Six Rules for Healthy, Beautiful Skin

As a skin care expert with almost 25 years of hands-on experience, I believe I know what it takes to have healthy, beautiful skin. Here’s my six rules that you should follow.

1) Wash your face faithfully every morning and night.

Without a doubt, keeping oil, dirt, and bacteria off the skin is essential for keeping the skin healthy and beautiful. Your skin care products like toners, serums, and moisturizers need to have a clean canvas to be able to do their job, so washing is a must.

Read: Is Washing Your Face in the Morning Necessary?

Check out our Glow Enhancing Cream which is sure to give your skin a radiance!

2) Avoid using products that leave your skin feeling tight, dry, irritated, or greasy.

It is really important to listen to your skin, because your skin will tell you when something is not right. When products are a perfect fit for your skin, you can feel it, so don’t try and force it. When it feels right, it is right.

Read: Does Your Skin Get Irritated Easily? It Might be Your Products

See the collection of Renée Rouleau sulfate-free cleansing gels and cleansing lotions.

3) Exfoliate often, but not too often.

Without a doubt, one of the biggest advancements in achieving healthy, beautiful skin is using exfoliants such as glycolic acid serums, acid peels, enzymes, and facial scrubs in your skin care regimen. These products help to encourage new skin cell growth, and help to remove surface layers that cause the skin increased breakouts and a dull appearance. Simply put, exfoliants are “out with the old, in with the new.” But it is really important not to overdo your exfoliation.

Read: Are You Ruining Your Skin with Exfoliating Products?

4) Wear sunscreen 365 days a year, inside or out, rain or shine.

The number one reason why your skin will have premature skin aging is from sunlight, daylight, and UV exposure. Finding a sunscreen that is compatible for your skin type and wearing it religiously is truly the best thing you could ever do for healthy, beautiful skin – period. (You’ll love our Daily Protection SPF 30)

Read: How to Apply Sunscreen to the Face and Neck

Read: The Powerful Effects of Sunscreen

5) Get professional skin treatments.

While a good skin care routine is essential for maintaining the health of your skin, don’t underestimate the power of what professional treatments can do for your skin. Skin treatments such as chemical peels and facials can give a boost of results above and beyond your regular at-home products. For wrinkles, brown spots, acne, clogged pores, large pores, redness, dryness, oiliness – the list goes on and on. Professional treatments can really make an improvement for all of those skin concerns. Treatments such as facials are recommended every 4-6 weeks, or at the very least every change of season.

Read: 10 Reasons to Get a Facial

Read: Chemical Peel are Best Performed from November to May

And lastly…

6) Commit to caring to your skin.

I’m often asked, “What’s the secret of beautiful skin?” The answer is diligence. You must be willing to put in the effort. Putting in the effort will get results, putting in no effort will not. Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be very time-consuming. For example, a morning skin care routine consisting of cleansing, toning, and applying a serum and a sunscreen moisturizer should only take two minutes. That’s not a lot of time to get healthy, beautiful skin. Agree?

Read: The Lazy Girls’ Guide to Beautiful Skin

Read: How to Prevent Lines and Wrinkles from Forming

Which products are right for your skin? See our nine skin types and get products recommended.

Need expert advice from a licensed esthetician? Schedule My Skin Prescription to get personalized advice in person, over the phone or via Skype or Facetime.

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  1. Hi, Renee! It is out of topic here but can you possibly write one post about your attitude to organic cosmetics? Is it effective? They say, that many of the chemical ingredients are no good for our health and so on. So we should use natural ingredients only. I’m not a scientist and don’t know what to believe. Should I choose organic cosmetics, if I concerned about my health? I checked some ingredients list. They use alcohol but I try not to use tonics and lotions with alcohol.

    You wrote that the client can bring her or his cosmetics to your consultation, so you can recommend what to continue to use and what to skip. What do you usually say somebody who use natural or organic cosmetics?

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