Skincare 101

AT-HOME SKINCARE AND BEAUTY TIPS

At-Home Skincare and Beauty Tip

Taking care of your skin can definitely be a big investment, but there are also fundamental tips, and tricks to keep that glowing, flawless finish. We’ve all heard of quick, simple beauty hacks and DIY projects including everything from coconut oil to baking soda, but DIYs aren’t always going to be the most effective or safe solutions for your skin so we compiled some of our life-changing tips to share. 

For sensitive skin, combine a soothing cleanser with an exfoliator for a more delicate treatment. Dermatologists recommend exfoliating to shed your skin of dead cells and refresh for a cleaner and brighter complexion. Just like any good thing, exfoliators, when used aggressively or excessively more than 2-3 times a week, can be too harsh on some skin types. Over-exfoliating can be easily identified by redness,  inflamed or irritated skin.

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion was created with professional-grade crystals to ensure a clinical-grade exfoliant, but for those with sensitivity, we recommend mixing our microdermabrasion with Dr. Brandt Clean Biotic cleanser. This gives you the great benefits of the microdermabrasion combined with a soothing yoghurt based cleanser to help dissolve the dirt and excess oil without stripping the skin.

EATING HEALTHY FATS 

Nutrition is important for healthy skin and a healthy mind. A diet focused on incorporating healthy fats is the best for radiant, youthful skin. Incorporating good-for-you fats into your diet is probably easier than you think, and there may be some in your refrigerator already. Check out our recommendations below! 

At-Home Skincare and Beauty Tips

EYE CREAM WITH CAFFEINE 

Extra sleep is no secret at all when it comes to maintaining skin, but can be one of the biggest factors. During sleep, the body produces more collagen and human growth hormone is released increasing muscle mass and strengthening skin. Lack of sleep can also leave you with puffy, dark eye circles. For those who are not able to make a lifestyle change, skincare products with caffeine can help increase circulation in the skin and brighten. Similar to how caffeine acts as a stimulant when ingested, it can de-puff the area under the eyes, get rid of dark circles,  and help with inflammation. It’s often been said that using green tea bags under your eyes can have a positive effect, but skip the mess and turn to Needles No More No More Baggage.

SUN PROTECTION  

While not much of a secret, SPF is the utmost important step to take when it comes to protecting your skin and taking preventative measures on a daily basis. Prolonged sun exposure over time can cause wrinkles and dark spots, ultimately adding years to your skin. Some choose to cover up with fashion, some choose to apply SPF, but we recommend both! Get yourself a sun hat and adequate coverage for the rest of your body when you know you will be exposed for long periods of time. Dermatologists recommend a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 which blocks 97% of the sun’s UVB rays.  



Dr. BRANDT

Dr. BRANDT

Writer and expert