It's so much nicer to deal with skin that’s manageable and healthy as opposed to a disaster zone. Nobody enjoys feeling compelled to cover it up instead of treat it. If you’ve been meaning to get your act together and start treating your skin better, you’re definitely not alone. It’s so easy to start one and then let it go to the wayside. Not this time! You got this. Here are some tips to help get you started on the new you!
Figure Out What Your Skin Type Is
Before you buy your new skin products, the most important thing you need to know is what kind of skin you have! Do you have oily skin? Dry skin? Combination? Combination oily? Combination dry? You don't want to cop some cleanser meant for dry skin if your skin is super oily! Do your research and figure out what kind of skin you have before you blow your money on products that aren't meant for you.
Invest In A Good Makeup Remover
I get it. You just don't feel like taking your make up off tonight. Sleeping in your makeup is so easy, especially when you've had a long day and just want to chill in front of your computer, but your skin will thank you. So REPEAT AFTER ME: I WILL USE MAKEUP REMOVER EVERY NIGHT. :) Look, it doesn't matter what skin type you have, it doesn't matter if your face wash claims to remove makeup, it doesn't matter if you just have a little bit on. Please, use a makeup remover before starting your nighttime routine.
Be Easy On Your Skin
Yay, so you have all the products that your style blogger faves rec'd and that the salesperson swore by. Cool. Just make sure you don't go overboard with your routine. There is such a thing as washing your face too much (it can dry your skin out). Don't use intense exfoliants twice a day everyday under the impression that your skin will be as smooth as a baby's butt when you can actually irritate the skin that way. Be gentle and you'll love the results.
What Works For Everyone Else Might Not Work For You
So, your BFF, like you, has combination oily skin. So it makes sense that you two should use the same products, right? Eh, not so fast. It's worth a try but it's not a guarantee. Listen to your skin!
Don't Get Discouraged So Easily
It's so easy to start a new routine with great intentions and consistency...and then you end up getting frustrated or bored by the end of the second week. We've all been there. But you have to remember that your skin isn't going to magically transform overnight. It can take weeks for the results to really show!
Come in to see me for a consultation and treatment. We can talk more about your skin care regeme and discuss any concerns you may have. I can help formulate a treatment plan for your skin.