I get it, facials are viewed as a pampering and relaxation sesh (which yeah they totally are), but think of it this way: is taking care of yourself a luxury item? ​

When it comes to skincare I’ve recently been hearing a lot of: “It’s too expensive”, “I don’t really need it right now”, “I can hold off on it for a few months”, “I don’t have time”. I think it’s time to end the excuses and start to realize why skincare is not a luxury item, it’s a necessity:

  • 1. I’ve said it before and it’s a known fact; our skin is our largest organ. Many people think you’ll get enough vitamins, anti-oxidants, water, etc. from what we put in our bodies but did you know our internal organs tend to get those nutrients before it even reaches our skin? Using a topical vitamin c, a moisturizer filled with anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid our skin is able to absorb more of the needed nutrients. Which means a skincare regimen is key.
  • 2. Our skin is also our biggest defender. It works super hard to fight off harmful UV rays and harmful pollutants during the day. In return, are you taking care of it back? Cleansing, hydrating, repairing and using SPF during the day to protect it? If not, it’s time to start!
  • 3. Skincare is all about prevention. Right now you may not notice deep lines, dark pigmentation, uneven skin texture or loss of elasticity but if you aren’t taking care of it now there will be a day when you wake up, look in the mirror and say “what happened??” I have had MANY clients tell me they wish they started taking care of their skin sooner.

4. This does not mean you have to go out right now and spend thousands of dollars on a new skincare system but what I do recommend is start with a simple routine. Cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen. Get in the groove of a skincare routine and eventually you will feel more comfortable adding on more products such as eye cream, masks and enhancers.

5. Getting a monthly facial can be beneficial for your skin and also for your well-being. It’s a pause from the chaos when you can just enjoy some “me time”. If you can’t make it in every month make it a seasonal habit. Skin changes with seasons and it’s nice to get a refresher!

6. If facials aren’t your thing that’s totally cool but make sure you still continue with a good at home skincare routine and don’t forget to take care of yourself. I’m happy to recommend skincare products that you can use at home on your schedule.

This topic has been on my mind for a while, especially around the holidays when people feel like they can’t invest in their skin let alone in themselves. I’m even the type of person that has a hard time treating myself to something but I’ve also started to realize if I don’t take care of myself I can’t take care of others around me. I am a wife, sister, daughter, friend, small business owner and introvert (to the max). By not taking care of myself I end up failing those around me and as a result tend to lose steam. My goal as an esthetician is to never sell you on anything, rather help you develop a skincare plan that works well with your schedule and budget. Just remember you are totally worth it