Archive for January, 2010

Change it up!

January 27, 2010

Sometimes I need to remember to follow my own advice as an esthetician. Realizing that I had kept my regimen of products pretty much the same for the last 5 months, I decided that I was due for a “makeover” in my a.m and p.m routine! I added in Brightening Pigment Lotion, a potent toner from Rhonda Allison, and I can’t tell you what a difference it has made in giving my skin that freshly exfoliated shine! With lactic acid and daisy flower extract to suppress pigment and encourage cell turnover, I use it every morning and night. Next, I pat in a little Antioxidant Complex Serum for firming and anti-free radical protection. A quick buzz around my eyes with the new Clarisonic Opal and a layer of moisturizing sun protection, I am set for the day!
I keep the night routine simple too. After cleansing and toning, I do 4 drops of Active Serum from PhytoCeuticals. If you haven’t tried this product you should incorporate it into your routine. A cooling and tingling blend of lactic, glycolic, kojic and salicylic all work synergistically to smooth, hydrate, lighten and diminish and control occasional breakouts. I do the Clarisonic Opal once more, move on to my moisturizing and done! I like a little richer moisturizer at nighttime, one with growth factors to boost my cells repairability and regeneration. If your routine is in need of a little “tweaking” consider revamping your routine. Your skin will get acclimated to the same products after 6 months, so it’s important to do this quarterly.