The Top 12 Rules of Skin Care

We asked our experienced aestheticians for the absolute essential rules everyone should follow when it comes to skin care. Learn and benefit from their wisdom! All products mentioned below are available in our Spa Boutique.

  1. Wash your face at least once a day with a gentle cleanser & luke warm water. Too hot or too cold water temperatures can aggravate the skin and cause unwanted redness. Bar soap interferes with your skin’s ability to produce natural oils to keep the skin hydrated naturally. So stick with a cleanser that is creamy or milky and use it with luke warm water — this will keep skin calm while still removing dirt and makeup. We recommend SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser.
  2. If you wash your face only once, do it at night! The skin heals at night, so treat it to a makeup free face that can breath.
  3. Never over-exfoliate. Too much exfoliation can strip the skin’s natural barriers and over sensitize, leading to fragile, irritated skin.
  4. Don’t forget to tone!  Toning restores your skin’s ph and also takes away any remaining dirt and oil that can clog pores and lead to blackheads and breakouts. This is an important step that is often overlooked.
  5. Feed your skin with serums! In addition to a quality moisturizer, a serum rich in potent antioxidants can pdenetrate deeper into the skin than a lotion and deliver a higher concentration of active ingredients. SkinCeuticals has a great line of highly effective serums.
  6. Moisturize your face. This is a must for any skin type, including oily skin. When a moisturizer isn’t used on oily skin the oil glands overcompensate for the lack of moisture by producing more oil. Well hydrated skin is key to fighting fine lines and wrinkles.
  7. Don’t stop at the chin! The skin on the neck and decolletage area need some TLC as well. Continue the steps right down to the breast bone. Trust us, it’s well worth the extra effort.
  8. In fact, moisturize your whole body. By doing this, you will strengthen your skin’s barrier along with keeping bacteria and viruses out of the body. Applying right after the shower locks in the moisture best. Try Envrion A, C & E Body Oil, or Envrion Derma Lac Lotion.
  9. Avoid products with alcohol. Especially toners, so check the labels, because alcohol can really irritate the skin.
  10. Incorporate vitamins into your skin care regimen. Vitamin A and C are top free-radical fighters and anti-aging ingredients found in skin care products today. These vitamins protect your skin from pollutants and slow the aging process down while benefiting the appearance with a brighter, tighter more youthful looking skin. We like Environ’s AVST Line.
  11. Use sunscreen everyday, all year round.  And remember to re-apply when exposed for longer periods of time. The sun is one of the biggest contributors to premature aging of the skin. One of our favorites is MD Solar Science Tinted Mineral Cream.
  12. Drink even more water. Double your water intake and in about 6 weeks you’ll see it reflected in your skin.