Skin Care Tip of the Week *How Often Should I?...*

Monday, October 8, 2012

Many of you write me e-mails asking, "How often should I use this...or how often should I do that?" So let me break it down.  Here is a basic outline of what I would tell my past clients.  Please keep in mind this is a basic guideline and if you have a specific skin condition this may be more or less.

How often should you wash your face?
2 times a day is ideal.  If you over wash you can strip your skin of natural oils.  Always wash for a minimum of 45 seconds to make sure you are actually cleaning all the impurities off of your skin.  See common skin washing mistakes here.

How often should use you a toner?
This is a tricky one since every esthetician has a different opinion but my personal opinion is that a toner is not totally necessary if you are using a PH balanced cleanser.  BUT a toner will help  rejevenate your skin and can help set your makeup...and make you feel fancy ;)
See how to make my FAVORITE toner here.

How often should you use a mask?
2-3 times a week.  More than that and you will not see any greater benefit.
A few of my personal favorite at home masks are the DIY Green Clay Mask, DIY Revitalizing  Seaweed Mask and DIY Vitmain C Mask (only do this one once a week).

How often should you exfoliate?
2-3 times a week.  If you over exfoliate you can actually cause small scratches on your skin which can result in hyperpigmentation (little brown spots).  Try to stay away from scrubs that contain harsh exfoliants such as crushed walnuts, especially if you have sensitive skin.   

How often should you wear sunscreen?
Every day.  Even if you do not plan on going outside you can still get sun damage through car and house windows...I know I sound like a crazy nut job skin care lady but wear this EVERY day.

How often should you clean your makeup brushes?
At least once a month.
See how to clean your makeup brushes here.

And there you have it! Hope you found this helpful :) 

18 comments:

Kate said...

So great! Thanks for the schedule :)

Alexa said...

Hey Lindsay, do you have a good mask you can recommend? When you have time (I know you're busy)! :) Happy Monday!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the tips! I definitely wear sunscreen everyday, even when I'm just staying in and editing photos all day. I'm trying to get the bf to do the same!

Erica Simpson said...

super helpful!
thanks! <3

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

Fantastic!!! I most definitely wonder how often on all of these topics! Now I have this fabulous little go-to guide :) Thanks, Lindsay!!! XO brynn

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Great summary! I definately need to follow this skin care regiman a little better:)

Tonia L said...

Great tips! Thanks!

sherri lynn said...

This was helpful! I need to be doing my masks more often than I am now. And I am ashamed to even think of the last time I washed my makeup brushes!

Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} said...

Great, great suggestions! I don't exfoliate nearly enough -- I always have dry skin.
What types of lotions do you recommend for acne-prone skin?

adventuresnhappiness.com said...

Great reminders. I am horrible about washing my face before bed! Some of my fave skincare products are the Clinique Clinical Spot Corrector and Neutrogena SPF face lotion. :-)

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Lumatone said...

I always ask people that how often you should exfoliate and after reading this i'm quite sure about it..thanx a lot for sharing this

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Anonymous said...

I've heard rave reviews about clairsonic exfoliating...worth the money ? thank you!!

Anonymous said...

really helpful and effective helps to be followed. I am following some natural tips gor glowing skin and to make me more beautiful. but i have to be careful. there are some side effects too. how to avoid those?

Neocate said...

Nice skin care tips you have shared to get healthy skin. Thank you for your great healthy support on healthy skin.

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