Let's face it, the holidays can get stressful. All the eating, sweets, partying, or holiday movie bingeing can take a toll on our bodies as we fall out of our typical routines. Not only that, but have you ever considered that your regular skincare routine may also be contributing to your skin problems too?
Here are our Top 6 Skincare Habits to Avoid, so you can give your skin a fresh start in no time.
1. Washing your face before removing make-up
The order you remove makeup and skincare, matters as much as the order you apply it. Micellar water is a toxin free alternative to make up wipes. Use it on a cotton or reusable pad to sweep away makeup before cleansing your face.
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Natural micellar water to gently remove face and eye makeup and cleanse the skin. Featuring hydrating aloe vera and antioxidant-rich ginkgo biloba.
Micellar water has become the beauty industry's best buy in the last few years. By harnessing mother nature, this natural skincare wonder gently removes face and eye makeup and cleanses skin to support a balanced complexion - leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.
2. Having the same skincare routine for both morning and night
The products you use at night, should support the skin's natural rejuvenation process. Your morning skincare routine should protect and nourish the skin throughout the day. You may have heard of the latest skincare trend “skin cycling “ A great way to get the most out of your skincare products. Skin cycling essentially incorporates “rest days” into your night-time routine and provide rest days for your skin to rest and repair.
Diversify Your Beauty Routine
3. Rubbing in eye cream or serums
The skin around your eyes is very delicate, so be mindful and use the pad of your ring finger to gently pat the serum into your skin. Keep in mind when it comes to serums, consistency and patience is key. Generally it would take 4 – 6 weeks of consistent use to start to see the effects of eye serum.
Speaking of nourishing, we love a clean, retinol-like active collagen peptide cream, Committing to this type of product is thought to reduce wrinkle depth and length while lifting and plumping.
If you prefer a lightweight hydration skincare solution the latest ingredient craze is Tremella mushroom and we can't get enough.
The Hemp Drop - Face & Body Serum
Tremella Mushroom is nature's alternative to hyaluronic acid, immersing skin with deep hydration. Its ability to absorb deep into the skin works to enhance skin elasticity and helps plump & smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Date Seed Extract lightens dark circles whilst Snowflake softens fine lines and evens skin tone. Pentavitin provides long-lasting hydration and skin barrier repair. Anti-inflammatory ingredients work with antioxidants to bring the skin back to a state of balance, suppleness, and radiance
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4. Using hot water when showering or washing your face
Hot water strips the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, tight, and susceptible to irritation. It can also irritate skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. If you really want to get a thorough clean, try using a silicon cleanser brush or tool as an addition to your skincare routine. The porous silicon brushes offers a deep yet gentle clean. We recommend the Ellodi silicon brush, as its unique design can get into all the creases of your skin where dirt likes to hide.
5. Using Synthetic Tanners in your Skincare Routine
While using tanning lotions is safer than baking your skin in the sun, make sure you are making conscious decisions about the lotion you choose to apply. Synthetic tanners with DHA can weaken the skin's surface to provide that darker tan. Also keep in mind that these lotions unless otherwise labelled, do not act as sun protection so don't forget your SPF.
6. Sleeping carelessly
Gravity is naturally working against us, sleeping with the side of your face on a pillow can cause “pillow lines and effect elasticity causing puffiness, and sagging. There is a reason why they call it beauty sleep, your body's natural repair process happens while you sleep. The better the quality of your sleep the brighter your glow. Remember, skincare routine isn't just about what we put on our skin, it's supported by lifestyle choices and healthy habits.
Part of your sleep hygiene and healthy skincare routine must include using the right bedding and accessories.
Silk can help:
- Prevent sleep lines and wrinkles by providing a smooth sleepy surface
- Keep your skin hydrated because silk absorbs less moisture than cotton, and won't dry you out
- Improves hair quality as silk leads to less breakage and frizz
- Regulates temperature for better sleep. Satin and polyester generates heat
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1x Silk Headband
1x Silk Eye mask
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