There’s so much conflicting advice out there, which can make personalizing your beauty routine a challenge. We've put together some of the best beauty advice. These tips work for all skin types, climates, and seasons of life.
Wash Your Face
It may be tempting to skip at the end of a long day, but always wash your face before you head to bed. This will wash away makeup, oil, skin care products, bacteria, and environmental toxins. Even though you washed your face at bedtime, it needs to be washed again in the morning.
Speaking of washing, wash your makeup brushes and sponges every 7 to 10 days. If you have an unexpected breakout, it may be your makeup application tools.
Wear Sunscreen Year-Round
Even if the sun’s not shining or you’re indoors all day, year-round sunscreen is a must. Approximately 90% of the changes you see on your skin, including fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration, are caused by the sun. Or by other UV rays such as the blue lights from your electronic screens. A broad-spectrum product with a minimum of 50 is a must. Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day, approximately every 2 hours.
Wait 1-Minute Between Layers
Your skincare products should be applied as follows:
- Facial cleanser
- Facial and eye serum
- Facial and eye moisturizer
- Mineral sunscreen
- Makeup of choice
In addition to getting the order of your skincare products right, you must wait between steps. Otherwise, the products will blend together and won’t properly penetrate your pores.
Wait about 60 seconds between each of these steps, except you should apply your toner directly after cleansing and patting your face dry. Don’t go more than a minute or so between your toner, serum, and moisturizer or your skin will start to dry out.
Don’t Go It Alone
Testing products by trial and error is a time-consuming and expensive way to personalize your skincare routine. So, work with a few skincare and beauty professionals.
- An esthetician is ideal for addressing common skincare concerns and helping you create an at-home skincare routine. They may even suggest skincare products and at-home skincare devices.
- A dermatologist is ideal for severe skin conditions such as diagnosing acne, breakouts, eczema, psoriasis, and more. They may also provide anti-aging treatments and injectables.
- Work with a cosmetologist to find the makeup products that work best for you. Identify someone that doesn’t work for a makeup or beauty brand. This means they are more likely to suggest which products work best, not just promote their branded upsells.
At The Spa. At Home. Professional Results With MBK
While working with an esthetician or dermatologist is essential for optimal results, there is an impressive range of professional-grade skincare devices that you can use at home. Professional devices are in investment, but they often pay themselves back by minimizing your trips to the spa and dermatologist.
Methode Brigitte Kettner has a range of professional-grade devices to address your individual skin care needs. We celebrate aging with grace but understand your desire to take both a proactive and reactive approach to the visible signs of aging.