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How to know if a skincare product is working?
How Long it Takes to See Results from Skin Care Products?
Cleansers - Immediately cleans
Texture, Complexion - 4 Weeks
Sunscreens - They work instantly
Toner/Essences for Hydration - Instantly
Moisturizer - Instant glow and plumpness, should last all day. Moisture Retention improvement in 4-6 weeks.
Serums for Hydrations = 3-5 Weeks
Serums for Skin Brightening and Hyperpigmentation = 3 Months
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2. Benefits of Regular Facials:
-Re-hydrates the skin
-Slows down premature aging
3. Professional skincare treatments are like oil changes for your car.
Get them Regularly.
4. Great skin doesn't happen by chance.
It happens by appointment.
5. Makeup should never be used to hide yourself.
It should be used to enhance your natural beauty.
6. Facials are workouts for your skin
7. Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age does not have to be.
8. Don’t forget to pamper yourself
9. Filters are great but skin care is better.
10. Clear skin is a happy skin.
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11. Let me make something very, very clear...
12. Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare. It means you can wear less makeup and let the skin shine through.
13. Cleansers: Cosmetics that are made to wash your face and get rid of dirt, pollution, excess sebum and oils, sunscreen, makeup, any other topical ointments we may have used during the day. Dead skin cells. Just to clear all that off.
14. Face wash OR Cleanser?
Both of them do the same job of getting rid of dirt and oils. However, a cleanser dissolves the dirt, pollutants, makeup, SPF etc. Face wash isn't gonna remove 100% of them. That's the difference.
Face wash basically delves deeper into the skin and cleans the pored due to its foaming action.
So if you have a makeup or SPF on, it's better to use a Cleanser first, and then a face wash.
15. Double Cleansing:
Cleansing twice. First by a cleanser, then with a face wash.
Cleanser dissolves the dirt and pollutants, giving your face wash a chance to cleanse deeper.
Double cleansing isn't for everyone and can be irritating for sensitive or dry skin.
16. Types of Cleansers:
-For Oily and Combination Skin.
-Consistency- Clear and gel-like consistence.
-Deep cleanse without making your skin dry.
-For Oily and Combination Skin.
-Same benefits of Gel cleanser, but can leave the skin a bit dry.
-Good for dry and sensitive skin.
-Also called lotions/milks.
-Consistency - Thick and Creamy
-Contain moisturizing ingredients.
-Used sometimes as a first step in double cleansing routine.
-No need to wash with water. Massage it and they wash it off with a damp cloth.
-For dry and sensitive skin.
-They have tiny micelles which traps dirt and pollutants in.
-1st step of double cleansing.
-Lazy way of cleansing.
-For all skin types
-Gentle way of cleansing
-Avoid if you have an inflamed acne
-Extremely lazy way of cleansing
-Not a deep cleanser
17. pH Balance of your Skin:
Health of your skin and body is directly related to pH balance - maintaining the right balance between acid and alkaline.
0 (Most Acidic) to 14 (Most Alkaline). 5.5 is a right acidic balance for the skin. Too alkaline makes the skin dry.
18. Flawless skin starts with a flawless skincare routine.
Removal of dead skin cells that accumulate on the top layer of your skin. As we grow older, we get more and more dead skin. This is what makes our skin look dull, uneven with fine lines and wrinkles. Exfoliation helps remove this dead cells and makes your skin look a lot more even, brighter and refreshed.
20. Exfoliate for getting rid of fine lines, even the skin tone, fade age spots, leftover pigmentation from acne scars, unclogging the pores, helps minimize pore size, maximize the absorption of other products you're gonna use.
21. Exfoliate 3 times a week if you have oily skin.
Exfoliate 1-2 times a week if you have dry or sensitive skin.
Exfoliate at least once every 1-2 weeks if you have if you have really sensitive skin.
22. 1. Cleanse
Exfoliation comes before Toning and after Cleansing. No need to tone if you use a chemical exfoliator.
