Buffalo Skin Care
Posted March 24, 2011 in Skin Care
SPRING (and Summer )TRAINING!
Cold temperatures are gone!! Sunshine is on its way!! Get rid of dulling winter skin and go face forward into the spring and summer. Here’s a few tips to help you get, feel and stay gorgeous:
1. EXFOLIATE – In my opinion, exfoliating is probably one of the most important things you can you for your skin. Dead skin can lay ontop of skin making it dull, lines, pores and wrinkling more prominent and any treatment you use on your skin, may not be fully penetrating! Microdermabrasion and our new Smart Peels are excellent ways to lighten, brighten and tighten your skin. One treatment is ALWAYS a step in the right direction, but when done regularly, you will be left with an amazing, non-surgical result.
LASTLY AND MOST IMPORTANT……Exfoliants would be the ONLY thing I WOULDNT buy at the drugstore. Scrubs and “tiny ball” exfoliants can cause tiny tears in the skin and create more problems then you may already have. Bacteria can enter these tears causing blemishes and irritation to an already sensitive/problematic skin.
2. SPF SPF SPF!! – People will always ask me what’s the best thing I can do for my skin and I always say the same thing: SUN PROTECTION. Seems that with clients, its feast or famine. People will either use none or a whole bottle in a day. A quarter size is the best amount for the face and neck. This will protect from both UVA and UVB rays. Even when you are indoors, you should always be conscious of the sun on your skin and hands. At least an SPF 15 is good, but an SPF 30 is best. Anything higher is really not necessary. Making sure to reapply after swimming, exercise and perspiration is A MUST. And ladies….SPF in your make up is not enough!
3. PRODUCTS – Making sure you have the right products is so important. Clients tend to “switch it up” a lot. Consult with your dermatologist, aesthetician or skin care specialist to analyze and discuss your skin. The wrong choices+too many changes+too many products at once=ANGRY SKIN.
You dont need a million products, just the right ones. Even though store products have come along way, physician quality products are still the best.
4. Hydration – And last but not least (as always for the 100,000th time) DRINK WATER!!!!!
The best way, by far, to hydrate your skin, is from the inside out! It may not be the instant result everyone seeks,but in a few days you will notice softer and clearer skin.
Stay tuned for more summer skin blogs! And get out there and enjoy….safely!