“Skincare requires commitment, not a miracle,” stated by skincare expert Dr. Laszlo. And boy, is this true?!
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 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.)
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.