A wish, a skin maven and beautiful, healthy skin
“I wish I would have met a skin maven when I was younger,” said my Lustre client. “I didn’t really know what I was doing and ended up using the wrong products on my skin when I was a teenager and even into my twenties. Over time, I could have saved myself a lot of money from ineffective remedies, alleviated my embarrassment over flaky skin, blemishes and clogged pores as well as limited the time my skin was in poor health. My skin has never looked so good after working with you, Deb. It feels softer and looks more radiant. It looks so much better that I rarely use foundation anymore. I used to never leave the house without wearing it.”
This client had her first professional facial as part of a spa relaxation package. She saw a facial as a treat, rather than part of routine health care. That meant, she wasn’t prioritizing her skin health. “Through my sessions with you, Deb, I have become educated on skin health. I have changed my perspective on facials and how I treat my skin. Facials are no longer just a treat. They are necessary––like a visit to the dentist or doctor, but far more relaxing.”
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and just like the rest of your organs, it needs looking after. I strongly believe in the importance of good health, and wellness should always include skin care.
Here are the five things I recommend a person do to best maximize skin health over time:
1. Start now. If you are a youth, experts recommend beginning facials at puberty, when your skin starts to change and blackheads, bumps and breakouts appear. Remember, your skin is always aging. Regular facials with an advanced practice esthetician and the correct home care routine can yield long-term benefits and maximize your skin’s health. The earlier you start on the right skin care plan, the healthier your skin will be. So, if you don’t already maximize your skin care routine, start now.
2. Know your skin. Learn your skin type and take note of changes. There are five common skin types: normal, oily, dry, combination and sensitive. However, there are nuances within those categories. That’s why skin analysis is so critical. Skin care routines should be paired with the right products to work for your skin’s health. See an expert to make sure you are doing what’s best for the health of your skin.
3. Use the right products. You should match the products according to your skin type, the season, your lifestyle and the stage of your skin. I recommend a facial consultation with a licensed skin therapist to discuss products, lifestyle choices, skin care routines, health history and current stress levels. By bringing products to the consultation, the therapist can help you find the correct products for skin type and its health, regardless of your budget. A consultation is a small investment for a wealth of information. I offer virtual and in-person consultations to be sure you are working for your skin’s health and not against it.
4. Value and prioritize skin maintenance. An effective routine––both at home and with a licensed skin therapist/esthetician––can help prevent acne, treat wrinkles, address bothersome issues and boost health to keep your skin looking its best. Our skin changes over time, which means our skin care routines and treatments should also change. Products and treatments need to be age and skin-need appropriate.
5. Find a professional you can trust. Having a skin maven on your team––your personal skin care coach––will help you navigate the vast types of skin care products and services now available to optimize the health of your skin. You don’t need to be on your own as you navigate the health of your skin.
Unlike typical spas, Lustre Skin Care prioritizes health and education along with relaxation. It’s not just about pampering, it’s a unique way of looking at skin care. The treat is walking through life knowing your skin is in its best health, regardless of your age.
My client concludes her message to me with, “It’s nice to have someone on my team. I’m now proactive with my skin’s health and no longer trying to blindly–and not always effectively–figure it out.”
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about your skin care products and routines. As your personal skin maven and skin care coach, I’m here to help.