7 skincare tips I wish I could have told my younger self


When it comes to skin care, what you put on your face from a young age will make a huge impact on the future of your skin. Read on for skin care tips we’d give our younger selves if we could turn back the clock.

1. Go easy on the chemicals

Spotty skin is almost an initiation right to adulthood and youthfulness often comes hand in hand with acne causing hormones. Instead of overloading your skin with astringent, chemical laden face washes and cleansing fluids, opt instead for products that are designed for sensitive skin as these will help to reduce redness and irritation in the long run.

We recommend the Jurlique Soothing Foaming Cleanser, a soothing foaming cleanser for sensitive skin that lifts away surface impurities to leave the complexion fresh and clean.

2. GENTLE exfoliation please

Scrubbing your face with exfoliators as you would shine a shoe won’t do any favours to your skin sores. Use gentle scrubs and exfoliators instead, spacing exfoliation out to a maximum of once a week.

Speaking of which, here's what we highly recommend the Chanel Le Blanc Soft Exfoliating Pre-Lotion. Specially designed for Asian skin, its delicate formula contains a balanced combination of glycolic acid and arginine to ensure a mild and progressive exfoliation and gently renew the skin.

3. Make sure you moisturise

Far too many women falsely believe that drying out the skin helps to reduce oily t-zones, but the truth is that the oiliness in your skin is very different from the moisturising properties and natural oils found in moisturisers. Stripping your skin of moisture only causes your pores to go into overdrive, producing more sebum in the long run, so balance it out and make sure you moisturise your skin on a daily basis.

Try the Lancome Energie De Vie Water-Infused Cream, it delivers a cooling effect upon application, significantly increases skin moisture and hydration beyond 24 hours.

4. Treat your skin to a facial oil

Facial oils weren’t so popular back in the day, but incorporating a high quality facial oil into your beauty routine can work wonders for your appearance. From dry to acne prone skin, there’s a facial oil out there for each and every one of you.

We recommend the Guerlain Abeille Royale Face Treatment Oil, a concentrated elixir of specific honeys, instantly promotes firmness when massaged into the skin. The skin is invigorated, toned and perfectly sculpted.

5. Don’t pick at your face

Do you know where your hands have been? Touching your face and picking at your spots only serve to spread infection and scar your skin. Seriously, it just isn’t worth it.

6. Invest in a sun screen

Not only does continual exposure to UV rays cause premature ageing, it’s also the number one cause of skin cancer. If you want to look 65 at 50, go ahead and continue tanning with no protection, but if you care about your appearance and your health, purchase a sun screen and apply it on a daily basis. Take extra-special care with your skin during the summer and remember, the lighter you are, the higher the factor you’ll need.

This Shiseido Anessa Mild Face Sunscreen SPF 46 PA+++ has more functions than functions merely a sunscreen. It can be used as a pre-makeup base to hide pores with satin-sooth finish of beautifying powder. This sunscreen protects skin from dryness and other damage caused by UV rays while maintaining skin moisture.

7. Know your products

It’s tempting to purchase the cheapest product on the shelf, especially if you’re a student on a budget, but many products contain harsh skin damaging ingredients, or simply don’t work. Do your research, read online reviews and ask skin care experts at the counter for advice on choosing effective products that are designed for your skin type.

Though we can't turn back the clock, having these 7 skincare tips in mind can aid us in achieving healthy and glowing skin.

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