Skin Health Magazine Issue #6 / Winter 2018 - Page 19

Sunscreen Obviously this step can be skipped at night , but it ’ s important enough to get its own little spot here . In your moisturiser , in your make-up , or as its own product : wear sunscreen with SPF30 or higher every day , in every season .
THE GAPS
These are more area-specific treatments that a lot of us tend to skip . Stop skipping them ! To make this the year of your skin , pick a few — or all — of these and make them part of your regular routine .
Toner The humble toner gets so overlooked ! Applied right after cleansing and before serum , a toner can tighten pores , restore your skin ’ s pH balance , moisturise and refresh your skin .
Retinol Usually found in serums or moisturisers , Retinol is a small miracle worker . It ’ s been found to stimulate new skin cells , reduce the appearance of fine lines , and even out discolouration ( from , for example , hyperpigmentation , scars , hormones ). It ’ s much gentler than using a Retinoid , but you should still do a patch test for two weeks before committing fully .
Eye Cream The delicate area around your eyes is like its own island , prone to puffiness , fine lines and dark circles . A good eye cream typically contains ingredients like Vitamins C and B3 , peptides , caffeine and Retinol to help boost collagen production , hide dark circles and de-puff the puffy . Just remember , Eye Island requires extra-gentle application .
Exfoliant Twice a week , take your cleansing up a notch . Exfoliants take on dead skin cells , uneven tone and blocked pores — leaving your skin smoother , brighter and clearer . Your skin type helps determine if you should go physical ( with beads , grains or particles to scrub away those skin dulling cells ) or chemical ( using the dissolving power of acids to do the trick ).
Lip Therapy Are you remembering your kisser ? Whether your lips are chapped , flaky , thin or just a little lifeless , your smile needs more than just a sassy pop of colour . Products designed for lip repair and protection use ingredients like Vitamin E , Hyaluronic Acid , Shea Butter and antioxidants to protect against external damage and inflammation while making your lips softer , fuller , hydrated and smooth .
Overnight Mask You already know about conventional masks that you spread all over your face , wait patiently as it dries , walk around making funny faces at family members , and then rinse away . ( By the way , are you using those occasionally too ?) But you might not know about overnight masks , which you can apply before bed and leave on until your morning cleanse . They give your skin ( especially dry skin ) a much-needed night of indulgent hydration and restoration . Is your checklist complete ? If not , today is the day to fill those gaps and fully embrace your 2018 face .
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Sunscreen Obviously this step can be skipped at night, but it’s important enough to get its own little spot here. In your moisturiser, in your make-up, or as its own product: wear sunscreen with SPF30 or higher every day, in every season. THE GAPS These are more area-specific treatments that a lot of us tend to skip. Stop skipping them! To make this the year of your skin, pick a few — or all — of these and make them part of your regular routine. Toner The humble toner gets so overlooked! Applied right after cleansing and before serum, a toner can tighten pores, restore your skin’s pH balance, moisturise and refresh your skin. Retinol Usually found in serums or moisturisers, Retinol is a small miracle worker. It’s been found to stimulate new skin cells, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and even out discolouration (from, for example, hyperpigmentation, scars, hor- mones). It’s much gentler than using a Retinoid, but you should still do a patch test for two weeks before committing fully. Eye Cream The delicate area around your eyes is like its own island, prone to puffiness, fine lines and dark circles. A good eye cream typically contains ingredients like Vitamins C and B3, peptides, caffeine and Retinol to help boost collagen production, hide dark circles and de-puff the puffy. Just remember, Eye Island requires ex- tra-gentle application. Exfoliant Twice a week, take your cleansing up a notch. Exfoliants take on dead skin cells, uneven tone and blocked pores — leaving your skin smooth- er, brighter and clearer. Your skin type helps determine if you should go physical (with beads, grains or particles to scrub away those skin dulling cells ) or chemical (using the dissolving power of acids to do the trick). Lip Therapy Are you remembering your kisser? Whether your lips are chapped, flaky, thin or just a little lifeless, your smile needs more than just a sassy pop of colour. Products designed for lip repair and protection use ingredients like Vitamin E, Hya W&26B6V'WGFW"BFFG0F&FV7Bv7BWFW&FvRBfЦFvRrW"Ɨ26gFW"gVW"G&FVBB6FfW&vB6R&VGr&WB6fVF60FBR7&VBfW"W"f6RvBFVBЦǒ2BG&W2vƲ&VBrgVf6W0Bf֖ǒV&W'2BFV&6Rv'FRv&RRW6rF6R666ǒF'WBR֖vBBr&WBfW&vB62v6R6ǒ&Vf&R&VBBVfRVFW"&r6V6RFWvfRW"6ࢆW7V6ǒG'6V6VVFVBvB`GVvVBG&FB&W7F&Fग2W"6V6Ɨ7B6WFSbBFF2FPFFfF6Rv2BgVǒV'&6RW #f6Rक55TR3b#6VFvR6