With so many messages about the latest beauty trends and treatments competing for our attention every minute of the day, it’s best to have a set of unassailable skincare rules to live by that will stand the test of time and trends. In this article, Ottawa clients can access our essential skincare rules for fool-proof, beautiful skin.
Know your skin type.
We’ve all tried products that a beauty editor recommends or that our best friend loves; however, they may not do the trick for our unique skin. Knowing your skin type and using products that are tailored to its needs is a much more salient approach than jumping on the bandwagon. Save yourself money and grief by visiting a skin expert for guidance on your skin type and the skincare products that will help you reach your goals.
Become ingredient savvy.
While you don’t need to gain an encyclopedic knowledge of ingredients, there are specific ingredients to avoid when choosing skincare products. Ingredients such as artificial dyes and fragrance, and comedogenic ingredients are usually best to avoid as they can cause irritation and lead to skin congestion. If you’re unsure of the effectiveness of a highly touted ingredient, do your research. If you mainly come across reviews and marketing messages instead of science-based data, this should raise some concerns over the proven benefits of the ingredient.
Establish a routine you can stick with.
We all lead busy and full lives, so the idea of a nightly routine with more than a few steps may not be realistic. Rather than becoming overwhelmed and giving up altogether, commit to a routine that you can comfortably fit into your daily life. Beautiful and healthy skin requires dedication to daily care, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Prioritizing your goals is a good place to start. This will also help you to avoid impulsively purchasing products you will not use. Here are some examples of how this rule can be applied:
- Perhaps you’ve noticed some lines forming around your eyes. Using an eye cream should be at the top of your priority list.
- You’ve noticed that your pores seem larger, but you don’t have time for a clay mask. A simple fix could be to apply a nightly retinol cream which requires less of your time.
Seek professional guidance.
The last rule that we cannot overlook is to consult a qualified skin expert. You will avoid many skincare and cosmetic pitfalls by finding a professional whose guidance you trust.
We hope these skincare rules to live by will help you to navigate the beauty landscape with greater ease. If you’re in need of some help to implement these rules, Concept Medical offers consultations with our team of Cosmetic Physicians who are dedicated to sharing their experience and expertise to help you realize your best skin. today.