23. Chemical exfoliators are BHA, AHA and PHA.
They unglue the dead skin cells from your skin.
24. AHA is Alpha Hydroxy Acids. They come from Milk, Sugar and Fruits. AHA's work on the surface of the skin so they are good for dry and sensitive skin.
25. BHAs are Beta Hydroxy Acids aka salicylic acid. Works on top layer and deeper into the skin which is why it is good for oily and congested skin. It helps unclog pores, gets rid of lumps and bumps you have on your skin and removed blemishes as well. They are found in Anti-acne products.
26. PHA is Poly Hydroxy acid which is relatively new for skin care. They don't penetrate as deep into the skin as AHAs and BHAs and work on the skin surface without disturbing the delicate layers that lie beneath. Good for people with eczema, rosacea and very sensitive skin.
27. Physical exfoliators are cosmetics that are tools, brushes, scrubs with apricot seeds, sand granules. Anything that you are physically scrubbing on your skin.
28. Scrubs are good for all skin types. Choose the size of the granules in the product to your skin.
Oily skin = Bigger granules like apricot seed from St. Ives
Dry or sensitive skin = Sand or micro granules you get in Dermalogica exfoliator.
29. Peeling gel is an exfoliator that has a AHA or BHA in it that you apply on your skin and then gently scrub it out. It has cellulous particles that attach itself to the dry skin and you see them come off in rolls of dead skin.
30. Exfoliating pad is a peeling pad that you put in your hand and rub it on your skin.
31. What is a Toner?
Toners is also called toning agents, astringent, beauty water. They penetrate very quickly into your skin giving instant hydration, removing dead skin cells, picking up the dirt your cleanser may have missed, picking up cleanser that water may have missed. They also restores your pH balance if you cleanser was not pH balanced. It gives you a plumper brighter looking skin.
32. Toners are usually found in teenage product lines like Clearasil and Clean & Clear. They are usually packed with alcohol which means they are very very harsh and strip away your oils and give you the tingling feeling on your skin. Toners have now been re-branded from being oil stripping alcohol packed astringents to moisturizing, plumping, resurfacing, re-balancing toners.
33. A toner should only be used after CLEANSING.
34. Why use a toner?
Toner penetrates and cleans up deeper so it can help the use of other products in your skin care routine, giving your serums, essences and moisturizers to really work deeper in your skin.
35. Think of toner as a prep for your pores. Your skin is like a dried-up sponge, and if you put a thick layer of cream on a brittle dry sponge, it won't accept it and is not prepped for moisture. If you wet that sponge, the cream is going to penetrate a lot more easily.
36. What toner is right for you?
Acne prone or Oily Skin - Green tea and Tree as it's healing without too drying. Look for toners with Salicylic Acid.
Sensitive Skin: Calming toners that are fragrance free, light, alcohol free.
Dry Skin: Toners with fatty acids & amino acids so they moisturize. Absolutely alcohol free toners.
Buy a toner which has no alcohol or it is lower in the ingredients list.
37. How to use a toner?
Soaking toner in a cotton pad and wipe away in outward motion.
Using hands to rub and pat it gently into your skin. Gives an instant boost of radiance, while injecting moisture instantly into your skin.
Misting spray. Good for use throughout the day for plumpness and moisture throughout the day.
38. DIY Make your own Toner
Boil Green tea.
Let it cool down.
Put it in your Spray Bottle.
39. DIY Make your own Toner
Mix tea tree oil with some warm water. Let it cool down and put it in your spray bottle.
40. Sun exposure is the biggest reason of uneven skin tone. Damage includes burned skin, dark spots, premature aging, dehydration, rough & dry skin.
41. When you are buying a sunscreen, look for a PA+ rating (or even if it has a PA rating). It is a Protection grade for UVA.
42. If you have a scar or an open wound, do not exfoliate until its totally healed. You have to be gentle with the skin.
43. How to use a chemical Exfoliator?
Put few drops on a cotton pad and very gently, rub in circular motion over the skin.
