Procedures & Pro-Tips for the Perfect Routine
When you can’t make it to the spa to get a skin care treatment it is important to have your own at-home treatment routine to properly pamper your skin. Read on for a thorough how-to step-by-step guide to take care of your skin at home.
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Why Use Toner
Procedure & Pro Tips
No matter what, your daily skin care 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. Even if you’re not wearing makeup that day, your skin will still need that cleansing routine to keep your pores clear and flushed out. Also, make sure you are not using too much product. In a lot of cases with your skin care products, a little can really go a long way!
Why Use Toner
You heard it here first folks – YOU NEED TO USE A TONER NO MATTER YOUR SKIN TYPE! Your face routine without toner is like your hair care routine without conditioner. Going without toner leaves your skin vulnerable to dehydrating and damaging elements. Toner will help to rebalance your skin barrier’s PH after cleansing and help those other post-cleansing products soak into the skin much better! Make sure to apply your toner to your entire face, neck, and v-area. And remember – never underestimate the importance and benefits of a toner! Here are some examples of what toner can do for your skin:
– Rid the skin of excess impurities and oil
– Help heal acne that you’ve picked at by keeping it clean
– Saturate the skin with problem-solving ingredients
– Keep skin hydrated
– Prevent premature aging
– Soothe irritated skin
– Help your skin better absorb serums and moisturizers
– Protect your skin from outside irritants
– Keep skin fresh while traveling
Procedure & Pro Tips
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.
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.
Be generous with your spritzing. You want to make sure your entire face, neck + v-area soak in the refreshing ingredients from your toner of choice.
Step 5: Target
Incorporate a targeted serum or treatment to zero in on what concerns you most – like dullness, redness, breakouts, or hyperpigmentation.
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.”