Get Regular Facials
Your homecare will get a boost when you visit your esthetician. Facials result in healthier glowing skin as well as deep pore cleansing and help to control breakouts.
Exfoliate Regularly with Glycolic Acid
Fruit acids have been shown to reduce the appearance of past sun damage while smoothing the skin. It is a key ingredient in increasing cell turnover and clearing clogged pores.
Add Retinol to Your Skincare Routine
Retinol has been clinically proven to improve wrinkles and skin texture. Many formulas contain hydrators so they are not as drying or irritating as prescription retinoids like Retin-A. Slow acclimation is best and results in smoother skin texture and glowing skin.
Don’t Forget Your Neck and Chest
Bring all of your skincare down to the neck and chest area. Prevention in these areas are key.
Treat the Delicate Eye Area
Your eyes don’t hydrate on their own due to a lack of oil glands in this area. Eyes need hydration and correction specifically formulated for this area. A shot of moisture helps plump up dehydrated eyes resulting in a smoother appearance.
Prevent Prevent Prevent!
Sunscreen is a must daily for preventing future sun damage. The damage you receive today will show up ten years from now. Be forward thinking with this simple step. Every day- rain or shine!
Wash Your Face Twice a Day
The worst time to skip cleansing is in the evening. Your skin needs nutrients and benefits from your skincare when it is in repair mode at night. If you are acne prone, this is a simple first step to clearing your skin. By the way, cleansing wipes do not count. Wash that face the old fashioned way!
Never Use Bar Soap!
Bar soap has a high PH and strips water and natural oils from the skin. Less lather and less drying is better for the skin. Let your esthetician recommend the correct cleanser for your skin type.
Pass on Popping
While it may feel satisfying, squeezing pimples oftens makes matters worse. Not only does popping pimples lead to larger, redder, and more noticeable acne, it also results in slower healing, pigmentation and even scarring.
Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself!
When someone struggles with any degree of acne they often feel it is the only thing others notice about them. It’s this hyper-focus on their breakouts that changes how they see themselves and how they show up in the world. An observation I’ve made is the discrepancy in how some clients describe their skin. Their mental picture and descriptions of their acne simply do not portray the truth about their skin. View your skin from arms length before you decide how good your skin looks in the mirror today. Magnification mirrors are a big no-no! No one sees our skin like that close especially these days with social distancing!