Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Beauty rules: DOs and DON'Ts

How would you like your skin to look and feel? Healthy, clear, radiant, young looking? Then try to stick to a few simple rules and you will soon see the difference.


1) Do clean your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser.

REWARD: your skin will be healthier.

2) Do apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 every day in the form of a moisturizer or makeup or both. 

REWARD: your skin will keep young for longer.

3) Do exfoliate your skin every now and then with either a BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) product like Salicylic Acid at 1% or 2% to exfoliate inside the pores or a AHA (Alfa Hydroxy Acid) product like Glycolic Acid  or a scrub to exfoliate the skin surface.

REWARD: your pores will be clear and your skin will feel smoother and look younger. You should experience less breakouts as well.

P.S. My favourite BHA product is Paula Choice Skin Perfecting 1% BHA Gel Exfoliant. My favourite scrub is Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract.

4) Do opt for products containing a good array of antioxidants (see related post here).
REWARD: Your skin will behave better, look healthier and younger.

P.S. My favourite antioxidant serum is Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement (review here)


1) Do not go to bed with your makeup on (especially eye makeup)
OR you may wake up with an irritation and breakouts.

2) Do not go in the sun without wearing a sun screen 
OR your skin will age more quickly and you will put it at risk of developing skin cancer.

3) Do not use too many products at a time: the simplest your skincare routine the better 
OR your skin may become over-reactive and irritated.
For example if your skin is combination you may need to use only one product like a serum or a light moisturizer or a primer under your foundation (if you wear any) or just use a tinted moisturizer. 

4) Do not use harsh products, e.g products containing irritating ingredients like alcohol (list of irritants here)
OR your skin will become irritated and inflamed.

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