Enjoy the effects of your next skincare treatment with tips from an esthetician.

14 08 20 MRblog

The secret to getting the most bang for your buck when it comes to investing in high end skin procedures is to make sure you follow up with a great skincare routine at home. Think about it this way, going to the dentist twice a year is just as important as brushing your teeth every day. Here are my tips for taking care of your skin in between visits to your skincare expert.

1. Choose the right timing.

Our skin takes about a month to completely regenerate, so monthly facials are ideal. This being said, it does NOT mean you are back to zero after one month. The results are accumulative, meaning maintenance is the secret! The more constant you are with your monthly facials, the longer your skin will stay healthy and young. I always compare it to working out,: the results are absolutely temporary, but if you keep up with it you will see amazing results.

2. Follow a maintenance plan at home.

The most basic thing you can do is use a cleanser and a moisturizer. A great routine though, will include at least a cleanser, a moisturizer (morning and night) and a serum. Even better: A cleanser, toner, liposome, moisturizer, serum or ampoule, and eye cream. Yes, all of these for daily use, plus an exfoliant and mask for use once a week maximum.

This may sound like a lot of products, but it really isn’t. The home care routine can be a pretty fast one once you get the hang of it. Another option to ease into the routine is to add each of the products one at a time! 

One of the biggest rules for beautiful skin:  DO NOT SLEEP WITH ANY MAKEUP ON! This makes a world of a difference. At nighttime, our skin repairs itself and cannot do this if there is still makeup on all over the skin. 

3. Listen carefully to your esthetician’s instructions.

The homecare routine for a chemical peel or a microdermabrasion might change depending on the needs of each condition you have. If you are doing microdermabrasion for pigmentation for example, a vitamin A serum for night time and a sunscreen for day time will ensure you get the best results from the treatments.

If you are doing chemical peels to regenerate the skin, a home care routine that includes ceramides will help rebuild the natural skin barrier that protects our skin. 

An SPF is really important if you suffer from pigmentation issues. However, beware of chemical sunscreens, which can do more damage than good. Choose physical sunscreens instead.