Self Care

We’re Saying ‘Adios’ To

These Bad Skin Care

Habits

by Sherry Tadeja, January 16, 2019 9:00am

Art by Jessa Malapit

Self Care

We’re Saying ‘Adios’ To These Bad Skin Care Habits

by Sherry Tadeja , January 16, 2019 9:00am

We’re declaring it, 2019 is the year of self-care, and it’s high time to reflect and renew your choices—starting with skincare. If you’re stuck in the same old practices, we can’t (and we won’t let you) bring skincare misconceptions with you this year nor to the next. If you catch yourself guilty saying the following, you better take notes:

“This is just for tonight, I’ll sleep with my makeup on...”

Makeup junkees are guilty of this one but not removing your makeup before you sleep is the number one mortal sin of skincare. Let your skin breathe. The accumulation of dust and sweat on top of your make up throughout the day has to go or else it could automatically result in breakouts, skin irritation, clogged pores, and eye infection.

 
 
 
 
 
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For the sensitive skin, Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser is a good start. Micellar Water is also a heaven-sent makeup remover product for the tamad girl in you, this formula is made from micelles (tiny balls of oil molecules) that absorbs oil and impurities without drying out the skin. Always have one near your bed with cotton pads on hand.

“Sunscreen is only for the beach”

Using sunscreen is not only for when taking a dip and not just to prevent sunburn. In fact, applying sunscreen lessens the damage of ultraviolet rays from the sun that can lead to early and visible signs of aging or worse, skin cancer. At least have a sunscreen that has a minimum SPF 50 for better protection.

 
 
 
 
 
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If you find sunscreens sticky, go for beauty products packed with SPF. Better yet, use Belo’s SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen that not only protects your skin but serves a good BB-Cream too. See? Hit two birds with one stone.

“I don’t need exfoliating”

You might say this proud early in your young adult life but not exfoliating your skin (especially your face) results to the build-up of dead skin cells that’ll eventually clog your pores, and make your skin dry and dull. At least do this once a week using gentle exfoliants should do the trick!

 
 
 
 
 
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Go for grainy skin scrub exfoliants than newer formulas. We recommend Lily’s Touch Diamond Polish it’s a gentle skin exfoliant with microbeads that get into the pores and scrubs all the dirt and dead skin cells away.

“Regular bar soaps are alright for my face”

Unlike the skin around our body, facial skin is more fragile and sensitive. Regular bath soaps with a higher dosage of pH (acidity) can rather result to dry, patchy skin. Yikes. Look into sulfate-free cleansers or facial soaps with a pH around 5.5 because this means the ingredients are gentle and non-drying. Also, don’t forget to moisturize after washing your face.

 
 
 
 
 
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There’s Dove’s Beauty Bar both gentle to the skin, moisturizing and easily available in today’s market.

“I’m already oily! I don’t need to moisturize”

Contrary to popular belief, oily skin is a dehydrated one. When your skin is dry, the body responds by producing more oil (sebum) that leads to clogged pores, breakouts, and, yes, oily skin. Neglecting to moisturize could make things worse (and oilier) for your skin,

 
 
 
 
 
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Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel is an affordable, cult-favorite moisturizer applauded by local beauty vloggers. Try this one out for a start.

If you feel like you can’t keep up with a skincare routine, let us leave you with these wise words: your face is like a canvas keeping it clear and healthy provides a good base for makeup and gives an overall a healthy glow. So why not take care of it?

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