Skin care is essential

Renee Minus White | 2/26/2015, 12:36 p.m.
SK-II Skin care workers showed patrons how to properly take care of their skin during New York City Fashion Week.

Your skin has stress factors. Stopping by the SK-II Skin care salon at the Mercedes-Benz shows—where a skin care professional was seen working on model Abeba Davis’ skin—was a good idea. There were two women who explained the SK-II products and the best way to care for your skin.

SK-II stands for the “Secret Key” to beautiful, crystal clear skin. For those who stopped by, a specialist took a picture of their skin that revealed the age of their skin and what their skin needs to be healthy. This service is offered at every SK-II counter at department and beauty stores worldwide.

Workers asked the following questions: How does the sun affect your skin? How long does it take for your skin to burn? Do you protect your skin with a minimum SPF15 daily in the winter and summer? Do you travel frequently and notice a change in your skin? Is your skin the same throughout the month (other factors may be pregnancy and medication)?

Lastly, do you manage to get about eight hours of sleep per night? Is your sleep undisturbed? For cell renewal, remember, the peak hours are between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Watch your eating habits. A healthy, balanced diet is essential for healthy skin. Drink about eight glasses of water a day. The keys to healthy skin include vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids.

For an anti-aging regime, SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is highly recommended. Just sprinkle a teaspoon into your palms and spread across your hands and fingertips, then press the product over your face and neck. Use twice daily.

Signs Up-Lifter is another anti-aging product. Dispense one to two pumps onto the back if your hand. Lightly massage the product onto areas that require improvement in elasticity and firmness. For instance, your skin may have begun to sag on your forehead, chin, throat or cheeks. The Facial Treatment Mask is relaxing. Apply to dry skin and leave on for five to 10 minutes or longer. To remove, just peel off the mask and wipe off any excess liquid. Discard the mask after a single use.