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Skincare Routine Shake-Up

In the world of skincare and makeup it's hard to know what to believe and who to trust! Right? This is what led to my frustration from the renowned big name brands that put more money into marketing and packaging rather than the content of the ingredients going on your largest organ, your skin. In this blog I am debunking myths of the skincare world and telling you how it is.



Many brands tell you things like; you need another product to act as a delivery system so products penetrate better...nope!



If it's a higher quality product the carrier ingredients should already be in the product itself! Take Luxe Potion as an example. I've disrupted a few cells (pun intended) in the skincare world by telling everyone this, but if there is already jojoba oil or another carrier oil in the product then that is your delivery system. Or take vitamin C for instance. Many will tell you you need a separate Vitamin C product. Again no. If a product like Luxe Potion already has a stable form of Vitamin C in it you are good to go! Remember your skin can only absorb so many products. A product brand that is of higher quality and stable, then that is the delivery system already in the body of the product. Get it? You do not need a delivery system to help another product penetrate if it's of high quality like our Luxe Potion.




Another myth is that you need a makeup primer...no, you do not! What you need is a moisturizer and foundation that is compatible with your skin type to naturally bond the two together. If you have problems with makeup separating from your skin, your skin care and makeup are wrong because they are not compatible with each other or your skin. Be sure to have a licensed pro choose your skincare with you and your makeup. It'll be easier and take all the guess work out for you. This is why we offer "champagne shopping" for small groups of 1- 4 or SPArty for larger groups up to 10!


The best myth of all...drum roll please...The more products, the better. NO.

One of the most prevalent misconceptions in the realm of skincare is that using numerous products will guarantee better results. Many people have an extensive skincare routine, applying cleansers, toners, multiple serums, moisturizers, and more. However, the truth is that more doesn't necessarily mean better.

The skin has its natural balance, and overwhelming it with too many products can disrupt this equilibrium (in my head it's like a little city). Instead of using a multitude of products, focus on a simplified routine, with 7 total basic products that includes your nighttime routine, tailored to your skin's specific needs. There are some exceptions like makeup remover but 7 is about all your skin can really handle. Again, working with a licensed pro identifying your skin type, and concerns and choosing products that address YOUR issues without overloading your skin is what works best.



Expensive Products are always better? No, not a $400 face cream.

Do you even know if this face cream is made with synthetic or natural ingredients? "Naturally derived" isn't natural!

It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the higher the price tag, the prettier the packaging, the more effective a skincare product must be. While some premium products may indeed offer quality ingredients, effective skincare doesn't always have to come with a hefty price. Think under $100 please.

The key lies in understanding your skin's needs and choosing products with suitable ingredients. Many brands under $80 offer formulations that are scientifically proven or tested on live skin (the best in my opinion), ingredients like retinol, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin C (the stable version) that are completely safe yet very effective.


Oh, finally beware of products that are sold as "medical" grade when you find them online at Walmart or Amazon. That is the first indication they are not and basically OTC (over the counter) products. So many times I've spoken withe nurses and other medical professionals about this and find their holy grail line of products are sold online at Walmart or Target and Amazon. Get what I'm saying? This is called diversified selling and the company tells their sales reps it's counterfeit or not legal when actually their company approved it. I know, I was one one of those reps back in the day. Buyer beware.


To sum it up, it’s always better to prioritize ingredients over brand names and pressure sales and focus on finding products that cater to your specific skincare concerns by the ingredients and what those ingredients do for you skin. Social media influencers have only their best interest which is commission from selling a product (they are not licensed). An in-store salesperson working for a chain is pressured to sell you more which is not in your best interest and finally buying from someone not licensed and selling a product just to get a discount really is also not in your best interest. So, if I haven't said it enough, again working with a licensed skincare professional really works by saving you time, money and from believing those myths.



Thank you for reading my blog,


 ~Genelle Holub

  LCE, MUA, CNE

  Face It Skin

  Founder  

                                           

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