Let's talk skin ma babes!
We are all emerging from our winter hibernations & Spring is officially upon us! This means warmer weather, and SUNSHINE!! Can I get a "Hell YEAH!!"?! Skin is going through a fun transition as the seasons are changing and you may start to notice the skin care routine you've been cultivating over the winter month's just isn't doing what it needs to be doing!
Everyone's skin is different!
What?! Obviously. We can't always be lumped into one skin type based on surface skin ailments!! Oily, Dry, Normal, Combination skin just scratches the surface of "skin types" If you're anything like me different zones of you face are different skin types! HOW DO WE KEEP UP? Many of us have product on product on product to help solve one issue on your facial zone to find new in a new zone! We could talk for hours and hour about each skin type, what means what, what zone flair ups mean what, but what works for one, may not work for another!! What's a girl to do?!
Don't worry my babes, I am here to offer a few tips for having healthy skin that can apply to all types & then if you REALLY want to get into what YOUR skin needs I've got this lil questionnaire that you can help us find a remedy for YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS!
I have been an esthetician for over 10 years and I have seen A LOT of skin struggles, and had many of my own! I have found all of these things to ring true for most babes struggling with skin ailments!
Less is more:
If you are using more than 5 products combating a specific struggle, pull back! Spot/zone treat areas that are giving you trouble and give those other skin cells a little break.
Sluff it off and continue on your way:
Exfoliate weekly. If you aren't exfoliating currently add it into your weekly regimine & sluff off those already dead skin cells with a gentle exfoliator. If you are exfoliating daily, STOP RIGHT NOW and put the scrub DOWN! Over exfoliation can create more damage and can make skin worse off. Exfoliate at night & keep it to 2-3 times a week. Exfoliate at night to give your new skin cells a clear canvas to regenerate makeup and outside pollution free!
Exfoliators I love: SeneGence Facial Resurfacer (mature, coarse stubborn skin, message me to order) Clairisonic Cleansing Brush (Use with your daily face cleanser), SeneGence Polishing Exfoliator (all skin types including sensitive skin, message me to order),
Drink your damn Water:
Consuming half of your body weight in ounces of water daily will not only be good your the rest of your body but that pretty face of yours will GLOW! Dryness, breakouts and aging can occur when skin if dehydrated! The only way to combat dehydration is from the inside out, so put down that Diet Coke & grab a cup of water, no rly, right now. Your skin and your organs will thank you.
Moisturize that mug:
Moisturize your skin DAILY! Always moisturize after cleaning skin. Ph levels in water can over dry skin from the surface! Use a moisturizer that caters to your skin type & texture! (Fill out this questionnaire for personal suggestions)
SPF is your BFF:
Yes we all love a golden glow, but how does your 40 year old self feel about all of that V difficult to correct photo damage you created? Wear your SPF Daily! Oh you're not headed into the sun today? Do you work by a window? Do you work under florescent lights? It's a cloudy day? Sorry to break it for you, but photo damage doesn't give an eff. Use protection my babes, every time. You never know what ray will be penetrating your skin!
Now go and live your life confident in ANY skin you're living in!