Erian Cortese, Massage Therapist
Professional Massage Therapy & Skin Care

The Truth about Skin Care

~Myth’s about skin care

*Your skin adapts to the skin-care products you are using and you need to change to new products every now and then.

*FALSE* Skin doesn’t adapt to skin-care products any more than your body adapts to a healthy diet. If spinach and grapes are healthy for you they are always healthy, and they continue to be healthy, even if you eat them every day. The same is true for your skin, as long as you are applying what is healthy for skin (and avoiding negative external sources such as unprotected sun exposure) it remains healthy

So When Do You Need to Change Your Skincare Products/Routine?

You need to change your skincare products when something changes with your skin or if you want to treat a specific issue. For example if you’ve never used or needed a moisturizer before but now you feel that your skin is dry and/or dehydrated you can add a moisturizer to your skincare routine. Most people might find that they need to change their products as the seasons change. For instance though you may have oily skin you may find that you definitely need a moisturizer during the winter since weather can be so harsh. But when summer finally comes around perhaps you find that you don’t need to use both a moisturizer and a sunscreen – sunscreen is all you need since your skin has enough moisture on its own. Also as the seasons change you’ll find that you need different formulations of your favorite products – instead of a creamy moisturizer you might want to switch to a gel or serum formulation. You’ll need to change your skincare products/routine as you age since you’ll want to add products with antioxidants, peptides, and other anti-aging ingredients to your routine.

 

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