Monday 1 July 2013

10 Commandments of Skin Care

Having worked for lots of skin care brands over the years, attended thousands of sales training sessions and product launches, I have gathered a few nuggets of wisdom regarding skin care. So see below for Beauty School Drop Out's list of 10 Commandments of Skin Care.

1.       Though shalt drink water. Hydration is the key to good skin
2.       Though shalt use an SPF. UV rays speed up the aging process
3.       Though shalt know thy skin type and buy products accordingly. It’s easy to get talked     into a product you don’t need just because it’s new and exciting.
4.       Though shalt cleanse your skin at least twice a day. In the morning to remove impurities and traces of your night products and in the evening to remove the days grime and prepare your skin for your skincare.
5.       Though shalt moisturise the neck and décolleté. This area is often the first to show signs of aging.
6.       Though shalt exfoliate. Dead skin build up prevents serums and moisturisers penetrating the skin and leaves the skin looking dull. Do this every couple of days, less frequently if you have oily skin.
7.       Thou shalt use a serum. Serums penetrate deeper into the skin and can treat specific concerns such as pigmentation or anti aging
8.       Thou shalt body brush. In an upwards motion, brush towards the heart, this will help with cellulite. Cellulite is fat cells suspended in lymph, and physically stimulating it will help your system to break it up and flush it out.
9.       Thou shalt moisturise your body after the shower. We often neglect the skin on our body and applying a moisturiser after the shower will help lock in the moisture.
10.   Though shalt get enough sleep. Your skin is the largest organ of the body and reflects what is going on inside. If you are tired, your skin will reflect it.

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