In conjunction with Wellness Week, Skin Care expert and a contributor to The Daily Basics, Jackie Bernardi will be posting every day in Today’s Basics on hints, exercise and anti-aging tips. Meanwhile, book yourself a facial or spa treatment via SpaFinders.com amazing deals this week. Treat yourself for $50. at Spas all over the country! You deserve it!
by Jackie Bernardi
Welcome to Wellness Week 2012 March 19-25th, an event presented by SpaFinder.com, in conjunction with Mariel Hemingway and other wellness industry hitters. The purpose of Wellness week is to provide information and services for a result of overall wellbeing. I thought this would be the perfect time to go over “Skin Wellness.” Each day this week, I will write a post regarding a different aspect of wellness, and how it affects your skin’s health and appearance.
The industry I work in is astonishing—there is so much skin care information it can become overwhelming and confusing. If you did every single thing I write about, your daily skin care routine would take about 23 hours of your time, and your skin would not be any better for it. Naturally my intention is not for you to do everything, but only the things that will benefit your skin long term.
For your skin to be well, there needs to be a basic foundation of best skin care practices. Once the foundation is solid, your skin will be well prepared for additional products, tools, techniques, should you need them. However, for this week, let’s just get our skin back to baseline.
The Daily Basics for Great Skin
If you seek beautiful, healthy skin you have to edit back everything you’ve ever been told, and start simply. Two times a day for one week you need to:
- Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser designed for your skin type. Use only your hands, and water to massage the cleanser all over your face and neck. Use small circular movements. Rinse and repeat one more time.
- Using a clean towel, gently pat your skin until it is damp dry. Spritz a hydrating toner, or distilled water on your face with a fine mist atomizer.
- While your face is still damp, apply a light, water-based moisturizer all over your face and neck and gently massage in until fully absorbed.
- During your morning routine, finish with a broad-spectrum sunscreen of 30+.
Although not sexy, this basic routine will get you back in touch with the real condition of your skin, and will help you determine what other steps you may need to take.
Tomorrow’s post will be on why exercise is so important to your skin’s wellness.
Question: What do you use in your basic skin care routine?
Jackie Bernardi is a highly sought after skin care consultant and licensed Esthetician with a specialty in medical esthetics. In 2010, she created the Personal Skin Solutions’ programs. These programs are designed to provide a complete and thorough understanding of each individual’s very specific skin care needs so that they can obtain exceptional results. The recent launch of the website, PersonalSkinSolutions.com has allowed her the opportunity to follow her true calling: helping women everywhere achieve health, beauty, and confidence through their skin. Jackie lives in Newport Beach, California with her husband, their kids, and a crazy Vizsla pup “Archie.”
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