You Asked, We Answered
Last week you, our wonderful fans, submitted questions for “What Would You Ask a Skin Care Professional?” during our MASK-erade Week. Our own Glen Ivy Estheticians sat down and answered your skin care questions. Here’s what they had to say:
Are there any products that you would recommend to help lighten dark spots on the face?
With any hyper-pigmentation, you want to be extremely consistent with SPF (at least 30) regardless of the weather. You also want to stay away from tanning and excessive sun exposure. As far as products go, those that are high in Vitamin C as well a brightening or lightening serum will help with the dark spots. As always, seeing a skin therapist or dermatologist is beneficial to ensure results.
How do you keep the skin clear and what are the best products to help minimize breakouts?
Be sure to cleanse and hydrate skin in the morning and at night. Products with a Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid base would be the most beneficial for problem skin. Over the counter acne products aren’t recommended because they are high in alcohol and strip your skin of it’s natural moisture. If you continue to have excessive breakouts or acne, contact a dermatologist.
What else can I do to fend off the wrinkles?
Using products high in antioxidants is crucial in preventing signs of aging. You want to make sure you are extremely consistent with a proper skin care regimen and always incorporate sun block and moisturizer. Drinking plenty of water and limiting alcohol, smoking and sun exposure will help.
Are the makeup remover/cleansing wipes made for your face really okay for my skin?
The make up remover pads have a high percentage of alcohol and perfume. We suggest a more gentle oil based or cream cleanser that won’t dry out the sensitive eye area or hurt your eye lashes.
How often should I receive a facial?
Receiving a facial every 4-6 weeks is a wonderful routine to help maintain beautiful, healthy skin.
Which is better for maintaining your eyebrows: waxing or threading?
What it comes to waxing or threading, threading is less damaging to the skin tissue but if your skin is not sensitive and you are not using exfoliating acids such as Retin-A or acne medication, than either way is effective to remove the hair follicle properly.
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