Skincare may seem overwhelming. There are so many skincare products on the market, and trial-and-error can make you feel like you’re hitting a roadblock. Perhaps you have a routine set in place, but you’re not getting the results you want. Skincare is definitely not one-size-fits-all, and you will have to find what works best for your skin. However, here are some tips for you to implement to find your perfect routine today!
Do you dry your face after cleansing? Skip the towel and apply your products on damp skin! Towels can hold bacteria you don’t want on your face, causing acne. Applying your products to damp skin can help them work better and achieve better results. This technique is also beneficial for those with dry skin because your products can hydrate your face better and soak in more moisture.
A common misconception with people with oily skin or fine lines is that they must exfoliate more. Constant exfoliation can exacerbate the issue and leave you in a continuous loop of trying to fix it. Those with oily skin may likely have dehydrated skin – skin that lacks hydration may overproduce sebum to provide moisture. Adding hydrating products to your routine can calm the oiliness and reduce fine lines. Products such as hyaluronic acid and squalene can plump and hydrate your skin, giving you a beautiful glow of youthfulness.
Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in our bodies and is used a lot in skincare, for it can hold up to 1000x its weight in water. As we age, our levels of hyaluronic acid decrease, so if you are looking to maintain your skin’s moisture barrier, incorporate more products with hyaluronic acid into your routine.
Squalene is found in our sebum and is one of the many natural oils we produce to protect our skin. Since it is a natural emollient, it is an excellent ingredient in skincare products to lock in moisture to your skin.
There are so many products on the market to treat hyperpigmentation. From vitamin C to niacinamide, you have great options to choose from. But, these products would be money down the drain if you are not wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen is used to protect our skin from damaging sun rays; sun rays can cause skin damage such as wrinkles and dark spots and generate something more serious like skin cancer. Make sure to apply and reapply your sunscreen throughout the day in order to protect your skin and allow your products to work.
Incorporating facials into your skincare routine is a great way to pamper yourself and allow a professional to help you with skin concerns. At Z2 on Newbury, we have a great variety of facials for you to choose from and customize. We are very excited about our HydraFacial service, which uses a patented technology combined with nourishing ingredients to create an instantly gratifying glow. The HydraFacial is amazing for fine lines and wrinkles, even tone and vibrancy, and so much more. Check out our facial services here, and book with us today!