Sunday, June 14, 2009

Skin Care

I went in for a skin treatment on Thursday (consisting of microdermabrasion and a "mild" chemical peel)and I learned a few things from the lady that I thought I would pass along. These should apply to everyone, no matter what your skin type/condition is.

1. Wash your hands before you wash your face
2. Wash your face in the sink, not the shower (she said washing your face in the shower is just rinsing your face, not washing it)
3. Use gauze (she called them sponges, but they are really just squares of gauze) to wash your face. (put the face wash on the sponge/gauze and then rub it in circular motions on your face). This method works much better to clean the makeup and grit off your face.
4. ALWAYS wear sunscreen, especially on your face. There was this box that you could look into with a mirror and a special light and you can see all of the sun damage on your face. Let's just say my face was entirely covered in freckles! So, even if you think the sun isn't damaging your skin, it really is. Wear sunglasses to protect your eye area.
5. Use good quality products on your face. I started using Dermalogica products about 2 months ago and I saw a dramatic difference in my skin. Even using them the first time I felt a difference. So, they may cost more money, but I would definately say it is money well spent.

I was interested to learn some of these things, so I thought some of my loyal readers would take an interest as well.


WiggleWorm said...

thanks for passing the info along. i need to get some of those gauze pads.---janae

Sarah Newsom said...

Thanks for the tips!

Kristin said...

That is such good information to know!