C California Style

Face the Facts

by C California Style

Ten aesthetician-recommended tips Californians can use to improve their skin.

“Getting to know someone’s skin is like reading a book,” says Beverly Hills aesthetician Francesca Paige. “Our bodies can relay fantastic stories.” As she tells it, our whole body ages at the same time, so it’s important to include all body parts when discussing skincare. Here, Paige’s 10 catch-all tips:

Francesca Paige. PHOTO: Stephen Busken.

Francesca Paige. PHOTO: Stephen Busken.

1. Wash your face twice before bed. If there’s makeup on your towel, there’s makeup on your face. 2. Sleep. 3. See your dermatologist for a full body check once a year. 4. Reevaluate your skincare products every few months to make any necessary seasonal changes. 5. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your neck, chest and back of hands, daily. 6. Clean out your medicine cabinet yearly. 7. Less is more. Too much product can lead to challenges with your skin and waste of product. 8. If you smoke: Stop it! 9. Supplements and good nutrition are important for nourishing and hydrating the skin. 10. Do one thing each week for your skin: mask, enzyme, AHA peel, LED treatment, oxygen, even just placing cool tea bags on your eyes. 9735 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 327, B.H., 310-860-0898; francescapaige.com.

-Kendall Conrad.