IT’S A FRESH START.
The New Year marks a time of change.
You’ve gotten through the holiday gifting season. You’ve made your resolutions and kissed 2018 goodbye. Now it’s time to focus on you and your skin After all the season’s festivities your skin as well as your body may be in need of a detox.
Now is the perfect time to start taking better care of your skin and get your skincare regime in order by following these 6 simple tips.
- Create a routine and stick to it
With all the different skincare products available on the market, it can be tempting to try out new products before the ones you currently use have had the chance to properly get to work and make a noticeable difference to your skin. Dermatologists recommend sticking to a consistent skincare routine for at least three months before making any changes. This way you can really notice the results that these products are making to your skin.
- Wear SPF all year round
Sunscreen is normally associated with the sunny summer months; however it is very important to get into the habit of applying an SPF product to your face all year round. It is recommended to wear an SPF of at least 30 or 50 to protect your skin from sun damage, including premature aging or more serious problems such as cancer. This is crucial whatever age you are – and prevention is always better than cure. Don’t forget to apply your Xeroderm Sunscreen Everyday! https://epizoneskin.co.za/our-products/sun-protection/
- Cleanse your face before going to bed
Going to sleep in your makeup may be tempting, especially when you’re tired after a long day at work. However, you may not be aware of all the things that can happen to your skin when you don’t cleanse your face before going to bed. When dead skin cells and dirt are not removed from your face, your pores can get clogged, resulting in breakouts. If you already suffer from acne, this can lead to even worse breakouts. In addition to this, the oils and dead skin cells that have been left on your skin can reduce the production of new, brighter skin cells leaving you will dull, older-looking skin. Do the wise thing – invest in a good quality cleanser like our Epiwash Deep Cleansing Face Wash and let your skin glow! https://epizoneskin.co.za/our-products/face-care/
- Limit your dairy, coffee and alcohol
You are what you eat. That is why it is important to avoid foods that impact your skin. Studies show that milk contains steroid hormones that may contribute to clogged pores, inflammation and acne. In addition, coffee dehydrates the skin – which is why you should probably cut yourself off after two cups a day. It is also important to limit your alcohol intake to one to two drinks per day. When you do choose to indulge in a drink, opt for red wine – which contains resveratrol, a protective anti-aging compound.
- Clean your makeup brushes and get rid of old makeup
Just as it is important to cleanse your face properly, it is also very important to make sure that you clean your makeup brushes at least once a week. Makeup brushes can harvest bacteria that you definitely wouldn’t want to be brushing on your skin everyday as this can lead to breakouts, skin irritation and clogged pores. Cleaning your makeup brushes will also help your makeup to apply more easily and look better on your skin. A good tip is to clean your brushes with our Epiwash High Foaming Face Wash. The high foaming action deeply cleanses all impurities and excess oil from your brushes, leaving them soft, clean and free from impurities.
It is also worth taking some time out to go through your makeup collection and get rid of any old makeup you may still be using, as this can be irritating your skin. As a general rule, mascaras and eyeliners should not be kept for longer than 3 months, foundations should not be kept for longer than 1 year, and powders should not be kept for longer than 18-24 months.
- Get some shut eye
Your sleep is crucial to your body’s repair, including your skin. If you become sleep-deprived, you are just putting stress on the body and causing it to release more adrenaline and cortisol. This triggers skin problems such as breakouts. Be sure to prioritize seven to eight hours of sleep each night.