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The ABC's of Skin Care!

After my post about retinol, I got a lot of messages about my mention of the ABC's of skin care. Many clients come to me wanting to transform their skin. When willing to invest in the proper home care, the results are impressive. When my clients insist on still grazing the Sephora buffet, we run into issues. Home care is essential to getting most dramatic change in the skin, but it can be overwhelming. Want to start simple? These are your baseline products that everyone needs to promote change in the skin and preventative care.

A --- VITAMIN A - Vitamin A is your retinol! It is constant chemical exfoliation, promoting cellular turnover. Pigmentation lightens, fine lines and wrinkles soften, and breakouts can't survive it. Its some powerful shhh.....But -----do not start a retinol product without guided education from your licensed esthetician after your facial Nashville! It is a particular product and likes a particular introduction into your regimen.

B --- BROAD SPECTRUM SPF - Believe me when I say... I see and I clear a lot of acne. But what I see the most of on a daily basis is sun damage. Don't underestimate all the hours in the car, and all those times the sun finds you even on a cloudy day ... that sun is up. And remember, when you start your retinol, your SPF is non-negotiable. It will make you more sun sensitive and you do not want to expose your fresh, vulnerable skin to damaging sun rays.

C --- VITAMIN C - Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles,  and promotes an even skin tone especially from post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. 

When it comes to home care, here is your rule of thumb on where to start. Start with these 3 products and support your facial Nashville to get results you can actually see. If you haven't started on preventative care, why not? 

xoxo,
KC Van de Merkt
Lead Licensed Esthetician