A Girls Quick Start Guide to Do’s and Don’ts in Skincare
This is the last installment in the Girls Quick Start Guide mini series!!! If you missed the first two you can get their links from the “start here” page.
DON’T sleep with makeup on!
DO invest in some wipes to at least make it a little easier after those long nights out. Washing at night is the best way to rid the skin of the unwanted pollutants and toxins picked up from the day.
DON’T play with, touch compulsively, or pop blemishes!
DO apply anti-acne treatments before any other products, so they don’t block them from doing their job.
DON’T not apply a moisturizer!
DO find a great moisturizer that’s perfect for you, and make it a necessity…like brushing your teeth.
DON’T leave the house without sunscreen on.
DO find products that do double duty such as your moisturizer, lotion, or foundation that have the added SPF.
DON’T be impatient with skincare results.
DO give a new routine or new cream up to 6 months to do what it’s intended to do.
DON’T feel obligated to buy fancy eye creams.
DO dab a little of your moisturizer around those peepers. If you like having the extra cream in your arsenal then make it do double duty by applying the eye cream also around your mouth.
DON’T bake in the sun…or a bed (they’re even shaped like a coffin)!
DO fake the glow. Besides the fact that they cause skin cancer, makeup just sits better on skin that is not sun-damaged.
DON’T over exfoliate the face which can lead to not only red irritated skin but also an outbreak of acne.
DO exfoliate around twice a month to rid skin of dead cells.
DON’T skimp out on sleep.
They don’t call it “beauty rest” for nothing. DO get a proper nights rest. Everything regenerates during sleep, cellular repair happens during sleep as well, so allow the skin a chance to renew.
DON’T agonize over getting older or fight the inevitable, it’s not worth the stress really.
DO look into the mirror everyday and tell yourself, “I am beautiful!!!”
*Sebastion’s got the idea!!!!