January 27

3 Common Bad Skincare Habits

As intuitive as it may sound, here are the 3 most common skincare habits we want to ditch in the Year of the Rabbit! <img draggable=img-4“I’m indoors, it’s not sunny. Besides, sunscreen will worsen my acne…”
These are the most cited reasons we get. 90% of skin damage happens due to over-exposure to harmful ultraviolet or UV rays. Pigmentation, once formed, can take months or years to clear with aesthetic treatments, if at all. Prevention is the best way to avoid formation of pigmentation. Use a broad spectrum with an oil-free formulation (even when it looks cloudy) and use AMPLE amounts of it. Remember, a pea size amount of sunscreen is going to give you just that same amount of protection (that’s right – pea-sized).

Sunscreens only worsen your blemished complexion if you fail to choose a correct one that matches your skin type. Read your labels carefully and go for a broad spectrum sunscreen with an oil-free formulation that doesn’t clog up your pores.

img-5Excessive use of pore strips can dry skin out and invariably produce more sebum. When removing dried pore strips, the pulling motion and extraction can cause inflammation — especially for sensitive skin. There are much better ways to decongest & detox your skin.

To tackle clogged pores, opt for hydrafracials, a deep cleansing facial or safe exfoliants like Flash 10 Botanical Cleanser, Heritage Mask or Phyto Mask and the “king of balancing serums” in Beauty Drops 3 to keep skin breathing freely.

img-6A common misnomer is that acne breakout equates to oily skin. We see clients experiment with all kinds of harsh products to try to keep skin balanced (skipping a moisturizer/serum/cream comes up tops!). This can result in more damage than good. Ironically, the more you “starve” skin of its needed sebum, the more it will produce to compensate for the lack of it; creating this vicious cycle of imbalance.

Get your skin determined by a professional doctor or experienced therapist from a reputable spa. A proper analysis/ assessment of what your skin needs is crucial in determining what products you should be using or avoiding, to help realize the full potential of your skin, and bring it to the best condition that it can possibly be.
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