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skin schoolin' - your FAQ's
by Elise Parkes |
Welcome back to Skin Schoolin', the time of the year Team Glow answer aaaall your burning questions on everything skin. Whether it's doing a deep dive into ingredients or skin type tips, it's time to study up... This week, it's over to you, we're answering your FAQ's...
What order should I apply my skincare?
Surely if the products I put on my skin are all wonderful and amazing it doesn’t really matter if I put my serum on last or my toner on first?
Weelll… it turns out the order of application is pretty important in making sure you’re getting the maximum benefits out of all the products. Basically, you want to make sure that the ingredients you’re so carefully applying (& paying for) actually do penetrate the skins barrier to receive the full benefits- which if you apply your skincare incorrectly won’t happen, meaning you might not see the results you really want.
To make things simple, here’s the order you should apply your skincare products to get the maximum benefits…
2. Mask or Exfoliator
6. SPF (AM only)
For the full details, checkout our blog here
Do I need moisturiser if my skin is oily?
Think having oily skin means moisturiser = big no? Here’s the thing, people often mistake skin oil for skin hydration, but that’s not actually the case…
Skin oil is what you probably think it is, that shiny, waxy film on the skin called called sebum. This is secreted by the sebaceous glands, and you need certain levels of them to help keep your skin barrier healthy.
Skin hydration is the process where water is absorbed into the layers of the skin, to maintain its plumpness, elasticity, and resiliency (which we all want, right?)
So, since the two things are completely different, a build-up of sebum can lead to oily and acne prone skin, but it doesn't actually mean your skin is well-hydrated.
Without the right amount of moisture, the appearance and function of your skin can be compromised and with prolonged dehydration, it’s at greater risk or inflammation, premature aging AND even breakouts… When skin becomes *too* dry the body overcompensates and produces even more oil to try and help bolster your skin’s barrier function. The result? Clogged pores and breakouts.
SO, in short YES all skin types need a moisturiser. Want a recommendation? We’ve got the perfect one for oil prone skin… HERE
When should I wear SPF?
Convinced wearing SPF should be reserved for vacations only? Think again... While, yes, your skin is at it's most vulnerable when on your hols, the risk of skin damage is a year round kind of thing. Make sure to wear suncream every day, even in winter, because UV (ultraviolet - aka invisible radiation) is present all year round, even when it's cold and cloudy.
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