The first month of the new year is the perfect time to get back on track to better skin with good skin care habits.
Poll Results: Your Common Skin Issues
I recently posted a poll (thank you for taking the time to give your input) in our Customer Care private Facebook group and to everyone on our customer list. Results show that 50% of you said you need help with staying consistent with your skincare routine. Most of you told me your top skin concerns were fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, and dark spots.
In this blog post, you'll learn:
How to reach your skin goals;
How to build good skin habits; and
How to choose the best products and targeted actives for your skin type and concerns
How Do You Reach Your Skin Goals?
Whatever your skin goals are, whether it is clearer, dewy-looking skin, or radiant, more youthful-looking skin, you can get results if you:
Use thebest products for your skin type and your skin concerns and take advantage of the best actives for your specific concerns.
Create habits. Habits create consistency, and your skin needs consistency. Consistency is half the battle!
Devote time to learning more about your skin. Watch my tutorials. See the full library in Facebook under the video tab, under the skincare category OR visit the Simple Beauty Blog.
Join our Customer Care group to get taken care of and get support around your goals. I hang out there to help you with any specific skin concerns and issues you may have.
Don't give up!
Start with skin goals
Question 1: What are your skin goals?
Let's begin with habits
All successes come from being consistent with what will move you towards your goal. This means creating habits!So how do you start a habit?
1. Do something every day for better skin - commit to consistency
You CAN teach your skin cells to make better skin cells. Your skin WANTS to be healthy. Take one or two goals at a time and break them down into daily steps.
Cleanse your skin twice a day.
Exfoliate on a regular basis to get a better glow.
Drink more water.
Get a silk pillowcase to help prevent premature wrinkles.
Question 2: What do you think you can do daily towards your goal of better skin?
2. Make small adjustments
Add one thing and stick with it until it's a habit and you don’t have to think about it. Make it small and doable.
You could commit to removing your eye makeup every single night.
You could wash your face right after dinner before you get too tired and fall into bed.
You could begin researching silk pillow brands.
3. Identify your triggers and obstacles. What’s holding you back?
This is important. It is hard to create (or break!) a habit if you don't know what's holding you back. If you can't reach your goals, step back from it and figure out why it's not happening.
Are you too tired at night?
Are you waffling back and forth with different products/brands?
Do you have shiny new objects symdrome?
Question 3: So, what holds you back?
4. Create A Skin Care Plan
Write it down on a sticky note, in your notes app on your phone, or put it on your mirror in the bathroom next to your skincare products.
I’m going to wash my face at the same time as brushing my teeth, right after dinner, before I get too tired.
I’m going to work into applying my serum every morning, by setting it right next to my cleanser and toner.
I’m going to wear sunscreen more diligently, by keeping one by the sink for my hands after washing, and one next to my daytime moisturizer and/or serum.
Come up with a plan. If you need help, reach out to me and I will help you create a skincare plan and work out your success habits.
5. Celebrate Small Wins
This is fun!
Did you wash your face before going to bed two days in a row? Pat yourself on the back! Did you apply your serum daily for a full week? Buy yourself a new eyeshadow!
Come up with something to reward yourself!
How To Choose The Best Products And Targeted Actives For Your Skin Type And Concerns
Check out these videos I have in the Facebook video library:
Take some time to learn about your skin. Need help? Reach out to me, and I’ll be happy to help. We can do a complimentary private consult (via Zoom, Facetime, phone, or email) or we can discuss in the Customer Care Facebook group.
Devote time to learning about your skin and your skin concerns.
Top Product Recommendations for Your Skin Concerns
The recent poll told me that your top concerns are: fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and dark spots. Here are some of my top product recommendations for these issues:
Dullness - Lack of radiance, glow, texture
Targeted actives and gentle exfoliant:
Radiance Reveal Exfoliant is a leave-on exfoliant made mainly of fruit acids. This can help really bring the glow back. While I often say you need to use products for 6-12 weeks to see results, this is one exception! I see results overnight... and it only gets better over time!
Clear Skin Serum is also a leave-on exfoliant. It is great for clogged pores such as blackheads and whiteheads. It has beta-hydroxy acids (also known as salicylic acid) which really goes deep into the pores to help clear up congestion.
Vitamin C Serumis an excellent skin brightener. Good for so many things, including building collagen, and supporting your sunscreen during the day.
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