Is the weird winter weather wreaking havoc on your face? Maybe stress, hormones and lack of sleep are beginning to manifest in your skin? Whatever ails you, it’s time to nix those bad habits and start a skin routine that works.

We chatted with the Director of Blitz Facial Bar, Tina Griffin. She joined Blitz Facial Bar as a consultant in 2015, developing their facial treatments, menu and skincare line. With over twenty years of experience as a medical esthetician, Tina gives us the straight goods on how to fix your face in 2018.

Tina Griffin

SDTC: What are three major mistakes we make when it comes to caring for our facial skin?

TG: The most common beauty mistakes are:
-Forgetting to take off your make up at night, which leads to clogged pores and irritation.
-This leads us into the next faux pas, purchasing products formulated for oily or acneic skin to combat the congestion. These products result in dehydration, over stripping and more breakouts as your skin tries to regulate.
-Not applying an SPF, especially in the winter, which leaves the skin exposed to the elements. Remember, sunburns in the winter are not unheard of, as the sun’s reflection off the snow can cause more serious UVA and UVB damage.

If we currently have ZERO routine when it comes to caring for our facial skin, where should we start? 

It’s never too late to start caring for your facial skin, starting with a thorough consultation by one of our Blitz Facial Bar trained estheticians to assess your skin type and skin needs. Once you have a clearer understanding, and depending on your lifestyle, a regular cleansing routine, paired with hydration and SPF protection would cover the basics.

What are your personal fave treatments/products when it comes to skincare? 

One of my personal go-to treatments is our O2 Blitz. It’s an hour-long pampering treatment that will increase collagen and elastin, tighten and contour the face while brightening the complexion. Great for all skin types and can be done on the day of an event.

As for my go-to Blitz products, I favour our High Potency Phytoplankton serum, packed with antioxidants and minerals to soothe, hydrate and tighten the skin. Pair it with our Vitamin C Day Cream with 15% L’ascorbic acid to protect the skin against the elements, repair and soothe. At night, give your skin a boost by applying your serum followed by our Retinol Advanced Night Cream. Retinol is high in Vitamin A, which encourages cell renewal, boosts collagen and brightens one’s complexion.

If we can do ONE THING today to improve our skin, what should it be?

There are many ways to improve our skin, including diet and sleep, but since I have to pick one it would have to be SPF protection. Choose a physical SPF with zinc oxide, naturally non-comedogenic – it repels UVA and UVB rays while combating inflammation and dehydration.

See Blitz Facial Bar’s full menu of services here.


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