How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young, According to a Celebrity Esthetician |

How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young, According to a Celebrity Esthetician |


When it comes to hitting up the skincare aisle, we get it, sometimes you feel like you need a biology degree to understand what the hell all of it means! There are a ton of products out there with high-tech, exotic-sounding ingredients, promising to give you younger-looking skin--and it's all very confusing and mind-numbing. That's why we called on celebrity esthetician and SkinCeuticals brand ambassador Klara Chrzuszcz to give us the low-down on what we really need to know and use to get skin that looks and acts youthful.

Use Antioxidants

There are five keywords to remember when building your anti-aging skincare regimen: SPF, lubrication, antioxidants, hydration and exfoliation. To keep your skin looking young, use products that prevent and protect your skin from free radicals and UV exposure--both of which age and damage the skin. I recommend , which are formulated with potent antioxidants that help protect your skin against environmental aging. Both should be applied daily under a sunscreen, such as SkinCeuticals products C E Ferulic Serum and Phloretin CF SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense ," says Klara. Use a pea-sized amount and smooth over your entire face.

Give Special Attention to Your Eyes & Lips

Klara also stresses the importance of taking care of the delicate skin around your eyes and lips. She suggests SkinCeuticals for not only addressing signs of aging and fatigue, but puffiness as well. Split a pea-size amount and use your ring finger to blend from inner to outer corners of the eyes and over Crow's feet.

For lips, she recommends using a product like SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Therapy , which can help moisturize and restore dry chapped lips. Blend over lips whenever they start to feel tight or dry.

Don't Neglect Your Hands & Neck

T hese are often the first areas to show signs of aging because they're always exposed to the elements making them most susceptible to damage. She uses SkinCeuticals Neck, Chest & Hand Repair on her clients. It's specifically formulated for these areas, and can help brighten and fade age spots, while also smoothing and improving skin texture (which tends to get wrinkled and crepey as we age)

Get Regular Facials

How often should you really get a facial? Klara recommends seeing your facialist once a month, but you can always alternate between more intensive treatments and general maintenance like a steam and extractions.

At her spa in New York City, , which focuses on resurfacing, repairing and restoring the skin. The facial is followed by a brief microdermabrasion session and enzyme or chemical peel (she uses Klara Beauty Lab , she's known for performing a customized, two-hour treatment called the Imperial Facial on clients with sensitive skin). And of course, no treatment would be complete without a facial massage! She suggests working a peptide serum into your skin paying special attention to your neck, décolletage and upper hand area. SkinCeuticals

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