Have you ever asked someone in their 60’s “how the heck are you in your 60’s?!” With not a wrinkle in sight, little to no age spots and a solid brow you wish you had in your 20’s, well that’s either super impressive genes or someone who has taken extremely good care of her skin.
For a long time it was a general rule of thumb to follow the regime you learned from your mother, grandmother or aunts. Nowadays you can just hop on Instagram and learn a new tip or trick and get reviews on all the available cosmetics out there.
The problem is that neither one of those ways are customized for you. Chances of breakouts, blotchy skin, excess oil or dry patches can occur because you didn’t have the proper guidance to purchase the products designed to keep YOU youthful!
So here are a few tips to getting the skin you want!
Monthly visits to your neighbourhood Skin Specialist
Facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasions shouldn’t be treated as a luxury service for your skin but a vital part of the process in achieving the skin you want! Having a monthly skincare treatment will lessen the need for more invasive services later in life.
Home care routine
Along with your monthly deep cleansing, it is equally important to maintain your skin at home daily. Using soap and water or heavy cold creams just don’t cut it for most. If you are new to the skin maintenance game, or have a small budget to get started, using a standard three product system such as cleanser-toner-moisturizer is a great way to start!
If you use Instagram or Facebook then you have definitely seen this pore mask that is all the rage! It’s kind of gross watching people peel the mask and remove these deep blackheads, yet sort of satisfying right?! However, the damage you can do by using something so aggressive on the skin is not good! If you know a beauty professional, it is best to ask their advice before purchasing things you see online.
Shop like the pros do!
Okay so I will agree that there are some brands that have a price tag that only a Kardashian could afford every two to three months, but, generic drugstore brands are not the answer! Real beauty professionals use results-driven products that have quality ingredients. Again, if you want the right brand for you-ask for professional advice! One of our favourite brands at IBI is Dermaquest
. Using the most advanced technologies in skincare and superior ingredients, Dermaquest provides quality and innovation to every product. No matter what your skin concerns or needs, they definitely got you covered!
Following all of this advice and not finishing off with sunscreen is a big NO-NO! Sun damage and the effects of UV rays can reverse any positive changes you have made to your skin. Did you know that UV rays are strongest in the winter months? That means SPF is needed all year round!
If these tips are old news to you, then good! You are on your way or have already achieved the perfect beauty routine. For those of you who are a little behind, I think it’s time to take a trip to the local spa!
At IBI we offer a variety of services and professional products to the general public
! Our trained Aestheticians and Interns are available to work with you to achieve your skin care goals.