Build Your Best Skin Care Routine

Healthy skin does not develop overnight. A regular skin care program is vital for optimizing your skin's health, fortifying its defenses, and maximizing your results.

We highly recommend scheduling a facial with a skilled, trained professional when deciding on a skin care plan. Estheticians have the knowledge and training to propose professional treatments that will improve your outcomes, as well as educated advice for your home skin care routine. We've assembled the key elements for a skin care routine, as well as extra recommendations suited to your specific skin type and concerns, to help you learn more. 

Skin Care Step

A thorough cleaning removes oil and dirt from your skin, which can cause clogged pores and dullness. It also prepares your skin for subsequent treatment, making it simpler for the beneficial elements in the rest of your procedure to absorb. Your skin type and the issues you want to address will determine whether you use an oil, balm, gel, or cream cleanser.

1. Cleanse

Twice per day, morning and night.

Toning completes the cleansing process by conditioning your skin and adding beneficial vitamins and minerals to your complexion. Unlike alcohol-based toners of the past, today’s toners, essences and facial mists support the effectiveness of your cleanser by adding replenishing ingredients that support your skin’s health. Cleansing and toning work together like shampoo and conditioner: Both steps help keep the skin as healthy as possible. 

2. Tone: Essence, Facial Mist or Toner

Twice per day, morning and night. 

Exfoliating is essential to encourage healthy skin cell turnover, eliminate buildup and relieve pore congestion. Exfoliants comprise gentle chemical, enzymatic and physical varieties for home care, as well as more potent peels and treatments which must be administered by a professional. We recommend consulting with your esthetician to determine the best approach for your skin type and concerns. 

3. Exfoliate

Once or twice per week. 

An additional treatment to indulge in is a face mask. Face masks contain high amounts of concentrated vitamins and nutrient-rich ingredients which absorb efficiently into the skin, making it appear healthy and resilient. In addition to their hydrating and firming benefits, masks can be used to control more persistent skin concerns like acne, large pores and dark spots. 

4. Mask

Once or twice per week. 

Your daily routine should include a serum, concentrate or facial oil. These potent formulas contain concentrated amounts of active ingredients to target concerns and neutralize the effects of environmental stressors. The serum, concentrate or oil you choose will depend on the particular concerns and conditions you hope to prevent or correct. 

5. Treat: Serum, Concentrate or Facial Oil

Twice per day, morning and night. 

Some areas require a lighter touch. The skin around your eye area is seven times thinner than the rest of your face and needs to be treated with special care. Regular eye cream application not only maintains the health, thickness and elasticity of this delicate area, it also reduces the look of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. 

6. Eye Care

Twice per day, morning and night. 

Used daily, moisturizers keep skin soft, supple and protected. Moisturizing not only targets and treats specific issues in the top layers of the skin, it also provides necessary support for the skin’s natural lipid barrier. A strong and healthy barrier enables the skin to better retain moisture and repel external irritants. Remember, even oily skin needs moisture and hydration! 

7. Moisturize

Twice per day, morning and night. 

The final and most crucial step in every skin care routine is sun protection. Daily and consistent sunscreen use helps protect skin against the damaging rays that contribute to skin irritation, premature aging and the formation of certain skin cancers. Year-round, apply a broad spectrum sunscreen or SPF moisturizer to shield your skin from exposure. 

8. Protect/SPF

Daily, or as required. 

Skin care doesn’t end at your decollete. The rest of your body can also display areas of discomfort depending on your skin type and skin concerns. Extend your skin care routine by applying nutrient-rich body products that keep your skin looking strong and youthful from head-to-toe.  

9. Body Care

Daily, or as required. 

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