It's 2015! Make this Your Most Beautiful Year Yet! Part 2

It's 2015! Make this Your Most Beautiful Year Yet! Part 2I think we all can agree that most people resolve to exercise more or to be more conscious of their eating habits come New Year's day. While this is great, it is also a very smart idea to be more attentive to skin care habits! Let's be realistic, it can't hurt to take some time to reflect on your current beauty routine and make a few positive changes to super-charge your skin's glow for longer-lasting results. Below are my last three topics of advice on how best to care for your skin to get a more radiant glow this year!

Stock up on SPF

We live in Florida and I imagine you're drawers are full of sunscreen like mine! My advice? Take ALL of your sunscreen out of your drawers and place each bottle with your skin care products or with your makeup. Why? Because you need to apply SPF every day. I can't stress this enough! Applying your sunscreen after you apply your moisturizer and before you apply your foundation is the key to preventing sun damage caused by the harsh UV rays. The most effective sunscreens contain both UVA and UVB protection. This is true for both your face and neck as well as your chest and hands, each of these areas is among the  first to show aging, so slather up! If you're all out of SPF I highly recommend stopping into any of our 4 locations and asking an esthetician about the many Dermalogica SPF options we carry!

It's a New Year, and a Perfect Time for a Facial

Want to really start your year off right? Scheduling a professional facial every three months is ideal to remove all the excess skin cells and debris you can't at home. Yes, a great at home skin care routine is necessary to keep your skin happy, however, so is a professional facial in the care of a highly educated esthetician using professional grade products if you want to maximize your skin's ultimate health and appearance. This is true for everyone, from normal skin to dry to acne-prone. A professional facial goes beyond what you can achieve at home. Our estheticians are here to make your skin glow! They exfoliate and cleanse your skin using professional techniques and a Clarisonic brush and apply soothing steam to soften your pores for essential absorption of serums and masque ingredients. What does all this do? It leaves you will hydrated, clear skin that radiates from within!

In with the New, Out with the Old

If you've purchased skin care products and aren't noticing visible results after at least one month it may be time to consider making an appointment with an esthetician to reassess your skin's needs. Over time skin can change and something that may have worked in the past simply doesn't anymore. This is normal, trust me! Your skin care needs can change with the season, your diet, your sleeping habits and even your hormone levels. It's always a smart idea to consult with us if your products aren't making the cut! Everyone has a unique skin type. Come in and find out what yours is and we will happily help you choose the right products to treat your skin concerns! Also, if you find a product in your drawer that has passed its expiration date, please, toss it out! These products have ingredients that expire, so using them longer than they're intended to be used will not treat your skin concerns. Choose your products wisely and in time you'll see a visible change!

With all this advice you're sure to begin and end your year looking more gorgeous than ever! I look forward to seeing you at the Spa! Happy New Year!

xo Pia T (2)