If your still doing THIS your skincare products are not the issue.
You feel like you’re on a conveyer belt of product after product, new brands, new serums and new trends but you STILL can’t manage to keep a healthy and clear complexion. You think you’re doing everything right so far, you’re buying the right moisturizers but your skin is still flaky, you’re cleansing daily but seeing new blemishes pop up every morning, you’re buying enough blotting paper to write a book yet it still doesn’t manage to control your oily skin through the day. So what are you doing wrong?
Well, you may very well have a collection of products building up that ‘haven’t worked’ but you STILL haven’t managed to grasp the true nature of skin CARE. A lot of starters in skincare believe that just by buying skincare products it means their skin is going to magically fix everything when their environment and routines haven’t changed at all. Here is a list of ways to get clearer, brighter, smoother skin while accompanying your daily skincare routine.
GO GREEN : I know this is going to hurt a lot to hear, but let’s work from the hardest and work our way down… Don’t start your day with a cup of coffee. Hear us out! It’s fair to say with our understanding of health and wellness our skin is not craving a cappuccino first thing in the morning, The best thing you can do for amazing results in your complexion is to start your day off with a fresh fruit smoothie, and the greener the better! Joanna Vargas, a skincare facialist in NYC advises us that "It will transform your skin in a matter of days — and it helps oxygenate the skin and stimulates lymphatic drainage, so it's de-puffing, too.". The right choice of beverage in the morning is a complete game changer, so instead of buying out every brightening serum you can find at your local retailer, set aside the coffee beans for an hour or so after a super healthy green juice.
AVOID DIRECT HEAT EXPOSURE : This one is at least a rule that is easier on your gas bills, but having your heaters on through these colder seasons really won’t add any benefit to your skin’s condition "It causes inflammation and collagen breakdown. I recommend staying at least ten feet away," explains Dr. Debbie Palmer, dermatologist. During chilly weather, the best course of action with keeping toasty is wrapping up warm rather than turning on the office heater or sitting by an open fireplace.
DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE: This is a major fau pax in the skincare world, You’re hands touch so many grubby surfaces every single day and It doesn't just spread bacteria and cause breakouts — it can lead to scarring, an increase in wrinkles, and definitely flu’s and virus’ if the last few years have taught us anything.
CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES REGULARLY: We can not stress enough how important it is to ALWAYS clean your makeup brushes. Not cleaning them can easily lead to infection and clogged pores. Dermatologist, Dr. Prystowsky recommends washing your concealer and foundation brushes at least once a week and twice per month for all other brushes. A lot of the time the reason for us not cleaning our brushes regularly is simply because we don’t know how, but to clean your brushes you only need to put a drop of a mild shampoo into the palm of your hand. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water. Then, massage the bristles into your palm to distribute the shampoo into the brush. Avoid getting the metal part of the brush wet/or the base of the brush hairs because the glue could soften and the bristles could fall out. Rinse the shampoo out and squeeze out the water with a towel. Lay the brushes on their side with the bristles hanging off the edge of the counter to dry. See? Easy as anything!
SHOP SMARTER, NOT HARDER: People who are starting their skincare journey generally get a lot more trigger happy when it comes to buying up their skincare and further down the line develops into a habit you just can’t shake. This leads to a lot of products that are left semi used and tossed away, and tons of money that gets flushed away on impulse purchases. Before diving into the skincare world, take your time testing the waters! Get you skin professionally looked at, dermatologists can be very expensive so it’s best to get your skin checked over by dermatological and skin+me that offer free or low-cost appointments that allow you to get to understand your skin's needs as most skin types don’t fit simply into the broad categories of dry, oily, combination and sensitive. It’s best to stay away from brands that don’t advertise their products' ingredients, as this doesn’t allow you to research whether this product will actually benefit your skin. Our lines for morning and nightly routines have a lot of safe and nutrient-rich ingredients that will be available to read below.
This last one is more of a secret tip from us to you,
It’s not just about getting eight hours a night. Skin will also benefit from regularly using clean silk pillowcases. "The material glides easily and prevents creasing and wrinkles,"says Jesleen Ahluwalia, M.D., a dermatologist Spring Street Dermatology."Silk is also easier on hair — it helps avoid tangles and breakage." Not only giving you clear, beautiful skin and hair but also massively comfortable!
Changing up your environment, diet and routine can give you clearer, brighter and smoother skin as soon as overnight in some cases. It’s incredible to see the difference it can make, Here are some recommended products from the Transformulas team to help you with your new routine:
Marine Miracle Creme:
Infused with marine algae, giant sea kelp and sea salt extracts, our Marine Miracle Creme is deeply hydrating and uses the natural healing benefits of essential marine nutrients to feed the skin. It has proven to show longer lasting results in less than 30 days and keeps skin looking plumper and smoother and deeply nourishing the skin and locking in that moisture!
Marine Miracle Eyezone:
An award winning eye-cream, the Marine Miracle Eyezone is designed to visibly smooth, firm and hydrate the eye area as well as reduce your dark circles and improve signs of ageing. Not only maintaining a visible difference but contains marine plant extracts and five times ultra-concentrated ALDAVINE 5X ™ which improves cell regeneration.
Flawless PhotoGlow SPF 30+ :
Our Flawless PhotoGlow has built in SPF 30+ and is a multi tasking radiance moisturiser so perfect for wearing alone or even under makeup as a primer. Rich in anti-oxidants the Flawless PhotoGlow makes a perfect addition to your routine that can block those UV rays all year round.