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9 Most Common Skincare Questions

9 most common skincare questions
9 Most Common Skincare Questions 9 most common skincare questions

Quick guide for beginners about the 9 Most Common Skincare Questions – many people get them wrong.

  • What are the skincare product essentials?

The most basic skincare routine should consist of 3 steps.
Morning – Cleanser/Only water, Vitamin C serum, Sunscreen SPF 30+
Evening – Cleanser, Serum based on skin type, Face cream

  • HOW OFTEN SHOULD I EXFOLIATE MY SKIN?

Very dependent on your skin type. But generally, dry and sensitive skin should only exfoliate once every 10 days, normal to combination skin once a week, and oily skin can exfoliate 2-3 times a week.

  • WHICH CHEMICAL EXFOLIATION IS THE BEST?

Oily skin should use BHA exfoliants – Salicylic acid.
Dry skin should use AHA exfoliants – Lactic Acid, Glycolic acid, Mandelic acid…
Sensitive skin should use PHA exfoliants

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  • WHEN SHOULD I START USING ANTI-AGEING PRODUCTS?

Around the age of 25, the natural production of collagen and elastin begins to decrease by 1% each year. Begin proper anti-ageing skincare before your late twenties. You should focus on preventing ageing, rather than treating and minimizing existing signs.

  • HOW TO FADE HYPERPIGMENTATION AND MALASMA?

There are multiple treatment options including light therapy (such as broadband light treatments), micro-needling and medical-grade chemical peels. For at-home treatment, you can try – Retinol, Vitamin C, and AHA exfoliants.

  • DO I NEED A DIFFERENT CREAM FOR THE FACE AND UNDEREYE AREA?

Generally no. However, if you are using a retinol cream, you might want to use a lower concentration around the sensitive eye area.

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  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO NOTICE A CHANGE IN MY SKIN FROM SKINCARE PRODUCTS?

Skincare requires consistency and patience. You have to remember that your skin cell turnover (how quickly your skin exchanges old skin cells for new) is a minimum of 28 days and this rate slows as we age. Generally, you should expect to begin to see changes from new skincare at a minimum of 4 weeks from starting use. Of course, depending on the product itself, it may actually take a little longer to notice a significant change.

  • CAN I MIX MY SERUMS INTO A MOISTURIZER?

Not recommended. Your serums are meant to be applied before moisturizer because their molecular sizes are different. Creams and moisturizers have a larger molecule size, which might block the serum to penetrate the skin and work its magic.

  • WHAT IS THE CORRECT ORDER TO APPLY SKINCARE?

You should always apply from the thinnest to the thickest consistency to get the best absorption into the skin. Start with products which need to be rinsed – 1. Oil-based cleanser, 2. Water-based cleanser, 3. Wash-off face mask. Continue with the rest of the routine – 4. Toner, 5. Essence, 6. Serum, 7. Sheet-mask, 8. Eye cream, 9. Face Cream, 10. SPF (morning) / Face oil (evening).

These are the 9 Most Common Skincare Questions, if you have more questions, ask us in the comment section below. 💛

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