Let’s Face It Skincare 101 Part I – Pampering Mature Skin

Written by: | February 9, 2016 | 2 responses

Every face tells a story. A smile, a frown, a lifted eyebrow—our faces are expressive and help us connect with those around us. Our faces are also on the front line, bombarded by the sun, air pollution, and dirt. When we’re working too hard, or skipping our daily doses of vitamins and water, our faces show this, too. Whether we’re smiling, laughing, crying or puzzling, our faces deserve the best care we can give. Nurturing our faces also lifts our mind and spirit along the way. Having a terrific skincare routine and great products to use will give you the extra edge you need to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

In this primer, you’ll discover products for mature skin care, and how to apply them at home or in the spa. The Paramount Facial Line is full of ingredients specially designed for mature and dry skin.

Mature Skin Care – The Paramount Facial Line

Mature skin demands hydration, moisture, and tender loving care. The Paramount Facial Line delivers a blend of alpha lipoic acid, hyaluronic acid, MSM, DMAE, vitamin C ester, and vitamins A, B, and E. This powerhouse combination works together to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, to clarify, soften, refine and rejuvenate your skin.

Step 1: Cleanse

Paramount Facial Crème Cleanser nourishes skin while gently cleansing. Packed with antioxidants and moisture-retention ingredients, your skin will look and feel amazing. Perfect as is, you can also personalize this cleanser by adding Essential Oils such as clary sage, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, neroli, geranium, and lavender to help enhance skin tone, and relax the mind and body.

At Home Application of Paramount Facial Crème Cleanser
• Squeeze a pea-sized amount onto dampened palms and rub palms together.
• Apply to wet face, neck, and chest.
• Massage in upward circular motions with your fingertips, avoiding eye area.
• Rinse thoroughly with tepid water and pat dry with a soft, clean towel.

Spa Application of Paramount Facial Crème Cleanser
• Steam your client’s face to facilitate the softening of the skin.
• Massage a pea-sized amount, using effleurage, over entire face, neck and décolleté.
• Ensure absorption with ease by adding water or spritzing toner. Use a steamed towel to remove traces of cleanser.

Step 2: Exfoliate

The perfect exfoliation choice to equally please those customers who have either sensitive, mature, normal or combination skin. Exfoliants polish away dead skin and leave skin soft and supple, enhancing a natural, fresh look.

Paramount Facial Exfoliant is a stimulating and softening blend of soothing aloe, green tea extract, and rooibos tea extract. Delicate, earth-friendly jojoba wax beads are easy on your skin, and the organic pineapple and papaya extracts help to retexturize, smooth and renew the appearance of dull, dry, bumpy skin.  These non-tearing, yet effective round jojoba beads help tenderly remove and polish, revealing the look of an even, youthful glow. Featuring moisturizing organic aloe, organic coconut, and jojoba oil, soothing organic lavender extract, and calendula extract, with antioxidant-rich organic rooibos and white tea extracts, all of which provide an equally beautiful exfoliating experience! This exfoliant is a must have for mature skin (or any skin needing more moisture and care). Adding Essential Oils such as neroli, lavender, geranium, jasmine, rose, frankincense, sandalwood, German and Roman chamomile, fennel, carrot, and lemon creates both a signature scent and enhances the exfoliating and soothing properties.

At Home Application of Paramount Facial Exfoliant
• Use every two to three days after cleansing, and before using your toner.
• Gently massage in upward circular motions onto face avoiding eye area.
• Don’t forget your neck and chest!
• Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry with a clean, soft towel. Follow with the Lavender Tincture in the toning step.

Spa Application of Paramount Facial Exfoliant
• Apply exfoliant with dampened hands to your clients’ cleansed skin.
• You can choose to use this exfoliant under steam.
• Massage the product evenly over clients’ face, neck and décolleté, concentrating on areas of concern.
• Remove all traces of exfoliant with warm damp sponges or towels.

Step 3: Tone

Toners help the skin by balancing the pH, minimizing the look of pores, removing residuals missed during cleansing, and preparing the skin to receive the serums and moisturizers to come.

Lavender Facial Astringent with MSM and DMAE, aloe and lavender extract, leave the skin appearing toned and smooth and ready for your moisturizing step. You can easily personalize this astringent with the same Essential Oils as you would the Paramount Facial Cleanser: clary sage, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, neroli, and geranium.

At Home Application of Lavender Facial Astringent (Tincture)
• If desired, add Essential Oils directly to this tincture and shake well.
• After cleansing, moisten cotton round, and gently wipe over cleansed face, neck, and chest, avoiding eye area.
• Let dry before moisturizing

Spa Application of Lavender Facial Astringent (Tincture)
• After removing the cleanser, spritz onto the face, neck and décolleté, ensuring to cover your clients’ eyes.
• You can also put this on a soft cotton round, and wipe over the face for a more relaxing experience.
• Gently use tapotement massage techniques to ensure the product is delivered to the skin.

Step 4: Serum (or what we like to say, Indulge)

Serums provide fast absorbing, concentrated ingredients to create beautiful, glowing skin. Always use a small amount under your moisturizer as part of your skin care.

Paramount Facial Serum, designed to support mature skin, combines pomegranate extract, organic jojoba oil, and aloe. With hyaluronic acid, alpha lipoic acid, niacinamide, MSM, DMAE and a host of antioxidants, your face, neck and décolleté (chest) will be so happy! And, too, your skin will be hydrated, smoothed, and well, maybe a little sassy. What more could you ask for?

At Home Application of Paramount Facial Serum
• Squeeze a petite pea-sized amount onto fingertips
• Massage onto cleansed face, neck, and chest.
• Follow with Paramount Facial Moisturizer.

Spa Application of Paramount Facial Serum
• Squeeze a petite pea-sized amount onto fingertips
• Massage onto clients cleansed face, neck and décolleté.
• Follow with Paramount Facial Moisturizer.

Step 5: Moisturize

Every face (neck and chest, too), needs a moisturizer on a daily basis. Moisturizers’ primary function is to help keep all of the nourishing oils from your serum on your skin.

Paramount Facial Moisturizer blends hyaluronic acid, aloe, coconut oil, DMAE, and MSM, to aid in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For a truly luxurious moisturizer, simply add a touch of rose absolute.

At Home Application of Paramount Facial Moisturizer
• After applying your serum, squeeze a pea-sized amount onto fingertips
• Massage onto cleansed face, neck, and chest.

Spa Application of Paramount Facial Moisturizer
• After applying serum to your clients’ skin, squeeze a pea-sized amount onto fingertips
• Massage onto cleansed face, neck and décolleté.

“Free From” – Skin Care Products You Can Trust
Your customers’ skin will look and feel amazing, and your customers’ heart can feel good about your use of Essential’s Organically Preserved products. They are all paraben, sulfate, phthalate, and gluten free. They are also free from petrochemicals, fillers, formaldehyde-releasing ingredients, propellants, or synthetic fragrance oils. All of our Organically Preserved Bases are non-toxic, vegan and never tested on animals, and small-batch crafted in our Portland, Oregon facility.

Mature Skin Care – That’s a Wrap

The words ‘mature skincare’ shouldn’t limit your thinking about how and when to use the Paramount Skincare regime. It’s a good solution for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors or in an aircraft, hanging out in dry-air hotel rooms and offices,  anyone who needs extra moisture and hydration.  While designed for mature skin care, it’s an excellent line for any age. 

Next Week – Skincare for Normal Skin
Next week we’ll share our Equalizer Line Up, designed for normal and combination skin.

We want to know … what’s your favorite skin care step? Do you have questions about skin care? We’d love to hear from you.

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