HOW TO STOP GETTING HORMONAL ACNE

What causes monthly hormonal acne around the time of your period?

Just before the start of a woman’s cycle, there is more progesterone in the skin which causes water retention. Because of this, the skin can appear puffier. When this occurs, it puts pressure on the pores and creates a narrower pore lining. Additionally, oil can get thicker because of the imbalance of hormones and the increase of testosterone during the pre-period hormonal shift. When you have thicker oil trying to get through a narrower opening, this creates the ideal environment where breakouts can now begin.

What can you do to prevent blemishes from appearing?

The key here is PREVENTION. We all have a plan of attack for when a blemish appears. This usually means bringing out all of your most powerful spot treatment to get them to go away as quickly as possible. However, there is not much awareness for figuring out how to prevent them from showing up in the first place. Here are some things to try to help stop monthly hormonal acne, including cystic acne.(key word being TRY)

Take vitamin B6 daily one week prior to your period.

This supplement may help ease PMS symptoms by improving metabolic function and hormone metabolism. Vitamin B6 can help the body manufacture neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, which aids in the body’s ability to cope with stress. I have some friends who feel this works well for helping prevent their hormonal acne. However, every person’s body chemistry is different so you’ll just have to experiment.

Modify your skin care routine slightly 4-7 days prior to the start of your period. (Using non-drying products with salicylic acid.)

The idea here is that you want to start creating an environment in your skin where breakouts are less likely to occur. Replace 2-3 products in your current regimen with ones that focus on clearing away bacteria.

My favourite  products with salicylic acid, glycolic acid and sulphur to use to help stop monthly hormonal acne are:

You skin Salicylic wash: I recommend using this product just once a day, at night. Since bacteria and oil build up on throughout the day, using this cleanser in the evening provides a beneficial anti-microbial cleansing.

 

T Pads from Zein Obagi– this toner has salicylic acid in it which offers an anti-microbial effect along with exfoliation to keep pores clear and free from bacteria.

Pixi Glow tonic: This has glycolic acids and help keep cells turning over so the skin will behave nicely.

PIXI GLOW TONIC

You skin Sulphur Mask: it has Sulphur which can help starve bacteria so it can’t breed while also helping to control oil production. After all, lack of oil means lack of breakouts. Lastly, it hydrates the skin while soothing hormonal-induced puffiness. This mask is excellent for creating an environment where fewer breakouts are likely to occur around the time of your period. You’ll use this every night after cleansing for a minimum of five minutes to clear surface bacteria within the pores while keeping the skin’s moisture barrier intact.

 

Learn the benefits of salicylic acid in helping to stop monthly hormonal acne.

Salicylic acid is a keratolytic beta hydroxy acid (BHA) ingredient famous for its ability to help clear out bacteria and remove breakout-clogging cells. It does this without irritating the skin and causing dryness. Drying out the skin will only cause more breakouts by creating surface cell buildup that can keep oil and bacteria trapped in the pore. Plus, adult skin types need to focus on keeping the skin in a healthy, hydrated state to encourage the slowdown of lines and wrinkles. You’ll usually find salicylic acid in cleansers, serums, and masks, as well as in acne spot treatments. It’s a fabulous ingredient with proven results in preventing the appearance of blemishes.

Treat the skin as needed with the use of gentle, calming, pore-clearing, antibacterial ingredients and you just may find that your monthly hormonal acne is a thing of the past.

 

 

6 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN THIS SUMMER!!

6 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN THIS SUMMER!!

A big concern for some people (not everyone though!) is how to prevent summer sun spots and pigmentation that appear during the hottest months of the year(especially those travelling to really hot countries this summer). Keeping the skin even-toned can be a challenge, especially from the heat, these skin care tips can make a huge difference.

Wear sunscreen

I know this is stating the obvious, but exposing your skin to the sun will bring out sun spots and pigmentation. If you are serious in your quest to prevent this, you have to apply more than you think you need. Protecting your skin from the sun has much more to do with how much you apply than it does to the SPF number listed on the bottle, so you really must load it on. And reapply every 90 mins if you are outside for long periods of time.

Limit exposure to both heat and sun.

