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Back to Basics: Why a Simple Skincare Routine is All You Need

We’ve all seen the famous 10-step daily skincare routine plastered across social media these days, promising to provide smooth, clear, glowing skin to those who buy into the hype. While elaborate regimens give the illusion of efficiency, they can easily break the bank and lead to breakouts, skin irritation, and other issues. You may have clients who come in asking about the benefits of these complex routines, but we’re here to give you (and them) peace of mind so you can help them save money, potential skin irritation, and time wasted on unnecessary products. 

We believe in keeping it simple and focusing on practicality. When clients use various products at once, it can be challenging to determine which products are working or failing their skin. Cleansing and moisturizing are staples for any good at-home skincare routine; realistically, that’s all your clients need in between facial treatments. Gentle cleansers and moisturizers like those found in our Oasis Skin by PowerPeel® product line are suitable for all skin types, but it’s important to remember best practices regardless of which products your clients use. 

Cleansing too much can easily lead to the overproduction of oil, making clients feel the need to cleanse even more frequently. For those clients who feel that cleansing alone isn’t enough, a toner such as the Oasis Skin by PowerPeel® Balancing Toner can help prevent skin irritation, balance the skin’s pH, and work to eliminate excess dirt, oil, and makeup trapped in the epidermis.

But what about exfoliation? While exfoliating is essential to achieving glowing, radiant skin, many at-home exfoliators don’t consider how overdoing it can damage the skin’s barrier. Advising your clients to receive weekly or bimonthly in-office microdermabrasion or monthly acid peels with treatments like our PowerPeel® Microdermabrasion or PowerPeel® Glycolic Acid Peel can assist in minimizing breakouts, boost blood circulation, and improve the skin’s hydration levels without causing damage. Our best advice: nudge them to take at-home exfoliants off their skin regimen checklist and leave it to the experts. 

Finally, before stepping away from the mirror, make sure your clients don’t forget about SPF! Regardless of how well they care for your skin, skimping out on UV protection is a surefire way to throw your and their effort and progress out the window. SPF helps to protect the skin from UVA, and UVB light that can cause sunburns, and skin cancer, leads to signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines and weaken the effectiveness of their skincare products, giving them the best long-term results.

Essentially, less is more. Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated; just be sure your clients know how to handle the essentials at home with occasional treatments in-between, and they’ll be on their way to achieving healthy, youthful, radiant skin without cluttering their countertops with unnecessary products.

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