While monthly HydraFacials are great for maintaining fresh, youthful looking skin, we may not always make it to our esthetician. Dr. Supriya Tomar of Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology in West Palm Beach and Jupiter offers an inside look at facials to keep your skin happy and healthy between visits.
Steaming prepares the skin by loosening clogged pores and promoting blood circulation. Try holding your face over a saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes, or do your facial immediately after a Shower.
Wash your face with your favorite cleanser like Alastin’s Gentle Cleanser ($ 45). Massage gently all over your face for 30-60 seconds, then rinse off with warm water.
Apply peeling or mask
For problem skin, use a non-gritty scrub to avoid irritation and further breakouts. Try Revision’s Black Mask ($ 45) for acne or ZO’s Peeling Polish ($ 67) for clogged skin. For sensitive or dry skin, a soothing, nourishing mask adds moisture.
Steam with a towel
Wet a small towel in hot water and place it over your face to absorb the steam. Carefully remove excess product, but do not scrub and cause irritation.
A good toner removes residual oil, dirt and debris and soothes, nourishes and hydrates the skin while restoring the delicate pH balance.
By skipping the moisturizer, naturally oily skin speeds up, clogs pores, and leaves the skin more prone to infection and premature aging. Choose a hyaluronic acid-based moisturizer for oily skin or a nourishing moisturizer for dry skin, such as. B. Youth Intensive Cream from iS Clinical ($ 225).