44. Do not exfoliate the day when you have shaved/removed hair from your face as using an exfoliator might sting.
45. You can pick a moisturizer that specifically targets the condition or stage your skin is in: spotty skin, dehydrated skin or general repairing of the skin.
46. If you are not using serums and essences, sunscreen really helps in age prevention side that these products would usually offer us. And of course, protecting you from skin cancer.
47. If you avoid using the sunscreen because of its greasy look or white cast on your skin, then sunscreens have come a long way. There are products which you can barely even notice they're on your skin.
48. In your morning routine, you may wish to skip the cleansing and just splash your face with water.
49. Scientifically backed benefits of Hyaluronic acid: well known for its skin benefits, especially alleviating dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and speeding up wound healing.
50. Hyaluronic acid, also known as hyaluronan, is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body. The largest amounts of it are found in your skin, connective tissue and eyes. Its main function is to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist.
Many people take it as a supplement, but it’s also used in topical serums, eye drops and injections.
51. Doses of 120–240 mg hyaluronic acid per day for at least one month have been shown to significantly increase skin moisture and reduce dry skin in adults.
When applied to the surface of the skin, hyaluronic acid serums can reduce wrinkles, redness and dermatitis
52. Hyaloronic acid is basically meant to hydrate your skin. They only work well if you live in a moist environment - if the air around you has a lot of moisture in it. What HA does is it holds the moisture from the environment in your skin - it can hold 2x the weight of its own moisture. If you live in a hot and dry climate, it's not really going to do much for you.
53. Retinoids help get rid of red spots, fine lines , wrinkles, uneven skin tone. Good for a night skin care routine.
Retinoids comes in different ranges: 0.2%, 1%
54. The main culprit of rough textured skin is dehydrated and dry skin. And your skin could be dehydrated or dry because of your cleanser - a lot of cleansers are very harsh, especially foaming cleansers that are made for oily skin. They try to get rid of everything that your skin actually needs - not just your surface oils, but your deeper natural ones as well. So may be its time to switch your cleanser.
55. Resurface your skin:
Micro-needling or derma-rolling is basically a procedure where you poke tiny microscopic holes into your skin - kind of creating a micro-injury. This promotes the skin to stimulate collagen production which re-plumps your skin getting rid of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and improving the texture of your skin. It is important to follow this up with a serum to maximize the absorption of the serum.
56. How to apply moisturizer the right way?
After cleansing your skin, apply the toner on your face and leave it damp. Then you apply the moisturizer on the damp skin. This will help seal the hydrating benefits from the toner deep within the skin. And this also gives you a nice glow to your skin.
57. If you have oily skin, you still need to use the moisturizer. Excessive oil production during the day does not mean you don't need a moisturizer. Not using a moisturizer could actually be the result of excess oil production, or maybe your cleanser is over drying you.
Avoid Oil-controlling cleansers.
58. You can physically plump up your skin by using hyaluronic acid. Our own skin cells actually produce hyaluronic acid naturally with a goal to retain our moisture levels. As we get older, this production stops - making our skin look saggy and less plump. It is also good for all skin types.
59. For an instant moisture boost, use hyaluronic acid in the serum stage of your routine. As hyaluronic acid holds a thousand times its own weight in moisture - to give yourself an extra boos of plumpness, spritz some moisture over it (mineral water or essence).
Now the hyaluronic acid is going to hold onto that and retain that extra moisture.
60. Can we Unclog Pores completely?
You can't really unclog your pores in the sense of emptying out your pores of everything. When we do a facial, we think we are opening up all our pores and getting all the pores cleaned up. However, we are really just scratching the surface of our pores.
The reality is we don't actually need to empty out our pores. It is more about keeping your pores function better.
61. Why do skin pores look bigger or clogged?
Blackheads, Whiteheads, excess sebum and dead skin cells are all the main things that make your pores look bigger and clogged.
BHA gets rid of the dead skin cells and exfoliates deep down resulting in smaller looking pores with less bumps and less texture.