Sorting through the tips and guides to healthy, vibrant skin can be exhausting. Everyone seems to have a regimen they swear by or a product they can’t wait to tell you about. The problem is, these tips and tutorials can’t take your individuality into account. So, while others may have similar issues, struggles or advantages, it is ultimately up to you to figure out the best approach to your skincare regimen. So rather than giving you even more specific tips and tricks that may or may not apply to you, let’s help you find the right approach to skincare for you by giving you some things to keep in mind.
Cleanse and Moisturize Regimen
While this might seem obvious, skincare is more than just knowing what to do. It’s actually doing it. Life can be overwhelming and distracting. Everyday tasks can often crowd out some of the necessary parts of our self-care. Neglecting the health of your skin can cause imbalances, which can lead to anything from blemishes to irritations and infections. If the fragile balance of your skin is off, it is difficult to look and feel like you are putting your best face forward.
When it comes to being clean and moisturizing your skin, there are endless skincare products to choose from. Soap, cleanser and exfoliant choices each have wide selections that promise all kinds of different things. Here are some tips of things to keep in mind as you choose what is right for your skin.
Do a Bit of Research
Taking a moment to consider your skincare product choices doesn’t mean doing a thorough investigation into each company you buy. However, even a basic search of a cosmetics or skincare company might give you some indication as to whether or not their skincare products are worth a try. Keep your eyes out for consistently positive reviews and testimonials.
Look at What’s Inside
Taking a look at the ingredients in your skincare products will help you find the ones you feel comfortable including in your daily skincare regimen. Lean toward the more natural options when available. These will likely be gentle on sensitive skin and good for long term use.
Pick Skincare Products You Will Use
A daily regimen can get boring quickly, so choose and use moisturizers and cleansers that excite you in some way, such as choosing a skincare product that has a fragrance you enjoy. Also, feel free to change what isn’t working.
Choose Services Wisely
Today’s beauty and skin treatments, new procedures and products are being developed at a rapid pace. The vast selection of skincare regimens and skin treatment options can seem overwhelming, even to a trained professional. Taking the time to consider what the best approach is to skin challenges will help you look radiant without causing damage to your skin. This approach to your own skincare will also help you to become familiar with product and service suggestions for future clients with challenges or issues with their skin or overall appearance.
Using chemicals to combat skin issues can seem extreme at first, but it can be an extremely useful tool to achieving your goals. These services are more aggressive, but that doesn’t mean they are unsafe. Various chemical peels and skin therapies are used to tighten, tone and even help put color in the face. While it is typically a good idea to begin with less aggressive methods first, chemicals can be helpful when other things just aren’t cutting it.
Unwanted body and facial hair is a common problem. Lucky for all of us, we live in a time where we not only can easily remove any unwanted hair, but we can do it in several different ways. Waxing, threading and laser hair removal services will help keep the hair away longer so that you look smooth and flawless longer. The method of removal comes down to your specific problem areas and preferences.
There doesn’t need a to be a problem for you to want to pamper your skin. Something like a facial can help revitalize skin while also giving you a minute to sit back and enjoy a little you-time. You can choose from an assortment of facial service based on your skin type and what experience you are looking for.
Bring out the Best in Yourself
Rather than looking at yourself in the mirror the way you do every day when you get ready, instead try to objectively view your own appearance in the same way you would view someone else’s. Figure out what needs some work and what you really want to accentuate. It is extremely important that you don’t become overly critical of yourself during these assessments. There is a difference between realizing and acknowledging problem areas and scrutinizing every imperfection with a magnifying glass. Your beauty is unique and should not be eclipsed by doubt or disappointment.
Highlight Your Favorite Features
Get excited about the way you look. Your confidence and enthusiasm will be infectious to those around you while improving your own overall attitude and demeanor. Love your lips? Accentuate them by indulging in a lip scrub and making sure any unwanted hair has been taken care of. Like your skin’s natural glow? Treat yourself to a facial and enhance your already fabulous care routine with some fun new products.
Minimize Your Weaker Areas
You know how fabulous you look already, but even the most confident among us usually have an issue or two with their appearance. Wrinkles, discoloration, and stubborn unwanted hair are just a few of the common challenges. When it comes to the things you don’t like it is better to address it than obsess over it. Recognize your issue and take action by creating a plan that can include anything from chemical peels to switching soaps.
You shouldn’t just feel comfortable in your own skin, you should feel fantastic in it. Taking good care of your skin on a daily basis will help you to avoid unnecessary skin issues while addressing issues as soon as they arise. This way you will help resolve any challenges that do happen to come your way.
Ready to learn more?
If you have a passion for skincare, you could begin your career as an esthetician at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC). Our Esthiology Diploma Program is designed to be completed in under 5 months (600 clock hours) with full-time enrollment. Our esthiology diploma program has been developed by talented, caring, real-world professionals, many of whom still work in the field. We give our esthiology students experience in skincare, waxing, make-up, application of facials, and more.
Contact us today to learn more about becoming an esthetician and starting a rewarding career in the beauty industry.
*Completion time for this program is defined by 35 hours per week.