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7 Skin Sins You’ll Want To Avoid

08-10-2021

It’s that time of year when things go bump under your skin, and as the party season kicks in, your skin is going to have a frightful time if you don’t look after it. In this blog, we share seven skin sins you’ll want to avoid!

Going To Bed Without Removing Your Make-Up

This is at number one of our seven skin sins. By going to bed without removing your make-up, you are effectively sleeping in the day’s pollution, dirt and grime. Add a lovely layer of make-up and grease, and you have the perfect breeding ground for bacteria on your face and a spot outbreak.

Not Changing Your Face Mask Regularly

Still have the same facemask from weeks ago, stuffed in your pocket or handbag ready for next time? Every time you put your dirty mask on, you are transferring bacteria, old make-up, dirt and dust from past use onto your clean skin. Changing your face mask regularly or washing it regularly will keep your skin happy and healthy.

Not Keeping Your SPF High

Just because we are heading into winter, doesn’t mean you should forget about using a high SPF on your face. UV damage happens all year round, so keeping your SPF high will help keep sun damage such as hyperpigmentation and wrinkles at bay.

Seven Skin Sins Include Pimple Squeezing

However tempting it is to squeeze your pimples, we say leave it alone! Overzealous pimple squeezing can increase the risk of scarring and infection. Instead, use a salicylic acid face wash such as iS Clinical Cleansing Complex followed by a light moisturiser with anti-bacterial properties such as iS Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum. In the evenings, using an active treatment such as those containing Vitamin A, such as iS Clinical Active Serum to treat and reduce future breakouts

Sticking With The Same Skincare Regime All Year Round

Just as your wardrobe changes, so should your skincare! Sticking with the same skincare regime all year round will mean your skin isn’t getting the seasonal TLC it needs. Very often in winter, your skin will become much drier due to extreme temperature changes (think cold winds then returning to a central heated home), so you may well need a more luxurious moisturiser to replenish lost moisture.

Stopping Exfoliating

You might think that exfoliating your dry skin in winter is a no go. However, stopping exfoliating dry skin will actually make your skin more problematic. Regularly exfoliating your skin gently with a quality exfoliator such as Obagi360 Exfoliating Cleanser which will keep your skin clean and blemish-free. After exfoliating the dead skin layers away, use a rich moisturiser to replenish the skin.

Not Protecting Your Lips

We all tend to lick sore lips, which can lead to chapped, irritated lips. Protecting your lips with a lip balm, preferably with an SPF and applying after eating and drinking will help keep chapped sore lips at bay.

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