By now we all most likely have our skincare routine down solid. If you are still working on yours - that’s ok! As you get older your body changes and your skin's needs change. About every decade you should be updating your skincare routine. Here’s what the Pros at Joanna Vargas Salons recommend for the best skincare routine for any age group:
Time to master that glow!
You might know to cleanse your face at least once a day, but it is essential to cleanse morning & night. Cleansing your face sounds like the most basic thing in the world but you'd be surprised how many people get it wrong - or worse - don't do it at all. It’s also essential to incorporate Vitamin C into your routine. Try our Vitamin C Face Wash for effective cleansing for all skin types, with a bust of Vitamin C freshness. It is a foaming cleanser that really cleans without drying out the skin. It contains galactoarabinan, a natural substance derived from the larch tree that gently exfoliates and reduces inflammation while also brightening and taking off makeup and surface dirt.
Retinol is key! When we start to age, cells don’t regenerate as quickly as they did when we were young. Retinol directly affects gene expression, regulating that age-related issue by eliminating dead, dark skin cells and allowing fresh, new skin cells to come to the surface. Essentially, it goes into the layers of the skin, exfoliating, cleaning, and clearing as it soaks. Use a retinol serum nightly to combat first signs of aging - including fine lines, wrinkles, and redness. Joanna’s pick: her award-winning Super Nova Serum.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found throughout our major organ systems. It’s particularly important to the skin, holding it together. As you age, collagen production declines, and that accounts for the saggy skin, hollow cheeks, and general reduction in the healthy, bouncy look of skin. Collagen and elastin enhancing facials should be a part of your monthly routine. Our Forever Facial is the fastest way to build collagen from the inside out.
Exfoliation is an essential part of a beauty routine. At all hours whether you're inside or outside, pollution, dirt, smoke, food particles, and any number of foreign agents come into contact with your skin cells. Exfoliating ensures that new skin cells can come to the surface and that dirt and old skin won’t clog your pores. Exfoliating shouldn’t stop at any age. Find a double-powered exfoliator that uses chemical and physical exfoliation, like our Exfoliating Mask. For extra benefits, leave on overnight for soft, buttery skin in the morning.
LED light therapy is incredibly effective at fighting the appearance of aging, evening out the skin tone, shrinking pore size, making your skin softer and more elastic, and improving healing times. It also reduces inflammation, makes the skin less reactive to environmental pressures and speeds healing of the body by as much as 300 percent. Incorporate in gentle healing from head-to-toe with Joanna’s patented and FDA approved full-body LED bed. It’s a relaxing way to speed wound healing, increase collagen production, and enhance well-being in a luxury spa setting.