#1 – Make sure you are applying your skincare in the correct order.
This is actually an important part of taking care of your skin. Putting your skin care products in the proper order will ensure that your skin absorbs everything you feed it. A good rule of thumb is to apply products in order of lightest to heaviest (i.e. Liquids/Serums before creams and moisturizers)
- Makeup Remover (i.e. Face Wipes or Micellar Water)
- Toner or Exfoliator
- Treatment Products (acne treatments, masks, peels, etc.)
- Eye Cream
- SPF (or you can add SPF in your moisturizer)
#2 – Exfoliate 1-2 times per week.
Exfoliating your skin helps remove dry and dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. It helps increase blood circulation, brighten the complexion and helps your other products absorb better into the skin. You can exfoliate 1-3 times per week. If you have sensitive skin, try once per week first.
#3 – Find products that address your skin concerns.
Addressing your skin concerns head on is a great way to be proactive. Common skin concerns include, Acne (even adult acne, it’s a thing girl!), Aging Skin, Large Pores, and Dull Skin, Dry Skin, Redness. Seeing an esthetician for a skin analysis will help you not only identify any skin issues, but he/she will help you address them as well.
- Products for Acne Skin: Use cleansers and/or serums with key ingredients such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
- Products for Aging Skin: Use anti-aging/ wrinkle creams and/or serums with key ingredients such as Retinol, Vitamin C, Tea extracts, and peptides
- Products for Large Pores: Use pore minimizing products with key ingredients such as Coenzyme Q10, Tea Tree Oil, Retin A
- Products for Dull Skin: Use skin brightening products with key ingredients such as Vitamin C, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Glycolic Acid.
- Products for Dry Skin: Use products with hydrating key ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramides , essential oils.
- Products for Redness/Inflamed Skin: Use products that calm the skin with key ingredients such as Green Tea extract, turmeric, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, and Aloe.