Skin therapists Jessica Nash and Natasha Duarte recommend you have a facial every 28 days, as this is the point where your skin cells turn and therefore, allows you to treat new skin.
And if the hip pocket doesn’t allow for a professional facial on a regular basis, there is no reason why you can’t continue to give yourself a facial at home, once you have acquired the appropriate products for your skin type.
Here are Jessica and Natasha’s top 5 facial tips:
Professional consultation – Before you start treating yourself at home, it is very important to find a qualified skin therapist who really knows how to treat your skin. There are so many reasons why skin can react differently, so it’s important to have a professional identify your skin type and issues. Skin problems can be related to diet, hormones, misuse of product or the wrong products prescribed, just to name a few.
Learn about your skin - your therapist can educate you on what you should be doing and eating for your particular skin type. There are so many contributing factors such as air conditioning (which is not great for dry skin) or hot water (which is not wonderful for sensitive skin) or milk (whish can contribute to acne breakout). As your skin is constantly changing, it’s not a bad idea to have a professional provide advice on your progress, particularly if you have problematic skin.
Product prescription – a well-informed therapist will be able to prescribe the appropriate skincare products, so that you keep up your skin care routine at home. If your budget doesn't allow you regular visits to the therapist, there's no reason why you can't keep up the routine at home until your next visit.
Professional products – Professional clinics have access to thousands of dollars of equipment, which really benefit the skin and treat the tissue on a deeper level, making the results more effective than home treatment. There are certain ingredients such as peels that should be observed by a professional that can be time/layer dependent, so it’s best to leave these things to the experts.
Wellbeing and relaxation – Everyone is under the pump and it can be hard to find time for yourself - however it’s important to find the time - for your own wellbeing. Try and combine an amazing skin treatment with healing touch therapies and different relaxation processes throughout the treatment. It will leave you feeling amazing and helps reinvigorate the mind, body and soul.
Last but not least, it’s so important to use excellent home skin care. Although there are things your therapist can achieve that you can’t, up to 80% of your results are achieved with your skin care routine at home. If your therapist has just applied and treated your skin with amazing technologies and ingredients, you most definitely want to be continuing their good work at home. So don’t forget to take time out to keep up the routine at home.