Starting a skin care routine or regimen can seem daunting and overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! In this blog, we will cover the basics that everyone should be on for a great anti-aging skin care routine.
1. A great cleanser! Technically we do recommend 2 different cleanser to use (gentle in the morning, double cleaning at night with gentle first, then a more targeted cleanser). But if two cleansers seem like too much, start somewhere in the middle. A cleanser that isn’t too gentle or too aggressive (we can help with that!)
2. Vitamin C! Vitamin C is oh so important at blocking free radicle and environmental damage while helping to reverse some of the damage already done. There are a few types of vitamin c’s to choose from, so knowing your skin type/concerns will help to know which is best for you.
3. Moisturizer! There are many types of moisturizers. Some literally just moisturize, while others have added key ingredients to target your skin care concerns. Using the correct one is key!
4. SUNSCREEN!!! Sunscreen may be the most important product you can use for anti-aging believe it or not. But not all sunscreens are created equally. We prefer physical over chemical sunscreens. They come in a variety of tints or not tinted at all. We carry thick, thin and even compacted sunscreens depending on your preference.
That’s it! 4 main steps for your basic skin care routine! It’s totally do-able right?! Once you get those down, we do recommend adding vitamin a (aka retinol, retin-a, retinoid). Sunscreen use is a MUST once using these types of products so you don’t damage your skin more than you’re helping it.
From there, your esthetician can recommend a boat load of serums and creams to add to your regimen to reach your skin care goals. There’s no need to feel overwhelmed or compelled to do everything at once. We like to build our clients routines as they get more comfortable with each step.
If you have any questions or concerns about your skin or how to reach your skin care goals, we’d love to help at Hideout Boutique! Book online today for a free consultation.