, November 26, 2018
by Hala Oran

These Are The Only Skincare Tips You’ll Ever Need!

We’re always on the hunt for new and innovative skincare products, methods, and tips, and in this digital time and age there’s an abundance of information out there. But how do we decide what’s worth our time and what’s not. There’s always trial and error but if you’re the kind of person who’s constantly pressed for time - who isn’t. You must want the most effective time-tested tips out there. Well you’re in the right place… Below are some of the most important skincare advice that you’ll ever need!

1 || Be Sun Savvy

You’ve been hearing this advice time and again and for good reason. Sun exposure is linked to all kinds of skincare damage and diseases. Simply try to avoid the sun, wear sunscreen even when indoors. The extra tip we have for you today is one that saves you time; Colorscience Unforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Powder doubles as a loose powder/sunscreen thus you have no excuses for not wearing sun protection anymore.

2 || Thin To Thick

If you’re a follower of CIIN then you’ve probably heard us dole out this important piece of advice. Always layer your skincare products thinnest to thickest. With the plethora of products that we use nowadays between serums, essences and creams and such… layering thin to thick allows each product to get absorbed properly.

3 || Fitted Sheets

Sheet masks are the next best thing; but to apply them properly and for the best fit make sure you snip the side of the nose fold to the eye hole. This will help you to better adjust the mask so you can get the best results especially in the under eye area. You can even snip below the cheekbones and fold the mask over.

4 || The Power of Ginseng

Ginseng is the new powerhouse around. When applied topically it stimulates blood flow which results in a healthier more glowing complexion. Follow up with hyaluronic acid for best results.

5 || Know Your Exfoliators

AHAs and BHAs are the exfoliators in question. Simply put, AHAs work on the surface of the skin while BHAs work deeper to unclog pores and fight acne.

6 || Inflammation

When using skincare products aim to use products that strengthen the skin’s barrier and includes anti-inflammatory ingredients.

7 || The Case for Dairy

Though by no means do we claim to be nutrition experts but the connection between eating dairy and having acne is quite strong. Dairy forms mucus and is difficult for the body to digest thus excess dairy may come out in the form of cystic acne. It is also believed that some forms of dairy may affect the hormones and trigger excessive oil production in the skin. Do some elimination testing and investigation to find out if you fall into that category. Meanwhile fight cystic acne with the below cult-favourite product.

8 || Go Green

Green juices that is. Don’t you think it’s time you finally accepted the fact that green juices are here to stay. With millions of ingredients and recipes out there you are bound to find a recipe that suits your needs. Start with some avocado for a dose of healthy fat and add any greens to your heart’s content. Green juices promote lymphatic drainage, and help you detox from the inside out, and they’re extremely filling.

9 || Microneedling

This skincare trend isn’t going anywhere for now. Microneedling promotes collagen production, restores tightness to the face and neck and diminishes the appearance of scarring and pigmentation.

10 || Don’t Neglect Your Neck and Lips

Treat the neck and the lips just like you would treat your face with specialised products. Apply generous amounts of sunscreen to your neck and lips to avoid early signs of aging. Hold your phone at eye level to avoid early neck wrinkles ‘tech-neck’. Apply your serums and moisturisers in an upward motion against gravity.

11 || Downward Dog

No we’re not getting suddenly spiritual here but this Yoga pose is the best thing to do to increase blood flow to the head, face and hair. Do it for three minutes daily.

12 || Get Monthly Facials

It is time to commit to monthly facials. End of story.

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