Regular facials by a licensed professional can be instrumental in maintaining great skin. However, the key to sustainable younger looking skin is the self care routine you incorporate between visits.
Think of it this way, even if you have a facial once a month that still leaves 353 days a year that your skin needs attention. If you do nothing to incorporate a skin care regimen at home, you are wasting your money on professional services.
So what can you do to keep your youthful glow year round? Here’s some tips:
1.) Wash your face every morning and before bed. Use a gentle cleanser twice a day. In the morning you are washing away all of the bacteria that had a frenzy on your face overnight. Before bed, you are washing away your make-up, any buildup and toxins from the day. The cloth should be clean when you wipe, or you haven’t cleaned enough.
2.) Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. Just like every healthy diet needs plenty of water, your skin needs moisture too. Proper moisturizing with antioxidants helps create a powerful barrier to protect your skin from the elements and various pollutants you encounter each day. This is a critical step to maintaining beautiful skin.
3.) Apply sunscreen. If your daily moisturizer doesn’t already contain SPF, be sure to apply sunscreen each morning. The sun is your skin’s biggest enemy and SPF creates a shield to help avoid damage.
4.) Don’t pick! Leave extractions to the professionals. Picking, poking, and prodding can leave skin angry, spread bacteria or cause permanent damage. If you’re having an acne outbreak, talk to your aesthetician about your skin changes and work together to develop a plan to resolve the breakout and adjust your regimen to keep things under control.
Your skin is with you your entire lifetime. If you want to look and feel your best, it’s important to take the time to develop healthy self care habits. For additional helpful tips, visit AestheticsbyJuliette.com/Blog.