Did you know that the heat given off from the sun will stimulate melanin activity, resulting in discolouration on the skin? This means that no matter how diligent you are about re-applying sunscreen, wearing a hat and staying in the shade, you still may not be able to avoid pigment from forming. If you can, avoid being in direct sunlight from 10am – 4pm which are the hottest hours of the day if you want to prevent summer sun spots.

Don’t lessen your acid exfoliation in the summer.

One of the keys to managing skin discolouration that can easily appear during the hot summer months is to keep exfoliating regularly. This can be with acids, at-home peels, gentle facial scrubs and clarasonic cleansing brushes. However, people get worried about doing so when spending more time outdoors since some exfoliating acids (like AHA’s) and retinol can make the skin slightly more sensitive. Guess what as long as you are not deliberately trying to get a tan. You should continue using your exfoliators.

Don’t cut back on using retinol in the summer.

Same goes for using retinol(at night), you’ll want to keep using it all summer long. If your goal is to prevent summer pigmentation, this will be very effective for doing so. With continued use, retinol slowly delivers incredible smoothing and resurfacing results while keeping pigment cells under control

Use a natural skin brightener daily under sunscreen.

In addition to exfoliants and retinol, applying a skin brightener daily to the skin will dramatically help suppress melanin cells to fade and prevent summer sun spots. Many skin-brightening products contain the ingredient hydroquinone, which is known to be a fairly controversial ingredient. If you want to use something more natural, I suggest using a cream light the YOUSKIN lightening face cream as it is a proven skin lightener and can make a big difference in keeping the skin even-toned

Consider wearing a hat

Protecting your skin by wearing a hat when outdoors is always a smart idea.

PS this is for people that care about tanning oh, and remember I am not saying if you do all these you are guaranteed to stay the same, I am just saying all this should help.

4 MISTAKES YOU DON’T WANT TO MAKE IF YOU HAVE ACNE PRONE SKIN

If you deal with acne and frequent breakouts like me, surely you have tried everything under the sun to get clearer skin. Hopefully you’re getting results with your efforts like I am. if you are not getting any results, then you might be making these common mistakes.

Mistake 1: Using Acne Spot Treatments Incorrectly 

As soon as you start to feel an acne bump underneath your skin is when it’s time to take action. You should already be following an acne-fighting regimen that includes a cleanser that contains salicylic acid and a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer. Once you feel the pimple starting to grow under the skin, apply a tiny dot of benzoyl peroxide or Sulphur. You should only be applying the spot treatment maximum three times a day. Any more will dry out the skin and irritate it. If you over treat, it can become red and the spot can be irritated and could actually become worse. When you spot treat the correct way you will be lessening the severity and duration of the zit.

Under no circumstances should you pick or pop your pimple. Trust us when we say it will heal a whole lot better if you spot treat without any of the picking or pulling In fact, just touching it alone might make matter worse by spreading the bacteria and oil on your fingers to other parts of your face.

You can’t always prevent a blemish from appearing, but you CAN control what happens when it does. I encourage you to be patient and let the healing process run its course. Your skin will be clearer and less scarred. It’s always best to work with Mother Nature, and never go against her. And I also encourage you to check out our Acne Kit which contains all of the mentioned blemish spot treatment products.

Mistake 2: Skipping Sunscreen

People who get acne are often so focused on dealing with their blemishes that they overlook one surprising blemish product — sunscreen! Those with acne-prone skin types will generally shy away from sunscreen because traditionally, formulas feel too heavy on the skin. Some formulas can actually worsen breakouts. But did you know that NOT using SPF daily can make the post-breakout red and dark scars linger for even longer?

The biggest problem with those who have acne is not the actual blemish (since most breakouts will heal up in 4-7 days). It’s the discoloration left behind from the skin’s injury. Acne scars are the result of inflammation within the dermis layer of the skin. Inflammation triggers pigment cells, resulting in red or purple discoloration. The severity of the scarring depends on how much you picked at the blemish.

Pigment cells stay active whenever your skin is exposed to UV. This means a blemish scar takes longer to fade. Sunscreen keeps pigment cells calm, so the fading process for blemish scars begins more quickly. Wearing a lightweight, non-pore clogging sunscreen will protect the damaged cells and give them time to properly heal, recover and fade. Your skin can get even-toned much faster.

