Will spending a lot of money buying the best skincare products and following religiously lengthy beauty routines give us flawless skin and delay ageing?
Well, indeed, well-formulated skincare picked according to your skin type and condition can truly transform your skin, but good habits before even talking about products are essential.
In this article, we share 9 essential skincare tips without using any skincare product that will make your skin look and feel great, inside and out.
1 | CHANGE PILLOWCASE EVERY 3-4 DAYS
Pillow cases collect bacteria, oils, and residue from skincare products, increasing the chance of breakouts, irritation and redness. Wash your pillowcases (and linen) with a mild detergent and change them 2 times a week. PS: pure fine cotton and silk are the best choices of pillowcases fabric.
2 | GET REGULAR BEAUTY-SLEEP
Your body needs sleep to feel rested, so the skin does too. A night of good sleep will make the skin look brighter, less dull and minimize dark circles under your eyes.
3 | WASH + DISINFECT MAKEUP BRUSHES AND SPONGES
Every time you use your makeup brushes and sponges, you transfer bacteria from your skin that will stay on the brushes and possibly grow. This could lead to possible breakouts and worsening of acne. Wash your brushes weekly and disinfect them regularly,
4 | DON’T PICK PIMPLES OR TOUCH YOUR FACE TOO OFTEN
Squeezing pimples can push pus (aka bacteria) deeper into the skin, causing cause more inflammation, swelling and redness. It will also disrupt the skin barrier, create a new wound, and increase the risk of infection and scarring. Touching your face with unclean hands can spread dirt and bacteria from your hands to your face, increasing the chance of clogged pores and breakouts.
5 | USE LUKEWARM WATER INSTEAD OF COLD OR HOT WATER
If you wash your face with hot water, the risk is to dry out your skin, which can lead to issues with your skin barrier function; if you use cold water, excess oils are not dissolved in cold water, which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
6 | ADJUST YOUR MOBILE PHONE SETTINGS TO REDUCE BLUE LIGHT
Blue light can interfere with our sleep cycle, and can lead to changes in the skin cells, speeding up the aging process. Too much blue light could also lead to pigmentation.
Smart devices offer a built-in Blue Light (Night Shift mode) feature to change the screen's colour temperature. The warmer the color, the more blue light is filtered. There is also a variety of apps available too.
7 | REPLACE FACE MASKS IDEALLY EVERY 4 HOURS
Prolonged face mask-wearing can lead to the accumulation of oils, dirt and sweat on the skin, and these things together causing skin irritation, redness, and acne (maskne). It can also cause skin irritation on the nasal bridge, chin or cheeks.
8 | WEAR A HAT + SUNGLASSES (+SPF) WHEN OUTDOORS
Unprotected sun exposure is one of the causes of accelerated skin ageing as well as it increases the chance to develop skin cancer.
While limiting the exposure to direct sun and broad-spectrum SFP are essential, getting into the habit of wearing a sun hat and UV protective sunglasses can make a difference.
9 | HAVE A BALANCED DIET, LIMIT ALCOHOL AND AVOID SMOKING
Moderation and balance is the key to optimum health. Our Mantra:
More greens, more raw food, more water - less alcohol, less sugar, less dairy. And no smoking.
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