Everyone needs a proper skincare routine, but knowing where to start and what your skin truly needs can be challenging. It’s important to understand what a good routine looks like, how long it will take to see results, and what products and treatments you should be using.
When you’re starting out, you should be caring for your skin at home or having professional skincare treatments, it’s important to be patient. Keeping track of your progress and paying attention to noticeable differences—less/more breakouts, rosey cheeks, irritated skin, clearer skin—will help you implement a positive daily routine.
One way to keep track of your progress is by having quarterly skincare analysis done with an Emage Camera. This camera will look at sun damage, aging, pore size, acne, redness, and level of hydration in your skin. This will help you and your skincare professional track your progress more accurately.
Let’s take a look at some tips that will help you if you’re starting a new skincare routine and want to track your progress.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
It’s only natural for you to expect to see results right away—being patient is often not the easiest thing to accomplish. Although, when it comes to skincare routines, patience is key.
The rate at which skin renews and rejuvenates varies and changes with age. Skin cells take around 14 days to heal for babies and adolescents, but can take two to three months for adults. Understanding how long this process takes is crucial because our skin requires an adjustment period. Whether you’re trying out a new face wash or experimenting with serums, our skin must first get used to the new ingredients being applied. It could take a month or more for your skin to adjust and for you to see the results that you want.
Ways to Boost Your Skin Rejuvenation
Though seeing results will take time, there are multiple ways to boost skin rejuvenation using various products, treatments, and even lifestyle choices. These can include:
Drinking More Water
The more water you drink throughout the day will help clear up any skin irritations and assist in noticeably less breakouts.
This helps to clear away dead skin cells and residual skincare products you may have missed from the night before. We recommend exfoliating two or three times a week. Avoid exfoliation every day as it can damage and dry out your skin.
Look for skincare products containing ingredients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic acid, peptides, and growth factors. These ingredients can promote skin regeneration, especially for those who suffer from dry or aging skin.
This non-invasive procedure helps to increase the collagen production in your skin, allowing for the elasticity to tighten and wrinkles to slowly fade.
Any form of facial or chemical peel will provide you with a radiant glow, reduce uneven pigment, redness, and acne, leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
Apply Sunscreen Each Day
Regardless of if the weather is too hot to handle or it’s raining, protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays can prevent faster signs of aging, such as wrinkles.
Exfoliate with water, extract the congestion out of your pores, and apply a layer of glycolic acid. It is exfoliation, extractions, and a light chemical peel all in one treatment.
This treatment is like a high powered flash lamp and reduces uneven pigment and redness. Quality treatments have been shown to reduce the signs of aging.
Quarterly Botox treatment for the deeper wrinkles around the eyes and forehead relax the muscles in those areas so wrinkles relax and don’t worsen over time.
As a newer treatment, AquaGold is when your skincare professional stamps Botox, serums, and fillers into your skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and reduces pore size. AquaGold leaves your skin glowing and smooths the texture of skin.
This is a treatment your skin care professional can use to treat deeper lines and skin laxity. Plasma Pen’s are a very precise treatment, able to treat very delicate areas such as around the eyes.
Healthy skin is also affected by your hormone levels. At La Beaute, you can have a simple blood test to see if your hormone levels are low and possibly affecting your skin, mood, energy levels, and sleep.
Medical Grade Skincare
Many of you have your haircut and colored every 6-12 weeks and your nails done every two weeks to keep your hair and nails looking healthy and beautiful. Professional skin care treatments work the same way. Regular professional treatments use medical grade skincare to keep your skin looking more youthful and beautiful.
Medical grade skincare contains ingredients that can only be sold with the supervision of a physician. Medical grade skincare treatments that can only be sold in a physician’s office or a Medical Spa have a medical doctor researching and supervising your treatments and products that will provide you with a professional level of care to help you feel safe and provide the highest level of efficacy.
Tracking Your Progress and Staying Patient
Tracking your progress will not only allow you to see changes in your skin, but help pinpoint specific target areas that need a little extra care. We suggest taking progress photos each week. Be sure to use the same lighting and angle to accurately compare photos and see changes.
Additionally, keeping a skincare journal is a great way to document your progress. Journaling allows you to not only keep track of what you’re seeing, but how you’re feeling. Try to write with as much detail as possible so you can look back and clearly understand the results you’re experiencing.
Skincare at La Beaute Spa
At La Beaute, every patient is exclusive and our natural healing properties will transform your skin the inside out. We offer premium, physician-grade products to keep your skin looking its best. Our team of highly trained NP’s, RN’s estheticians will begin with a consultation to customize a skincare routine that addresses your individual needs, while also keeping your budget in mind.
Our Medical Grade Skincare products include:
- Alastin Skincare
- Zo Skincare
- Ambre Blends
- Baby Foot Peels
- BioT Nutriceuticals
If you have struggled with your skincare routine in the past and aren’t sure where to start, La Beaute Spa can help. Give our team a call at 317-872-3380 to speak with someone directly and get started on creating healthier, fresher looking skin and nails.