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A beautiful face

There’s more to Beautiful Skin than Just Cleansing and Moisturizing

Dear Audrey, I wash my face and moisturize every day but should I be doing more?

Yes! You are on the right track by using a good cleanser and moisturizer, but to keep your skin young and fresh you need to more. There are 3 other things I like to recommend:

1. Exfoliate
2. Use a mask
3. Use a serum


I recommend using a good Exfoliant up to two times a week. Our skin does exfoliate naturally but as you age, the pace at which this exfoliation occurs slows down. So to give it a little help use a gentle Exfoliant for your skin type to slough off the dead skin and leave your skin radiant and healthy. If you don't exfoliate regularly, your skin will be covered in dead skin cells that cause your skin to look dull. Without proper exfoliation, foundation won't smooth over your skin cleanly and moisturizer won't properly soak in.

Try one of these from Westside Beauty Supply:
Dermalogica - Multivitamin Thermafoliant
glo therapeutics - Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub


Masks are great boosters for intense treatments, and can be done up to twice a week as well. I like to alternate with my masks with exfoliation treatments. Masks come in several types, but I recommend those that help with skin brightening and those that help with moisturizing. If you're looking for a boost of radiance because you have lackluster skin, try a skin brightening mask. These types of masks soothe and calm skin irritation, reduce redness and brighten the skin.

Using a moisture mask will rejuvenate and plump your skin. Many masks for dry skin include at least a bit of "sink-in" effect. You leave the mask on your skin for up to 10 minute and then rub it in a bit more before wiping off the excess. You'll notice immediately smoother, softer skin.

These are two my favorites from Westside Beauty Supply:
Dermalogica - Skin Hydrating Mask
glo therapeutics - Conditioning Restorative Mask
(we call this 911 in a bottle)


Serums or concentrates focus on your specific skin conditions like brightening or diminishing dark spots, anti-aging and acne or problem areas. Some plump the skin and make it dewy and radiant. There are a number of serums available, so it's best to consult with your Dermatologist or Esthetician to determine exactly what is right for your skin type and conditions.

Try one of these from Westside Beauty Supply:
Dermalogica - Overnight Repair Serum
glo therapeutics - Retinol CS Serum

Feel free to stop by any of our Westside Beauty stores for some help. Don't forget to ask questions and try small samples in the store. We carry several great skin care lines including Dermalogica and glo therapeutics.


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