Let’s face it (no pun intended)… we all can do better when it comes to our skin. Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, there are basic things you can do to improve your skin.
Everyone has at least some routine. From washing their faces at the least, to those superwomen who go to the dermatologist, plastic surgeon, and/or spa to receive high end treatments. You may not have the time or the funds to be like those women who have Terminator-like determination. So what are some simple things you can do?

1. Drink a lot of water! You hear it all the time, but it’s true. You need to flush out impurities with a clear, pure 8oz glass of water. If you can do it at least eight times a day, by all means, do! Water keeps all your systems running like a well-oiled machine since we humans are made of 60% water.

2. Wash your face! Just don’t use soap. Soap tends to dry out your skin and the ingredients likely aren’t good for your face unless you are using an organic bar. Even then, the components might not be good for your specific skin type. Many face washes are on the market that claim to work wonders, but doesn’t every product company market their wares like it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread? Be a zealous ingredient checker!

3. Clean pillow cases! Wash your bedding with a dye and perfume-free detergent. Your face is on the case for eight or more hours. Change your bedding frequently. Minimum of once a week. If you have particularly bad skin, change your case even more often. Make sure your bedding is 100% cotton, too. Breathable and natural.

4. Use sunscreen! Do your research. Not all sunscreens are created equal. Experts often argue about the efficacy of different spf’s. Shower it off before you go to bed. Again, you’re sleeping eight hours a day and that is the time your skin gets a chance to regenerate. You don’t want any makeup or sunscreen inhibiting your skin’s chance to breathe. The exception is putting moisturizer on clean skin. Make sure anything you use is ‘non-comedogenic’, which means the product doesn’t clog your pores. Especially when it comes to makeup.

5. Get professional advice! Don’t be afraid to seek help from professionals. At the John Amico School of Hair Design and Esthetics, we offer a complimentary skin analysis. Get expert advice on your skin type and find out which products you should be using and which ones you should avoid. We’ll also help you by showing you the different types of facials you can get for your skin type. Using different modalities can vastly improve your skin’s look.

Great skin is within reach, but you need a basic routine and your new best friend, your JA Esthetician to keep you on track!