Skin treatment isn't something you should enter into without a certain degree of preparation. Find out how you prepare your skin for treatment with help from a professional aesthetician in this free video clip.
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Hello, I'm Kristy Charlier, professional esthetician and today I'm going to talk to you about how to prepare your skin for treatment. The first step to prepare your skin for treatment would be to use an exfolient. This will reduce the dead skin buildup and allow product penetration. I'm going to show you the proper way to exfoliate the skin using the L'Oreal Pris Go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub. This is a great exfolient. It has the salicylic and citric acid, the beta hydroxy acids and also has the apricot seed powder that's going to lift the dead skin off the surface. First we're going to dampen Eileen's skin. You want to exfoliate when your skin is damp. Then we apply about a pea size amount of product into the fingertips, grab a little bit of water, firm this up into your hands. We're going to start on the forehead in circular movements across the cheeks and around the chin. Make sure you get in the corners of the nose just to help with those blackheads and also under the jawline to prevent any breakout in this area. The salicylic acid and the citric acid dissolve the intercellular glue that holds that dead surface skin together, that way the apricot seed powder can go and lift this once that is dissolved. So today on Eileen's skin I used my fingertips but there is also an option to use the scrublet. You just push this out from the back. You can apply the product with water and then just gently massage around the face. Be careful not to apply too much pressure as this could damage the skin. On average you should exfoliate your skin about once to twice a week. If you have oily skin, you might want to increase this to about three or four times. Once you've exfoliated now is a perfect time to follow this with a treatment serum or a mask to get those good results. So that's how you prepare your skin for treatment. I'm Kristy Charlier, thank you for watching.