My awesome clients constantly inspire me, and this month, you’ve inspired me to write about skin care products! So many of you are knowledgeable about skin care but remain confused and overwhelmed by the endless options out there, all claiming to be the best. From “physician-inspired” skin care lines sold through the home-party circuit to the products lining drug store shelves, there’s infinite variety in quality and cost. How do you know which skin care products are truly effective? And, even if they are effective, are they right for you?
First of all, let me start by saying that you have every right to be confused because it is confusing! Second, take a deep breath and relax, because effective skin care is easier to find than you think!
I’ve undergone years of training to understand the science behind healthy, beautiful skin. As a master aesthetician and registered nurse, I’ve devoted my life to providing the leading products and treatments for achieving radiant skin at every stage of life.
To help you find your ideal skin care regimen, I’ll share a few expert (and easy!) tips:
Stick with the professional stash.
We know it’s tempting to buy the cheaper drugstore brands, but they are cheaper for a reason. They contain weaker amounts of the active ingredients you crave like retinoids or antioxidants. Without expiration dates, they are also allowed to sit on shelves for unspecified periods of time, which means they can get stale and lose their potency, and you have no way of knowing it. When you buy your skin care products at professional offices like AVIE!, you can be confident knowing that you are getting fresh, highly potent products that are clinically tested and proven.
Ask for help.
Once you find a medical-grade line based on research and results, your next step is determining the right products for you. We are here to help you understand your skin and will help you pick the ideal products for your unique needs and goals.
Your largest living organ, the skin takes time to renew itself (about 3 to 4 weeks, to be exact), and can take months to start showing noticeable results. Diligent, daily product application paired with daily sunscreen use over time is the only way to achieve the luminous skin of your dreams.
Don’t trust your skin to just any old products. Knowing that the products you use are quality and geared to your needs is truly priceless. I can’t wait to help you find your best skin! At AVIE!, we carry a number of physician-grade, results-driven skin care lines, including SkinMedica®, Alastin Skincare®, and more! Call 703.870.3844 or click here to schedule a free skin care consultation today.