1) Follow a Home Care Regime
While having professional treatments by your esthetician is an essential way to keep your skin on track, it is impossible to maintain the results you get in the treatment room if you don’t have an at home regime. The most important thing about your home care is that you are using the right products for your skin type or condition. After a thorough skin analysis an esthetician will be able to recommend the perfect combination or ingredients and products to boost your beauty. Keep in mind that just because you may not see results immediately, does not mean the products are not working. Sometimes with certain ingredients it can take a few weeks to see a change in the skin. Stick with it!
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! We can’t say it enough. Regardless if you’re skin is dry or oily, you need to remove the dead skin cells not only to keep your skin looking fresh but to help the products in your home care regime penetrate the skin better. To learn more about why exfoliation is so important for your skin read Exfoliation Examined.
3) Eat for your Skin
We worry about our weight and our diets, but as the largest organ of the body you should factor your eating habits into your skin health. If you are eating greasy, fatty foods the evidence is going to appear on your face. Try sticking to antioxidant rich foods ( like these 5 Super Foods) for nourished, glowing skin.
4) Don’t Neglect the Neck
The skin on our necks is usually always visible and suffers from the same environmental damages our face does. Not to mention, the skin here is thin and can tend to give our age away faster than our faces. To keep the neck looking fresh, extend your product usage down to your neck as well. Find out more reasons why it's important to include your neck in your regime here!
5) Expert Extractions
Do not, repeat, DO NOT perform at- home extractions. Go to a professional who knows the exact technique to successfully extract the zit without harming your skin or leaving a potential scar. We know it is tempting but once the extraction takes place, DO NOT pick at it but allow it to heal naturally to avoid a nasty scab (that is much harder to cover up than an expertly extracted pimple).
Keep these tips in mind, and your skin will be as glowing as the Oscar nominated stars this weekend in no time!