Ever wonder what Dermatologists and Aestheticians do to keep their skin looking its best? According to Diane Heinz, skincare professional and salon owner for more than 30 years, there are some things the pros never fail to do to keep their skin looking great – here are some of them:
For Softer Skin – keeping your skin soft and smooth is not always easy – especially as age and sun damage take their toll. Skincare professionals exfoliate their skin regularly. Try adding a teaspoon of Epsom salts to your shower gel for gentle daily exfoliation. Moisturize with coconut oil after your shower (apply to damp skin for best absorption).
Always Cleanse – skincare professionals NEVER skip the nighttime cleansing routine. Even if you have to resort to a quickie-cleanse with a make-up remover pad, it’s better than sleeping with your makeup on. Read more about cleansing in our article Best Way to Clean Your Face
Attack Spots and Sagging Skin with Retinoids – skincare professionals know that professional-grade retinoid creams are more effective than over the counter products (they also deliver results quicker). Use prescription strength retinoid creams to fight sagging skin and dark spots. If that’s not possible, there are some effective over the counter products that work, like Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum – results just take a little longer to show.
Remember the areas below the chin – most people focus on treating their face and often forget about the neck, décolletage and hands (all of which show signs of aging before the face). Skincare professionals know better, and always remember to treat the area below the chin to prevent sagging skin, age spots and wrinkles.
Always use Sunscreen – we hear it all the time…use sunscreen every day! However, most of us don’t. Skincare professionals do! They know the value of protecting the skin with a moisturizer that contains a sunscreen and never forget to cover up. Try Olay’s Professional Pro-X Age Repair Lotion SPF 30. It not only moisturizes and protects the skin, it contains peptides that help build collagen.
Turn Back Time with Botox – in a recent survey of Dermatologists, all reported that they use Botox® or Dysport® regularly, and in small doses. This prevents the frozen look you get with occasional, large doses injectables, and it keeps the face looking naturally youthful.
Use an Oscillating Cleansing Brush – most skincare professionals agree that the gentle scrubbing action of a rotary cleanser like Clairsonic® Aria delivers the best cleansing action for your skin. Most Dermatologists own their own oscillating cleanser and use it every day!
Ditch the Powder and Matte Foundation – most skincare professionals agree, regardless of your age (and especially if you are older) throw away the face powder and/or matte foundation. These only highlight enlarged pores and make fine lines and wrinkles look worse.