8 Skin Care Mistakes You Might Be Making


Not incorporating facials into a routine

 

As we get older, skin treatments can be very beneficial for keeping a youthful glow. A regular facial to remove dead skin cells and hydrate skin works wonders. Micro-needling treatments, especially when combined with hydrating agents such as hyaluronic acid and antioxidants can really boost skin glow. Come see us for a Hydrafacial to do just that, and give your skin the love it deserves!

 

Having facial treatments in isolation

 

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Rubbing The Face Too Hard


While a good facial massage can do wonders for the skin, being too hard on it, pulling, rubbing, or scrubbing the face too vigorously can be very, very harmful. It can result in broken capillaries  or even slight bruises. Be gentle when washing your face, using a cleansing cloth, scrubbing, or applying cream. Especially be careful with your eye area. Pat your eye cream, rather then massage it in

Sleeping in make-up

 

This is probably one of those things a lot of people are guilty of doing. We know what it’s like when all you want to do is crawl into your bed and go to sleep, but when you realize the damage sleep in your make-up can cause you might think twice next time.

The make-up we wear during the day attracts free radicals, these free radicals break down the collagen production in our skin and essentially speed up the ageing process, and our skin becomes dull and dehydrated. Our skin works while we sleep, it’s renewing and repairing our skin cells to produce healthy new ones which helps us to look fresh and radiant. With this in mind, if you have a layer of make-up on your skin you’re making it very difficult for those cells to renew and repair. Making sure you cleanse before bed will fix these issues, leaving you to sleep peacefully. Ps, don't forget to wash your makeup brushes!

 

Forgetting SPF protection

 

We all know we should be wearing sunscreen all year round, but why exactly? We need to apply SPF daily to protect us from UVA and UVB. These are forms of radiation from the sun that have an effect on our skin and can cause premature ageing. By using an SPF we will protect the skin from dangerous rays, and by using an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) with the higher rating will protect even more.

Not drinking enough water

 

Another thing we know we should all be doing but do we drink enough water? Water maintains moisture in the body and is perfect for keeping your skin hydrated and supple. It naturally suppresses the appetite and helps the body metabolize stored fat. An increase in water intake reduces fat deposits and vice versa. Try for six to eight glasses of water a day.

 

Diet

 

As the old saying goes, you are what you eat! And the same applies to our skin. What we eat can have an impact on the way our skin looks and feels. Eating healthily is highly recommended and in reality a healthy and balanced diet will help your internal organs to function well and in turn your skin which is of course the largest organ of our bodies to glow with good health. The glow and the radiance is a sign of happy and healthy cells. The superfoods that we eat are now finding their way into our skincare products and for a good reason. Whatever you put into the body is just as important as what you put on it. Too much sugar, bad fat, salt, alcohol, or a lack of water, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients will have a very visible effect on skin, like a dull complexion or an acne breakout.

 

Lack of sleep

 

One of the best-kept anti-ageing secrets and one of the best friends a glowing, youthful complexion can have is a good night’s sleep. It’s during those precious hours that our cells repair damage, so this is vital! Try and get your beauty sleep in, the ideal amount is 8 hours.

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