5 Critical Mistakes You're Making In Your Quest For Clear Skin
No 1. The HOLY GRAIL of skincare
When it comes to skincare, exfoliation is the holy grail. It is the remedy for so many skin problems, and it makes your skin feel so. damn. smooth.
Exfoliating 2-3 times a week with a quality AHA exfoliant will prevent and clear blackheads and skin congestion like you won't believe!
An exfoliant is used to resurface the skin. This means getting rid of dead skin cells that are clogging up the skin's surface that can cause breakouts and uneven skin texture.
No 2. You don't have a CONSISTENT skincare routine
A consistent skincare routine with quality products and ingredients is your front line defence against breakouts, blackheads, and uneven skin texture.
Skincare is all about choosing the right products with the right ingredients for your skin type or condition and staying CONSISTENT.
Consistent meaning, an AM and PM skincare routine. Cleansing and moisturising every day twice a day and using an exfoliant 2-3 times a week.
No 3. You aren't using active ingredients
Active ingredients are the ingredients in skincare that actually TREAT the skin concerns you have; i.e. breakouts, blackheads, and uneven textured skin.
The following are some of the best active ingredients to look for to help fight and eliminate breakouts.
This ingredient will remove dead skin cells that are clogging your skin and clean out your pores, clearing blackheads and preventing acne!
This ingredient resurfaces and deep cleans your skin, removing dead skin on the surface and leaving it feeling super silky smooth!
No 4. You're cleansing but you aren't double cleansing
The secret to cleansing is double-cleansing. Its the first thing they teach you at beauty school and is so so important, especially when treating blemish-prone skin!
This means that you literally cleanse your face twice in a row.
I know, it sounds strange but its so worth it. The results from double cleansing compared to cleansing just once are dramatic.
If you think about it this way:
First cleanse - gets rid of dirt, oil and makeup
Second cleanse - cleans the skin and the pores.
This results in:
- Less breakouts
- Softer/smoother skin
- Skin tone becoming more even
- Skin looking illuminant, plump and healthier
- Preventing possible skin problems in the future
No 5. your skin type has needs
Knowing your skin type allows you to choose the correct products for your skin.
Characteristics - Shiny/greasy look, Pores are enlarged all over the face, rough course texture.
Characteristics - Oily in some parts and dry or normal in others, most prone to breakouts, enlarged pores in the t-zone.
Skincare for this type - Use foaming or gel cleanser and a light- medium-weight moisturiser. Hyaluronic Acid is a great hydrator for this skin type.
Characteristics - Porcelain like skin, very smooth and soft, Hard to see any pores, Very rarely breaks out, not too oily and not too dry.
Skincare for this type - This skin type is very versatile. You can use most skincare easily. Recommend a gel or milky cleanser and a medium-weight moisturiser.
Characteristics - Skin looks tight, flaky and dull. Accelerated fine lines and Lack of elasticity in the skin. No pores are visible. Skin can be itchy and irritable.
Skincare for this type - Use a milk, cream or balm cleanser and a thick emollient-rich cream moisturiser. This skin type is lacking oil and moisture and will need oil and water hydrator to keep it fresh.
Summary: Ready to get rid of that rough and bumpy skin?
Buying skincare can sometimes be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. in the end you need good quality active skincare that you can use every day for clear skin. But where do you find that?
When formulating Eluna, my vision was to create a spa-quality all-natural, active skincare range that produced real results while being gentle on the skin.
Working with my manufacturer here in Australia, we specially formulated Eluna to actually help treat breakouts, clear blackheads and really smooth out skin texture without drying your skin out.
If you want glowy radiant skin, Eluna is a must-have in your bathroom.
Our easy 3 step skincare routine consists of:
Cleansing - Aloe Vera Juice, Salicylic Acid, AHA Fruit Acids, Rose Geranium Essential Oil.
Exfoliating - Coconut Oil, Safflower Oil, Glycolic Acid, Jojoba Beads, and Oryza Rice particles.
Moisturising - Camellia Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Rosehip Oil, Pomegranate Extract, White Tea Leaf Extract.
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