Creating and Maintaining a Face Care Regimen


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Begin your face care regimen by applying a cleanser each morning and evening. If you plan on using a foaming cleanser, make sure it has a natural foaming agent. Some foaming cleansers are very drying to the skin, so be sure to avoid those cleansers.
  • Begin your face care regimen by applying a cleanser each morning and evening. If you plan on using a foaming cleanser, make sure it has a natural foaming agent. Some foaming cleansers are very drying to the skin, so be sure to avoid those cleansers.
  • If you do suffer from dry skin, you can always use a milky or creamy cleanser that will not dehydrate your skin and will still remove impurities.
  • Rinse the cleanser off using warm or cool water. Avoid using water that is too hot, as that will open your pores excessively.
  • When you're drying your skin after rinsing off the cleanser, avoid wiping your face too aggressively with the towel, as that will pull your skin down. Instead, dry your skin by patting it lightly with a towel. This way, you remove any excess water but also leave your skin intact.
  • The next step in your face care regimen is toner application. A toner helps balance your skin's pH, prepare your skin for the next product, and remove any impurities that may have been left behind from your cleanser. Place some toner on a cotton round and do upward strokes on the skin to avoid pulling the skin down.
  • You should apply cleanser and toner every day. By contrast, you should exfoliate about once a week. If you have dry skin, you can exfoliate twice a week. Exfoliating helps encourage cell renewal and moisturizes the skin. If you suffer from oily skin, avoid exfoliating too often, as this will only produce more oil.
  • Exfoliating improves the overall brightness of your skin and helps remove dead skin cells. This helps other products penetrate more easily in the future, as you will not have dead skin cells absorbing the product instead.
  • Try to use an enzyme exfoliator without granules. This type of exfoliator has additional moisturizing properties, while the enzymes eat away at the dead skin and your skin does not have to suffer from the abrasive granules found in other exfoliators.
  • Wash off the exfoliator with warm or cool water. Remember to always use upward strokes when applying or removing product. Pat skin dry when you are done.
  • The last step in your face care regimen should be moisturizing. A lot of people suffer from dehydration around the eye area so it is important to use an eye cream each morning and night. Use your ring finger when applying eye cream so as too place less pressure on the skin. This area of the skin is very thin and dehydrated, so be sure to treat it gently.
  • Tap the product inwards, under the eye. Never pull outwards, as this stretches this skin and causes wrinkles. Once you have applied your product underneath the eye, apply the product under the eyebrow to the corner of your eye, completing the circle around your eye.
  • Once you have tapped your product in, do one or two gentle, fluid movements around the eye in an inward direction. This helps hydrate the area of the eye. The more hydrated your skin is, the younger it will look.
  • Next, apply a n overall face moisturizer. Do not use an excessive amount of product. Dab the product on a few spots on the face and then gently blend it in with upward strokes. Applying a good moisturizer helps balance the pH of your skin and keep your skin hydrated.
  • Even if you have oily skin, you should still use a moisturizer. If you don't properly hydrate your skin, it will try to hydrate itself by producing more oil. By applying a moisturizer, you help slow down the oil production.
  • It is important to maintain your skin at home, but try to see a professional once a month for a facial.
Lisette Ochoa
A Miami native, Lisette Ochoa is The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental Miami's Spa Training Manager. Lisette attended Florida College of Natural Health, where she received a degree in Natural Health and was licensed in both skin care and massage therapy. At Mandarin Oriental, she trains all spa colleagues on the newest products, treatment, and technology, ensuring that The Spa remains at the forefront of spa facilities in Florida.

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