Mistake 3: Over-Exfoliating 

Brushes like Clarisonic, or all rotating brushes for that matter, are marketed as cleansing brushes. we are led to believe that the skin isn’t really clean if we aren’t scrubbing. What most people don’t understand is that these are exfoliating tools rather than just cleansing tools. The oscillating bristles are designed to remove dead skin.

Exfoliating the skin is very effective for preventing blocked pores, but using a brush twice daily (which is recommended by most manufacturers) is equivalent to using a facial scrub twice daily. Most people know better than to manually scrub their skin twice a day.

Acne is an inflammatory disease of the skin. If you’re scrubbing too much, you’re actually creating more inflammation. This is especially true for people who really grind those brushes down hard on their skin.  Over-exfoliating will damage your skin’s natural moisture barrier, leaving it unbalanced. When people add other exfoliating products in their routine (acid serums and acid peels), in addition to the brush, it really stresses out the skin and adds to the inflammation.

Many people find their breakouts, redness and dryness diminish once they cut back on using the brush. If you’d really prefer to use a brush rather than a facial scrub, I recommend using it 3 days per week. If you want to up your exfoliation game in a safer and gentler way to clear breakouts, start using an acid serum with salicylic acid a few nights a week. The benefit is that the antibacterial ingredients enter the pore lining and help clear out breakout activity.

Mistake 4: Not Using Moisturizer 

People with acne-prone skin are paranoid about using moisturizer. They worry that it will clog their pores and not let the skin “breathe”. There are a few problems with this type of thinking. First, wearing moisturizer does not directly cause breakouts. Acne occurs when the cells that line the inner pores fail to fall off properly and the pore becomes clogged. This process happens whether you moisturize or not.

Those with oily, blemish-prone skin must use moisturizer no matter what. Your skin needs sufficient water to keep it healthy and balanced. Skipping moisturizer disrupts the skin’s proper water levels, and this dehydration process stimulates more oil production. This potentially causes more breakouts, as it encourages the formation of bacteria and the buildup of dead cells within the pores.

So there you have it…my  advice on what NOT to do. But hopefully this clarifies what WILL help you in your quest to get clearer, less-blemished skin.

My Melasma Story 😊

It’s been a minute. I had promised to follow on with my progress after my groundnut attack! Lol. As I clearly failed to practice what I preached., I was plagued with very congested, and unhappy skin. To top it off, my Melasma came back with a vengeance.

So much has happened since my last post, and a tonne of lessons learned. I will have to break them down into a series of posts over the next couple of weeks. Today I want to focus on how I stumbled upon a product which appears to have done the downright miraculous for my melasma. My next post will focus on how I got rid of my congestion and the pigmentation that followed.

I have suffered from Melasma most of my adult life. It’s comes and it goes.. and over the years I’ve realised various hormonal and or stress factors bring it on. What is Melasma?

Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age. It is thought to be primarily related to external sun exposure, external hormones like birth control pills, and internal hormonal changes as seen in pregnancy. Mine is almost always on my upper cheek and lower eye . Basically I look like a panda 😊. No.. I’m not pregnant (phew)… but asides being a practicing aesthetician, I also work as a project manager and my stress levels can peak during busy periods.

I was back home in Nigeria for 2 weeks in January/February, and as glorious as the Sun was ..sun exposure can cause or exacerbate melasma because ultraviolet rays affect the cells that control pigment (melanocytes).

My skin went from sad and angry to furious and miserable and surprisingly, none of my normal go to products were working, as a matter of fact, things were getting worse. I’ll do a separate post on how it’s important to adapt your skin routine when visiting different climates- it was a sobering lesson I need to share ha ha.

As chance would have it… I literally stumbled upon this product in Nigeria, on my sisters dresser. I passively asked her to decant a tiny sample in a pot for me ( I always have empty sample pots in a bag- #junkieparaphenalia).

I started using this product once a day, at night, on the areas of the Melasma and saw a marked difference within 4 days!!!! Within 2 weeks, my Melasma was all but gone. As I mentioned, I only decanted a tiny bit of this product and at the end of the 2 weeks, I had run out 😢😢!!! Will I order this product for myself ?? MOST DEF! I used it once a day, night time only, and continued with my daily routine, which includes daily SPF.

