Mischo Beauty School: At-Home Skincare 101

With the start of the new year, there's no better time to begin a skincare regimen then now! Every client I've seen for a facial thus far this new year has asked me what they should be doing at home to care for their skin. Here is my recommendation for an at-home skincare regimen in between facials:

1. Cleanse morning & night (never go to bed without cleansing your face!)
2. Tone after cleansing morning & night
3. Use your moisturizer with a minimum of SPF 15 during the day (very, very important!)
4. Use your moisturizer at night
5. Use an eye cream both morning and night under your moisturizer
6. Exfoliate 2x a week
7. Use your mask 2x a week
8. Take a multi-vitamin daily
9. Drink at minimum of 8 glasses of water daily
10. Eat fresh green vegetables at least 3x a week
11. Make sure you're getting adequate sleep!

Most important of all- make sure you're using products for your skin type. For instance, if you have oily skin, look for products for oily skin. Also, make sure your products are labeled "noncomedogenic" which simply means that they won't clog pores.

Love your skin.

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions!



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January 10, 2008 at 2:37 PM
zmc said...

Since the winter is upon us, it is really great to have a detailed list of "to do" items to keep my face healthy, clean and clear. Thanks! A question: do you recommend the use of toner for combination skin whose dry areas become extra dry during the winter? If so, is there a specific kind of toner that is better to use on combo skin? I've read that toners are best used by those with oily skin. Thank you!

January 15, 2008 at 11:07 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

Great question. Toners are designed for use on normal and combination skin. They are meant to tone, or tighten, the skin. Now if you have oily skin, then I'd recommend that you use an astringent. While similar to a toner, it is specifically formulated to remove excess oil but could be too drying for normal or combination skin.

An important point to remember is to purchase products specifically for your skin type.

Also, as an FYI:

Fresheners: Beneficial for dry, mature and sensitive skin.

Toners: Beneficial for normal and combination skin.

Astrigent: Beneficial for oily and acneic skin.

Please let me know if you have additional questions!

January 16, 2008 at 7:28 PM

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