Not sure of the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of your skincare routine? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered in this blog and you’ll learn how to improve your current skincare routine.
There are so many myths and facts around what we should and shouldn’t do to improve our skin and we are here to tell you exactly what’s what so let’s take a look.
Wear SPF Everyday Without Fail!
SPF is vital every day, all year round and not just for the summer months and should be applied as the final step of the morning skincare routine. Our skin can still be harmed by UV rays whatever the weather and needs protecting 24/7. Try DermaQuest SheerZinc SPF30 for everyday usage.
Drink Plenty Of WaterStaying hydrated is an imperative part of taking care of your skin. The skin is one of the largest organs as it covers the whole body so if your body gets dehydrated, so will your skin. 8 glasses of water per day (or 2-2.5ltrs) is recommended to keep you hydrated, your complexion bright and flush out any unwanted toxins.
Understand Your Skin Type
How are you meant to take care of your skin if you don’t know its type? Oily, dry, sensitive, combination… all of these require different products and treatments and using the wrong products could be harmful to your skin health. Speaking to a skin care specialist will help you determine your skin type, so whether it’s jumping a quick 10-minute discovery call or taking some time to undergo a fully comprehensive online consultation our GlowBay skin experts can help you!
Remove Your Make-Up Before Bed
A MUST! If you don’t remove make-up before bed, you are not only leaving the make-up on your face but also all the dirt, oils and toxins that your skin has gathered during the day. Failing to do this could lead to clogged pores, irritated skin and breakouts. Using DermaQuest Essential daily cleanser to remove your make-up will help clean your skin thoroughly before bed.
Load Up On Your AntioxidantsAntioxidants are naturally occurring vitamins and minerals—like vitamins A, C, E, and green tea—that protect your skin against free radicals which are molecules in the environment that damage your skin by clinging to your collagen and weakening elasticity. Antioxidants neutralise those free radicals to protect your skin from damage whilst also brightening the skin, calming irritation and smoothing fine lines. Not to forget your nutritional intake too, with some examples of antioxidant foods being blueberries, strawberries, kale, artichokes, dark chocolate and beans.
For your skin care, we recommend the DermaQuest Delicate Soothing Serum and DermaQuest C-Infusion Serum to be leading in their antioxidant formulations.
Double CleanseDouble cleansing is super important as the first cleanse is to remove make-up, dirt and oils and the second cleanse actually cleans the skin. Use cold water on the last cleanse as this will close the pores and not allow any impurities in before applying moisturiser. Try incorporating the DermaQuest Essential Daily Cleanser into your routine to see how this can boost your skin health!
Exfoliation is a great addition to your skincare routine as it gets rid of dead skin cells to make way for new, healthier skin, however, over-exfoliating can cause irritation, redness and cause the skin to become inflamed and breakout. 1-2 times a week is recommended to help speed up skin cell turnover without causing damage. Try DermaQuest Algae Polishing Scrub for this as it’s super gentle, but packs a punch!
Use Make-Up Wipes
Using make-up wipes is a big ‘no no’ that any skincare expert will tell you. Make-up wipes do not thoroughly remove make-up but rather smear it across your face. A good cleanser or cleansing oil such as DermaQuest Universal Cleansing Oil will do the job properly.
Skimp On Sleep
You should be aiming for 7-8 hours of sleep a night to give your body enough time to recharge. If you’re not letting your body reset and refresh it can result in eye bags, dark circles, wrinkles and breakouts. We recommend establishing a relaxing and calming bedtime routine.
Pick Your Spots
Squeezing spots can push bacteria and puss deeper into the skin, which might cause more swelling and redness. Squeezing also can lead to scabs and might leave you with permanent pits or scars. Leave spots alone and aim to work on your skin health, because those little blighters will heal themselves quicker if you invest in a great skincare routine! Forget To Moisturise Daily Moisturising every day can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful to skin and cause common skin conditions like acne. Moisturising twice a day will lock in the moisture your skin needs and keep it looking healthy and youthful. We recommend DermaQuest Essential Moisturiser as its lightweight formula delivers without leaving any slick on the surface.
Keep Touching Your Face
You should avoid touching your face because throughout the day our hands gather bacteria from touching things such as door handles, surfaces, car keys, shopping trolleys etc. If we then keep touching our face we are transferring these germs onto our skin which could then cause the dirt to get into our pores and cause breakouts. Keep a hand sanitiser nearby and use it regularly throughout the day.
Use Hot Water On Your Face
Using hot water on your face may feel nice but it only upsets your skin's natural moisture balance and also strips the natural oils from your skin that keep it healthy which will then cause dryness, redness and inflammation. To protect your skin, use warm water which is tepid to the touch.
Hopefully, that should have answered some of those common skincare questions that we should all know. However, if you’re in need of more information then why not book an online skin consultation with a GlowBay skincare expert who can assist you further to help personalise and formulate the most perfect skincare plan for your skin!