Following these tips may not only save you some time and money, but it may also save your skin (literally).
Stop over-cleansing: Especially true for those with acne prone skin. Your skin is amazing in that it is tough enough to protect your whole body, but it is also highly sensitive and delicate. Don’t clean it like you clean your kitchen sink! Step away from harsh soaps and cleansers and try something more mild, or give oil cleansing a try. You can also try using cleanser only before bed. Night time cleansing is important for removing dirt, oil and makeup, but during sleep, the oils that your skin produces are hydrating and balancing, so they needn’t be washed away in the morning.
Stop over-moisturizing: There is only a certain amount of product that your skin can absorb, so slathering on your moisturizer and serum is just wasting product and clogging your pores. A little dab will do ya’.
Stop over-exfoliating: It’s tempting but highly damaging in the long term to buff away too much of your top skin layer. You’re actually removing the protective barrier that your skin has, and once that is removed, your skin is at the mercy of environmental toxins and sun damage. This can accelerate the signs of aging. Exfoliate once to twice a week, max. Your best bet? Get a professional treatment monthly to take care of your exfoliation needs.
All of our treatments and advice are tailored to your specific needs, skin and lifestyle. We’re not just here to give you in-office treatments, but we want you to have the best skin care routine you can! Schedule your appointment today, and bring your skin care questions with you!