So you’ve made the switch! Congratulations – you’ve now started your professional and holistic skin care journey. I’m so glad you are on this road with me!
I want to spend a little time talking about skin care products. While serums and topical products aren’t the only tools in our toolbox for achieving our desire to balance our skin holistically, they are a great place to start.
But now you’ve made the shift, you’re committed to this, and the first time you pull a professional product off of the shelf you have sticker shock. Why in the world does this little bottle of yummy skin care goodness seem to cost so much?!?
I hear you!
I totally get that sticker shock, but I’d like to clue you into a little secret. There’s a huge difference between the quality of the products you can buy over the counter, and the products I recommend in my treatment room. Let me tell you why!
First of all, you can trust the ingredients. I don’t recommend products that have anything in them that you shouldn’t be exposed to. Anything from a questionable source, or a questionable chemical history, I stay far away from.
Secondly, you can trust that I’ve done my research. Not only do I know my product’s ingredients, but I also know my clients and their skin! I know exactly which products will help you reach your goals, and which ones might look amazing, but aren’t really doing the work for you. I take the guessing out of the process. Whatever money you spend will be well spent. You will see results as your skin starts to heal and change and build back stronger and better.
Thirdly, the amount of product you need to use. In my experience, clients who have been using over the counter (i.e. NOT professional) products tend to be using too much product. That’s because you need more of the product to get the desired result, or to feel like you’ve even covered your skin with the product. One of the biggest secrets in skincare products is how much water is actually used in non-professional products. Next time you are perusing your local supermarket grab up some skin care products and check out the first ingredient. Was it water?
SOoooo wait! Are you telling me that I am buying this huge bottle of product, and paying for mostly water?
Can you believe it? There are people all over the world spending so much money on diluted, watered down products. Making someone rich, and it’s definitely not you or your skin. So they pump out a handful and slather it on their face, and wonder why they don’t get the results the product promised. One of my favorite product lines is Eminence. And one of my favorite things about Eminence is that most of their products do not include water as a first ingredient.
You are paying for ingredients, NOT water.
A little goes a really long way. You can use a tiny amount extending the product usage over time. And saving you a lot of money in the long run. When you switch and your product suddenly lasts 4-6 months instead of 1 month, your wallet will feel the relief too. It’s so important to remember that the sticker isn’t the only indication of how much you are actually spending over time, and how much you are actually spending on ingredients that are doing something for your skin. I personally want to spend my money on products that are working, and giving me the best results overall. Otherwise, it feels like I’m throwing money away.
So how much should you use? Here’s what I recommend for typical professional products (HINT: you can print out this page to see exactly how big each should be. YAY!)
Just a few additional things to remember:
If you’re interested in taking the leap, then what are you waiting for? Let’s chat, and see how I can help you achieve your goals, starting with some professional products that will help us to achieve the balance that we need for glowing, beautiful, happy skin.