We believe getting into good skincare habits when you are young is key to growing up with healthy skin. This doesn’t mean going out and purchasing the most expensive products out there, you need to find products that suit you and your skin type or condition. Receiving some guidance from a skin consultation with a professional is a good place to start as they can point you in the right direction in terms of homecare.
But lets take it down to some basic tips and advice on what to do and not to do when it comes to looking after a young skin….
- Cleanse twice a day morning and evening with an appropriate cleanser – This will keep the skin clean from bacteria, dirt and pollution from the day, if wearing heaving makeup then a double cleanse would be beneficial.
- Always remove makeup for bed – never sleep in your makeup, this is the perfect way to create breakouts and blocked pores!
- Opt for a micellar water instead of the face wipes – face wipes can strip the natural oils from your skin leaving it tight and dehydrated. A micellar water is just as quick and easy to use and will leave your skin hydrated and fresh.
- Wash your makeup brushes regularly – brushes will collect and hold bacteria (eww), which you do not want to be brushing around your face, clean them often to prevent the spread of bacteria which will cause breakouts.
- Use skincare products and makeup that are ‘non-comedogenic’ – this means they are formulated to not block the pores.
- When cleansing your face use lukewarm water instead of hot water as this will dehydrate the skin.
- Be gentle with the skin – when you cleanse and exfoliate, try not to be too harsh with your products and ‘scrub’ your skin, this does more harm than good leading to damaging the skin with micro tear (not seen to the eye) or opening up breakouts and spreading bacteria. Also pat the skin dry with a towel rather than ‘rubbing’ dry with a towel.
- Try not to touch the skin too much – this will transfer dirt and bacteria from your hands to your face and cause breakouts and skin irritation. Make sure your hands or clean.
- Exfoliate 2/3 times a week – exfoliation is an important stage of our skincare routines. Do not over do it by exfoliating harshly every day, this is not necessary and can do more harm than good, but make sure you do exfoliate every week.
- Use a moisturiser – even an oily skin needs to be moisturised, using the correct product for your skin type is important.
- Use a mask – using a mask each week will help to draw out impurities from the skin, helping with blackheads, breakouts and excess oil.
- Avoid squeezing and picking – as tempting as it is, this can actually cause damage to the skin and even spread bacteria and cause breakouts to show up in another area. This is where a mask will help.
- Drink plenty of water and get plenty of sleep – believe it or not this really does have an impact on the skin. Its tone and texture is improved and water will help to flush out toxins and impurities.
That might seem like a lot but actually they are small steps that will help you get into good skincare habits young, which you will find you will stick with as the years go.