SKINFIT STUDIO IS A PASSIONATE ADVOCATE FOR SKINCARE.
The benefits of a skin treatment will be short-lived and mostly pointless if you are not taking care of your skin at home.
It’s like not brushing your teeth and relying on a routine dentist appointment to maintain your oral health.
COMMON SKINCARE MISTAKES
Over-exfoliation of the skin
Physical exfoliators, products containing simple alcohol-based ingredients, overuse of active acids and retinol, mixing product and high percentage ingredients can all cause excessive amounts of exfoliation to the skin’s surface.
Buying by influence
Buying a skincare product with no real intention, or because it smells or feels nice, or the ingredients sound fancy is a common mistake. Multimillion-pound media campaign, unlicensed and untrained professionals, social media and influencers all play a role in this buying decision making.
Being inconsistent with your routine
Buying too many products from multiple brands, and not using your products consistently can have a negative effect, or no impact at all on your skin.
Having too high and unrealistic expectations from your skincare is another common error. The skin is a living, breathing organ and it doesn’t have to look “perfect” in order to be healthy.
These mistakes combined can lead to impaired skin barrier function, which can lead to an array of chronic problems for the skin, including:
Skin thinning and increased fragility
Increased melanocyte activity (leading to hyperpigmentation)
WHY IS SKINCARE SO IMPORTANT?
The first function of a skincare routine is to clean the grime, dirt and make-up from the skin surface, to prepare it for the products to follow. A good cleanser will be free of simple alcohols, and not strip the nourishing natural oils from the top layer of the skin.
Skincare helps to superficially manage certain skin activities that contribute to hyperpigmentation, breakouts, blotchiness and other symptoms associated with dry and oily skin.
Skin products help to moisturise the outer layer of the skin and maintain hydration which is imperative to keep a healthy skin barrier in check.
Skincare, particular sunscreen helps to protect skin cells from damage caused by UV exposure and environmental aggressors. Protecting your skin from UV rays on a daily basis will also reduce the appearance of sun-induced hyperpigmentation.
Committing to a healthy skincare routine will not halt the inevitable process of ageing, but slow down the appearance of ageing. By moisturising the barrier and keeping it protected from the environment, you will reduce features associated with ageing, such as fine lines, dull-looking and dehydrated skin, an uneven skin tone and texture.
PROTECTION IS KEY
A truck driver for 28 years, exposed the one side of his face to the sun considerably more on the other side, highlighting the effects of sun damage from no protection.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
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In the meantime, you can get useful, bite-sized amounts of information by checking out the numerous tips and tricks on Skinfit Studio’s blog.