Skincare Do’s and Don'ts
Need help with your skincare routine? You have come to the right place! With hundreds of innovative products being released each week and the discovery of another “must-have” ingredient, it can be hard to determine what products you really need and what’s just a trend.
That’s why we’re loving these skincare do’s and don’ts from Alletia. Have a read, your skin will love you for it.
For most people, washing their face maximum twice a day is more than enough. Cleansing is important to remove all the dirt, bacteria, oil and pollution that’s built up on your skin during the day, but overcleansing can remove the natural oils in your skin that your body needs to stay hydrated.
Over Complicate Your Skincare Routine
Like anything, less is more...even when it comes to your skin care routine. A good rule of thumb is to stick to one active ingredient per day, such as a vitamin c serum or retinol. Over applying product is a total waste of product and your money considering your skin won’t be able to absorb it all!
Steer clear from the DIY skincare concoctions on Pinterest or Youtube, especially recipes that call for spices, egg whites or citrus. The safest products to use on your face are those that have been formulated under strict guidelines and are approved by governing bodies such as the FDA or TGA. These recipes may leave your skin feeling rough, irritated or inflamed, so it's safer to opt for a product that is formulated for your skin type and needs.
Over exfoliation, whether it’s physical or chemical, can have a negative effect on your skin. Over exfoliating can damage the hydrolipid skin barrier, leaving your skin dry and can encourage break outs.
Touch Your Face
You probably don’t notice how frequently you touch your face, that’s precisely why it’s such a hard habit to break. Your hands come into contact with germs and dirt, so when you touch your face you are inadvertently adding to the nasties in your pores! Reduce the amount of contact your hands have with your face.
It’s extremely beneficial to get professional help when it comes to targeting key concerns like acne, scarring or aging. Treatments such as lasers, skin needling or extractions can provide instantaneous results in the overall appearance of your skin, which can give your skin the targeted help it needs.
Opt for a cold or warm shower over a hot shower, as they can seriously dry out our skin by stripping it from its natural oils. If your skin appears red and blotchy after a shower, it’s a good indication that your shower is too hot.
Fake tans are a lifesaver when it comes to looking tanned and glowing without the sun damage. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause freckles, sun spots and pigmentation, which will age the appearance of your skin, whilst also increasing your risk of skin cancer. Fake tan is quick and easy to apply compared to spending hours in the sun to achieve the same look.
Rather than squeezing a pimple, which can increase the risk of scarring and infection, it is far better to apply a spot treatment overnight, which will speed up the healing process. Patience is key when it comes to pimples, as when you pop them it delays the healing process and cause the bacteria to spread, which could lead to potential breakouts.
Sleep is essential for good skin, as it’s the time of day where your skin cells rejuvenate and toxins are removed, which significantly affect the appearance of your skin. Not to mention, adequate sleep will ensure that your under eyes aren’t dark or puffy.
Clean Your Phone
As our phones are constantly in our hands or on public surfaces, they’re a hotspot for bacteria and germs which you don’t want anywhere near your face. Remember to regularly clean the surface of your phone at least once a day, or try to ensure that your phone doesn’t touch your face or use earphones when possible.
Start Anti-Aging ASAP
Even if you have no visible wrinkles or aging, it’s better to get ahead of the curve as soon as possible. Ensuring that your skin is hydrated and supple will dramatically reduce aging, as wrinkles thrive in dry areas of skin. Also, be mindful of facial expressions as it is best to try to limit excessive frowning as it will accelerate the formation of wrinkles.
So let us look after your skin with our nourishing, lifesaving serum that instantly boosts and hydrates even the driest of skin. The Triple Active Serum Booster, buy yours today: https://alletia.com.au/