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FACIAL SKIN CARE: WHAT DO I REALLY NEED AT HOME?

Amazing skin care begins in the treatment room but continues at home. Those skin cells are turning over and not always properly removed to reveal the glowing new cells beneath. Home care is key to keeping your face looking its best and brightest so here are a few basic tips for how to keep the glow following your spa session:

  1. Use a gentle cleanser and pat dry to maintain proper hydration. Just like the scalp, the facial skin needs water for hydration. Your body is producing much of what is needed so don’t try to squeaky clean it away by excessive scrubbing. You’ll do more damage than good.
  2. You need a great serum with vitamin C or other growth factors enriched with antioxidants. Serums help to fight visible signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles and also have a brightening effect to add to the days glow.
  3. Moisturize. We cannot stress this enough. Many of us shower and cleanse with water too hot to maintain proper moisture balance in the skin. Find out whether a cream or gel is best and make it a part of your daily routine.
  4. And lastly, protect your skin with the appropriate sunscreen. After all of the cleansing, nourishing and hydrating now the skin needs protection. Keep in mind, to avoid hyperpigmentation darker skin needs more sun protection than lighter complexions.

Your skin care provider will get you going in the right direction with a take home package that’s right for you.