As you grow, evolve, and move through different phases of your life, it’s important to think about how your skincare routine should change. Sadly, I often find myself answering questions about establishing a skincare routine when these changes occur, rather than having to provide advice on how to adapt an existing routine. With a multitude of products and offerings in the market, my clients ask where should they start, from which products are needed to ensure healthy glowing skin, how to select the right product and how they should use each product.
In this blog, I answer these questions and share some of my favorite products along the way.
First off, let’s talk about why you need to pay attention to your skincare routine and adapt it based on which phase of your life you are in. Your skin needs changes over time, as it loses elasticity, wrinkles and fine lines appear more quickly (even if you’re not noticing them yet) and hydration becomes critical while our bodies are producing less oil when compared to puberty and early childhood. The environment you are in has a significant impact on your skin moving from a dry to a humid climate or even from a small town to a big city could all result in different needs.
How to Choose the Right Products
When it comes to skincare, there are no hard and fast rules. As a general approach, if you have combination skin or oily patches on the cheeks, then a lightweight moisturizer will probably work best for you, especially if your skin is prone to breakouts. If your skin is dry, try an oil-free cream instead of an emollient lotion or gel; this will help lock in moisture without causing congestion around the pores. The golden rule which you should always apply: if the product results in irritated or inflamed skin, immediately STOP using it and speak to your esthetician.
If you’re unsure about what type of product would be best for your particular needs, skincare concern or phase in your life, consult with an esthetician before making any purchases (and never buy anything based on price alone). In addition to helping determine which products are right for your specific concerns, they can also recommend other ways to improve how healthy and youthful your complexion looks overall.
Best Practices for Cleansing
Double cleansing is the best way to remove makeup and dirt. The first step is to use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Then follow up with a cream cleanser, which will help hydrate and nourish your skin.
Finding a cleanser rich in antioxidants, formulated to increase hydration and elasticity in your skin whilst remaining velvety smooth was a challenge, this prompted me to create my own, allowing my clients to benefit from years of experience in addressing their very specific concerns and starting off their skincare routine correctly. You’ll find using Moon Milk reduces inflammation, increases hydration and assists with managing acne.
The Benefits of Serums
Serums are a great way to target specific skin concerns and improve your overall complexion. If you’re looking for a serum that can help improve the tone and texture of your skin and also reduces dark spots, look no further than Radiant Rani, a combination of vitamin C, b-white, white mushroom and white tea extract ensures reduced skin pigmentation, discoloration and age spots. Interested in incorporating a serum as part of your skincare routine and struggling with the tone and texture of your skin, consider Radiant Rani.
Another frequent concern that serums address is dehydrated skin, a hydrating serum such as Dewy Drops, is pure hydration in a bottle locking in your skin’s natural moisture, healing scars and reducing inflammation.
When choosing a serum for yourself, make sure it’s right for your skin type and your specific concern.
Moisturizer is an essential part of your skincare routine, but it’s important to choose the right moisturizer for your skin type. If you have red and inflamed skin, look for a repair moisturizer such as Chaga Glow. Alternatively, if your biggest concern is firmness, fine lines and wrinkles you can consider Peptide Power which promotes collagen creation by incorporating ingredients such as Copper Peptide and Pentapeptide 18.
Use a moisturizer in the morning before applying sunscreen and after you’ve applied your serums. A pea-sized amount is all that is needed.
The Benefits of Sunscreen
While it can be tempting to skip applying sunscreen, especially in the spring when you’re itching to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, you shouldn’t.
Sunscreen helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays that cause wrinkles and age spots. It also prevents sunburns (which can lead to skin cancer), so using sunscreen daily is essential, even on cloudy days!
The Benefits of Healthy Eating
Eating a healthy diet is essential to maintaining your skin’s health. A balanced diet will help you get the right nutrients and vitamins, which are critical for keeping your skin looking its best.
In addition to eating foods rich in antioxidants (such as berries), there are also specific nutrients that can make a big difference when it comes to your complexion:
- Vitamin C helps build collagen, which keeps skin firm and youthful-looking. It also helps boost immunity by strengthening the body’s defenses against free radicals (which can damage cells). Try adding citrus fruits like oranges or grapefruit into your daily routine!
- Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to improve dryness and inflammation associated with eczema symptoms by helping reduce redness caused by irritation from scratching at flare-ups; they may also help prevent wrinkles from forming early on due to sun damage over time if consumed regularly enough throughout adulthood
It’s important to follow a regular skincare routine and keep your skincare routine updated based on where you are in your life. If you’re not sure what that looks like or need advice to make an informed decision about what products are best for your skin type and concerns, reach out at 817-703-9902 or book an appointment today at www.skinbynaz.com.