Skin Care Quotes To Learn Skin Care Basics
If you are new to skin care and want to learn about skin care, these quotes about taking care of your skin will help motivate and educate you about learning more about grooming and caring for your skin, what it needs and all the science behind skin care and skin care routines.
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Skin Care Quotes
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Mixing AHAs + BHAs:
This is a great combination as it exfoliates your skin pretty well together. Together, they give you an ultimate glow overnight.
4. 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.
5. Chemical exfoliators are BHA, AHA and PHA.
They unglue the dead skin cells from your skin.
6. DIY Make your own Toner
Mix tea tree oil with some warm water. Let it cool down and put it in your spray bottle.
7. DIY Make your own Toner
Boil Green tea.
Let it cool down.
Put it in your Spray Bottle.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. When to apply Retinol?
Retinol can be sensitizing to the skin and can make your skin very sesitive to the sun. That is why it is best to use it at night.
Slowly introduce Retinol to your routine: Once every 2 weeks, and then once a week up to a maximum of 3 times a week.
11. 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.
12. Sun exposure is the biggest reason of uneven skin tone. Damage includes burned skin, dark spots, premature aging, dehydration, rough & dry skin.
13. BENZOYL PEROXIDE
A common alternative ingredient to salicylic acid (BHA) which is good for getting rid of acne and acne scars. It is usually found in cleansers.
14. Clear skin is a happy skin.
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15. 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.
16. 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.
17. Lactic Acid:
Somewhat similar to Glycolic acid in the sense that it dissolves dead skin cells off the face but it's the most gentle of the exfoliants making it ideal for really sensitive skin.
18. Serums are used for evening out skin tone and hyper pigmentation.
Use it with your hands or using a dropper onto your skin. Rub or Pat very very gently.
Apply serums AFTER the essence and BEFORE the Moisturizer.
19. 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.
20. Professional skincare treatments are like oil changes for your car.
Get them Regularly.
21. There is a moisturizer for all skin types and all skin concerns. And every one is supposed to be using a moisturizer daily for a healthy skin.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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.
28. On the days we you are not exfoliating, you can use a Retinol. You can use AHA/BHA/PHA and Retinol in the same routine if your skin likes it.
29. NIACINAMIDE + RETINOL
A lot of people say this combination of active ingredients cannot be mixed.
They are recommended to be mixed together because Niacinamide reduce redness and irritation in the skin which is a common side effect of using a powerful ingredient like Retinol.
30. If you have a scar or an open wound, do not exfoliate until its totally healed. You have to be gentle with the skin.
31. Your skin asks...
What have you done for me lately?
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. Retinol has the most research backing it up with its benefits. Retinol is great for repairing deep damage within the skin if you have acne scars, fine lines, aging, dark spots, post inflammation hyperpigmentation, scarring or other problems. Retinol will help resolve those issues.
36. Flawless skin starts with a flawless skincare routine.
37. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is the most controversial skin care active ingredient.
It is known for its anti-oxidant benefits - protecting the skin during the day, brightening dark spots, preventing and decreasing aging of the skin.
Sensitive to light, turns dark brown. Make sure it is dark brown when you are using it, as it might not be that effective or will be sensitizing to the skin.
38. Glowing skin is a result of proper skincare. It means you can wear less makeup and let the skin shine through.
39. 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.
40. How to apply Retinol?
Your skin should be dry when you apply Retinol. If it is wet, retinol will penetrate deeper into the skin and cause irritation and flakiness.
41. Benefits of Regular Facials:
-Re-hydrates the skin
-Slows down premature aging
42. 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.
43. 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.
44. Don’t forget to pamper yourself
45. 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%
46. 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.
47. How to use a chemical Exfoliator?
Put few drops on a cotton pad and very gently, rub in circular motion over the skin.
48. Exfoliating pad is a peeling pad that you put in your hand and rub it on your skin.
49. 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
50. 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.
51. Glycolic Acid is one of the most powerful chemical exfoliants that dissolves the dead skin cells off of the face. They are very effective but higher concentration of Glycolic Acids in a product may be irritating for some skin types.
52. Essence is used for plumper firmer looking skin. Essence usually have niacinamide, galactomyces and general hydrating ingredients.
53. 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.
54. 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
55. 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.
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.
57. Great skin doesn't happen by chance.
It happens by appointment.
58. 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.
59. 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.
60. Do not exfoliate the day when you have shaved/removed hair from your face as using an exfoliator might sting.
61. Makeup should never be used to hide yourself.
It should be used to enhance your natural beauty.
62. NIACINAMIDE + AHAs (glycolic acid, lactic acid..)
They work great together. You don't have to worry about any sensitivity or irritation.
Niacinamide is not just found in Serums, but is also active ingredients in many moisturizers.
63. Aging is a fact of life. Looking your age does not have to be.