August 29, 2023
Chances are, you’ve become pretty loyal to your current skin routine—all four, five, or even ten steps of it! And when you look at your post-routine complexion in the mirror, you might think that the reflection staring back at you has totally healthy skin. But in reality, an absence of acne or other obvious skin concerns doesn’t mean that your skin is in great health. On the contrary, there might be signs of skin damage you’ve yet to address!
Take a look at the six signs of unhealthy skin that appear even with a solid skin routine, along with the esthetician-trusted tips to fix them!
One of the most obvious signs of unhealthy skin is a dry, flaky complexion. You might not notice how dry your skin has become as you lather on your favorite moisturizer. But you can definitely tell your skin is in need of moisture after applying makeup like foundation or powder. If your skin peels and flakes by the end of the day, you’re most likely overdue for a good exfoliation session!
Exfoliation is the best way to gently loosen dead skin cells, accelerate skin renewal, and revive dry or flaky skin. I recommend washing with the deep cleaning, foamy CBE Botanicals Scrub Away the Day Cleanser, and following with the Revive Exfoliating Serum once or twice weekly. If your skin is sensitive or dry, try the Enzyme Rescue for a gentle but thorough exfoliation.
Rough skin texture does not always present itself as dry, flaky patches. Sometimes, it resembles more a crackled-glass appearance or dimpled skin similar to the texture of an orange peel. A complexion with this rough texture is referred to as glycated skin, and it occurs when natural collagen combines with sugar molecules in the skin to form a stubborn, tough layer of skin.
Years of sun damage, smoking, and an unhealthy diet contribute to glycated skin, but there are a few solutions to alleviate it. My clients rave about the CBE Botanicals Enzyme Rescue Multi-Purpose Enzyme Mask, which can be applied in a thick layer after cleansing to soften glycated skin.
Do you find that you apply each step of your skin routine as advised, but your skin still lacks a juicy, hydrated glow? If so, there are several underlying causes of a dull complexion, from dehydration or a lack of sleep to smoking or an unhealthy diet—or even overworking your skin! Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to revive a lackluster complexion and achieve that sought-after glow.
Looking to brighten a dull complexion? I offer a curated skin brightening bundle to simplify your skin routine! If you’re too attached to your current products, I recommend adding a double-duty product like the CBE Botanicals Triple C + Gold Serum to improve skin health and vibrancy.
Do you feel like a grease slick by mid-afternoon? An overly oily complexion could be due to excess sebum, an oily substance produced to hydrate and protect the skin’s surface. Oily skin can be due to factors like diet and dehydration. But it can also result from skipping a daily moisturizer, which forces the skin to produce more sebum. Oily skin can also be due to too-heavy skincare products.
Those with oily skin require products that hydrate but don’t saturate. The NeoGenesis Light Moisturizer has been formulated for those with oily skin or who live in humid climates to nourish and protect the skin without a greasy residue. Follow with the lightweight Dr. Esthé Sun Protection Mild SPF 50 to shield your skin from UV rays and absorb excess sebum throughout the day!
Contrary to popular belief, those hard, crystalized balls of oil under the surface of your skin aren’t whitehead pimples—they’re milia! Milia (milk spots) are trapped dead skin cells that form cysts below your skin’s surface because they did not shed properly. A lack of exfoliation or even chronically dry skin can cause new skin to grow on top of dead skin cells, causing milia to develop.
Most clients with milia across the face also suffer from dehydrated, dull skin. So, give your skin that drink of water it’s craving! I have an entire video tutorial for getting rid of milia on the face, which features star products like the NeoGenesis Moisturizing Mist in place of a harsh toner.
Sun damage, also called photoaging, refers to the effects of the sun on skin aging. Sun damage can present itself in many ways across the face, including uneven pigmentation, sun spots (hyperpigmentation), spider veins, and decreased skin elasticity that contributes to fine lines and wrinkles. So, you need a trusted sunscreen to slow skin aging and a powerful skin routine!
While SPF can help shield against future sun damage, you need a collagen-stimulating product to fight the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines, and other signs of photoaging. I can’t live without the CaviPLLA Multi-Serum and the Glow Younger TriLight LED device to repair unhealthy skin!
Is your faithful skin routine not having the same effect it used to, or is it simply not achieving the healthy skin you’re working towards? It happens to the best of us! Fortunately, we learn better together. That’s why I invite you to join me in the Christine Byer Beauty Club, where I offer my esthetician expertise in the form of personalized skincare support and access to exclusive savings! Sign up for a FREE 14-day preview today.
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