By Kamala Chan
If there was ever a time to be kind to your skin, it’s now.
It’s 6PM on a Wednesday night, you’ve got coffee stains on your shirt and your screaming toddler’s dinner in your hair. Your phone just buzzed – a calendar reminder: Monthly Facial – 7:15PM.
(If you live in Washington, DC, great! Look up where to get a Silver Mirror facial near me. We’re open and ready to help!)
If you’re in NYC though, you’re still waiting for the state to legally allow facials again. Your skin is crying for help.
We feel you. We miss you too! As our facials near and dear to us in NYC remain on hold, your skincare does not have to stay stuck. Our expert team of Silver Mirror skincare therapists have got you covered.
REGULAR SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING
Our general rule of thumb when cleansing is to spend 60- 90 seconds working the product into your skin. This allows active ingredients to penetrate deeply and thoroughly to remove dirt, oil and makeup.
If you find that your skin is absorbing your cleanser too quickly, this could be a sign of dehydration (something to discuss with your esthetician).
We all know that the secret to glowing and healthy skin is regular exfoliation. Poor extraction and blackhead extraction are difficult to perform as a facial on yourself. Acting as your own esthetician, you may create an affordable facial but it can be a dangerous facial without the right guidance. Consult with an esthetician when choosing an exfoliation product. My personal favorite is Santitas’ Gentle Refining Mask, a beautiful combination of AHA and Hyaluronic acid to gently remove dead skin cells while keeping your skin hydrated.
Toning prepares your skin for product absorption and rebalances your skin’s pH level after cleansing and exfoliating. Revision’s Soothing Facial Rinse is gentle enough for all skin types, and is just as calming as it is hydrating.
Hydrate & Moisturize
Drink lots of water and generously apply your moisturizers and hydrating serums to your face, neck and chest. Revision’s Hydrating Serum is heaven in a bottle! Don’t forget to show some love to the back of your excessively washed hands as well. Do not, I repeat, do not neglect your eyes while social distancing!
UV and Free Radical Protection is still a thing
Yes! The answer is yes! You need to apply antioxidant serums and SPF, even if you are mostly indoors. UV rays are still able to penetrate through windows. Antioxidants protect against free radical damage – caused by many factors other than the sun. On the Silver Mirror website, you’ll find a variety of sunscreens and antioxidant serums. My holy grail Vitamin C serum is iS Clinical’s Pro Heal Serum Advance+.
If you’re in DC, stop by for a summer facial (the best facial for this sunniest of seasons) that will address many of these summer skincare issues, in addition to dehydration and other issues related to the heat.
Lift it – at home
No Botox? No problem!
If fine lines are a major concern, we recommend investing in the beloved PureLift Face for at home use. This noninvasive device provides a combination of electronic muscle stimulation and micro current technology to lift and tighten facial muscles. If you’ve ever experienced our Anti- Aging facial, then you understand how phenomenal this tool is.
Your skin will thank you for the extra TLC while you’re at home. We hope you found these tips helpful and are doing well. When the time comes, you deserve more than a good facial, you deserve the best facial in the world: a facial at Silver Mirror. We can’t wait to open our NYC doors to that beautiful face!