o you want healthy, glowing skin for the new year? According to Angie Cason, licensed esthetician and owner of Karma Esthetics Salon in Shreveport, the more you get to know your skin, the better you’ll know how to treat it. One way to understand your skin’s unique needs is to see an esthetician for a skin analysis. Using special equipment and a trained eye, an esthetician can educate you on your skin type and specific skin conditions. Basic knowledge about your skin can guide you in choosing the correct skincare products and professional treatments.

A consistent and complete skincare routine is vital to healthy and radiant skin. Frame your day with effective, natural skincare. Think of your morning routine as protection from environmental factors you face throughout the day. Wear a broad-spectrum, reef-safe sunscreen and a moisturizer under makeup. At night, give your skin a chance to breathe by thoroughly cleansing away all makeup and grime. Use a toner to balance your skin’s pH. Serums can be used to treat various skin conditions such as acne and aging. Finish your evening routine with a moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and nourished through the night. Exfoliation should be done one to two times per week after cleansing to slough off dead skin and to facilitate the skin cell renewal process. Don’t forget to hydrate your skin from the inside out by drinking plenty of water. Cason recommends people drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces of water per day. Nicotine and caffeine users need even more to flush out those toxins.


While a daily skincare routine is key to skin health, periodic visits with a licensed esthetician can take your skin health to the next level. Think of an esthetician as a personal trainer for your skin. Your skin professional can help you map out a plan to get your skin in beautiful shape. Estheticians can recommend products to use at home and can administer more intensive treatments to address your skin’s specific needs. At Cason’s salon a skin scope is used to look at the skin at a cellular level. 

The scope shows what’s going on under the top layer of the skin. Skin cells go through a renewal cycle that tends to slow as we age. While young women may experience skin cell turnover at a rate of 28 days, more mature skin can take as long as four months. Exfoliation plays a huge role in helping things along. Exfoliation can be achieved by chemical means, such as enzymes, acids, and chemical peels or by mechanical exfoliation such as dermaplaning and microdermabrasion.


Your skin is a beautiful gift. The better you treat it, the better it will treat you. Angie Cason believes that “taking care of your skin is more important than covering it up.” Healthy and glowing skin will require less makeup and will keep you looking fresh and vibrant. Treat your skin better in 2022 and get the skin you deserve.

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