Establish a regimen

My first post….YAY!  I’ll keep it short and simple.

I can’t stress the importance of having a skin care routine.  It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, just products that are right for your skin type, to be used twice a day…..Yes, skin needs to be cleansed twice a day.  Being an esthetician and having worked in cosmetics I have met so many people who don’t wash their face.  YUCK!  That makes me think you may not wash your butt, but that’s neither here nor there.  Just like you brush your teeth and cleanse your body you have to cleanse your face.  It’s the first thing people see when they look at you for Pete’s sake!

What should be in a skin regimen?

  1. Cleanser
  2. Toner
  3. Day Moisturizer with spf
  4. Night Moisturizer

I’m sure we’re all familiar with Clinique’s 3-step system.  It’s actually a good regimen for youthful skin.

clinique 3 step

There are plenty of other products that you can incorporate into your regimen but this is a good place to start.  I highly recommend using an exfoliator at least once a week.  Exfoliators shed the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing more youthful skin.

I know it can be hard to remember in what order to apply your products, but just remember to apply them thinnest (cleanser) to thickest (moisturizer).  With this rule of thumb you’ll be good to go!

Let me know what some of your favorite brands are!

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