Skincare Tips: Esthetician Edition
Of course regular professional skincare maintenance is key, but taking care of your skin between treatments is crucial. It's an ongoing process, and we want you to get the most from your facial treatments. These are a few fun facts your esthetician wants you to know so you can maximize your glow.
Monthly visits to the spa are advantageous for your skin (and mental!) health. Skin cells turn over on a monthly cycle, but as we age, our cells need a little help to accomplish this and deliver that healthy glow. An exfoliating facial or peel will clear that right up and ensure a radiant complexion.
The quality of your skincare regimen is important. Invest in high-quality, agreeable products to treat your skin with the care it needs (and deserves!) After a thorough cleanse, be sure to use a toner to remove any excess dirt or oil to prevent breakouts. Consistent exfoliation helps; a Clarisonic is always a good idea if you have one available.
Moisturizing is one of the best methods to hide those fine lines. Dryness exposes the appearance of wrinkles, or even causes them. If the skin feels thirty, it can cause the glands to overcompensate and produce oil which will cause breakouts. Keeping the skin hydrated with the appropriate serum and moisturizer will solve these problems.
Retinol is your (new) BFF. With regular use, it reduces the sign of fine lines and wrinkles and can even clear up blemished skin. This ingredient is the best anti-aging tool that all estheticians want you to know about. It's a nighttime necessity that will work its magic while you sleep and will do wonders for you between treatments.
Always Wear Sunscreen
Not to sound like a broken record, but it has to be said: wear sunscreen every. single. day. Apply it thoroughly to get full coverage, and be sure it's at least 30+ SPF. We recommend one of SkinCeuticals' antioxidant serums for even more protection to fight against free radicals and sun damage.
Follow these simple suggestions, and your skin will love you for it!