The world of skincare is large and in charge. There is so much information, and misinformation out there and it can become difficult for the consumer (YOU!) to weed through. Thats why its so important to get yourself a good esthetician. A good esthetician will be an ally, not a sales(wo)man. A good esthetician will educate you on what your skin truly needs, regardless of if that allows them to sell you one of their products/services or not. I have always taught my employees to ONLY educate their clients, rather than being sell-y…give them all of the tools needed for them to make an informed decision for their own skin health. In the long run, if we reccommend something to you based on making money rather than based on your skin’s specific needs, we end up looking dumb and making our own job harder. Educating, not selling, is key.
But here’s what it comes down to: I dont care if you’re using our preferred skincare brands, AS. LONG. AS. YOURE. USING. SOMETHING. Preferably something recommended to you by your esthetician.
So…YES! It is important to have a strong homecare routine. Your skin will thank you a million times over.
Think of it like the dentist. Although you go for cleanings every few months, you still brush your teeth every day right? Same with skin. Although you (hopefully) come in for professional skincare treatments, its still so important to take care of your skin at home. Truthbomb: if you don’t have a homecare routine, you are wasting money on your facials. Yep, I said that. Protect your investment!
To get a little bit more science-y on you here…our skin rides our circadian rhythms. This is the process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. As we know, the circadian rhythms repeat themselves roughly every 24 hours. This cycle that allows us to sleep and wake, also governs our skin. The skin is very smart and works in its own cycle of protection-repair. Between the hours of roughly 11pm and 3am the skin does all of its reparative processing. Otherwise, it is in protection mode.
Our skin does so much for us, I mean, its our body’s first line of defense! And skin is incredibly giving. In fact it’s the most giving of all the organs. Anytime another organ needs nourishment or protection, the skin is the first to give and the last to take. So it’s important for us to manually give back to our skin. It needs our help following through with both the protective and the reparative process. Thats where our homecare products, and a good morning AND nighttime routine comes into play. This is why a good esthetician will teach you to use your repairative (concentrated serums, masks, retinols, thick night creams, etc) products at night and your protective (antioxidants, spf, etc) products in the morning. If you haven’t been guided on when and how to use each product, its possible that you aren’t getting the most out of your investment.
Long story short…now that you’ve already read the long version….homecare is 100% necessary to have happy, healthy, glowy skin!