Skin care products: OTC vs. Professional
There are so many skincare products on the market today. It’s hard to know which products really do work and which are just marketing hype. I highly suggest seeking out a professional esthetician to help you with products. You’ve invested in skin treatments like microdermabrasions, chemical peels and IPL now complete the circle and invested in the most important aspect of successfully treating your damaged skin---skincare. Remember the right skincare will help preserve the gains you’ve already made with professional treatments and will make a world of difference in your skin—because skincare is used everyday!
An esthetician can analyze your skin. It’s important to wash the skin and remove any makeup to do a thorough analysis. Now, ask yourself how many times the girl at the Nordstrom counter, Sephora counter, or at your local drug store has cleansed your face before recommending product? As an esthetician I like to touch the skin and look at a clean face under magnification. By doing this and asking the right questions,
I can determine your correct skin type: dry, oily, combination. During the magnification analysis I can also see if you have blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, uneven texture, pigment, broken vessels etc. Then by taking into account your skin type, what your skin looks like under my magnifier and talking about what your goals are for your skin, we can effectively recommend the correct skincare products for you.
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