What I Hear Most As A Licensed Esthetician...
How often should I do my skincare routine?
This is a great question and one of the most frequent questions I get from my clients. The truth is, you know your skin best and you also have a very unique lifestyle. I recommend 1-2 times day day but you can always adjust your routine based on your workout regimen and makeup use.
Do I need to double cleanse my skin— if so how often?
Double cleansing is all the rage now! I highly recommend that you practice double cleansing if you workout, wear makeup and sunscreen. The reason being is that you really do not get off these kinds of barriers with just one cleanse. Double cleansing with an oil based cleanser first and then a gentle foaming cleanser immediately after ensures that your skin is clean clean!
Do I need a moisturizer if I have oily skin?
To be less vague— moisturizing is soooooo importmant and especially if you have oily skin. Contrary to what you’ve been told or may be assuming, oily skin is screaming moisturizer. Drying out your oily skin only triggers it— creating a domino effect of sebum over production. Applying a light emollient cream will occlude the skin keeping in moisture without causing over production throughout the day.
I don’t use a toner— should I?
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this question, I’d be Rihanna Rich! The answer is yes, you should absolutely be toning your skin right after you cleanse. The reason being is that your skin’s pH level is typically effected by your clesanser and toning helps to regulate it back down/up to the happy medium of 5.5-6.5. Toning also ensures that your cleanser is actually removed fully!