Skincare 101: Everything You Need to Know Before Using Skincare Products

It's no secret that taking care of your skin is important. It's the foundation on which you build your makeup, and it has a huge impact on how healthy you look as an individual. Knowing what to use for different parts of the face and body can be confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, skincare will become second nature! 

Here are the basic steps:

1 ) Double Cleansing

Always be sure to double cleanse if you're wearing any kind of sun protection or makeup. Cleanse with a gentle cleanser in order to remove dirt or make-up from your skin without stripping away natural oils. A lot of us may enjoy the "tight" sensation after cleansing but that's actually pretty bad for us. That "tightness" is indicative that our skin's pH is too low and that the cleanser may be too strong thereafter triggering more oil production.

2) Toner or Essence

Next, apply a toner or essence. Toners contain alcohol or witch hazel, which help to remove excess oil from the skin and prepare it for moisturizer. They also bring up the skin's pH balance while providing essential vitamins and nutrients into the skin.

3) Serums

Now for the good stuff! Serums are the most effective way of treating the skin due to it being a water based product for easier and deeper absorption. For anyone wanting to improve their skin, Dermaesthetics highly recommends incorporating at least one serum into their skin care routine For both serums and creams, the best technique for application is not to swipe, but to tap the product onto the skin.

4) Creams

For added protection and nourishment, use creams. Creams work within the epidermal layer and  are formulated to create a moisture barrier to help against the drying and dehydration of our skin. This is what we call "transepidermal water loss". Creams also aid in the production of our epidermal layer starting from the basale layer and up.

5) Sun Protection

As a finishing touch to your daily morning routine, the skin needs protection from sun damage and UVA/UVB rays. The best way to do this is by using sunscreen before applying makeup or leaving the house.

 

6) Treatments

Lastly, treatments. There are at-home treatments that can give a boost to our daily skin regimen. However,  as we grow older, it's  important to find a good esthetician to aid in preserving and recovering our skin. As we age, our cell turnover cycle, which is normally around 28 days, slows down to 35, 45, 55, etc. days. This causes a breakdown in our cellular production and recovery. Licensed and Dermaesthetics certified estheticians are properly trained to help you find the best solution and treatment to take care of your skin, regardless of age and  skin condition. 

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