What is included in a Good Skin Care Regime and what are the benefits of following each step?
The following steps are what we call a good skin care regime:
1.Why you need to cleanse your skin?
The skin is the largest organ of elimination and must be kept free of waste. An effective cleanse will remove traces of impurities, dead skin cells and make-up without effecting the natural acid mantle. Cleansing is essential in preparing the skin for further treatment for example; applying day/night creams or make-up. At Laser Chic our skin experts recommend you cleanse your skin twice a day, morning and evening.
2.Why use a toner after cleansing?
Toner is a vital part of a good skin care regime. Our skin is naturally slightly acidic, and after cleansing, toner will readjust the skins pH to ensure that it stays slightly acidic to retain the skins protective properties. Toner will close and tighten the pores which may be left open as well as remove any residue of make-up or impurities that remain after cleansing. All of our toners at Laser Chic are alcohol free.
3.Why you need to exfoliate your skin?
The skin is constantly regenerating new cells in the second layer of the skin (Dermis) and sending them up to the upper layer of the skin (Epidermis) to replace dead skin cells. Build up of dead skin cells can result in excess oil and clogged pores. Thats why exfoliation is part of a good skin care regime. It will rid these dead skin cells allowing new cells to shine through giving the skin a fresh, brighter appearance. This will also open the way for moisturising products to penetrate more deeply into the skin making them more effective. We recommend you exfoliate your skin 1-3 times a week depending on the product you are using.
4.Why moisturise your skin?
Moisturisers are specially designed to make the external layers of the skin(Epidermis) softer and more liable. They increase the skins hydration by reducing evaporation. Regular moisturising prevents and treats dry skin, protects sensitive skin, improves the skin tone and texture as well as mask imperfections. Our moisturisers are prescribed to each individual depending on their skin type and concern.
5.Why use an eye cream?
The skin around the eyes is more fragile, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue. Eye creams assist in repair of tissue, prevent collagen damage and plump out fine lines and wrinkles. We recommend an eye cream be used after your mid twenties. All you need is a pea-sized amount in the morning and evening, and make sure to apply with a delicate touch.
6.Why use a mask?
Formulation of masks are designed to give concentrated effects and benefits to the skin. The benefit of a mask is to tighten and tone the skin, hydrate, nourish, draw out impurities, heal blemished skin, calm and soothe as well as rejuvenate the skin. A mask from our pharmacy grade Janssen Cosmetics skin care range is recommended to you by us at Laser Chic depending on your skin type and concern.