ESTHETICIAN'S

ADVICE

Be Kind to your Skin

Use skincare products that are appropriate for your skin type and condition. Avoid harsh ingredients that may deplete your natural oils and disrupt your skin’s protective barrier. 

Do not overexfoliate your skin. Maximum 1-2 times a week is sufficient for normal or dry skin. Even people with oily skin should not exfoliate every day with abrasive products. Instead, they can opt for salicylic acid and clay based products. Salicylic acid helps soften skin and slough away dead skin cells, leaving you with a smoother, brighter complexion.  Clay controls oil production and may also calm inflammation.

Sun or no Sun?

It is very important to use sun protection every day. Every morning apply a mineral based sunblock on your face, regardless of the weather outside, even if you are not planning to leave your home. This is especially important if you are prone to hyperpigmentation.  Don’t forget about protecting your neck, decollete, and hands.

Choose mineral based sunblock containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Avoid chemical sunscreens which may contain ingredients that are harmful to our health and the environment.

The sun’s ultraviolet light is responsible for much of the aging of the skin. Chronic UV exposure causes wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and loose skin. UV causes damaging free radicals to be produced. The best and easiest way to preserve the youth of your skin is by protecting it from the sun.

Although chronic excessive exposure to sunlight increases the risk of premature skin aging and skin cancer, the avoidance of all direct sun exposure increases the risk of vitamin D deficiency, which can have serious consequences. Sensible sun exposure (usually 5-10 min of exposure of arms and legs, 2 or 3 times per week) and increased dietary and supplemental vitamin D intakes are reasonable approaches to guarantee vitamin D sufficiency.

Sunglasses, hats and protective clothing are useful aids when you need to spend a longer period of time outside and cannot keep applying sunblock every two hours.

oil or Cream?

People often confuse the benefits of oil and moisturizers. Oils became a skincare trend lately. Unfortunately, many oil users are applying oils too frequently, or use the wrong oil for their skin type, leading to congested skin and enlarged pores. They also tend to skip moisturizer, leaving their skin unprotected.

Oil is just not enough. Oil can only penetrate the top layer of skin. But the lower dermal layer is what contains collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, and only a properly formulated, nutrient-rich and water-based serum can reach and support it. You can’t just substitute an oil for a moisturizer because they do different jobs. Oils nourish, while moisturizers will both nourish and protect.  Moisturizers are for more than just hydration, they are also for sealing and protecting the skin from environmental stressors.  

The correct order to apply products is water-based serum, oil, and moisturizer.

A great use for oil is pre-cleansing with an oil cleanser, which will also help remove makeup gently. Depending on your skin type, you may want to do a double-cleanse, and follow the oil cleanser with a regular cleanser.

more than skin deep

It is very important to use sun protection every day. Every morning apply a mineral based sunblock on your face, such as zinc oxide,  regardless of the weather outside, even if you are not planning to leave your home. This is especially important if you are prone to hyperpigmentation.  Don’t forget about protecting your neck, decollete, and hands.

The sun’s ultraviolet light is responsible for much of the aging of the skin. Chronic UV exposure causes wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and loose skin. UV causes damaging free radicals to be produced. The best and easiest way to preserve the youth of your skin is by protecting it from the sun.

Although chronic excessive exposure to sunlight increases the risk of premature skin aging and skin cancer, the avoidance of all direct sun exposure increases the risk of vitamin D deficiency, which can have serious consequences. Sensible sun exposure (usually 5-10 min of exposure of arms and legs, 2 or 3 times per week) and increased dietary and supplemental vitamin D intakes are reasonable approaches to guarantee vitamin D sufficiency.

Sunglasses, hats and protective clothing are useful aids when you need to spend a longer period of time outside and cannot keep applying sunblock every two hours.

 

Power of Touch and Posture

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Plugged in

It is very important to use sun protection every day. Every morning apply a mineral based sunblock on your face, such as zinc oxide,  regardless of the weather outside, even if you are not planning to leave your home. This is especially important if you are prone to hyperpigmentation.  Don’t forget about protecting your neck, decollete, and hands.

The sun’s ultraviolet light is responsible for much of the aging of the skin. Chronic UV exposure causes wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and loose skin. UV causes damaging free radicals to be produced. The best and easiest way to preserve the youth of your skin is by protecting it from the sun.

Although chronic excessive exposure to sunlight increases the risk of premature skin aging and skin cancer, the avoidance of all direct sun exposure increases the risk of vitamin D deficiency, which can have serious consequences. Sensible sun exposure (usually 5-10 min of exposure of arms and legs, 2 or 3 times per week) and increased dietary and supplemental vitamin D intakes are reasonable approaches to guarantee vitamin D sufficiency.

Sunglasses, hats and protective clothing are useful aids when you need to spend a longer period of time outside and cannot keep applying sunblock every two hours.

 

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