Choosing the right skincare products is just as important as making sure your diet/nutrition are on point! What you put on your skin should be beneficial to your skin by providing nourishment and moisture. If you get your products right, they will leave your skin looking and feeling at its best. They can help to improve skin condition if you have acne, dry skin, and sensitivity or if your skin is starting to show signs of aging.
There is such a wide choice of products on the market that it can be hard to decide which one to try. Here are a few tips we’ve put together to help you select the right skincare products for your needs.
What’s your skin type and what does it need?
First things first, you should have a professional consultation to truly determine your actual skin type and pick up on any specific needs you might have overlooked. An esthetician (like me) will take a really close look at your skin and help you to decide what the priorities are for your skincare routine. I may tell you something about your skin that you don’t know – for example, even if you think your skin is just a bit dry, it could be because it’s sensitive too, and you just didn’t realize that you were using products that irritated it? Changing your products to a professional range that’s specially designed for your skin type could make all the difference.
Why go professional?
Yes, I know there are commercials everywhere for skincare products and they all promise beautiful skin. Some are cheap and available from drugstores anywhere, some are from Multi-Level Marketing companies (MLMs) or Direct Sales and they all promise this or that! So why would you opt for a professional product?
Drug store, direct sales, MLM’s, and department store beauty products can be sold by anyone, because they normally contain lower levels of active ingredients. They are cheaper because they can be easily mass produced and have a very long shelf life. In many cases, they are being sold by individuals with no formal education/training in skin care and how to truly treat your issues and concerns.
Buying from a salon, spa or someone like me, a licensed esthetician, means you get an extra level of recommendation – you’re not just buying from an advertising agency’s copy but you’ve got the benefit of my experience and training in helping you find a suitable product as well as a better quality product with better active ingredients.
You’ll also find that most us (esthetician’s) have a money-back guarantee, so that if a recommended product doesn’t suit you after all, you can return it and try another one. In addition we always carefully research product lines, and are educated the on ingredients, how to use the different products, and will educate you on how to best take care of your skin.
What’s the difference in Professional Products?
Professional products are considered as Cosmeceuticals and are sold by licensed estheticians. They tend to contain higher concentrations of active ingredients – only medical grade products sold by doctors are legally allowed to contain more active ingredients.
Professional skincare companies put a great deal of money into researching cosmeceuticals; they use hi-tech ingredients like peptides, enzymes, plant stem cells and vitamins. They also benefit from the most advanced latest delivery systems.
If you want to do something fantastic for your skin – book a session with me so that I can get to know your skin properly. You don’t always have to book a facial to get professional product recommendations, although this will give me a complete look at your skin. I offer free consultations and can create a customized plan for your skin based on your concerns. Click here to schedule your free consultation.