Reassessing Your Skincare Routine
How would you know to switch up your skincare from summer to fall to winter? Most times it is just a few tweaks and changes so that your skin is not in too deep. From personal experience before seeing an Aesthetician, my routine would consist of using Salicylic Acid-based cleansers and harsh chemicals so that I keep those pesky pimples dried out. The routine worked in the summer due to the extra hydration and moisture in my skin. But as fall rolled in it didn’t take long for my skin to first start looking very, very DULL. My skin no longer appeared as bright and my overall complexion was different. As I continued to use these products my skin got even more irritated and dermatitis appeared around my nose and then I began to break out, which led me to use more harsh products on my skin. It was a never-ending cycle.
After speaking with my Images Aesthetician, she right away switched out my cleanser so that it would no longer strip away at my skin. She told me the stripping at the skin caused it to produce more oil, which is what led to the breakouts and skin irritation. She gave me a product that cleared my dermatitis right up. Something I took away from my meeting with my Aesthetician is that “less is always more” when it comes to using these strong, chemical-based products. I was using too much which may have worked for the summer but the change in weather should always be taken into account.