Do’s and Don’ts – Skincare Edition

Aug 01 , 2022

We all have skincare goals – some of us would like to get rid of our acne, some of us would like to get rid of our dark marks and hyperpigmentation, some of want to improve our skin texture. No matter what your skincare goal is – it is definitely achievable, you just need to understand the do’s and don’ts of skincare.

Read on to find out what will benefit your skin and what will harm it.



Wear sunscreen everyday:

In order to prevent sun damage, sunscreen is a must. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is the primary cause of aging skin. While your moisturizer or makeup may have sunscreen in it, it may not be enough to protect your skin for the entire day so opting for an independent sunscreen is the best option.


Load up on Antioxidants:

As you age, your skin’s elastin fibres become looser because your body is producing less collagen. This can cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear and can make the skin less elastic. To fight this, you should add antioxidants into your daily routine like vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, lycopene and selenium.


Remove your makeup before bed:

When you go to bed with makeup on, you are damaging your skin as you’re not just leaving the makeup - you’re also leaving behind all of the dirt, oil and toxins that your skin has collected over the course of the day. If you don’t cleanse away the bad stuff, you could be facing clogged pores, irritated skin and breakouts. It only takes a minute to rid your skin of harmful bacteria and prevent future, unpleasant issues.



Do not forget to moisturize daily:

If you have the kind of routine that causes you to rush in the morning, sometimes moisturizing is forgotten. Moisturizing is the best thing you can incorporate into your daily routine. Whether your skin’s oily, dry or combination, finding the right type of moisturizer for your skin type can be a lifesaver.


Do not over exfoliate:

Exfoliation is a great addition to your skin care routine, as it gets rid of dead skin cells and makes room for new, healthier skin. However, when it comes to exfoliating your skin, less is definitely more. Whether you’re using physical or chemical exfoliants, you need to give your skin time to rest in between treatments. For most skin types, one to three times per week is completely sufficient. Any more than that, and you could risk irritating your skin.


Do not cut your sleep short:

You should be aiming for seven to eight hours of sleep each night to give your entire body time to repair and recharge for the next day. If you’re not giving your body time to reset and refresh, you could end up dealing with eye bags, dark circles, breakouts, wrinkles, inflammation and more. If you’re having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, we recommend establishing a calming night-time routine to promote relaxation.


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