The Do's and Don'ts of Skincare

22 October 2017

I'm clueless -for the most part- when it comes to skincare. I know the basics; cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. But as soon as they start talking about hydrochloric acid- you've lost me. I attended a  skincare panel event mid-August and I've put together a list of Do's and Don'ts of skincare basics that everyone should know.

DO CLEANSE, CLEANSE, CLEANSE!! Cleansing is such an important part of any skincare routine and should always be your first step. I recommend using Micellar Water as it's a softer, gentler way of removing the dirt on your face, whilst keeping the skin hydrated. In Britain we love a good face wipe, however, they tend to contain drying properties which suck the moisture out of the skin and they don't wipe away all the dirt.

DO Use a Gentle Exfoliator every day. Exfoliators are great for removing dead skin cells, encouraging blood flow to your face and helping with that overall glow. Skin will appear healthier and feel softer. It's preferred to use gentle exfoliators every day as opposed to a harder exfoliator once or twice a week.

DO Moisturise! It's another important step to your skincare routine. Not only does it improve the appearance and keep your skin hydrated, it improves elasticity and firmness.

DO Use a mask once a week. Treat your skin to a little pamper session every week. It takes about 10 minutes and you can give your skin that extra boost.

DON’T Use Harsh Chemicals. Use products that are similar to your skins natural pH balance for the best results. And keep it natural! There’s a lot more focus about what we put into our bodies these days than before. Same for your skin. Treat it well and you’ll see the benefits.

Love, Aoife x

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