Arpita Das tells beauty experts how to guide their clients for safe skincare as salons cannot offer skin services presently.

Skin care services are the most wanted yet not allowed by salons to offer yet to their clients But skincare is still a necessity and the question is, what can you do about it at home?

It’s great to try home remedies with DIY products but the results your beautician or therapist can give you in a salon are far better for obvious reasons. Arpita Das, Cosmetologist & International Beauty Educator Director, Beauness By Arpitatalks about the skin maintenance advice therapists can give their clients during this extended lockdown.

Can homecare treatments substitute professional treatments?

The one important thing your clients should know is that homecare can never replace any professional treatment. It is an add-on to maintain the results of professional treatments. Besides, there is a difference in formulation of DIY products and professional products that salon use.

Advise them the importance of consulting their regular beauty expert before buying a retail DIY product to avoid skin damage. A wrong product can further damage the skin.

Skincare during lockdown

While the lockdown has restricted our freedom to move out, the internet has been a boon with

online consultations, making things easy. So, the first step to safe skincare at home is to get an online consultation from your expert. For an in-salon procedure, non-touch treatments – an advanced technique of skin rejuvenation, can be done with the help of machines and devices.

Here’s what skin experts should advice clients:

  1. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing (CTM): A thorough cleansing that removes all the dirt and debris from the skin with a gentle yet effective cleanser or a face wash, followed by a toner that treats the open pores and restores the pH of the skin.
  2. Exfoliation:Very important to exfoliate your skin according to your skin type. Choosing the product according to the skin type helps in removing dead skin cells, excess oil, sweat and bacteria from the pores.
  3. Hydrating face masks: Cream based hydrating face masks or sheet masks are the most trending take-home treatments. Advise them about the ingredients that will suit their skin best and to eat healthy.
  4. Swear by sunscreen: Wearing a sunscreen even while indoors helps in avoiding free radical damage due to stress and blue light exposure. An SPF 30 and 3+ PA ratings.

“A wrong product will cause more damage than no product at all, so choose wisely.”

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