Many of us dream of healthy, radiant and glowy skin. What if we told you having the skin that you love doesn’t have to be just a dream anymore? By adopting good skincare habits, and letting go of unhelpful routine steps, your skin can embark on a road of positive transformation. In today’s blog, let’s explore the most beneficial Do’s and Don’ts of skincare, and which habits you should start incorporating into your every day routine.
Do’s: Daily Cleanses
After spending the day running errands, meeting up with friends over dinner, or going for evening walks, our skin gets exposed to environmental factors, such as air pollution, and numerous makeup products. The oils and chemicals used in makeup products can cling to skin cells and create unnecessary build-up.
A great skincare habit that can make a positive impact, is to perform daily face cleanses. This one simple step will help eliminate excess oils, debris and make- up residue that may interfere with natural skin cell growth. Using gentle oil cleansers can be beneficial to lift excess sebum, clean clogged pores and create that fresh feeling we all love.
The right face cleanser should also nourish the skin as it hydrates the external surface. Kinvara Absolute Cleansing Oil is formulated from 100% plant oils, it contains an innovative blend of skin loving plant oils to restore balance and cleanse your skin, gently and effectively. Designed for all skin types and ages, the watermelon and cedarwood-scented cleanser will deliver the relaxing sensations you’ve been looking for.
Do’s: Hyaluronic Acid
As we gain more life experience, our skin becomes more mature in texture. Having mature skin comes with pride, as it's a sign of wisdom and sensibility. Nevertheless, we may sometimes want to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The next skincare habit Do is all about Hyaluronic Acid (1, 2, 3), and serum. Aimed to target signs of ageaning, Hyaluronic Acid, or simply HA, can be the perfect skin boost. Rejuvenated and replenished skin can be achieved with daily morning application of HA.
What makes the Kinvara Hyaluronic Youth Boost so versatile and boundless, is its ability to work with all skin types. By incorporating the antioxidants present in Vitamin E and the superfood properties of turmeric, our plumping Hyaluronic Youth Boost can help lessen the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and brow areas.
Don’ts: Over Exfoliation
One of the most popular misconceptions in the skincare industry is the necessity of over exfoliating the skin surface. While weekly exfoliation(1, 2) routines may remove dead skin cells and debris, overdoing this skincare step may lead to a broken skin barrier, irritation and redness.
Frequent exfoliation is a truly bad skincare habit we should all shy away from. Instead of depleting the skin with its natural compositions and texture, let’s bring back that healthy hydrating glow.
AM and PM applications of the Kinvara 24 Rosehip Face Serum is so, so good - it keeps normal skin in great condition and can help with tricky skin concerns like dry, dehydrated, irritated and uncomfortable skin as well as hormonal skin. This serum is a mega calming hydrator for all skin types that will leave your skin glowing!
Don’ts: Neglecting Hand Care
Did you know proper hand and nail care are also considered great skincare habits? As we spend most of our time utilising our delicate hands, the skin on the surface can get dry, patchy and textured. The more often we wash our hands - the more moisture escapes from the surface.
A great way to go about hand care, is to use hydrating lotions, moisturisers and creams multiple times a day. Beginning at the tips of your fingers and cuticles, you can massage the creams until your hands achieve that smooth and greasy-free finish.
When it comes to our delicate hands, it’s important to use skincare products that will protect them from irritation or chapping. The Omega Rich Hand & Nail Cream by Kinvara is formulated with soothing Jojoba Oil and Cocoa Butter, which are aimed at conditioning the skin and creating a healthy surface.
And last but not least, let’s see why adding AM and PM moisturiser steps can lead to positive outcomes in your skincare routines and habits. From that youthful glow to protecting the skin’s natural barrier, here are the benefits of moisturisers.
Apart from our everyday lifestyle, environmental factors (1, 2, 3), such as humidity, temperature and weather, can also influence the appearance of our skin. By introducing regular use of moisturiser, we can add hydration and reduce the appearance of signs of ageing.
Moisturisers containing Hyaluronic Acid and strengthening micronutrients can help maintain your normal skin and maintain a healthy skin barrier. The Kinvara Active Rosehip Day Cream is packed with vitamins and beneficial fatty acids that leave a soothing and velvety feeling. Perfect for all skin types and ages, welcome in radiance and luminosity as you deliver hydrating minerals straight from your fingertips.
Having valuable skincare habits doesn’t need to be complicated works of science. Just by adding beneficial steps into your everyday regimes, your skin can reap the benefits of great habits and practices.
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