How to find a Skincare routine that works for you
Ever feel like your current skincare regimen isn’t what it used to be, or that you aren’t seeing the results you hoped for?
Chances are, if you’ve been sticking with it for over a month (excluding prescriptions) and your skin isn’t where you want to be, it’s time to change up your routine. Below you’ll find a step-by-step guide for optimizing your skincare regimen, with a few recommendations to help you get the glowing skin you’ve been dreaming about.
Step 1: Get To Know Your Skin
If you don’t already know your skin type, and have been purchasing products based solely on reviews, it’s time for a major change. Everyone’s skin is different, and knowing things like how your skin distributes oil, reacts to chemicals in products, and deals with the climate you live in, is of utmost importance.
Step 2: Any skin issues?
What skin issues are you dealing with (if any)? Do you have acne, the occasional pimple, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, or just seeking a flawless skin? Determining what you’re trying to work against is crucial prior to hunting for products. For example, if you have superficial acne, salicylic acid (light exfoliator) will be a good option and if you are struggling with hyperpigmentation, antioxidants and products containing Vitamin A to increase cell turnover will be a good option. If you have an impaired lipid bi-layer where your skin loses water (Trans Epidermal Water Loss) it will be a good option to use something that will restore and mimic the lipid bi-layer, like Ceramide-P in the Lamelle Serra range.
Step 3: Find a Cleanser
Now that you have a fundamental knowledge of your skin, it’s time to choose step one of your routine – a cleanser. Various cleansers suit different skin issues, so it’s important that you find one that works for you.
Step 4: Choosing the right Moisturiser
It seems natural that the last thing you need is more moisture on your face if you have an oily skin type. But the mistake most people with oily skin make is thinking they need to dry their skin out. If you’re using harsh cleansers and exfoliators, and then not moisturising afterwards, your skin responds in the worst way possible: by making even more skin oils (sebum). So, not moisturising actually makes it worse. Who knew? Use just enough moisturiser; of course, you don’t need much if you apply it correctly.
Obviously consulting with one of our Aesthetic therapist you’ll have a better indication of what to use, as well as if you need any targeted/corrective treatment products for specific concerns.
Step 5: SPF SPF SPF
Lastly, but not least, sunscreen is something many people take for granted, but regardless of how the weather looks, you need to wear one. Not only will you prevent sun damage and deterioration because of it, but you’ll also keep your skin looking younger longer.
Consult with our Doctor or our Aesthetic therapists to find the best skincare routine that will work for you, without any hassle.