Now, this is not a paid post, and whilst I didn’t purchase the product before leaving Nigeria, I have every intention of ordering it and keeping it on my shelf for use if and when my Melasma reoccurs. I know there is a lot of negative hype about ‘lightening products’ and this clearly is one.. but I for one, will try most things once before giving an opinion, and for me? This worked, and I recommend you find out for yourself.

The product is pictured below and links to purchase can be found here: http://youtopiabeauty.com. Or check out @youtopiabeauty on Instagram.

Why did I see such a big improvement when I first started a new skincare routine?

 

You very well might be correct in what you are seeing. What can happen with people is their skin can reach a visible plateau where they forget what their skin looked like before they started using new products. For example, let’s say your goal is to brighten your skin and you recently started using an exfoliating acid serum and a vitamin C serum, which you have never used before. These types of products will give fast  results, and it’s not uncommon for us to hear from our customers “I just started using your products two weeks ago and I can already see a huge difference!” What occurs is that once these type of products have started to fade unwanted pigment from your skin and create a more even-toned look, there are fewer results that you might see over time. It’s simply a perception situation in that what you are seeing now is the new normal.

Can my skin products lose their effectiveness over time?

The simple answer is, no. Your skin doesn’t build up an immunity to skincare products over time. They don’t just one day decide they aren’t going to work anymore. This is because there is no direct mechanism for your skin to become immune to the effects of products. When you apply a product, your skin’s receptors will take it in, and, assuming it’s a well-formulated product, it will go to work immediately to perform its function.

However, there is an exception. In the case of using topical prescription retinoid, your skin can build up a tolerance which will result in fewer negative side effects over time.

STOP DOING THESE THINGS TO YOUR SKIN IF YOU WEAR MAKEUP

  1. You shouldn’t be going to bed with your makeup on.

It’s important to know that your skin is incredibly dirty at night due to:

  • sebum (oil) that secretes through your pores
  • bacteria from touching your face all day with your hands and dirt under your nails (without even realizing it)
  • makeup from setting powders, primers, blushes and liquid foundations

Letting your skin marinate in dirt, oil, and makeup all day and night can lead to clogged pores, breakouts, and contribute to a dull-looking complexion. It’s so important to cleanse your skin every night and perform a nighttime routine for your skin type.

2.     Don’t count on cleansing wipes to remove your makeup.

Despite their convenience, I never suggest cleansing wipes (only), to remove face makeup because they don’t truly clean the skin. Instead, they smear dirt, bacteria, oil, and makeup across it. A cleanser without the addition of any water will break down and dissolve the dirt in the oily portion of the soap (surfactant) molecule only and remove it onto the wipe. However, it’s the actual rinsing action from water that removes it and cleans the skin. Essentially, using a wipe is like applying cleanser to your face with soap and then not washing it off.

3.     Stop thinking that makeup is bad for your skin and that you need to let it breathe.

For starters, the skin doesn’t have a respiratory system so the concept of the skin “breathing” is a myth. The real truth is that face makeup when in the form of powder or liquid foundation, gives additional protection from the sun, even if it doesn’t list an SPF number. Since protecting your skin from UV light during the day should be priority #1, makeup can be extremely beneficial. Of course, you’ll want to choose the right type of makeup for your skin type to ensure it’s the best fit. (especially if your skin is not acne prone).

4.     Stop tugging on your eyes when removing mascara and eye makeup.

Why is the eye area the first place on the face to show aging? It’s because the skin is very thin and it gets the most wear and tear from smiling, squinting and rubbing. (For those who are taking in and out their contact lenses every day, this adds additional stress to the skin tissue.) It’s very important to be mindful of being delicate with the skin especially when removing eye makeup.

Pro tip: Saturate a cotton pad with an oil-free liquid eye makeup remover and hold it onto the eye area for 30 seconds to melt away the eye makeup and mascara before gently wiping away.

5.     Don’t neglect your makeup brushes.

I know it takes effort but if you’re not washing your makeup brushes at least once a month, they are truly filthy and are introducing dirt, oil, and bacteria to your skin every time they are touching your face. This is definitely not helping your skin’s health. Ideally, you would be washing them weekly or even more often for acne-prone skin types, but if you’re hardly ever washing them, then make it a goal to at least do it once a month. (As I’m writing this, it’s also a reminder that I’m long overdue for washing mine!) If you’re using a Beauty Blender (those trendy, bouncy makeup sponges), be sure to wash those after each use and replace it after three months.

