in full swing and the extreme temperatures of the outdoors, combined
with heaters and fireplaces indoors, can leave your skin feeling
dry, flaky and dull looking.
To keep that summer glow through the seasons, its important to
follow a good skin care routine. Even if you can't get regular
professional facials, it's important that you update your skin
care routine annually and sometimes seasonally, especially your
moisturizer. Not only can your skin change yearly, due to age,
hormones, birth control stress, medications etc., but the skin
care industry is constantly on the cutting edge, creating products
that provide excellent results for home care.
Below are some Skin Care Basics 101, to assist you in your skin
Step1. Cleanse: AM and PM only, overwashing can strip the skin
of its natural oils and can actually overstimulate the skin to
produce more oil.
Step 2. Exfoliate: Based on your skin's needs, you may be prescribed
a daily, twice weekly, weekly or monthly routine.
Step 3. Toner: Not your Old School alcohol-based products that
strip the skin, today's toners are designed to hydrate the skin,
prior to applying moisturizer.
Step 4. Moisturize/Sunscreen : Depending on your needs, you may
need to moisturize and apply a sunscreen, or use a moisturizer
that contains sunscreen. Sunscreens have come a long way and are
no longer heavy, gooey and awful smelling.
These recommendations are just the basics, depending on the time
and effort you want to put into your skin care routine, you can
add eye and lip treatments, weekly masques, boosters under your
moisturizers etc. Your skin care therapist can design a program
to fit your needs.
To get a complimentary skin care analysis, contact belladonna
Skin Care & Massage, located inside Holiday Inn, 3236 Main
St., Mammoth Lakes. 760-934-3344. We also offer customized Dermalogica
Facials; Relaxation, Deep Tissue and Hot Rock Massage; Make-Up
Consultation and Application, Manicures, Pedicures, Personal Color
Analysis and Waxing; Specializing in Brazilian Bikini Waxing.