Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
More than usual lately, I have been advising my beautiful clients on how to take better care of their skin.
Having a facial done is a wonderful experience - relaxing, pampering, but why?
Sometimes the "why" is more unknown than you knew before.
Bad habits start when we're young, usually because we never accumulated the amount of information, correct information, that we needed to be prepared later in life. I ask my clients different questions, concerning their hair, their life, their skin. And it's always amazing to me when they are oblivious to the very things I take for granted (because I'm a girly girl and I went to school for Cosmetology).
This photo shows what our skin really looks like. There's a LOT going on, and if we cleanse it properly, enough times, but not TOO much, then our radiant beauty will show through that much more.
-How often do you wash your face? (Do you wash your face?)
-What do you use to wash your face?
-Do you use sunscreen?
-Do you use a moisturizer?
-Do you use a toner?
-Do you exfoliate?
-Do you use a weekly mask?
-What kind if so?
-How often do you change your pillowcases (yes, this IS important)?
-How often do you wash your face? (Do you wash your face?) YES, wash your face, twice a day - morning and night.
-What do you use to wash your face? NOT SOAP - something specific for your type of skin
-Do you use sunscreen? YES, every single day
-Do you use a moisturizer? YES, oil free if you have acne prone skin, otherwise one meant for your skin
-Do you use a toner? YES, bring the pH of your skin back down to where it needs to be (aka close your pores)
-Do you exfoliate? YES, dead skin isn't glowing
-Do you use a weekly mask? YES, specific to your skin type
-What kind if so? specific to your skin type
-How often do you change your pillowcases (yes, this IS important)? EVERY NIGHT! Use one side, flip it over. Use the other and replace. Your skin repairs itself overnight; you don't want to put your fresh newly washed face on the oil from the night before, do you?