Skin care advice for September

Hi, How are you?
Have you had any breakouts recently? Especially around the chin, mouth and nose area, even stretching over cheeks and up to the ears? Well, we think this is directly related to mask-wearing, and we know this isn’t going away so we’ve put together a little guide to help you see improvements in your skin.

What causes breakouts?
A spot forms when there is a blockage and the pore gets clogged.  There are lots of things that cause spots – poor diet, hormones and incorrect skincare products. But what we are seeing are clients with previously healthy skin now having new breakouts.

What can I do about it?
Wash those masks! We whole-heartedly believe in reusable masks but we also believe in good mask hygiene.  Treat your mask like your underwear! We love this! Wash your mask after each use, have a supply of masks and use at least two a day.  Don’t just pick up the discarded one you left in your car or pocket etc!  Your skin will thank you for it later.



Good skincare routine 
We can all be lazy re good skincare but now more than ever is the time to fix up your skincare routine. If you have a cleanser that you’re getting on well with, great. But do you double cleanse? What?! Well, double cleansing is what therapists do as part of a facial, because it lifts all the dirt. When you are washing your face in the shower faster than Usain Bolt because you slept in – again…did you really remove all that dirt? Clean that skin – for at least 2 minutes, like your teeth.  Next steps – you need to add into your regular routine a toner and scrub – 100%. Toner closes the pores after washing and scrub will help move off dead skin cells and bacteria and unblock and prevent those blockages.

What products can I use?
That totally depends on your skin type and if you haven’t already done it by now – you need to work out what that is.  How?  First, clean your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser and gently pat dry. Leave your skin, DO NOT apply any other product. After 30 minutes, examine your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead for any shine. After another 30 minutes, evaluate whether your skin feels dry, especially when you smile. If your skin feels tight, your skin is likely dry. If there is noticeable shine on your nose and forehead, your skin is most likely normal/combination. If there is shine on your cheeks as well as your forehead and nose, you most likely have oily skin.

We recommend 
We stock exfoliators in-salon for face and body. We highly recommend konjac sponges for sensitive skins, they are 100% naturally occurring and when you’ve finished with them – pop them in your compost bin. For those that like a grain we recommend Upcircle face scrub – again 100% natural.  If you’re in deep trouble and feel only a facial can help, we are going to be offering facials in October.  Buy these products and more from our online shop here.

With love, the team at.

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