Despite the wee bit of sleet that my South Jersey friends and I experienced on tax day, I do believe spring is trying to kick in! While we wait for it, I encourage you to start obtaining your skincare appointments now! This is the ideal time for treatments like chemicals and aggressive at-home regimens that include Vitamin A and other exfoliating acids. As the mercury soars, you’ll want to be more careful about what you put on your skin as many products will increase your propensity for sunburn and irritation.
Consider this: the body’s outermost layers of skin functions as both a protective barrier to keep disease and other “unwanteds” outside the body. Those same layers of skin simultaneously function as the body’s first line of defense against sunburn. Meanwhile, it is these layers of skin that are also impacted most by skincare treatments and products! In order to prevent acne, reduce signs of aging, and address a host of other skin challenges, the outermost layers of skin are thinned out or completely removed with various acids, treatments, and scrubs! The hotter the weather, the more you want to be cautious about these treatments in light of your lifestyle and everyday routine! Sunscreen is a must as is protective clothing, like hats and light gauzy clothing, when you know you’re going to be outside.
Help me take care of your skin! Now, here’s the second part of the skincare situation: Skincare treatments are great for helping you address skincare problems like hyperpigmentation (dark marks) and acne; however, it is best if you think of them like a boost to your daily routine. In fact, you can undermine your skincare treatments when you skip effective daily care! Or, look at it this way: you could see more benefits from your treatments when you couple them with a consistent home-care system. Although there are lots of steps and products that you could include in your skincare regimen, minimally, you should have the following items: 1) cleanser; 2) sunscreen; and an 3) exfoliant. Whether you add additional products depends on your particular skincare challenges. Personally, I recommend skincare products by Circadia. While I love the entire line, there is a special place in my heart for their sunscreen! If you have any questions, ask me about it!
Did you know that people who have hay fever, eczema, asthma also have an increased propensity toward eczema and asthma. Yup, if you have one of these, there’s a good chance that you have one of the others! Have you found this to be true among your friends and fam?
FYI – During the summer, cream-to-powder eye shadows are your friend! Makeup Forever and Stila have great products. Additionally, this is the time to begin taking care of your skin, if you haven’t already, because full coverage foundation and sweat do not mix well. Your summer day-time look should be as fresh as possible. So, if your skin is clear and even, you’ll feel more confident with less makeup! Contact me today to discuss your skincare needs!
Welcome to SPRING!!!!
Check out this season’s makeup trends! Which ones will you rock?
1) Berry lipstick
2) Orange lipstick
3) Blue eyeshadow
4) Cat eyes
5) White eyeshadow
6) Gilded lids (gold eyeshadow)
7) Glowing skin
8) A pop of green
True or False: Your daily skincare routine is more useful than facials!
The answer is true! Think of your daily skincare routine in the same vein as you would regular work outs. Think of facials like boot camp or a jump-start; they are good to have; however, how you take care of your skin daily matters most! Now, inbox me about when you can schedule a consultation!
Pretty Faces & Beautiful Souls…………..About those pimples that you can feel, but can’t see (yet): DON’T pop them! If it feels like a painful knot INSIDE your face, let it be! If you have a spot treatment, use that! However, squeezing it will only make it more painful and may cause bruising and dark marks. If you’re feeling the beginning of a cystic acne breakout, squeezing only pushes the infection further into your skin. STOP IT! NOW!