With most of us staying indoors we have become hairstylists, cooks, and even aestheticians.
Wearing masks, anxiety, and everything covid combined puts significant stress on us and our skin. Breakouts, inflammation, and infections are becoming more common.
Most exclusive and luxury spas use a brand called SkinMedica. This highly medical-grade skincare product is only sold at certain spas and to skin professionals. SkinMedica teaches a technique to all their licensed estheticians, which was also so graciously shared with me! So let Lizloveley give you the tricks of the professionals!
Almost all spa professionals and estheticians follow the G.R.A.S.S method. So here’s what it is and how to integrate the G.R.A.S.S method to completely rehab your skin regime!
(G) Growth Factors: Proteins, Enzymes, Polypeptides!
Your first step in rehabbing your skincare routine is to wash with an enzyme cleaner. Enzymes exfoliate the skin's surface, through chemical means, leaving softer and smoother skin. Multiple growth factors work together and are critical in repairing and remodeling the skin. I highly recommend
(R) Retinols: Retinols are the anti-aging stuff that boosts the collagen in your skin.
(A) Antioxidants: your vitamins: Vitamin C, Vitamin A.
Your second step in rehabbing your skincare routine is to exfoliate with antioxidants. Either with mineral exfoliators or peels, start incorporating antioxidants into your regime... Here’s a mineral exfoliator that works wonders!
(S) Specialty skincare products: These are products that are tailored to personal skin concerns. This could be around skin spots, sleepy eyes, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dull skin, etc.
(S) SPF: A common belief among black people is that our melanin protects us from the sun. The sun is very strong and can damage any skin. We can sunburn and even suffer from skin cancer without proper protection. SPF is necessary for all skin types not only in the summer but every day!
Your last step in rehabbing your skincare routine is a moisturizer with an SPF. Here is a brand that is black-owned and speaks to us!
Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 $15.99
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