How to Maintain Restored Skin
So you've finally gotten your skin to the healthy glow you wanted. Now what? Like other parts of the body, the skin is continually changing. Even after the restoration process, the skin is always interacting with the body and environment. When the skin is not monitored or maintained - especially those with acne-prone skin - your skin quality may be back at square one.
Skincare products are an effective solution for skin concerns. However, the best formulas are not the only component for long-lasting healthy skin. Factors such as diet, stress, hormone levels, and others also play into our skin's outcome. It is up to you to maintain your skin by monitoring these changes and responding accordingly. Healthy skin is a never-ending journey, and you are the driver here to control the ride.
Tips to Maintain Your Restored Glow
Here are few tips for maintaining glowing skin after you’ve completed your restoration process.
Tip #1: Stick to your daily skincare routines
It’s easy to slip out of your skincare routine after you’ve completed the restoration process. However, to maintain healthy skin over a long period, it’s essential to stick to your daytime and nighttime routine. By now, you may have a way that has worked for you. If you’re still unsure, here is a recommended skin regimen you should follow day and night.
Tip #2: Monitor your skin and move with the changes
Your skin is continually responding to the changes in your body and your environment. Stay on top of these changes by monitoring your skin. Pay attention to the look and feel of your skin and move according to these changes. For example, is your skin beginning to form blackheads? It may be time to reserve a Perfec-Tone Facial or use an emulsifying toner. Does your skin feel rough or discolored? It may be time to apply a 14-day retinol treatment again.
Tip #3: Exfoliate at least 1-2 times a week
Regular exfoliating ensures that your pores remain clear, tightened, and unclogged. Otherwise, the skin eventually becomes clogged with dirt, oil, and other impurities. Using a gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with biodegradable beads and a facial buff - exfoliate the skin at least 1-2 times per week. For a transformative exfoliation, reserve a Microdermabrasion once a month. To renew your skin texture and remove discoloration, dark marks, and acne scarring.
Tip #4: Detox the skin once a month
But doesn’t the skin naturally detox itself? Yes, it does! But sometimes, giving your skin an added boost helps to maintain glowing skin. By applying safe, at-home steam, or detoxifying face mask, you can help the skin pull out deeply-lodged impurities.
Tip #5: Maintain your body’s pH level with a healthy diet
What we put in is what we get out. Acidic and dairy foods can often cause increased inflammation and skin breakouts. To prevent this, maintain your body’s pH by eating more green leafy vegetables, non-acidic fruits, and staying hydrated. To keep restored skin longer, it takes a transformative shift in not only your products but your lifestyle.
Tip #6: Get regular followups with an aesthetician
Aestheticians hold enriched knowledge about skincare and skin health. By having an aesthetician to follow up with, you are receiving guidance on what’s going on beneath the surface - to prevent any future possibilities of skin damage.