Are Your Skin Care Products Living Up to Their Full Potential?

January 18, 2016 General

Have you recently purchased new skin care products, but they aren’t living up to your full expectations? Here are some quick and easy tips to make sure your products are being used most effectively.
 

  1. Exfoliate your dead skin. Your great serums and anti-aging products can’t penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin because they’re being blocked by dead skin build up. Try an exfoliating treatment at Belleza such as a SilkPeel or Hydrafacial to remove dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously infusing your skin with a customized serum.
     
  2. Apply your products in the correct order. Our licensed estheticians at Belleza Skin Care Institute are always more than happy to create a step-by-step treatment plan for you. The order in which you apply your morning and evening products is crucial to their effectiveness. For example, retinols should always be applied at night time before bed and should be followed by a moisturizer. If applied the other way around, it would be difficult for the retinol to penetrate through the emollient barrier of the moisturizer.  
     
  3. Adjust your regimen to suit your skin care needs.  Just because you are not seeing results immediately does not mean you need to dispose of everything and start over. It’s always a good idea to introduce skin care products into your routine a little bit at a time to see what is working for you and what isn’t. This way, you are able to customize your regimen to meet your needs.  For example, if you tend to get oily skin as the day goes on, you might want to use an oil-free moisturizer in the morning instead of something more emollient. Our estheticians can help customize the perfect product regimen for you. 
     

Belleza Skin Care Institute is directly affiliated with board-certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons of DuPage Medical Group. We carry medical grade products and are results driven. Let us help you get the most out of your products and give your local Belleza a call today to set up a complimentary consultation.