About Face: The Best Beauty Routine for Your Skin

Posted Thursday January 24, 2013 3:45 PM GMT

Keeping your skin young and beautiful requires more than a trip down the beauty aisle. With all the anti-aging creams at your reach, finding the right fit can cause serious fatigue.

Before your next trip to the drugstore, check out AMOREPACIFIC’s skincare expert Dana Nicolette’s tips on how to best save (and sometimes spoil) your skin, from the basics and beyond.

What three products you absolutely need?
A good cleanser, toner, and a moisturizer.

Anything worth splurging on?
A gentle exfoliating product to use two or three times a week and targeted treatments such as anti-aging treatment serum and eye cream.

Are facial cleansing pads enough to clean your face?
Facial cleansing pads remove surface dirt and makeup but you definitely need a cleanser for a more thorough clean — especially if you wear makeup every day or live in an urban environment.

When should you start to use anti-aging skin cream?
When the first permanent signs of aging begin to appear or if there are changes in your skin that you are unhappy with, invest in more advanced anti-aging skin care products.

What is the minimum SPF I should be wearing on my face?
The minimum SPF you should wear is SPF 30 — it protects skin at a cellular level.
Is face cream just for your face?
I always put cream and serums on my face, neck and décolleté. Your neck and chest are exposed to the environment almost as much as your face, so it’s important to treat those areas as well.

Are eye creams necessary?
Absolutely. The eye area is often the first place that show signs of aging because the skin is thinnest on, and around, the eye area.

Do you have any tricks to get glowing skin?
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, drink lots of water, get enough sleep and exercise and combine it with consistent daily skincare regimen. Beautiful glowing skin can be achieved but like anything else that is worth it, you have to work for it!

What’s your favorite beauty product and why?
My favorite beauty product right now is AMOREPACIFIC's TIME RESPONSE Skin Renewal Serum. It is an anti-aging multi-tasker that has changed the way my skin looks and feels. It has an advanced delivery system that works on cellular and genetic level to correct all signs of aging. The result is that my skin is firmer, less lined, clearer and glowing all of the time!

Do you have any other skin saving tips or tricks?
Treat your skin delicately — it’s the largest organ in the body! Don't abuse your skin with tanning beds, cigarettes or use anything with harsh abrasives or chemicals. I think if you feed your skin what it loves, it shows. Your skin will look better and so will you!

Dana Nicolette is a rising star in the beauty and skincare industry currently serving as the National Trainer for AMOREPACIFIC skincare. She is a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist with over 10 years of experience working with top beauty and skincare companies. Dana joined AMOREPACIFIC in 2012 to help educate consumers about the latest advances skin health and new, unique ways to approach anti-aging with AMOREPACIFIC’s luxurious, high performance skincare formulas with proven results. Dana tours the country, revealing the beauty secrets of AMOREPACIFIC and unearthing the wisdom of Asian botanicals in healing and strengthening skin. For more information, please visit amorepacific.com

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