6.     Don’t allow your makeup to interfere with the natural healing process of a blemish.

The goal with any blemish is to make it go away as fast as possible with the least amount of scarring, right? Well, I’m here to tell you that your makeup could be causing a problem. When you have a blemish, there is infection and inflammation, and when makeup and concealer are applied, the oils and synthetic perfumes can travel into the blemish and further the aggravation. (In addition to touching your face all day with dirty hands!) After applying sunscreen, wipe the affected area with a damp cotton swab and apply a thin layer of your treatment. This creates an invisible seal over the blemish to prevent makeup applied afterward from disrupting the healing process..

 

STEPS I TAKE TO AVOID NEGATIVE REACTION TO NEW SKINCARE PRODUCTS!!

STEPS I TAKE TO AVOID NEGATIVE REACTION TO NEW SKINCARE PRODUCTS!!

Now because of my job and love for skincare products I am constantly trying out new skincare. Sometimes they turn out great and other times my skin pays for it badly, so ill share the steps I take before trying out a new product. Now if you have sensitive or acne prone skin, incorporating new skin care products into your routine can be a scary thing simply because you just don’t know how your skin will respond, even if it’s a product for your skin type, things can just go wrong. Here are some things you need to know when trying out new skin care products.

1) Know your skintype: its really important to know your skin type before you try any particular product. This is my first basic rule (For example, so many people with oily skin always use products for controlling their oil, when in fact they really need to focus on putting water-based hydration into the skin.) basically if you know your skin type you would not need to try some skincare products.

2) Perform a patch test. If you have extremely sensitive and allergic skin, it’s always recommended to do a patch test for compatibility prior to using any new products. When you’re trying a new line you’re excited to dive right in and use everything, but if you have a negative reaction to something you’ll never know what it was. You might make some of your own assumptions, but it’s really hard for you to determine for sure.
The side of the neck is a good starting point for true compatibility because it’s thinner and generally more reactive. The idea is that if it can be tolerated on your neck, then you can feel confident that it will be okay on the face. Also, should you encounter a negative reaction such as an itchy, red rash, you might want it to appear on the neck rather than on your face.

Note: The product category that allergic skins are most reactive to are products that you would leave on the skin (moisturizer, serum, toner, eye cream) as opposed to a cleanser that you apply and rinse right off. Also, if you are doing a patch test with a product that contains Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid or other AHA’s, it is normal that the skin may be slightly pink but this should usually subside within 10-15 minutes, especially if moisturizer is applied on the skin over it.
What to do if you have an allergic reaction? If you ever use a product and break out in a rash, you can apply cold plain yogurt to the affected area, Leave on 15 minutes rinse and repeat every three hours. Also you can use hydrocortisone.

3) Introduce your products slowly. When using new products, even if you have patch-tested and no negative reaction has occurred, I still believe that it is best to only introduce one new product every five days. This way, if a negative reaction should occur, you are able to pinpoint which product it may be, and then you will have this helpful knowledge for future skin care purchases.

xoxoxo

HOW TO GET GLOWING HEALTHY SKIN!

HOW TO GET GLOWING HEALTHY SKIN!

As the skin ages, everything tends to slow down. This includes blood circulation, oil production and the natural exfoliating process of the skin. This is what is responsible for dull skin.  In addition, pigment cells rise to the surface with age, so the skin develops brown spots which cause the skin to not look even-toned.

No worries there’s a lot that can be done to counteract dull skin. In this post, I’ll share my favorite tips to get your skin looking fresh and glowing in no time.

  • Only use low-foaming, sulfate-free cleansers to wash your face

Cleansing your skin in the morning and at night is essential for optimal skin health. However, you need to pay attention to the type of cleanser you use.

Many foaming and gel-based cleansers are formulated with ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate,  or ammonium lauryl sulfate. These are cleansing agents that cut oil from the skin. While you do need to remove oil from the skin, these sulfate ingredients are simply too strong and will strip water from the skin after every washing. This leaves the skin feeling tight and creates irritation. This eventually leads to a damaged moisture barrier that contributes to your skin’s dull, dry appearance. When it comes to cleansing, the rule is more lather, more drying; less lather, less drying. Be sure to look for cleansers labeled as ‘sulfate-free’ and ones that don’t have a shampoo-like bubbly lather. Furthermore, bar soaps are an absolute no-no.

