Over the years in the treatment room and in trainings I have been asked questions that seem to repeatedly come up. Here they are with my answers/opinions below:
Q. Should I put on my skin care products on dry or wet skin?
A. Always moist skin. If by the time you are applying product when your skin is dry just spray with a toner of your choice. This will help your products penetrate further making them more effective.
Q. In what order do I apply my products?
A. Cleanse, tone, treat/serum, eye cream, moisturize, SPF (A.M.) If using an exfoliation or mask apply after toning the skin and use an exfoliation before a mask.
Q. How to apply eye cream.
Q. Should I wash my face in the AM if I washed it the night before?
A. Yes. Oils from the hair or on your pillow should be removed. If you are not oily you can do a quick tone with a hydrating toner if you do not want to over-wash and then apply daily products.
Q. Should I wear sun protection if I am not laying out in the sun?
A. Sun protection should be applied daily even if you are not going to the beach. We get sun more than we realize (walking to into buildings at work and driving in the car) safer to be protected.
Q. When is the best time to exfoliate?
A. Best time is at night so you will not be immediately exposed to the sun. Be diligent about using sun protection the following morning.
Q. What are the most important things to do to prevent dehydration on a plane?
A. Drink tons of water, limit alcohol (but you are not taking mine away) and wear an extra hydrating serum/moisturizer. Be sure to wear SPF, you are much closer to the sun!
Q. Some tips to prevent acne on your forehead and chin.
A. Pull hair back at night, wash pillowcases regularly, clean phones (especially cell phones and work phones-the cleaning crew doesn’t!) and stop touching your face!
Q. How MUCH product should I use?
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Q. How often to get a facial?
A. Best case scenario 4-6 weeks. This is hard for most people so maintain with at home treatments.
Q. What is the best device I can use for my skin?
A. It all starts with a properly cleansed skin. Using a Clairsonic brush will change your skin…for the better of course!
That is all for now, I will update this as I think of more or leave a comment asking your own skin care questions!