Facials are a chance to take a little time out to relax and be pampered; or work on a problematic area. And everyone loves the glowing results of a great facial.
But like everything in life, consistency is critical to achieving lasting results, especially when talking about skincare. In addition to consistent facials, everyone needs a practical, easy-to-follow, at-home skincare regimen too. Today I’m going to fill you in on a few secrets to CARE for your skin and keep the results lasting longer in between your facials.
C- Cleanse Nightly
A- Avoid damage from sun exposure
R- Rehydrate skin
E- Exfoliate after your treatment
CLEANSING NIGHTLY is a must for healthy skin. Our skin is exposed to so many different elements every day: Makeup, sweat, oil, dirt, grime, and the pollution of New York City takes a toll on our skin. Your skin rejuvenates itself when you’re asleep at night, acting like a sponge to absorb the most active ingredients from your products. Cleansing away the days’ residue helps your skin work efficiently.
AVOIDING DAMAGE FROM SUN EXPOSURE doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors or that you can’t go to the beach after a facial; it just means grab your big floppy hat, umbrella, and SUNSCREEN before you head out. Did you know that 80% of aging (fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, etc.) comes from sun exposure due to lack of protection? Make sunscreen a part of your morning ritual! You’re exposed to the sun every day, not just at the beach or laying out in the park, but running to the deli or walking the few short blocks from your apartment to the subway count as sun exposure and start to add up, you want to be able to protect your skin as much as possible.
REHYDRATING SKIN helps keep skin looking youthful and glowing after a treatment. Lack of hydration shows more lines and wrinkles and makes skin feel tighter and duller looking. Using a hydrating moisturizer on top of serums such as hyaluronic acid will give your skin the extra boost of hydration it needs. Hyaluronic acid can hold more than 1000x its weight in water and distribute it back into your skin, leaving it smoother, softer, and plumper.
EXFOLIATING AFTER YOUR TREATMENT helps to keep your skin looking refreshed by sloughing off dead skin cells, leaving you with newer, healthier skin on the surface. Not only does it help with the appearance on the surface of your skin, but it also helps with our cell turnover rate, further minimizing fine lines and wrinkles while keeping your skin breathable for deeper penetration of products. Exfoliation gives you a fresh face and the most benefits from the products you are using.
If you want great skin, but you’re not sure where to start, let Skin Bar NYC help you. Our skincare specialists can customize an at-home routine that will help you achieve your beauty goals. At Skin Bar NYC, we offer the ultimate skincare program in the form of memberships. Pay a monthly membership fee and choose from our services based on your skincare needs. Our program ensures that you maintain a consistent skincare program. It’s like having a trainer for your skin.