With the hundreds of thousands of ingredients available to a normal consumer how do you decide what is the best fit for you? Even before you select the right skin care products you have to decide what your skin care goals are. Just as you would set up a healthy diet plan to lose weight, you have to set up a regimen plan for healthy skin.
Do you need treatment, moisturizer, peptides, anti-oxidants or peeling agents? Do you need to see the family doctor, Dermatologist or a Skin Care Professional? And above all, what’s this going to cost?
The array of skin care products can be overwhelming. How are you going to choose when every product claims to be the latest and greatest? Many products are overpriced, make claims that they can’t support, are misleading and ineffective. You can pick up a product that works great for a couple of weeks then it stops working. Skin care is not one size fits all. The skin care consumer has to be educated enough to know what ingredients work and how to work those products to get the maximum benefit for your skin and your overall health.
Here’s the thing, you have to know what your skin care goals are before you can pick the right product. A product that has the statement ANTI-AGING is just one piece of the puzzle. What ingredient makes it anti-aging? Is it a treatment ingredient like glycolic acid, that make the skin move? Or is it a peptide that’s a cell communicator. Purchasing skin care products is like grocery shopping. You know what you want to ear. You should know what ingredients you need to apply to your skin. Choosing the wrong product can cause more skin care problems even accelerated skin aging.
My personal Skin Care Plan and the products I use deliver the results I am looking for. I’m very specific about how I want my skin to perform. I don’t want my skin wrinkling, sagging, or discolored, I want a healthy glow and I want to look 40 when I’m 60. Be specific about your goals even if you think there unattainable. Just as a diet plan whereby you set a goal to lose 10 lbs in 1 month, you have to create a regimen plan for healthy happy skin.
The first step is to ask and answer a couple of question:
- What are your skin issues? Such as acne, acne scars, rosacea, dark spots, wrinkles, pigmentation etc.
- Do you have any sensitivities? Is your skin on the red side? Does your skin burn easily?
- What is your age?
- What color is your skin?
- What’s your nationality?
- What skin program have you been on for the last 6 months?
- Have you used a treatment product in the last 6 months? Such as glycolic acid, Retin-A, microdermabrasion etc.
- Are you taking any medication for your skin?
- What brand of make-up have you used in the last 6 months?
- What skin type do you think you have?
- Do you just need a simple skin care maintenance program?
- Do you need a complete skin makeover?
If you have skin issues or are aging over 40 you have to treat the skin. If you don’t have issues and are young, you need to moisturize. There are all kind of variables that I have to take into consideration when designing the right skin care regimen for each and every one of my clients. The product, plan and percentage of ingredients has to be the right fit. I use 6 products for almost everybody I treat. A facial wash, Glycolic, microdermabrasion, Skin Water, Waterscreen, and an Anti-Oxidant.
Here’s a simple regimen I would design for a person with light color skin, age 19 to 25 with no real skin care problems:
Morning: No facial wash, after shower gently dry off the face. Apply a bit of Skin Water and a bit of Anti-Oxidant.
Evening: Original Facial Wash, apply a bit of Skin Water.
Here is a daily skin regimen that is for a client with more skin problems:
Morning Regimen: Before shower or bath apply just a bit of Waterscreen. This is probably the most important step to take. (Do not wash your face in the shower). After shower, gently dry off the face. Apply a bit of Skin Water and a bit of Anti-Oxidant.
EveningRegimen: Facial wash. Apply 5% Glycolic Acid, apply a bit of Skin Water, Seal with Waterscreen.
The following is a Treatment Plan which can be done twice a month:
Evening: Facial wash. Apply Microscrub, massage into skin until all waxy build up seems to be gone, then rinse gently. Apply 7% Glycolic Acid, let sting for 3 to 5 minutes. DO NOT REMOVE. Apply Skin Water like a mask. Let set on face for about 20 minutes. Gently dry off any excess with a dry towel. Apply a bit of Waterscreen.
Skin Care Products/ Ingredients have to make sense when applying them, and have to deliver the results. If you would like me to write you a Skin Care Plan, answer the questions above, include your skin care goals and send me a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org