Skin care lessons learned from 2013
January has always been a month of reflection. Earlier this week I shared a bit of what I learned about my natural hair last year. Today, I’ll share what I learned about healthy skin.
Having healthy skin sans acne, blemishing and pre-mature wrinkling takes some work and consistency.
I’m far from being an expert in skin care but I am quite the enthusiast and love sharing what I learn from my trial and error experiences with products as well as what I learn from my dermatologist and aesthetician.
Here’s a list of a few things I learned about healthy skin last year:
- There is no one size fits all skin care routine. While there are guidelines for healthy skin care, when you factor in the use of various products you’ll discover that what works for one may not work for you.
- Natural skin care products work best for the basics. Many will not agree with this statement. That’s OK. Keep piling on the chemicals and allowing them to seep into your skin and ultimately your blood stream. (did that sound judgmental or what? LOL) If you have sensitive skin like me, then you may be able to relate. When it comes to the basic aspects of skin care like cleansing and moisturizing, natural skin care products are best for skin health. Unless you are allergic to a specific natural element, using an all natural cleanser and moisturizer is safer. If you are into using specialty skin care products like serums that help fight off wrinkles, then you may need a product that is not fully natural. My only caution would be to investigate the full list of unnatural ingredients to make sure they have not been linked to any cancers.
- Facial steaming is everything. My pores sometimes get clogged and while I have done the occasional face steaming in the past, I had not been very consistent with it. After seeing an aesthetician several times, I realize that my skin really does need regular steaming. That’s why I couldn’t wait to jump on purchasing one of QVC’s featured products – Dr. Gross Facial Steamer with Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion Moisturizer. I can’t wait to get this. I’ll be steaming twice weekly to keep my pores open and detoxed. I also like the fact that Dr. Gross is a NYC based dermatologist. I may need to pay him a visit
What have you learned about having healthy skin? Share it in the comments section!