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What Is Your Skin IQ?

Think you’re skin smart or want to take your skincare knowledge to the next level? This is the guide for you! I’ll be giving you the 411 on how to pick out the proper skincare ingredients for your skin and how to treat it from the inside out. Let’s get started! 

REAL RESULTS

*Individual Results May Vary

Skin Metabolism

Did you know your SKIN has metabolism? Pretty crazy, isn’t it? And it’s just as important as your body’s metabolism!

What does your skin’s metabolism do?

  1. Keeps your skin in tip‑top shape
  2. Regulates how your skin cells communicate
  3. Manages skin exfoliation 
  4. Plays a role in repairing and building collagen
  5. Repairs damage from UV light and aging

When we’re young our skin has a super FAST metabolism. That’s why babies have such perfect skin! 

What can you do to help your skin’s metabolism? 

  1. Exfoliate! This will help speed things up
  2. Use antioxidants in your skincare to prevent further damage. 
  3. Get into a medical spa like @facemedspa

Getting in‑office procedures like facials, lasers and peels is like taking your skin to the gym. If you’re not taking advantage of these treatments your skin is missing out! So, give us a call or text at 248-663-0161 to book your skin workout and get that metabolism running smoothly! 

Skincare Routine

I get asked a lot about how many products should be in your skincare routine. Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all situation, so I’ll give you some insight into skincare “theory”, so to speak! 

Skincare routines will be different for everyone based on their skin type and skin goals. For some, a 5 step routine will work great, others will want to use more or less. Those of you with sensitive skin will want to use fewer ingredients on your skin, while those with acne or aging skin will want to use more aggressive products. 

It’s all about BALANCE!  So make sure you use products that aren’t too aggressive or that strip the skin. 

If you want to be really extra, look for more advanced multi‑functional products with multiple active ingredients, so you’re getting more ingredients in fewer products! Well formulated products can be layered, giving you all the skincare goodness that you need.

If you’re looking for some amazing medical‑grade, multi‑functional products to treat all types of skin, check out my Skin Saint line at theskinsaint.com

Hydrating vs. Moisturizing

Do you know how to pick the right moisturizer for your skin type?  If not, keep reading! 

There are three main types of ingredients used in moisturizers:

  1. Humectants draw water into the skin, leaving it dewy, plump, radiant and glowing. You want these in your moisturizer regardless of skin type! Look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA or Glycerin.
  2. Emollients soften and condition your skin while eliminating dryness and flakiness. These are essential for most skin types, ESPECIALLY dry skin as they provide oil to the skin. Look for ceramides, lipids, fatty acids, cholesterol and shea butter.
  3. Occlusives seal everything into the skin. Very dry skin, chronic skin conditions or post‑laser treatment skin needs occlusives. Look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalene or petroleum jelly to keep the moisture in your skin.

If you need more help figuring out what the right ingredients for you are, send me a DM or book a virtual consultation at theskinsaint.com!

How to Read Skincare Labels

Now that you know what to look for in your skincare, you should probably know how to read the labels! 

Remember how we talked about humectants above? Those will be at the top of the label ‑ ingredients like water and glycerine. 

Next up are actives. For the most part, you want these HIGH up in the list so you know the product contains a lot of them, which will make it more effective when treating your skin. These are the ingredients that give your skincare products it’s “characteristics” and help treat your skin. 

On the other hand, other very potent actives are best at 1% like retinoids, so this might not always be the case. 

Take a look at some of my other videos and guides to learn the best ingredients for your skin type and skin goals, so you know what to look for on these labels. You want to use the RIGHT products for you!

P.S. To make things even easier, we have The Skin Saint products grouped by skin type on our website to take out the guesswork!

Combat Free Radicals

Are you familiar with free radicals? Unfortunately, your skin is!

Free radicals are the enemy of beauty. They’re unstable molecules that steal electrons from your cells that cause them to malfunction. Sounds kind of scary!

You can expect to see things like:

  • Brown spots
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Faster aging
  • Lack of elasticity

…all the things we work so hard to avoid! So, what can you do?

Use Topical antioxidants like niacinamide, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, all of which are found in my CEF+ Peptide Serum! You can also try out my Amplify AH Serum, which combats damage from the environment, cell phones and computers. 

Most importantly, use these DAILY ‑ and start when you’re young! You’ll thank me later. 

IV Nutrient Therapy

As you know, I’m big on holistic healthcare, treating your body from the inside AND the outside.

That’s why I LOVE to get regular nutrient IVs from @cutlerintegrativemedicine! I’m not crazy about the poke, but I love feeling healthy and rejuvenated after my IV session. 

One of my FAVORITES is the Cutler Guarantee IV, which has 17 nutrients handpicked to treat all aspects of your health, including anti‑aging, energy, hydration, immune system, metabolism, stress relief and more!

So, when you visit us at FACE, make sure to spare a little extra time to get a nutrient IV, you won’t regret it! 

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Have More Questions?

Don’t forget that I’m always here to help! If you have any questions, feel free to send me a DM or book a virtual consultation at theskinsaint.com. I can’t wait to help you with your skincare journey! 

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