Skincare Routine with Chelsea

We’re kicking off a new employee spotlight series. Each month we’ll be featuring a La Belle Aesthetician’s step-by-step at home skincare routine including instructions, products, and even a video tutorial. Up first: Master Artist and Aesthetician Chelsea!

Chelsea is sharing her Sunday Skincare Routine, perfect for when you need that little bit of extra cleansing.

All Fresh Faced Skin Care, A Natural Difference, and Sorella Apothecary products featured in Chelsea’s routine are available at both La Belle Studio locations.

Step 1: Remove Makeup

Chelsea begins her routine by removing her makeup. To remove mascara, foundation, etc., she likes to use Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Cleanser. It’s a great product if you wear lash extensions, which can’t be exposed to oil-based products because oil will break the lash bond.

Apply the cleanser to a makeup pad or cleansing cloth, then gently remove your mascara and any other makeup you have applied.

Products Used: Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Cleanser + Cleansing Cloth.

Step 2: Cleanse the Skin


Once her makeup is removed, Chelsea cleanses her skin. Her go-to product is Fresh Faced Skin Care’s Gentle Face Wash, which is a great every day product. (It’s also safe to use on lash extensions.)

But on Sundays, Chelsea adds Sorella Apothecary’s Polishing Powder to it for a more powerful clean.

She combines her cleanser and a little bit of the Polishing Powder by sprinkling/pouring both into her hand and then mixing them together. Next, she applies the mixture to her face and cleanses as she normally would, working the cleanser into any areas where she normally gets oil build up.

Then using two facial sponges, she removes the residue from her face.

Products Used: Fresh Faced Skin Care’s Gentle Face Wash; Sorella Apothecary’s Polishing Powder; and Facial Sponges.

Step 3: Tone the Skin

Next, Chelsea tones her skin with Fresh Faced’s Pore Perfection. This product helps to balance the pH of your skin, refine pores, and keep your skin nice and clear. She applies it to a cleansing cloth and swipes all over.

Products Used: Fresh Faced Skin Care’s Pore Perfection + Cleansing Cloth.

Step 4: Apply Mask


This is Chelsea’s favorite part of her Sunday Skincare Routine: a Papaya + Pumpkin Mask from Sorella Apothecary.

She gently applies a thin layer of the mask allover then leaves it on for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

The mask helps to prevent breakouts and gives your skin an amazing glow.

Bonus Mask Tip: If you find you’re on the verge of a breakout or have a stubborn blemish that won’t go away, Fresh Faced Skin Care’s Purifying Sulfur Mask is great for a spot treatment. Apply wherever you’re getting a breakout or feel a pimple is about to come to the surface, and leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Products Used: Sorella Apothecary’s Papaya + Pumpkin Mask; Fresh Faced Skin Care Purifying Sulfur Mask.

Step 5: Apply Serum


Once Chelsea finishes removing her mask, she applies her serum.

A Natural Difference’s Erase A Line is one of Chelsea’s holy grail products… for good reason! : )

The next day after applying, she notices the fine lines around her eyes and on her forehead are noticeably smoother. It has an exfoliation quality to it, keeping your skin fresh and clean and exfoliated.

Be sure to only use this product at nighttime.

Product Used: A Natural Difference’s Erase A Line.

Step 6: Apply Eye Cream

For the eyes, Chelsea likes to use Sorella Apothecary’s Yogurt Kale Eye Cream. It’s super hydrating and has anti-aging properties, and lightweight. She also notices that it’s great for preventing concealer caking when she applies her eye concealer on top.

Product Used: Sorella Apothecary’s Yogurt Kale Eye Cream

Step 7: Apply Moisturizer

Chelsea finishes her routine by applying Sorella Apothecary’s Blueberry Milk Moisturizer. The product smells amazing and can be used daytime, nighttime, or both. It’s not too heavy, and it will keep your skin nice and hydrated without making you greasy.

Product Used: Sorella Apothecary’s Blueberry Milk Moisturizer

Got Skincare Questions?

Schedule a consultation and we’ll help you customize the best skincare routine plus products for your targeted concerns. Call 302-656-0555, 302-378-8880 to schedule your appointment.

Skincare Series: Your 30s

Ah your 30s. Isn't it ironic when you're supposed to finally feel comfortable in your skin, that your skin changes?

As we get older, our hormones fluctuate and genetics kick in. It's not uncommon to find your teenage hormonal acne is back. A once vibrant complexion might start to look dull or splotchy. There may even be signs that your skin's elasticity is starting to weaken.   

But there's no need to fear your 30s. With the right skincare maintenance you can have healthy, fabulous skin. Here's how.

Exfoliate With Dermaplaning 

Skin cell turnover begins to slow in your 30s, which can make your skin appear dull. While a facial scrub might have worked in your 20s, in your 30s you need something stronger like dermaplaning combined with enzyme peel ($40 at La Belle). Dermaplaning will remove the dead skin cells at the surface and an enzyme peel will accelerate the exfoliation process. 

Incorporate Facials & Multi-Masking 

If you aren't already, start incorporating facials into your routine, too. Depending on the type of facial, a facial can cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, stimulate blood circulation, and help with lymphatic drainage (decrease puffiness). La Belle offers a 75-Minute Customized Facial ($105) and 45-Minute Mini Facial ($75). 


Multi-Masking is another great option you can do from the comfort of your home. It uses several different treatments at the same time to target specific areas on the face, enabling you to create a customized masking treatment. Got dry skin on your chin and cheeks, and breakouts on your nose? Apply a hydrating mask to those flaky areas, and then a charcoal mask to your nose.  

Tackle Dry Skin With Vitamin C 

Dry skin and an uneven skin tone ages you. By using products like Cellular Repair Concentrate With Vitamin C, morning and night, you'll boost hydration and even out your skin tone. 

In conjunction with Vitamin C, use a moisturizer with natural humectants in it, too, which will bind water to the skin. Not sure what to look for? Some natural humectants are aloe, algae, Hyaluronic acid, Alpha hydroxy acid, and honey.

Treat Acne With Fresh Face Skincare

Acne breakouts aren't just for teenagers and 20-somethings. It can carry over to your 30s, too. Genetics determine your skin shedding cycle. For those who suffer from acne, proper skincare and regular peels are key. As we've mentioned before, Erica Suppa's Fresh Face Skincare product line (which we carry) works wonders. 

Reminder: Don't Forget Sunscreen! 

While some skincare habits that worked for you in your 20s may no longer cut it in your 30s, there is one habit you should never break: APPLYING SUNSCREEN. We break down everything you need to know about sunscreen including what SPF really means in our post: Skincare Series: In Your 20s

Ready to make your 30s your best decade of skin yet? Give us a call at 302-656-0555, 302-378-8880 to book your next facial service.