If you had to run a marathon next week without any training whatsoever, the chances are you would get about 20 mins in and end up in a heap on the floor, this is because you are not equipped correctly to gain the right outcome, which would be finishing the race. This is exactly the same with skincare and professional treatments. If you have a professional skin treatment booked, using skincare at home on the lead up to your appointment, correctly equips your skin with what it needs to have great results.
Skincare prepares the skin to respond to professional treatments the best it can. If skincare at home had never been used and you booked in for a strong cosmeceutical peel, you can probably imagine the outcome. Your skin would be extremely sensitive, you’d have areas of peeling and more than likely be quite red, this is because your skin has no idea what’s happened and the strength is far too much when you’re not used to it, we are then limited in our professional ability to what your first treatment can be.
However, if you have been using correct skincare and you have more of a tolerance to higher strength products then your professional peel will have fabulous, glowing results because your skin is prepared. Skincare will always be an investment that you have to be willing to put into in order to receive amazing results. Your garden doesn’t just grow beautiful flowers and keeps the grass at a nice length by itself, you have to take the time to mow the lawn, plant the seeds and make sure the right care and attention has been given.
If your skin is at a healthy stage, the result from your pro treatments will be much better, you will also reduce the downtime and be able to heal quicker if you are using medical grade skincare at home. You want to spend your money and see results, we get it! However, you need to have invested your time and money into what is going to work for you, not just taking a blind stab at something over the counter and hoping for the best. We did all the research so you don’t have to!
You want quicker results, an acceleration towards your goals and better outcomes from your treatments? then you must have a skincare routine at home. It doesn’t have to be 79 steps each with a different product, as long as you are hitting the basic rule of 3 – cleanse, exfoliate, protect then you’re already well on your way!
The best routine for a beginner:
The best routine for advanced:
The best routine for an expert:
Once/ twice a week scrub