What about home care?
The importance of a good skin care routine is often over-looked or underappreciated. We’ve all heard someone recite that age old belief; ‘I only ever used soap and water on my skin and it looks fine’, but with the stresses and strains of modern day living, this approach to skincare will not adapt to or protect against the ever-changing pressures our skin is under and, with time, the effects of this neglect will become very apparent.

Much of the success of maintaining a visible improvement after treatment depends on consistent, correct home care. Your esthetician is trained to select the products that will most benefit your skin, and to advise you on how to maintain your professional results between visits. Like medical or dental care, following the right daily regimen at home is essential if you are to get the most out of your visits to an esthetician.

The Home Care Regimen: In order to maintain long lasting results, it is important that you properly take care of your skin day and night. Consistency is key when attempting to achieve and maintain certain results. A home care regimen will make all the difference in accomplishing glowing skin.

Skin complaints, ranging from visible scarring to acne to hypersensitivity, pigmentation and premature ageing, can all be addressed, controlled and eradicated with a good skin care regime. Regardless of the skin’s condition, improvements in diet, lifestyle and skin care can all contribute to a
healthier complexion.

All facial skin care routines should include an at-home regime comprising a cleanser, toner or lotion, a serum or concentrate and a moisturizer. A skin care regime that encompasses at home care with in-spa professional treatments is the quickest and most effective way to ensure skin stays healthy, hydrated, nourished and clean. The earlier good skin care habits are adopted, the better skin’s overall condition will be as it ages.

Hygiene is of the utmost importance for skin, especially when considering the daily battle it faces. Unclean skin is a favored place for pathogenic organisms to develop. Dead cells shed by the epidermis mix with sweat and sebaceous gland secretions as well as dirt or dust to form a grimy layer on the skin’s surface. Functions of the skin are disturbed when it is excessively dirty; it becomes more easily damaged, the release of antibacterial compounds decrease, and is more prone to infection.

An at-home skin care regime should be supplemented with professional in-spa treatments to maximize results. A consultation with a therapist to determine skin type ad product recommendation is best. Professional treatments make use of higher quantities of active ingredients than at-home products and together they will provide skin with a level of nourishing care that will protect and replenish it throughout the years.

A good skin care routine achieves many immediate and longer-term results; complaints will be effectively controlled and eliminated, lifestyle and environmental effects can be reduced and defended against, and skin will be fresher, cleaner, softer and healthier. A good at-home routine
supplemented with professional treatments is an exceptional combination that will ensure visibly healthy skin for years to come.