Let’s Talk About Skincare from an Esthetician POV

If you have been on social media lately, you have noticed a trend in the importance of skincare. It’s honestly great because it makes something that feels like a chore more fun. As the trend gains more popularity, there is an increase in misinformation. A few times, a particular skincare regime was the top trend but wasn’t exactly good for your skin. Whether it was because a product wasn’t being used properly, a skincare tool was doing more harm than good, or do absolutely nothing. So if we don’t want to damage our skin, here is the 100% truth about beneficial skincare from an actual professional.

woman applying skin care Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels The professional I am referring to in this case is an esthetician. They are the ones who take care of and massage the top layers of the skin. The first thing estheticians do note is your diet which does affect your skin. Yes, water is essential, but the food you put in your body has an impact, too. 

The sun is your frenemy. It’s so beautiful on a clear day, but these harmful rays are making your skin wrinkle earlier than usual. It would be a great idea to include sunscreen in your daytime routine. Your skin will thank you!

cottonbro via Pexels This isn’t stressed enough in the skincare community, but the order of your products does have an impact. According to Esthetician Liza Wong, you should use the lightest products to the heaviest. For example, start with your serum, cleanser, moisturizer, then finally sunscreen. You’ll get bonus points if you double moisturize. Moisturizing is the key to slowing down the aging process. 

Lastly, most estheticians swear by retinol because it helps in clearing and smoothing out those beautiful faces. On top of that, many studies show that retinol can be used to treat acne and acne scars. If you haven’t given it a try yet, it is worth it.

cottonbro via Pexels I know that was a lot of information, and there’s still is more I haven't touched on. The human body is so intricately complex and unique. Don’t get discouraged if you see everyone trying out these popular products and techniques, and it seems nothing is working for you. However, if there is only one thing I want you to take away from this article, it is to not be afraid to try new things. What works for them, may not work for you; and that’s okay. For more healthy skincare tips, check out these links below!

Sources: Skin Care Tips from a Professional Esthetician (frenchradiance.com)

The 8 Skincare Rules Estheticians Always Follow (byrdie.com)