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Exfoliating for Beautiful Skin
The Big Do's & Don'ts

Exfoliating might seem like a simple concept for some: remove dead skin cells and get clear skin, however there are a few pretty important do’s and don'ts that can be the make or break when it comes to getting the most out of your face scrub.

Easily the most important rule to start of with! When searching for the right scrub for you, take a minute to really think about your skin type.

Blackhead troubles?
If you’re prone to blackheads you’ll want a scrub thatwill purify your pores from any excess oil or dirt that may have built up throughout the day. Sugar Scrubs Purifying Scrub contains Kiwi Seeds to exfoliate the skin and visibly reduce blackheads. The purifying formula also contains Peppermint Essential Oil and Lemongrass Essential Oil which soothes skin and help reduces blemishes.

Dry skin?
Sugar Scrubs Nourishing Scrub contains Cocoa Butter and coconut oil, rich in fatty acids to soothe dryness, remove dead skin cells and soften skin.

Dull skin?
Sugar Scrubs Glow Scrub contains Grapeseed Oil, enriched with Vitamin E to illuminate dull, tired skin. It also contains Acai Powder to refine your skin’s texture for a visibly smoother finish.

Most of us are lead to believe that we should exfoliate at night to rid our skin of the day’s dirt and grime. The truth is however, that it’s the morning that will give us the best results with our scrub, as skin renews itself overnight, making the morning the perfect time to scrub away.

There’s no denying that our face feels incredible after a good face scrub, which can lead to us wanting our skin to feel as good every single day, however this is a big no no. Most face scrubs are recommended to be used up to three times a week for maximum results. Even if you're oily and have the urge for an extra cleansing boost, over-exfoliating can be too harsh and counter-productive for the skin.

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If our makeup bag was to have a hero, the concealer would be wearing the cape. Whether we have dark circles under the eyes from lack of sleep, stress or dehydration or our skin is having one of those days/weeks/even years, where blemishes are popping up: concealer always saves the day. Especially when that concealer is the new L’Oreal Paris Infallible Concealer Pomade.

Never used a concealer pomade before? Here’s some handy tips you wish you knew earlier.

-To get the most out of your concealer it’s best to use your fingers. This helps heat and melt the concealer into your skin for a more blended and flawless finish. If fingers aren’t you style, apply a small amount of concealer onto the back of your hands, and rub with your small makeup brush or blender to create some warmth before applying.

-An effective way to neutralise your dark circles or spots is by applying the peach shade first, then follow with another shade that’s close to your skin tone to finish your base.

-Concealer also works wonders in defining your brows. Simply apply beneath your brows after you’ve filled them, to help define and tidy.

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As tempting as it is to copy our best friend or work colleague’s skin care routine, the quest for your best skin should start with getting to know exactly what type of skin you have, what you should look for, and what you should avoid when developing a skincare routine to suit your individual needs and concerns.

Dry, sensitive skin?

This is one of the most common skin types, and is most often caused from not having enough water in the epidermis layer of your skin, however a daily routine can make a huge difference.

Cleanse: Use a creamy, soap and fragrance-free cleanser before going to bed and rinse with cool water.

Moisturise: Particularly important for dry skin, you want to moisturise at least two times a day. Look for ingredients such as coconut, avocado, sunflower, olive, almond or jasmine which are ideal for increasing moisture levels of the skin.

Exfoliate: Exfoliation helps get rid of any dead skin, allowing your skin to absorb your moisturisers more effectively. Aim to exfoliate every one to two days.

Recommendations: Age Perfect Cleansing Milk, Pure Clay Red Algae Exfoliating Scrub

Oily skin?

Another extremely common skin type; oil prone skin can come from excessive sebum produced on the face which can create an oily shine and may lead to blocked pores.

Cleanse: The ideal oily skin cleanser needs to be a balance between gentle, hydrating, and effective. It’s recommended to cleanse every morning and night with key ingredients like koalin or lemon and rinse with lukewarm water, not hot or cold.

Moisturise: Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you don’t need any more hydration and skipping moisturiser. Instead use a lightweight moisturiser, particularly one with hyaluronic acid or retinol that aims to reduce pores and mattify your skin.

Serum: This might sound like an odd step to add more oil to oily skin, but doing so can actually help reduce excess sebum to create a balanced, radiant complexion.

Recommendations: Pure Clay Eucalyptus Purifying Cream Wash, Revitalift Filler [HA] Day Cream, Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Serum

Blemish-prone skin?

Unfortunately for a lot of us, blemish-prone skin doesn’t leave us when our teenage years are over. Although there are hundreds of acne treatments out there, the key to combating acne is a good and consistent skincare routine.

Cleanse: A morning and evening gentle cleanse is super important for blemish-prone skin, and double cleansing (cleansing twice each time) is even more effective. Search for ingredients such as salicylic acid (BHA), activated charcoal or sulfur.

Exfoliate: Exfoliating two to three times a week with a scrub will help rid your skin of built up bacteria in your pores that your daily cleanses may have missed.

Micellar Water: Although every skin type should always be removing their makeup before bed, this is particularly important for those of us who experience acne. The prime time for your skin to fight acne is while you’re sleeping, so removing makeup with a natural remover such as Micellar Water, is great for unclogging your pores.

Recommendations: Pure Clay Charcoal Detoxifying Gel Wash, Sugar Scrubs Purifying Scrub, Micellar Water.

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