With our precious summer slowly making her exit, it once again becomes vital to make an extra effort with your skincare to maximise these remaining precious days. For those who were following our stories over the weekend, you would have seen our posts about skincare. For those who were sleeping on this hot tip, we provided a brief guide on how to look after yourself.

There is an old saying, credited to somebody called Confucius (this can be a blog for another time), that reads:

“Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you have fed him for a lifetime." 

 

For the novice, this sort of attention seems complicated. You don’t know where to start. Which part of your face to begin with? How much to apply. To which is the precise reason we are writing this blog today. Over the weekend we gave you the tools for complete skincare however, this blog will teach you how to work these tools for the optimum results.

The primary rule here is simple. Don’t over apply the product. For instance, if you apply too much moisturiser, the product will likely pill or in some cases even block your pores (HudaBeauty). A good example of this is retinol and other similar exfoliation ingredients - salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. These products should not and must not be used at the same time because your skin can become awfully dry (SELF).

Our second point is key. Whilst the sun is out, sun cream is essential. The long-term damage that the sun can cause to your skin is evident these days. Considering that our skin is exposed to the sun every day, it is rather important to protect ourselves from it.

 

The third step is precisely what I meant above regarding ‘tools’. Knowing how to layer the product is as important as the product itself. When it comes down to layers, we recommend applying each product in the following order:

1. Cleanser

2. Toner

3. Spot cream 

4. Serum

5. Eye- cream

6. Moisturizer

7. Oil

9. SPF

 

Point number 4 seems obvious, but you will be surprised at the number of people who have made this grave error. Most skincare products have bacteria to help them carry out their multiple uses. These bacteria’s have a purpose however, once your product sell-by-date expires, they can change. This is why we are advised not to use expired products. Doing so can likely result in irritations and infections.

Lastly and probably my favourite motto at the moment; make masks a regular thing (at least once a week). This is not just so you can take comedic selfies to your friends and followers, or so that you can bond with your masculine loved ones, but it is because of the benefits that frequent masking does for your skin. Georgia Louise (celebrity facialist) recommends implementing masks on a regular basis in order to hydrate and soothe your skin. 

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