How & Where To Start Your Skincare Routine
We all have skin and just like other parts of our bodies, we have to take care of it.
The cool thing is, skincare is really customizable depending on your skin type, budget, and compliance level.
When crafting your first skincare plan, we highly recommend having a skincare consultation with an expert at a Medspa or an aesthetician to get a personalized routine for your skin type and goals.
Is it too late to start a skincare routine?
New to the skincare game? Don’t worry–it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin.
Regardless of your age, incorporating quality, science-backed, medical-grade skincare into your morning and night routine is sure to improve your skin’s vibrancy, oil production, and texture, not to mention, slowing down the signs of aging.
Or maybe you’ve already got the basics in your toolbox and want to build from there.
Wherever you are, it’s never too late (or too early for that matter) to incorporate a solid routine to improve the health of your skin.
Based on your goals–whether that is managing acne, dry skin, or addressing wrinkles–your skincare expert will be able to guide you on what is best for you, your budget, and your time commitment.
What routine is right for you?
Even the best products are useless if they’re not put to use.
So be honest with yourself and your skincare expert about how much time you have and are willing to spend on your skin.
Maybe you’re looking for a “lazy skincare routine” or a full-blown, multi-step, “give me all the bells and whistles” regimen–whatever your speed, if nothing else do these 3 things:
- Wash your face.
- Never skip the SPF.
- Don’t forget the neck.
Wash your face: Double cleansing your face at night is not only sanitary (just like washing your body), it also removes environmental pollutants and makeup that can cause breakouts, clog pores, and age your skin.
Never skip the SPF: Even if you work indoors all day, those UV rays still come through windows in your office and car. Cloudy or not, inside or outside, your skin is being exposed.
Making SPF a normal part of your morning skincare routine is the easiest and most-effective anti-aging tool you have.
Don’t forget the neck: Your neck and décolletage often get overlooked, but they are very much a part of even the most basic skincare routine.
Though there are products that are designed specifically for the neck, in a pinch, be sure to at least keep this area clean, moisturized, and protected with sunscreen.
Love the basics, but looking for more?
Plenty of add-ons help prevent and reduce sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles–but the truth is, the quality of your products really plays a role.
You want to have at least one of each of the following medical-grade products to get the most out of your routine:
- Quality cleanser
- Vitamin C
- Eye cream
Of course, every aesthetician will have their own recommendations based on your skin after a consultation. You can learn more about the ins and outs of skincare and Medspa treatments in the free Bustmob Academy app.
AM vs PM Skincare Routine
Most experts will recommend a slightly different routine and products for your morning and night skincare routine. That’s because different products do different things.
Your morning skincare routine is all about protecting your skin from the sun, pollutants, and other environmental factors. While your night skincare routine is focused on double cleansing and cell turnover.
Your morning will have things like vitamins and sunscreen, while the night will be focused on things like washing away the day and retinol.
Learn more about how and where to use your skincare products with the full skincare series in the free Bustmob Academy app.
How To stick to a Skincare Routine
Consistency is key with most things, especially for an effective skincare routine.
Staying consistent with medical-grade skincare, you’re sure to see the benefits of your efforts, like:
- Improved vibrancy and texture
- Reduced visibility of fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage correction and prevention
Our advice: Start with the basics.
Establish your routine and skincare habits first using something easy like a 4-step skincare routine:
- Double Cleanse (night only)
- Sunscreen (morning only)
Once you’ve formed some good skincare habits and see the clinical-researched, data-backed magic that comes with medical-grade skincare, you’re likely going to be motivated to keep up with your routine.
Depending on your skincare goals, you may even want to add a step or two.
Any skincare routine is better than none. Your skincare expert can help create a lineup that fits your budget and your schedule.
Found this helpful, but want more?
Good news! This is just one in a full series of fun, factual videos on the Bustmob Academy app to make your skincare research easy.
From commonly told myths and FAQs, to recovery time and costs, Jenny Eden, founder of Bustmob, and Gretta Nance, lead educator at Amelia Aesthetics, break down your skincare and Medspa treatment research into bite-size, binge-able pieces.