When you know your skin type and skin conditions (yes, they are different) you can choose the exact products to achieve the results you are looking for. There are a lot of choices for skin care products and they can be expensive, so how can you figure out what’s best for you without breaking the bank? Below are some skin care rules recommended by top estheticians that you should consider when choosing the type of skin care products to buy.

Know Your Skin Type and Skin Conditions

A professional esthetician will look at your skin and help you to understand your basic skin type, and figure out any skin conditions you may have as well. For example, did you know that someone with a dry skin type can have sensitized skin? The sensitivity can be treated with the right products bringing the skin back into balance, and then this skin type will need the right products for dry skin.

Choosing the Right Product

It is possible to get hundreds of products at discount prices all promising beautiful skin. However, there are different qualities of products available. Drug store and department store products can be sold by anyone, and generally have very small amounts of active ingredients. They are mass produced in large quantities, and designed to have a very long shelf life. Cosmeceuticals, sold by licensed estheticians have the highest amount of active ingredients next in line only to medical grade products that can only be sold by doctors. So what does this mean for you? Purchasing products from a cosmeceutical company will give you a better product, better results, and save you money in the long run.

Purchasing products from a licensed esthetician is a great option, because they will be recommended exactly for your needs and are guaranteed by the skin care company to give you great results. You will be able to return any products that you aren’t right for you, and try another product in its place. Estheticians carefully research product lines, and are educated on ingredients, how to use the different products, and will educate you on how to best take care of your skin.

Cosmeceuticals are researched by the skin care companies that make them. They use the latest ingredients such as peptides, enzymes, plant stem cells and vitamins. Delivery to your skin cells is just as important as ingredients and cosmeceuticals also use the latest deliver systems. They know that high quality products make for lifetime customers.

You don’t always have to book a facial to get professional product recommendations, although this will give your esthetician a complete look at your skin. Most estheticians offer product consultations and can create a customized plan for your skin based on your concerns and their expertise.