Changing Seasons and Skin Care
Summer is fast approaching which means bikini’s, pool parties and hot skin-damaging sun! We love the sun, but we also know how important it is to protect our skin from it. During the Winter our skin gets super annoyingly dry which means our skincare routine is different from our Summer routine. Although our routine might change during the seasons, there are a few things that we do year-round to keep our skin in check. We have always been obsessed with achieving healthy, moisturized clear skin. We are always reading about new ways to take care of our skin, and we try to make sure that our skin is getting the attention and protection it needs and deserves.
When the opportunity for a Q&A with a friend of ours who is an expert in the field of anesthetics presented itself, we jumped right on it! The info we got is pure gold, and we’re here to share it with YOU!
Meet Angel Martinez a Skin Care Expert
Angel Martinez has a degree in aesthetician/esthetician and skin care and has been in the game for over ten years. She owns and operates Angel Aesthetics medicine clinic in Denver Colorado. Her clientele ranges from soccer moms to celebrities and she is a regular guest on Colorado’s television morning show “Everyday” where she gets to discuss her extensive knowledge and skill set. Angel was recently asked to speak at the Aesthetic Show in Vegas where they will be naming a theory after her. Her advanced skin care procedures separate her from the pack which is why she is the go-to skin guru in Denver.
She has gorgeous skin, is highly accomplished and is an all-around boss babe! We are so excited about these questions, so let’s get to it!
Answers by Angel
1)What should be done to transition your skin from Winter and prepare it for Summer? Angel: In Winter our skin is dehydrated so, it’s important to exfoliate. This can be done through treatments like dermaplane, microdermabrasion or an exfoliant.
2)If there was only one skin care product that you could use for the rest of your life, what would it be? Angel: This is a tough one, but I would have to go with Retin-A. One of the only FDA approved for anti-aging.
3)What is your go-to treatment for a pimple or random breakout? Angel: Benzoyl Peroxide from Vivant Skin Care. I love their line.
4)What is something women should stop or never do to their skin? On the flip side, what is one thing every woman should be doing to care for their skin? Angel: The one thing they should NEVER do is pick at their skin. This only causes more damage than good. One thing they SHOULD do is make sure they wash their face EVERY night!
5)Do you always shop for high-end skin care products or are there some generic more affordable products that are just as good? Angel: I am not a big fan of “high end “ products. I am a fan of medical grade products which you can find at any medical aesthetic office. However, I do love Cetaphil over the counter and coconut oil for the body, two of my faves.
6)What age would you recommend to start focusing on anti-aging products? Angel: I started anti-aging products at about 27. So late 20’s and early 30’s is an ideal time to start focusing on those products.
7)Is there such a thing as over-moisturizing? Angel: Too much of anything is never a good thing. But, if you have the right moisturizer, it should work fine.
8)You have beautiful skin! Can you give us a quick rundown of your daily skin care routine? Angel: I wash my face every morning and night with my own Angel Face Cleanser. In the morning, I cleanse, use my iS clinical Vitamin C serum and apply my SPF moisturizer. At night, I use iS Clinical Active Serum along with Latisse for my lashes to keep them long. I top it off with a moisturizer before going to bed. I keep it simple, and I usually change my routine every six months.
Love The Skin Your In!
We hope you find these answers as useful as we did! If you have never been to aesthetician before make sure to do your research. Check sites like Yelp for good reviews and find someone who you think you will mesh well with. As always, taking care of your skin is so important, but with the right person and the right products, you will be on your way to fresh, glowing skin in no time!
If you want to learn more about certain procedures please check out Angels website by clicking here.
Please tell us your favorite skincare routines. Do you regularly get facials? Or ever had a dermaplane procedure done? Please share your experiences with us!