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What’s Your Skin IQ?

What’s Your Skin IQ?

Think you’re skin smart or want to take your skincare knowledge to the next level? You’ll want to keep reading! I’ll be giving you the 411 on how to pick out the proper skincare ingredients for your skin and how to treat it from the inside out. Let’s get started! 

Skin Metabolism

Did you know that your skin has a metabolism? It’s true! And it’s just as important as your body’s metabolism. It keeps your skin in tip-top shape, regulates how your skin cells communicate, manages skin exfoliation, helps repair and rebuild collagen and repairs damage from UV light and damage.

When we’re young our skin has super fast metabolism - that’s why babies have such perfect skin.

So, how can you nurture your skin’s metabolism? It’s pretty easy actually - exfoliate, use antioxidants to protect your skin, and get into a Medspa for in-office procedures. You’ll see your skin stays smooth and glowing when everything is running properly!

Want a faster metabolism now? Start using my Face + Body Peel Prep Pads. It increases cell turnover, decreases pore size, helps blackheads and inflamed acne, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, while creating a beautiful glow!

How To Read Skincare Labels

Skincare labels can be a bit intimidating, but I’m here to break it down for you!

The first ingredients listed will be humectants. They draw water into the skin, leaving it dewy, plump, radiant and glowing. These are usually ingredients like water or glycerine.  

Next up are actives. For the most part, you want these high up in the list so you know the product contains a lot of them, which will make it more effective when treating your skin. These are the ingredients that give your skincare products its “characteristics” and help treat your skin. On the other hand, other very potent actives are best at 1% like retinoids, so this might not always be the case. 

You’ll want to know what ingredients are best for your skin’s needs so you buy products with the correct actives. I share a lot of info about this on my Instagram page, so head over to @theskinsaintofficial to learn more about skincare ingredients!

Click this link to learn more! 

How Many Steps in Your Skincare Routine?

I get asked a lot about how many products should be in your skincare routine. Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all situation, so I’ll give you some insight into skincare “theory”, so to speak. 

Skincare routines will be different for everyone based on their skin type and skin goals.

For some, a 5 step routine will work great, others will want to use more or less. 

Those of you with sensitive skin will want to use fewer ingredients on your skin, while those with acne or aging skin will want to use more aggressive products. It’s all about balance!  So make sure you use products that aren’t too aggressive or that strip the skin. 

If you want to be really extra, look for more advanced multi‑functional products with multiple active ingredients, so you’re getting more ingredients in fewer products! Well formulated products can be layered, giving you all the skincare goodness that you need. Pro Tip: Many products in my Skin Saint line do just this - look for my CEF+ Peptide Serum or Needle Free Filler Serum for multiple actives without the extra steps.

Perfect Your Skincare Routine

Now that you’re a pro (or at least an educated novice), what’s next? 

Build your own skincare routine perfected to your skin’s type and needs!

I know that probably still sounds overwhelming, but you’ll still have my guidance. 

Just head over to to take my brand new Skin Care Quiz! It takes about two minutes and you’ll be sent a customized routine just for your skin! 

So, head over to to get started!

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