Skin is our largest organ and taking good care of it with a great skincare routine will contribute to your overall health. Though finding a skincare routine that makes a difference can be like finding a needle in a haystack. I started at age twelve with my first real skincare product and always had a passion for both skincare and makeup. I took it as far as getting my Esthetician’s license in both Massachusetts, from The Catherine Hinds Institute, and also in California from Royale College of Beauty, and have been enjoying my work for over twenty years. Working in world class spas with luxury brands has taught me everything I know. These days I spend my time helping clients come up with a new skincare regimen that is packed with results, without spending a fortune. To get started you will need to determine your skin type; is your skin dry and/or sensitive, normal, combination or oily.
Oily skin: This is my skin type and I have been battling acne well into my adulthood. Does
your skin feel oily? Do you have any shine to your skin as the day progresses? Maybe you are dealing with acne? This skin needs oil free products because you are naturally producing enough oils on your own. One challenge oily skins have is keeping the skin hydrated, but luckily there are great products on the market to give us a hand. A key to choosing a moisturizer for oily-skin readers is avoid mineral oil. Look for “oil-free” on every product from your cleanser to your toner, to your moisturizer. Even your serums should be oil-free. Interesting to note up to 75% of Teens between 15 and 19 are thought to have oily skin.** Look for products that are also lightweight. Thicker creams just don’t feel very good on an oily skin. Instead try lotions versus creams and always look for oil-free.
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