  • Repair your moisture barrier so the skin will appear light reflective

When you want the skin to have the look of a radiant glow, you want to make light bounce off of the skin. If your skin is dry and flaky, it means you have a damaged moisture barrier. When this happens, your skin develops tiny, invisible cracks that allow not only moisture to escape but also allow light to penetrate. This prevents light from bouncing off the skin’s surface so the skin will not have that ‘lit from within’ look. Instead, you end up with that undesirable dullness we all dislike. Aside from using only gentle cleansers, you have to take steps to repair your skin’s dryness and close up these cracks. The best way to do this is by using the RIGHT type of moisturizer. Now most of you would think this is for people with dry skin but you can have oily skin that is dehydrated. It’s a fact that hydrated skin is healthy skin, so start looking at your ingredient labels to find the perfect moisturizer for your skin.

  • Use a face oil but use it correctly

Especially during Harmattan when the air is dry, moisture is dramatically reduced from the skinOne of the very best ways to prevent moisture evaporation and keep your skin looking radiant is to apply a treatment oil over your night cream. The reason why you want to put it on as the last step in your night regimen is that oils have the largest molecule, more so than any other skin care product. Because of this, oil acts like a top coat or a sealant so that everything underneath (your toner, serum, and moisturizer) stays in the skin. .

  • Be sure to use the right type of exfoliating products and use them regularly

The quickest, easiest way to instantly brighten the skin is to use an exfoliating product. By dissolving and removing dry surface cells, you instantly reveal fresher, brighter, plumper cells that reflect light and give the skin a smoother look. I personally prefer AHAs like glycolic acid and lactic acid.

  • Use a skin brightener daily

Since pigment cells rise to the surface with age, brown spots and sun spots can make the skin look dull. One of the benefits of a natural skin brightener is its ability to sedate melanin activity to fade stubborn discolored marks. My favorite type is a vitamin C serum  like the YouSkin because it’s a proven brown spot lightener.

  • Use an Illuminator

Never underestimate the power of makeup. if you love your make-up this is probably your favorite part. Take a good look at your face to really familiarize yourself with the bone structure. Once you have identified your cheekbones, brow bones, nose and chin dab an illuminator on those areas. It is all about looking natural, make sure you gently blend any excess product so it does not sit on the skin.

 

if you have other secrets please share with us!

 

xoxo

Nnenna

 

 

5 DAILY HABITS THAT AFFECT THE SKIN.

5 DAILY HABITS THAT AFFECT THE SKIN.
  1. Cell phone use: High exposure of our facial skin to our phones increase our exposure to bacteria, dust and other grimy element that can lead to breakouts in our skin. Ensure that you clean your phone screen with antibacterial wipes.

 

  1. Over exfoliating: Gentle exfoliation is the best thing that you can do to your skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells that accumulate on the skin surface which helps to get rid of the dull, dry skin and will reveal a youthful and fresh looking skin. But when over exfoliating happens it can have adverse affect on your skin. Too much exfoliating or harsh cleansing can worsen breakouts and exacerbate oil production.

 

  1. Hairspray and other hair care products: We know you don’t apply hair products to your face, but the residue can end up there. Next time you apply hairspray, cover your face with a clean towel to protect your skin. Also, use a sweatband when you hit the gym to keep the products from dripping down when you begin to sweat.

 

  1. Always do a patch test before using any product: It is important to do a skin patch test for all DIYs and new products. It is easy to see a new “It product” and be eager to jump on that train, however always be conscious of your skin type and know that what works for others might cause damage to your skin or just not work for you. A fast way of knowing this is through a skin patch test where you check for reactions and other adverse effects on your skin, before you use it fully on your skin.

 

 

  1. Always use a sunscreen:  You need to use sunscreen daily before going out in the sun. It is very essential to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of sun. Prolonged sun exposure without the protection of a good quality sunscreen lotion can cause serious skin damage. It is advisable to apply a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 before going out. At the same time wear well covered clothes and carry an umbrella to provide maximum protection to your skin.

If you want your skin to look radiant, glowing and young, avoid these common bad skin habits. Also follow a good skin care regimen daily without any fail.

 

 

What are other habits you think may affect the skincare unknowingly? let us know in the comments below!