With the new norm way of living, constantly wearing mask and stress due to work and pressure, your skin will naturally be affected by it and the skin microbiome - is thrown off balance. Most of us experience a certain level of unstable skin that leads to acne or maskne and breakouts, oiliness or even dry and dehydrated skin. The skin’s ability to renew and repair slows down tremendously due to these factors.
So, what can you do to improve on such a situation? Here are a few good tips to remind yourselves to adopt and practice in order to have much clearer skin.
Be consistent with your home care routine
Great skin needs lots of care daily.A sporadic way of taking care of your skin won’t do the trick. Keep to a consistent home care routine that works for your skin, especially when using skin-clearing ingredients as they take time to work on the skin.
Avoid harsh actives in your routine and be gentle with your skin, using only soap-free, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic products (products that clog pores). All Dermalogica products are formulated without harsh ingredients like artificial fragrances and alcohol. Dermalogica cleansers and moisturisers have the added benefit of supporting a healthy skin microbiome. Serums for targeted treatment of skin concerns like sensitivity and breakout are a good way to handle and calm sensitive skin.
Wash, then exfoliate
Even though it may seem redundant, it is crucial to wash your face clean first before exfoliation. Your skin needs a clean canvas to start with so that your exfoliant can focus on removing the stubborn dirt and oil that are stuck deeper inside the pores. Use a mild face wash to cleanse your face. Consider double cleansing. Try our all-time-favorite cleansing oil, PreCleanse. This first-step routine will thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build upon the skin throughout the day. Then followed by a gentle foamy lathery cleanser, Special Cleansing Gel. This iconic cleanser is gentle yet powerful enough to remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.
Pat, don’t rub your face dry
Small action but makes a huge difference. Pat dry your face instead of rubbing it as your skin is way more sensitive than you think.
Suds up your cleanser in your hands first
You may think this is such a small little step, but lathering up your cleanser actually helps to activate the acne-fighting ingredients within the face wash formula. A quick sud makes them more effective when apply to your face while cleansing.
Don’t skip the moisturiser
If your skin is oily, you tend to skip moisturiser but on the contrary, leaving your skin without moisturiser will dry out your skin and makes it worse. The trick is to pick a moisturiser that suits your current skin condition, one which does not make your breakout worse or result in your skin becoming even oilier. Try Calm Water Gel, a moisturiser that calms and soothes skin from sensitivity and boosts hydration by up to 105% too and Skin Smoothing Cream, one that provides 48-hour continual skin hydration and protection against environmental stress through active hydramesh technology.
Pick a suitable facial treatment at the salon
Our carefully curated and developed Soothing & Rebalancing Therapy is a great treatment to address skin sensitivity due to the disruption of the skin microbiome. It is effective in reducing redness, itchiness, dryness and flaking issues to help put back the balance in your skin. Your skin needs to have a balance of good and “not-so-good” micro-organisms to ensure a harmonious state of skin condition. It is best to consult our skin care therapist for further understanding as to how to deal with your acne issue. It could be more skin-deep than you think.
- Maskne Is Real module
- Soothing & Rebalancing Therapy
- Aroma Soothing Treatment
At AsterSpring, we are here for you. Achieve #GreatSkinHealth by visiting your nearest AsterSpring centre for a thorough skin analysis, facial treatment and product recommendations personalised to your skin needs, the right skin-loving skincare products just for you.
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