The first signs of aging often show up on your skin. From fine lines and wrinkles to hyperpigmentation and irritation, your skin is a direct reflection of how your body is aging. However, you have an important tool that can help support your anti-aging efforts…skin care products!
When you use the right stuff at the right time, skin care products can help you win the anti-aging game. September is healthy aging month and fall is right around the corner so it’s the perfect time evaluate what you’re using and adjust your routine.
The Role Your Products Play
Some of y’all have been coming in complaining of skin issues. When I start asking questions, two things have become clear.
Some of you are either:
- Buying big box store products that aren’t supporting your anti-aging efforts, or
- You’re buying the right products BUT not using them correctly.
The skin care products you use and how you use them plays a really important role in your skin’s overall health and appearance. If you’re using products that are too harsh, it can irritate your skin, cause dryness and breakouts, which often leads to some rough looking skin.
If you use products that are too heavy or have a lot of irritating fillers in them, they can clog your pores and cause your skin to look dull and uneven.
If you’re buying good products but not using them correctly, this can also be an issue. Most products are meant to be put on in a specific order and used daily, while there are others that are only meant to be used occasionally. You need to know which is which AND follow my recommendations if you want the products you invest in to work for you.
So, what can you do?
Simple, schedule a skin care consult with me. We can go over what you’re using, when you’re using it and how much you’re using. Then I can make recommendations on ways to improve your routine at home.
As the seasons change, here are some of the product categories I like to review.
Moisturizer is one of the most common products that need to change with the season. As the winter moves in and your skin is exposed to artificial heat you may need to use a thicker moisturizer. The key is finding one that doesn’t include a lot of filler that clogs your pores.
You should be wearing SPF all year. However, in the fall and winter we may be able to adjust the type of SPF you’re wearing if you’re not getting as much sun exposure. There are a number of ways we can easily incorporate SPF in your routine and when you are applying it is just important.
Exfoliating products are again something that should be incorporated into your routine all year however, too much exfoliation could lead to red, dry skin so before you start exfoliating this fall, let’s talk about what you’re using and how often to ensure it doesn’t do more harm than good.
Once we figure which products you should be using, then we’ve got to make sure you’re using them correctly.
Here’s an idea of what products you should use and when. To get a personalized routine, schedule a product consultation with me!