As an Esthetician I often times get asked what my favorite products are or what your skin care steps should look like at home. I’ve broken it down step by step in this post for you! Explaining the order of products as well as why we use some of them and I’ve included my go to products.
Makeup remover: PM Take It Off makeup remover is one of my favorites. This is a cream base so it works amazing for even the driest of faces.
Toner: AM&PM after cleansing the skin. Toners are used to remove any leftover dirt oil or makeup that may be left behind on the skin. They also help to restore the skins natural pH level. Many people think this a step they can skip but that is definitely not the case. Vitamin C Toner and Refreshing Rose Water
Serum: AM&PM applied after toner. Generally speaking serums have the most potent ingredients in them and that is where you will see the most improvement in your skincare concerns. That is also why serums are usually the most expensive. Serums are picked based on your biggest concerns (aging, brightening, acne or sensitivity are just a few examples). Botox In A Bottle and Age Clear Serum Pads
Moisturizer: AM&PM this along with the serum should be applied all over the face and décolleté area in upward movements. Do not pull on or drag the skin downwards as this can break collagen and elastin fibers (what keeps your skin plump). Some people choose to apply a heavier night cream, your skin and body does the most repair while you are sleeping. Coffee Facial Lotion
Exfoliant: 2x week after cleansing the skin. An exfoliant should always be used prior to a mask. It removes that top layer of skin and allows the mask to get into the pores. There are 2 types of exfoliants manual (ex: anything with a granule) and chemical (ex: fruit acids, extracts & enzymes). If you have very active acne all over their face, I do not recommend any type of scrub that has a granule, but instead a chemical exfoliant. If you have active acne, a granule MAY open blemishes and spread bacteria around the skin. Coffee Facial Scrub, Turmeric & Neem Facial Scrub (As featured in Yoga Journal ) and Orange Vanilla Facial Scrub
Mask: 2x a week following your exfoliant. Leave on for 5-20 minutes depending on the mask. Remove with warm wash cloth or by rinsing in the sink or shower. Follow with toner, serum, eye cream & moisturizer. Papaya & Pineapple Exfoliating Mask with the Chlorella Boost and Pearl Powder added in.
With these steps and follow through your well on your way to that beautiful glowing skin you have pictured in your head!
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