Updated: Aug 1
Are you not 100 percent ready to visit your esthetician for your monthly facial? Well, you are not alone many of us are just not ready. As a beauty and skin expert, I have over 20 years of experience trying and using some of the best skin products on the market. Here are a few simple yet important tips to keep your skin glowing.
Cleanse & Tone
A cleanser is the first step in your daily routine morning and night. Use a facial cleanser made for you face not a bar of body soap. Bar soap made for the body can remove natural oils which can cause sebaceous glands to go into overdrive. I would recommend a cleanser that won’t strip the oils of your natural skin.
Try an Essence or a toner. This helps balance the PH level in your skin to allow your products to work more effectively.
Use Skin Serum!
A liquid or gel containing a high concentration of skin actives. Depending on your skin (not limited too) find one that best suits your concerns.
· Vitamin C- Uneven skin tone, brightening, & hyper-pigmentation.
· Hyaluronic Acid -( Hydration) amplifies moisture production.
· Retinol /Vitamin E – (Anti-aging) Stimulates collagen production and accelerates skin turnover.
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the outer layers of the skin. It can be beneficial for removing dull or dry skin, increasing blood circulation. Exfoliation is not a once size fits all. If your new to exfoliating start by trying an exfoliate that is non-abrasive.
If your skin is not sensitive you can try exfoliates that has glycolic acid, beta hydroxy acid and enzyme exfoliates.
Yes, even if you have oily skin you want to be sure to hydrate morning and night. Choosing the right moisturizer will depend on your skin types and skin concerns.
If your oily and acne-prone look for an oil-free gel or an oil-free lotion. If your combination/dry skin, you can look for an emollient moisturizer. Keep in mind many brands create moisturizers that are for morning and night.
I personally love skin oils, that will be another blog so we can dive into further details……
Skincare is an investment look at it as not only maintenance but prevention. Keep in mind you do not have to spend a fortune on skincare. I would highly recommend visiting your local Ulta, Sephora, or Department store to ask for a skincare consultation. Most stores offer them absolutely free. 😊
Mary Elle & Shakira Shenee