Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Basic Rules for a Beautiful Skin

1.  Never use soap on your face

How to clean your skin
One of the worst things you can do is use everyday soaps on your face. Soap will strip your skin of it's natural oils. If you have oily skin this will send a signal to your sebaceous glands to produce more oil which will worsen your condition.

If your skin is dry the soap will dry it even more, it can make it even worse if your skin is sensitive, causing all kind of reactions.

Choose a gentle cleaning lotion, preferably a cosmeceutical one, and use it morning and night. It will balance the PH and leave your skin clean and fresh.

For more info read our post: How to wash your face

2.  Don't use toners containing alcohol

Many brands recommend toners that contain alcohol for oily skins. This is a huge mistake. Once again, the alcohol will strip your natural oils and your glands will produce even more to compensate.

Choose a toner that will hydrate and moisturise your skin.

3.   Don't sleep with your makeup on

Make sure you remove all makeup from your face before going to bed. Makeup will clog your pores and dry your skin.

To remove makeup use a gentle makeup remover, you don't want to cause wrinkles by rubbing your eyes too hard.

4. Always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen when under the sun

Make sure your sunscreen is a broad spectrum one and will protect you from UVB and UVA rays. UVB rays are the ones that cause redness and sunburn. UVA rays go deep into the layers of the skin and tan your skin. Both rays contribute to photoaging: wrinkles, sun spots, damage to collagen, etc.

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