New Year Beauty Resolution Checklist

We recently posted a checklist of the 10 most essential yet basic beauty musts for all ages of skin. Here we have compiled an extended version with descriptions and more info to each point. Happy reading!

1. Always remove your make-up before going to bed and before exercise

Simple hygiene habits can help prevent breakouts from introducing bacteria. Also, remember to change your pillowcase regularly, and don’t touch your face or lean into your hands at your desk at work/school. If you work long hours, make sure to bring a cleanser with you and cleanse at 6pm. The mix of makeup and air-conditioner for so many hours can lead to congestion and breakouts. Also, invest in good products. Talk to us at your next appointment to ensure the selection of an appropriate individual care program.

2. Stay out of the sun and/or wear a sunblock

Sun damages the skin. The sun breaks down supportive fibres, collagen and elastin, leading to accelerated wrinkles, sagging, discoloration, textural changes – and skin cancer.

“Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world” www.cancer.org.au

We recommend Mesoestetic Dermatological Sun Protection SPF 50+, an oil-free, broad-spectrum sunscreen. It is great for acne-prone skin, and ideal for skin that requires lipid-free moisturising products. It also helps prevent skin ageing and the occurrence of hyperpigmentation. Available at the CSC.

Lastly, use a hat and stay out of the sun. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Sun damage causes premature ageing of the skin. Ageing starts from childhood!

3. Keep your skincare regime simple, cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day

Use natural products, and avoid mineral oil makeup with binders and fillers that block the pores.

We recommend true mineral makeup as it doesn’t block the pores and allow the skin to breath. A good brand we stock is the Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder. It’s ideal for people who suffer from skin problems such as eczema or rosacea, and provides broad spectrum SPF 20 and UVA P++ protection.

4. Upgrade your regime

Check with us at your next appointment if its time to step-up your Environ AVIST moisturiser.

5. Toss out old beauty and skincare products

Expired cosmetics and skincare products can carry a range of bacterial baddies that could cause skin problems!

6. Clean make-up brushes

Makeup brushes build up grease and bacteria. Besides that, unwashed brushes don’t perform as well as they should with build-up of makeup and oils. Wash your brushes in warm soapy water and allow to air dry once a fortnight.

7. Stop bad habits

That beauty comes from within is no cliché: Smoking, poor diet, alcohol/sugary drinks, and lack of exercise all contribute to skin ageing. Smoking creates dull lifeless skin and wrinkles. It also makes nails and teeth discoloured and leave hair dry and lacklustre. Also, make sure to eat nutrient rich food with anti-inflammatory properties such as salmon and walnuts and antioxidant rich vegetables and fruits.

Above all, don’t FAD diet, besides from dehydrating the skin and making it sensitive, fad diets can cause serious health problems. Learn about Gwyneth Paltrow’s “fad diet” lesson.

8. Stop picking your skin, lashes, cuticles etc

Picking your skin may cause damage, create irritation, scars and even wrinkles.

9. Get your beauty sleep

Skin goes on repair mode when you sleep. New skin cells grow and replace older cells. Lack of sleep causes dull skin. There is also a range of physical and mental health risks associated with sleep deprivation such as impaired memory, trouble concentrating, lower stress threshold, increased blood pressure and increased appetite.

10. Schedule your beauty treatments

…and get ready for the New Year. Deep cleansing treatments work wonders!

The Clear Skin Clinic has a dedicated and friendly team of beauty therapists that are committed to providing the best beauty services. The clinic’s beauty therapists are skilled at treating troubled skin and in making sure they are up to date with the latest beauty treatments and products.

Remember that no matter what age you are, you can have healthy clear skin!

New Year Beauty Resolution Checklist

By Sally Hagman

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