hyperpigmentation.
We love to baby our skin by treating it to some extra love at the end of our routine! Even if you have oily skin, this is a step that must not be skipped. Moisturizing the skin is vital to keeping an even complexion.
Step 6: Moisturize: Finish with the right moisturizer for your skin type. You want to properly seal in all your hard work without either over or under-moisturizing. Your skin will drink the proper moisturizer right up!
Step 7 (the most important of them all): Listen to your skin!: “If a product or technique isn’t working for you, your skin will tell you!” says Dawn Gantt, licensed esthetician and member of Bioelements Esthetics Experts Panel. “Pay attention and adjust products when necessary.”