Ideally, you drink eight glasses of water a day, take a multi-vitamin, eat healthily, drink a cup of green tea and go to bed early to obtain eight hours of restful sleep. You wake up feeling and looking tremendous! Well, for most of us, that is not really how life plays out
— and that is OK! Skin care therapists, great products, and natural ingredients are always available to help you make up for damage that occurs to your complexion while going about your daily life.
Products: Find the right products for your skin type. Recommendations are generally based on personal experience, but all skin types vary and react differently to certain ingredients. Aestheticians and dermatologists typically work with one product line which they were trained to use, so of course, they will probably advocate that product line. If you ask questions however, they will likely be honest about your needs and help you find a product (whether they get a commission or not) that will work for your skin type.
Don’t be shy asking which drugstore products will work well for your skin type. Even beauty professionals love beauty on a budget!
There is a big difference between washing your face and taking good care of your skin. Beautiful skin begins on the inside — lifestyle choices such as lack of sleep, inadequate personal hygiene, tobacco smoking, and alcohol consumption lead to mounting toxins inside the pores and are examples of factors that can lead to a tired looking complexion.
- Water: We are so lucky to have healthy, clean water to drink — so drink up! This is the best thing you can do to cleanse your skin internally.
- Take a multi-vitamin… and make sure it is water soluble, otherwise the nutrients are not reaching your bloodstream, thus acting ineffectively. Nutrients from vitamins act as strengtheners to fend off environmental toxins while building strength in your tissues and regenerating internal moisturizers.
- Green tea drinkers have higher elasticity and more regenerators in their facial complexion — this comes from light traces of caffeine and antioxidants.
Don't Fear Your Skincare Therapist: Having a facial can be embarrassing because your skin is completely exposed (along with your bad habits.) Aestheticians are trained professionals who have seen skin in all stages of damage. They are not there to judge you — they are there to help you leave the spa looking and feeling more radiant.