Sunday, 30 January 2011

Your Skin Care Routine

Hey guys!

Next in my skin care series shows you what your skin care routine should consist of to ensure healthy glowing skin! If you're not sure what skin type you are have a look at my earlier post By clicking here.

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Every morning and evening you should:
  1. Cleanse - to remove any make up, excess oil and impurities from your skin by using either a cleanser or facial wash; either of these is fine as they do the same thing, the only difference is the consistency.
  2. Tone - This is much more important than most people think. Toner does not just remove any excess cleanser and close the pores, it also ensures that the PH level of your skin is at the right level to work properly. When you use a cleanser, your PH level shoots right up and this can cause dryness and large pores. So, start using toner peeps! :0)
  3. Moisturiser - This is important for all skin types - even if you have oily skin.
    • Oily skin is often exacerbated by not moisturising because your skin tries to compensate by producing more oil. Remember, all this oil is on the surface, your dermis can actually be very dehydrated. If this is the case you need to use a light water-based moisturiser such as Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser.
    • Skin which is showing signs of ageing such as fine lines and winkles can benefit from a moistuer which contains Vitamin E. This ingredient has wheat germ oil in which helps to repair skin. It also protects the skin from free radicals such a ciggerette smoke and pollution.
    • Dry Skin - Ensure you use a very rich mosisturiser and a night cream. Night creams differ from a day cream in that they help to repair the skin and are often much richer. It will soak in over night and give your skin a real boost
    • All Skin types - should use an SPF moisturiser of at least 15 to protect against UVA and UVB rays which causes skin ageing. Remember not to forget to mositurise your neck as well, it needs protecting too!
    • age 20+ - If you're in your 20's you need to start using an eye cream to prevent wrinkles as you get older, but apply with you ring finger to stop from pulling the skin.
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Hope this helps you figure out what you should be doing to keep your skin glowing. Next in the skin series: Weekly treatments.

Hugs and cupcakes,


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