Refine Your Skincare Routine in Four Easy Steps Refine Your Skincare Routine in Four Easy Steps
Top Tips From Students in Esthetician School on How to Get Glowing Skin
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it’s the first thing people see when they look at you. That’s why you should take the time to refine your skincare routine. This is especially true if you have sensitive skin or skin conditions like acne or rosacea.
With the right skin care in the morning, you’ll receive more benefits than you can imagine. Check out what the students at our esthetician school recommend to glow up and keep shining.
Step One – Exfoliate to Illuminate
Many people choose to skip this crucial step in skincare. However, you need to exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, which unclogs pores and results in fewer breakouts. It also makes your skin smoother and brighter, because long-term exfoliation can increase your collagen production. This minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of sagging skin.
Physical scrubs are the most common method of exfoliating, but these can be rough on your skin. The best exfoliants include gentle skin dissolving alpha and beta hydroxy acids (AHAs and BHAs) like glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, and salicylic acid. Ask your skincare specialist to put their esthetician training to the test by recommending an exfoliator that’s perfect for your skin.
Esthetician School Solution: Using exfoliators too much can actually irritate your skin. Make sure you’re only exfoliating when you need to. Never use an exfoliant on your face that’s meant for your body, because you might end up tearing the delicate skin on your face.
Step Two – Cleanse for Your Skin Type
Everyone knows it’s important to wash your face, but it’s how you wash your face that really matters. Most experts in skincare agree that you should wash your face twice a day – once in the morning, and once at night. However, there is an exception to this rule: if you have dry skin, you can skip the soap in the morning and just use water to cleanse your face, but be sure to wash it well at night.
Choosing the right facial cleanser can be complicated if you don’t know your true skin type. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your options, pick out a gentle and hydrating cleanser that’s fragrance-free. These cleansers are tolerated by most skin types.
Esthetician School Solution: Head to an esthetician school near you for a pressure-free way to figure out your skin type. The students there are eager to help you get gorgeous skin while becoming an esthetician, and might know just the right cleanser for your skin type. Plus, you can get affordable services for refreshed skin.
Step Three – Find Out If You Need Toner or Astringent
Yes, there’s a huge difference between toner and astringent, and the right one for you depends on your skin type. Astringents are a little more harsh than toners, but are great for fighting acne, reducing super oily skin, and unclogging and tightening your pores. Astringents are drying, so if you have dry skin or sensitive skin, opt for a toner.
Toners are a gentle way to restore the pH levels of your skin, remove leftover grime after washing, and reduce redness. Most people tolerate toners well, and they come in many varieties to suit your unique skincare routine. For instance, some toners come with aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to help combat dry skin.
Esthetician School Solution: Did you know you might need both an astringent and a toner? Some days you might have extra oily skin, which requires an astringent, but for days when you’re a little more dry, choose a toner. Talk to the students at an esthetician school for tips on how to know when to use the correct product.
Step Four – Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Even if you have oily skin, you should always look for high-quality moisturizers and serums that provide multiple benefits. These products help protect your skin from irritation, dryness, and the signs of aging. When you skip this crucial step, especially in the morning, you’re setting your skin up for disaster.
Your skin is terrible at retaining adequate moisture, which is why finding the right products for your skin type is essential for flawless skin. The best moisturizers have ingredients that deliver vital nutrients to your skin and won’t clog your pores. Look for products with ceramide, hyaluronic acid, and that are oil-free.
Esthetician School Solution: It doesn’t take esthetician or cosmetology training to know that sunscreen is critical for fighting the signs of aging and preventing skin cancer. Always wear a high-quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and be sure to reapply it often.
Turn to the Students at Eric Fisher Academy to Save Your Skin This Winter
Did cold weather hit and make your morning skincare routine come to a standstill? Cut out the confusion and get incredible advice from the students in esthetician school at Eric Fisher Academy.
When you schedule a service in our student spa, we can help you find a skincare routine you’ll love waking up to. Call our student salon and spa at (316) 440-5555 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Don’t forget to maintain your mane! Schedule a service with a student from our cosmetology school for hair care tips and an updated style.
Interested in becoming a cosmetologist or esthetician? We’d love to answer all your questions about enrolling in one of our programs. Send us a message online or call (316) 440-4782 to talk to our admissions department. Our team can’t wait to hear from you!