When buying beauty products you don’t always have to go for the most expensive but then when buying cheap products, always wonder why they are at such a low cost. When you see an item that is usually £30 in the shops being sold by a seller for £10 ask yourself why? How is this possible? Well usually these products are surplus stock or stock taken from businesses that have closed down, most products don’t have the manufactured dates on them and so you never know how long the products have been sitting on a dusty shelf. This rule of course does not apply to all discounted products but always be wary, if something you buy doesn’t look or smell right then don’t use it, you could do more harm than good.
Hygiene - is very important, particularly when using creams that are stored in jars, ALWAYS wash your hands before putting them in to the pot of cream or even better, use a clean utensil to remove some of the cream for the jar, by placing anything unwashed in to the cream you could introduce bacteria which will then bread and render the product useless.
Cleansing - if you wear make-up then always cleanse twice because one cleanse is never enough. Always follow with a toner which removes any residue from the cleanser and helps to freshen the skin, creating a great base for your moisturiser or treatment.
Moisturising – Even oily skin needs to be moisturised, choose a product that sounds most suited to your skin or ask your seller for advice.
Skin Types – Dry is when the skin appears dull, flaky and lifeless, combination is when the skin can appear oily and shiny on the T zone (forehead, nose & chin) and dry/flaky and the cheeks, oily is when the face is constantly shiny and covered with a film of oil.
Treating acne – When treating acne or oily skin most people feel they need to find the strongest product to use on their skin, unfortunately this often does more harm than good. If you use something too strong then you are stripping the skin of it’s natural moisture, the skin will then overcompensate by producing even more oil which will then clog the pores and hair follicles causing even more spots. Use products that are PH balanced.
Exfoliate - regularly to help remove dead skin, otherwise you are simply moisturising dead skin.
Face mask - try and give yourself a weekly treatment with a face mask or chemical peel, this wonderful treat will not only benefit your skin but can also be therapeutic.
SPF – It is very important to protect your skin from the suns rays which are still harmful in the winter. Always use a minimum SPF15 or higher if you are sunbathing or in a warmer client, your skin will thank you for it when you’re older.
Eyes – The skin around the eyes does not product it’s own sebum (the skins natural oil) and so start to use a product especially designed for the eye area from as young as 18, as a general rule, a gel is more suited to younger or oily skin, a cream for older or dry skin.
Advice – If you’re not sure about a product then always ask the seller for more information or a guideline on what would be suitable for you.
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