Follow These Skincare Tips From Main Line Area Estheticians

Did the winter months leave your skin feeling lackluster? Local estheticians are here to help.

The body’s largest organ, your skin deserves regular love and attention. It’s more than a routine—it’s a commitment to your overall well-being and self-care. We asked estheticians at local spas for their top skincare do’s and don’ts.

Do: Get a Hydrafacial

If you’re looking for a treatment to try, this cleansing facial removes impurities and infuses skin with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and skin-tightening peptides. Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon offers the service at all three locations in Glen Mills, Springfield and Philadelphia. “Just know that, once you have a hydrafacial, you will be back for more,” says Kim Jones, Joseph Anthony’s lead esthetician.

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Do: Ask an Expert

Skincare isn’t one size fits all. “Consult with a professional or do extensive research before starting a new skincare regimen,” says Anita Carrasquillo, esthetician and owner of Unity Skin Studio in West Chester. “We love talking about all things skin and are here to help.”

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Don’t: Neglect Your Neck

Skincare is about more than just your face. “The neck and chest can age faster than the face,” says Jones. “It’s important to apply your serums, moisturizers and SPF to these delicate areas, as well.”

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Don’t: Expect Results Overnight

“It takes, on average, four weeks to as many as 12 weeks to see results from certain products,” says Vanessa Smith of King of Prussia’s FACE FOUNDRIÉ.

Do: Be Consistent

FACE FOUNDRIÉ’s Liz Kuerschner recommends having at least one cleanser, moisturizer and SPF and applying regularly. “If you’re new to skincare, start off by with a simple routine,” she says. “Once you’re consistent with this, consult with an esthetician who can help you add additional treatment-based products.”

Don’t: Skip SPF

Did you know that blue light from a cellphone or computer screen can also damage skin? “I know we all use our screens too much in today’s world, so SPF is a must year-round,” says Kuerschner.

Do: Drink Plenty of Water

Your water intake balances the skin’s oil content and is essential for preventing clogged pores and breakouts.

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Do: Exfoliate

FACE FOUNDRIÉ’s Ashley Gonzalez recommends exfoliating at least once or twice a week. This helps remove dead cells to even out your skin’s texture. Consult an esthetician to discuss the best way to exfoliate based on your skin type.

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Don’t: Rely on Social Media for Advice

You’ve likely seen plenty of skincare recommendations and ads while scrolling. Remember that not all products are right for everyone. “There are amazing professionals on these platforms, but they’ve never seen, touched or analyzed your skin,” says Smith.

Do: Try an Injectable Skin Booster

Lisa DiLello, a medical injector at Body + Beauty Lab in Radnor, recommends Skinvive. “It’s designed to hydrate your skin and give you a glowing look that lasts around six months,” she says.

Don’t: Pick Your Skin

Keep your hands off your face when you have an imperfection. “Picking can spread bacteria, leading to more breakouts and even infection,” says Carrasquillo. “It’s much easier to prevent than it is to correct.”

Do: Get Treatments Every Four to Six Weeks

Just like you see your dentist for regular cleanings, be sure to schedule time for your skin. “We wear it every day, so don’t neglect it,” says Carrasquillo.

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Don’t: Wear Makeup to Bed

Mixed with the dirt and oil that builds up throughout the day, makeup can clog your pores and cause breakouts. “Always remove it—and don’t use makeup wipes, since they’re not washing the skin properly,” says FACE FOUNDRIÉ’s Alicia Garcia.

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Understanding Your Skin

Which of the following best describes you?

Normal Skin.

Few blemishes and an even skin tone. Not excessively oily or dry.

Oily Skin.

Extra sebum production, a shinier complexion, enlarged pores and prone to acne.

Dry Skin.

Duller complexion, flakiness.

Combination Skin.

Both oily and dry areas.

Aging Skin.

Lower levels of collagen, leading to wrinkles and sagging.

Hyperpigmentation.

Caused by sun exposure, inflammation or even hormonal changes.

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