#1. Be committed to your homecare program. Be consistent with your regimen and follow the directions given by your licensed professional to see progress. That means not skipping a step or eliminating any part of your protocol. IGNORE well-intentioned family members and friends opinions that contradict what you have been taught or have been instructed to do by your esthy. As well as the plethora of ads on social media, television commercials/infomercials, self-proclaimed skincare gurus and influencers about the latest and greatest "trending" advice.
#2. Do not pick at your skin. This practice is unhygienic and has the potential to injure your skin. Do you really want to risk the spread of an infection, post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation or scarring on your face?
#3. Wash your face before retiring to bed. Do this simple step at the time that is most convenient for you. Be sure to remove the make-up, dirt, sweat, excess oils and anything that your skin has come into contact with during your day. By neglecting this step your clogged pores rarely improve, your foundation has taken up permanent residence in your skin as it settles in for the long haul, chronic acne lesions remain firmly in place, and the puffiness around your eyes become a constant companion.
#4. Keep to your scheduled appointments for a professional treatment especially when working on a challenge such as acne for the greatest benefit and most successful outcome. It is vital to stay engaged with your licensed Pro and be monitored throughout the process. Even though we are unable to see anyone face to face on our "clear acne treatment plan" for the present time, we can certainly arrange for you to conduct an at-home treatment done in conjunction with a phone call.
#5. Avoid product abuse and misuse. It's extremely important to not add unknown or new products you found on the internet into your routine. Constantly trying and buying new products to fit into your routine is risky. Experimenting on the the health of your skin is not worth the "convenience" that on-line shopping affords. Visit the 9/9/2018 blog for an interesting and factual real about product diversion for more insight.
#6. Your hands. Considering the frequency of hand washing you are doing to help minimize the spread of Covid-19. Here's an easy recipe to take care of your dehydrated hands that you can do at home in between all your hand washing. Have in place: 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup warmed coconut oil or olive oil, and a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil. Stir to combine. Apply to hands in a circular motion. After 1-2 minutes of buffing, rinse with tepid water and immediately apply hand cream. Repeat as often as needed. Sleeping in cotton gloves is an optional, bonus step immediately before retiring to bed.
Whenever you have a question about your skin, its care, products, treatments, skin gadgets and gizmos or anything that interests you. Contact your licensed esthetician for knowledgeable advice.
When your home care products start to run low, shoot me an email to arrange for a set of fresh supplies.