at home skincare tips for a basic skincare routine for healthy skin

5 Basic Tips for Good Skin

February 07, 2021

  5 Basic Tips for Good Skin


Your skin is the first thing that people notice about you and that is why a proper skincare regimen is so important.  There are many products that claim to help improve skin tone and promote a flawless complexion, but the truth is that there is no such thing as instant results.  An effective skincare regimen is one that is done consistently over a time before results will begin to develop.


  1. Exfoliate

Exfoliating can be daily or 1 or 2 times a week depending on the type of facial exfoliating products you are using. For examples- AHA’s, BHA’s Lactic Acid, Retinol A products or physical exfoliating facial scrubs.


  1. Avoid Constant Sun Exposure and Tanning Beds

In addition to being dangerous where health is concerned, these may also lead to early signs of aging.  Everyone loves a suntan, but there is no reason to sacrifice your skin or your health in order to achieve it. If you are in a position where you need to be in the sun frequently, make sure to wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30. If you do want to look tan, (let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) find a self-tanning lotion. Before applying the lotion to your entire body, apply it to a small test area just to make sure there is no irritation. At Anika Skincare I believe there is a perfect sun protection product for any skin type.

Choose from Suntegrity, Essential Skincare by Anikabeauty, TIZO and more.



  1. Chapped Lips

If your lips have a tendency to become chapped, using a product that contain medical grade lanolin like Pure Illuminate log glosses that will help keep lips hydrated and happy. Available in clear and colors. Medical grade lanolin helps with very dry chapped lips.


  1. Hydrated Skin=Happy Skin

Dry or cracked body skin can be very unbearable. Keep a small container of body cream to moisturize on the go! And make sure to use cream after bathing, especially on parts where the skin is roughest: elbows, knees, and heels. I like the brand Cera -V that you can easily purchase on-line or at more pharmacies.


  1. Know Your Skin

When trying out a new item, make sure to apply a small portion to one area of the skin before, just to make sure you do not have a reaction. Also, always read the label! You never know what is hiding in certain products. If you have oily skin, buy oil-free products. Taking a few extra minutes in research is totally worth having the skin you love.


The information in this article is to be used for informational purposes.  It should not be considered as or used in conjunction with, professional medical advice.  Consult your doctor prior to beginning any skincare regimen or if you have been diagnosed with any disorder involving the skin.


For information on facial skin, facial skincare products or services that are right for you, please contact Licensed Aesthetician Teresa Paquin for more help.

Teresa's background and education

 Licensed Aesthetician Teresa Paquin Owner of Anika Skincare and Makeup

Teresa has worked in the makeup industry since she was 19 years old. Her education was in Boston and NYC in Film, TV, and Fashion & Beauty makeup. Teresa’s work has  been featured in national magazines where she also served as a Beauty Contributor for Allured Publishing in the beauty industry. She was chosen by Allured Publishing to be their Creative Director for several years, creating the covers of their magazines, doing the model makeup, choosing the photographers, models and themes according to their editorial calendar. She has been a freelance Makeup Artist for film, television, weddings, beauty makeovers which included teaching beauty industry professionals classes.

In addition to her makeup work, Teresa is a skincare formulator, and NH Aesthetician, where she provides skincare and makeup services for her NH & MA clients, and operates an e-commerce beauty store.