At Cosmetic1 at the Doctor’s studio, our clientele has been accustomed to a regular monthly dermal treatment with our dermal therapist, to ensure general skin health check-up and a follow up on skincare progression according to their treatment plan. During this appointment time, the skin also gets gently attended to as our dermal therapist performs an exfoliation removing all dead skin cells, the pores are flushed, congestion is removed, and the skin is rebalanced with the infusion of various serums and hydrating solutions. As a final step, the skin is healed and energised using an LED light. This signature treatment has definitely been our clients’ most popular treatment, we have referred to it as our “go-to” treatment, as it encompasses all the important steps required for our skin to appear more luminous, and feel incredibly hydrated.
Unfortunately, at the present time, circumstances are such that some clients may not be able to keep their regular appointment times. We understand that this could definitely impact the usual glow and health of a skin that is regularly used to a certain level of care and love. So, as an alternative, we have come up with a simple 5 step protocol, describing the products you could start incorporating in your home care routine, in order to get your glow back, even without a dermal treatment!
First of all, as many of you know, the key to a healthy skin is to have the right home routine tailored to your skin type and skin condition. If you are in need of a review, an online appointment can be organised with our dermal therapist, where she will be able to tweak your home routine according to your skin concerns. The products that you will then need to use at home will then be delivered to you via post, including a step by step guide to your new custom made morning and evening routine, especially designed by our dermal therapist.
Secondly, these are the steps you need to add to your routine if you cannot make it to our studio for a treatment.
STEP 1 – Gentle skin resurfacing for a smooth and even skin polish.
After thoroughly cleansing your skin with your cleanser, add this exfoliating product “Micro Exfoliating Scrub”, and use on dry skin. Apply roughly the equivalent of a 10c coin on fingertips and gently polish your skin with circular movements starting from the forehead down to your neck, being mindful to exfoliate the whole surface of your face in as much homogeneity as possible. A simple trick that we like to use is to count the number of circles performed per area, and stick to that same amount of circle per area. Thoroughly wash away lukewarm water and pat your skin dry. This exfoliating step will slightly impair your skin barrier, so mild tingling might be felt. This step is needed in order to carry out the second step properly.
STEP 2 – Pore cleansing and Skin-refining clay mask for a brighter complexion.
Ensure a full face application of clay mask is performed (excluding the delicate eye area), with the equivalent of 50c coin on your fingertips. This mask should be applied evenly and should be thick, you should not be able to see your skin under it. There needs to be enough product on your skin for the desincrustation effect of the product to take place in the pores, as the clay begins to dry up on your skin. Allow 7 to 10 mins in total for the full action to occur. Proceed to wash off with tepid water, and gently pad dry with a clean towel.
STEP 3 – Prep the skin with your prescribed Skinceuticals toner.
With a dry cotton pad, apply your prescribed Skinceuticals toner all over your skin, in order to enhance the delivery of hydrating agents in the lower layers of the skin.
STEP 4 – Rebalancing of the skin with Ultimate Recovery Bio-Cellulose Mask.
Remove the mask from the foil sachet and unfold. Peel away one of the outer protective layers and smooth the bio-cellulose mask all over the face, taking care to align the eyes and mouth. Then, take off the second protective layer, and relax for up to 15 mins. Gently lift away from the face and massage the remaining serum into the skin. The skin should be feeling refreshed and intensely hydrated.
STEP 5 – Healing and energising Tensage intensive serum 50
As per any dermal treatment that tends to temporarily alter the barrier function of the skin, it is imperative to apply the right ingredients to assist in the healthy rebuilding of the skin, which is what gives the skin such a glow post-treatment. This intensive treatment serum is rich in antioxidants, glycoproteins, and peptides, a powerful cocktail of ingredients necessary to give your skin its healthy and dewy glow.