Top 10 DOs and DON’Ts of Skin CareNovember 24, 2010
Top 10 “DOs” of Skin Care
- DO follow our www.BeautifiedYou.com rules to Renew, Replenish, and Rejuvenate your skin.
- DO wash your face daily with a non-soap cleanser designed to remove impurities and excess oil without stripping the skin of its natural protective barrier. Even better, use a cleanser with glycolic acid to help gently exfoliate.
- DO moisturize your skin, especially if you have dry skin. Dry skin encourages excess sebum (oil) production and can cause acne.
- DO wear protective sunscreen when going out, even on cloudy days, and always remember to reapply regularly. Use a sunscreen/sunblock with broad-spectrum protection, both UVA & UVB, and preferably one with zinc oxide as one of the main active ingredients.
- DO use an eye cream on a daily basis to maintain a youthful appearance. Remember, the eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show early signs of aging.
- DO get a facial, on a regular basis. A daily “mini-facial” with a Clarisonic Skin Care Brush and your favorite cleanser is a perfect alternative to expensive salon treatments!
- DO try to use mineral-based makeup products. Not only are they good for your skin, they provide long-term benefits as well.
- DO change your bedsheets and pillowcases regularly. Even your own skin cells, oils and bacteria may cause breakouts.
- DO try to use the right tools for the job. Choose facial brushes that feel gentle to the skin and help complete the job without wasting product and/or making a big mess.
- DO eat right and drink plenty of water, exercise often, and also get plenty of rest. Your skin is a physical manifestation of your overall health, so healthy-looking skin often means a healthier you.
Top 10 “DON‘Ts” of Skin Care
- DON‘T forget to cleanse your skin regularly, but no more than twice a day. Cleansing the skin helps remove bacteria, dirt, and excess oil that can cause acne flare-ups.
- DON‘T pop pimples when you experience breakouts. Doing so can cause the offending bacteria to spread further, aggravate the condition, and also cause your skin to develop pigmentation or acne scarring.
- DON‘T use harsh exfoliating facial scrubs, scrub too aggressively, or scrub too often. Doing so can damage sensitive facial skin. Gentle to mild exfoliation twice a week is the recommended approach.
- DON‘T hop into bed with a full face of make-up. Cleanse your face thoroughly to get rid of dirt and bacteria that’s been collected throughout the day before falling asleep in your comfortable bed.
- DON‘T overlook the eyes and lips. The tissue around the eyes is particularly delicate and requires special atention. The lips require moisture and protection with an SPF-containing product.
- DON‘T over-moisturize your skin. Applying a large amount of moisturizing lotion/cream to your face on a dry day may help a little but the correct approach is the application of just the right amount of product on a regular basis.
- DON‘T make the mistake of applying a number of different products simultaneously. Some of the ingredients may negatively interact with one another, so be sure to check with your skin care professional prior to using any products.
- DON‘T use a cream-based sun protection products if you have oily skin. Try a powder-based sunblock such as Colorescience’s Sunforgettable products.
- DON‘T use cheap makeups which may contain harmful fillers such as parabens that may cause your skin more harm than good over the long term.
- DON‘T forget to always, always, always Renew, Replenish, and Rejuvenate your skin.
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