The idea of glowing, flawless skin is so appealing! If you’re anything like me, you’ll get confused with the number of choices you have alongside all the viral products you’ve never heard of. There are too many choices! So let’s run through things simply and make it easier to follow, skincare should not give you a headache!
Using cleaners are great for clean your skin of makeup, dead skin and excess oil, so it’s essential to use one. There’s different types of cleanser you can choose, this would depend on your skin type:
Oily/Acne prone skin – Salicylic gel or benzoyl peroxide
Mature skin – Moisturising glycolic or a milky cleanser
Brown spots – Alpha Hydroxy acid cleaner
I personally recommend using two different cleaners to ensure you’re skin is properly cleaned.
Products, products, products…
Using too many different products and layering them on top of each other can result in your pores getting clogged which can lead to breakouts and excess products can be harsh on your skin.
Oh, the smell of some products
Everyone loves it when something smells great, it can instantly lift your mood but lets leave the fragrances to your perfumes! Your skin being exposed to heavily fragranced products can cause irritation to your skin.
Where have your hands been?
Your hands touch everything, from your desk to your drink cups, to door handles that everyone else touches, your hands go everywhere, picking up bacteria and if you use these same hands to touch your face, you’re spreading bacteria around your face which will lead to breakouts.
Hydration is key
We all hear that you should drink water and yes this is correct, hydrating your skin with creams is always a good idea but you can’t beat hydrating your skin from the inside out! Being dehydrated can lead to less radiant skin.
Suntan…love the heat?
Yes, we love to soak up that sun and that glow you get looks amazing! We all know to use SPF to protect your skin but did you know the heat from heaters and fireplaces can cause issues for your skin? Yes, that’s right, it can, the heat can cause inflammation and collagen breakdown, so enjoy the heat and stay warm…from a distance.
Exfoliate or not to exfoliate?
Exfoliation is great for removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin glowing, using a pH-neutral exfoliant can exfoliate your skin without drying it out. Once a week is more than sufficient, overly exfoliating will leave you with sore skin.
How much did your makeup brushes cost?
We all have a love for makeup brushes, you’ve spent your money on the best ones for you and they give you the look you want. It’s essentially with how much makeup brushes are used, that you clean them on a weekly basis. Makeup brushes can easily carry bacteria and cause infections and clogged pores. You don’t need anything fancy to clean them, a few drops of mild shampoo (baby shampoo is great) are placed in your hand, wet your makeup brush and swirl the brush in your hand until it becomes clear. Keep repeating this and washing in between to check if your brush is clean. Leave your brushes dry flat so your bristles don’t go in all directions.
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