Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Is Your Skin Summer Ready?
Whatever exfoliant you choose, follow the directions on usage or else you risk over drying or irritating your skin. Exfoliation is one of the most important steps because it removes all dry, dead, dull skin cells from your skin and allows new skin cells to come to the surface. It also stimulates cell turnover and helps decrease pigmentation. A fabulous exfoliant is Dermalogic's Daily Microfoliant. It's a physical exfoliator that releases chemical exfoliants to sweep away the debris on your skin. I'm also in love with Ole Henriksen products right now and since I'm a physical kindof girl, love their Sugar Glow Face Scrub. Smells delish too! What could be more sexy than soft, smooth, healthy skin?
3. Toner, not astringent. If it were up to me, I'd take astringents off the market. They are way too harsh for your skin. Toners help by reducing oil, getting excess bacteria off your face (great for acneic skin), and getting
your skin ready to accept moisturizer. If you think you don't need a
toner, go to a beauty store that lets you sample product, cleanse
the back of one hand and leave alone and then cleanse and tone
the other hand. You'll feel the difference. I love Ole Henriksen's
African Red Tea Face Mist.
I also recommend seeing an esthetician once a month. Your pores will be deep cleaned and you will get a skin care program tailored to your specific needs. He/She will also help you reverse bigger issues such as acne, pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.