Your summer may be coming to an end and you’ve fallen off your routines for self care. It’s time to refocus and restart some of these routines that have fallen to the waist side. But where do you start?
To restart a skincare routine, follow these steps:
- Assess your current skincare needs with your Aesthetician: Take a look at your skin and identify any specific concerns or issues you want to address. This could include dryness, acne, uneven skin tone, or signs of aging.
- Your Aeshetican will suggest suitable products for your review: They will look for skincare products that target your specific concerns. Consider cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, and treatments that are appropriate for your skin type and concerns. Read reviews and consult with a dermatologist if needed.
- Cleanse your skin: Start by thoroughly cleansing your face to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup. Use a gentle cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils.
- Exfoliate: Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. Choose an exfoliator appropriate for your skin type and use it once or twice a week.
- Tone: Apply a toner to balance your skin’s pH levels, remove any remaining impurities, and prepare your skin for the next steps.
- Apply treatments or serums: If you have specific skincare concerns, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, or signs of aging, apply targeted treatments or serums. Follow the instructions on the products and allow them to absorb before moving on to the next step. An individual could use up to 4 specialty serums depending on what we are treating.
- Moisturize: Apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type to hydrate and protect your skin. This step helps to lock in moisture and maintain a healthy skin barrier. All skin types need moisturizer including oily.
- Protect with SPF: Apply sunscreen every day, even if you’re indoors or it’s cloudy outside. Sun protection is crucial to prevent skin damage and premature aging caused by UV rays.
- Stick to a consistent routine: Consistency is key when it comes to skincare. Establish a daily routine by performing these steps in the morning and evening, and be patient as visible results may take time.
- Adjust as needed: Monitor your skin’s response to the products you’re using. If you notice any adverse reactions or if your skin concerns change, adjust your routine accordingly. We call this intuitive skincare.
Remember, everyone’s skin is unique, so what works for one person may not work for another. It’s important to listen to your skin and make adjustments as needed to achieve the best results. Work with a skilled dermal skincare therapist, aka Aesthetician to select products best for your skin.