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Skincare do's and don'ts

Skincare do's:

1.Invest in good quality products for your skin type.

Know your skin type and buy products that will suit your skin's needs. If you're not sure what to use or where to begin, then start with a skincare consultation and let a professional guide you. You will never regret investing in your skin. Try to invest in cosmeceutical grade products, if possible. These products contain active ingredients and are proven to work further than the skin's surface. They are result driven and worth every penny. 

2.Eat healthy, colorful, nutritious food.

Eat the rainbow. Choose good foods that you know will nourish your cells. Cut back on sugar, alcohol and fast food. A healthy outside starts with a healthy inside.

3.Have a great skincare routine.

Don't skip your AM or PM skin routine. Results take time, but they will take even longer if your not committed to a skincare routine. Have a weekly routine too, where you exfoliate and apply some face masks. Adding skin tools to your skincare routine can help to boost circulation and increase product absorption in the skin.

4.Change your pillow case often.

Bacteria can build up on your pillow case. Wash your pillow case at least once a week. If you have acne prone skin then you could change yours every second or third day. Always choose a silk pillow case when possible. Silk is amazing for the skin and hair. Skin doesn't crease into silk like cotton and silk is more hygienic for the skin too. 

5.Get enough sleep

You don't need me to tell you how important sleep is because you already know it. But here is your little reminder to make sure you are getting enough. It's not called beauty sleep for nothing. Our skin cells regenerate as we sleep and the human growth hormone (HGH) is produced during the night too. These two things are very important not only for skin health but overall.

6. Exercise

Get the blood moving! The more blood flow around the body the better for everything. All important processes can take place when there is a healthy blood flow. Skin will look brighter and healthier in return.

Skincare don'ts:

1. Don't sleep in your makeup

Always wash the day off before bed, no matter how tired you are. Makeup and other products can build up and clog the pores. As a result this can lead to congestion (bumps under the skin) and breakouts. 

2. Don't use makeup wipes as your cleanser

Using makeup wipes is not correct cleansing. They can cause irritation to the skin and they definitely don't improve the skin's complexion. Invest in a cleanser for your skin type. If your not sure where to start then reach out to a professional.

3. Don't skip daily SPF

Daylight is present 365 days in the year. SPF should be used as a protection layer on the skin. Protecting it from harmful UV rays and environmental factors such as pollution. If your sitting at home and not leaving the house during the day then you don't have to wear SPF every single day - unless you are sitting close to a window all day. Be mindful that SPF is not just for when you are on your summer holidays, damage to the skin from the outside can take place all year long. 

4. Don't overindulge in sugar, alcohol and fast food

We are what we eat! These can all cause inflammation and imbalances within the body. Now, nobody is perfect, but try to be mindful of what you are putting inside your body as one day it will show on the surface.

5. Don't pick your spots

This is the worst thing you can do for your skin. The spot will stay ten times longer on the skin if you do this and you can cause damage to the surrounding skin. Leave it do its thing, reach for some of the following clay mask, tea-tree oil, benzoyl peroxide or a salicylic acid solution (not all of these in one go). Using some of these ingredients can help to dry up the spot and avoid causing too much damage to the rest of the skin. Dryness is to be expected with these ingredients. If you have ongoing breakouts or acne then you need to see a professional who can help you.

6. Don't over exfolaite

This can ruin your skin, stripping it of essential oils, leading to a dry, irritated skin barrier. Exfoliation is an important step, but not for every skin type. Know your skin type and choose your products accordingly. 


I hope you have picked up some skin tips for yourself! Let me know if you have.