“Skincare requires commitment, not a miracle,” stated by skincare expert Dr. Laszlo. And boy, is this true?!
I am frequently asked about my personal skincare regimen. which is such a compliment as I believe good skin is one of the most important things you’ll ever wear. It has come with an unwavering dedication to finding the right products for my skin type and prioritizing monthly facials.
According to many skincare experts, going to bed wearing makeup can cause much harm and damage to your skin including acne and aging. A strong daily skincare routine is all about prevention. The better you care for your skin, the less makeup you have to wear anyway!
Ever wonder the purpose of a toner? Or why you should use a serum? Once you understand how important certain steps and products are for your skin then you are halfway there!
Today, I am sharing my secrets to glowing skin, what products I personally use and my best kept secret: Village Dermatology.
If you follow these steps daily, you are less likely to have to then treat skincare issues down the road. This investment in time and in products now will save you money in the future!
My Daily Skincare Regimen:
Step 1: Wash your face morning AND night. Even if you don’t wear makeup during the day, you must wash your face every night to remove the sweat, dirt, etc. that isn’t always visible.
Step 2: Use a toner to balance your skin and remove whatever your face wash didn’t remove. I’m always amazed by what comes off when I swipe the toner on a cotton round across my face. (**Toners provide additional cleansing and shrink the appearance of pores.)
Step 3: Apply a serum and/or facial oil based on your skincare needs. Allow the serum or oil to sink into your skin before applying your moisturizer. And don’t forget to apply this to your neck and decolletage. (**Serums are topical treatment products that efficiently deliver active ingredients—things like antioxidants, vitamins and moisturizing agents into the skin.)
Step 4: In the morning apply a moisturizer with SPF, and in the evening apply a more hydrating and anti-aging moisturizer. You should use a moisturizer even if your skin is prone to oiliness. (**“By skipping the moisturizer, your skin will dry out and in turn rebound with more oil production, which can actually cause more breakouts,” according to Dr. Eric Schweiger, founder of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City.)
Step 5: The final step is one of the most important ones! Apply an under eye cream morning and night with your ring finger. This skin is more delicate under your eye so it requires more hydration and special care.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I go to Village Dermatology for monthly facials. This for me is not just a treat but a must in maintaining a healthy glow. Some of you may ask if monthly facials are necessary, and I personally see better results with my daily skincare regimen when I get them regularly. (And you will, too!)Facials provide deep cleansing of the pores and improve the skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity.
Once a month, I visit Chastidy at Village Dermatology for a facial to supplement my daily skincare routine. She and I first discuss what’s going on with my skin and my overarching skincare goals. From there, she always does a dermaplane (it’s my favorite!) to remove any dead skin and fine hairs from my face. As we age our skin cells don’t turn over as quickly so it’s important to help them along. That’s where a dermaplane comes in.
After the dermaplane, Chastidy does some form of facial treatment whether it be a Hydrafacial or an intense mask that is geared towards my current skincare needs. I am currently loving the Hydrafacial! It makes my skin look so dewy, smooth and fresh. She often uses an extractor to help remove any dirt or dead skin from my pores.
The Village Dermatology website explains the Hydrafacial as a “revolutionary treatment that moisturizes the skin, separating it from other skin resurfacing procedures. The Hydrafacial removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the skin with hydrating agents. This resurfacing treatment is soothing, non-irritating and great for all skin types. Its immediate effectiveness makes it perfect for an upcoming event or vacation to give your skin a healthy ‘glow.’
All in all, I leave Village Dermatology with glistening, clean and healthier looking skin! It’s one of my favorite monthly treats!
If you do not have a daily skincare regimen, begin it today! If you need additional assistance, join the SYC Society HERE for exclusive access to my recommended products, more skincare tips, and specific summer skincare musts.