From the drying harmattans to the humid raining seasons, our skin goes through a lot.
Here are some tips on how to stay glowing and protected through every season:
The one most common causes of breakouts is Bacteria!
For this reason it is so important to keep your skin clean.
Throughout the day germs build up on your face, and the
main culprit of this is your phone. Each square inch of your
phone contains roughly 25,000 germs. Just think about that
the next time you’re watching Shade Corner on the toilet
and then make a phone call.
One way to stay away from germs is to ensure your hands
are clean, and avoid touching your face!
Also wash your face twice a day (when you wake up and before
you sleep). Investing in facial wipes to use after a workout or dirty
activities will save you from a horrible break out! Charcoal draws
out bacteria, chemicals and other micro- particles to the surface of
your skin, giving you glowing clean skin, for this reason we suggest
the yes to detoxifying charcoal facial wipes
Hydrating is extremely important!
It prevents wrinkles, It prevents wrinkles, It prevents wrinkles.
Aside from that it also makes your make up go on smoother, and gives
you a natural glow. You know the tight sensation after washing your face or having a shower? That’s from a lack of moisture on your skin. Additionally moisture creates a protective barrier on your skin that Protects you from environmental changes like temperature. Even if you have oily skin, you need moisture, but you might want to go for an oil free moisturiser.
Many people don’t know this but aside from you “being what you eat”
your skin is also what you eat. If you tend to eat greasy foods then
your chances of getting white heads and having oily skin are more
likely. All those fizzy drinks that you’re guzzling down your throat
aren’t doing your body or your skin any good.
Alcohol- dries out your skin and strips away your protective layer
Deep fried food- leads to excess oil production in your skin
Dairy – dairy causes an imbalance of hormone in humans sometimes
leading to breakouts.
Fruits and vegetables a good for so many reasons. They hydrate you, they contain fibre, and antioxidants as well as having anti- inflammatory purposes
Masks are an important part of a skin care routine.
There is probably a mask for most problems that you
might have with your skin.
To shrink pores – honey and baking soda
To unclog pores – a mask containing activated charcoal
To remove blackheads – a peel off mask
To hydrate – a mask containing cucumber or rose water
Acne prone skin – Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar
All of these ingredients can be found in a supermarket or on amazon
Aside from protecting your skin from germs is it also necessary
to protect your skin from the sun. many people overlook this step
of their skin care routine, but sun damage has long term damaging
effects, whether you have melanin or not. They say “black don’t crack”
but that doesn’t always work if you don’t use sunscreen. The melanin
pigment in our skin protects us to a certain extent, but does not block
all UV rays. Sun damage can cause premature wrinkling,
hyperpigmentation and dull blotchy skin. Save yourself from all these
and buy yourself a moisturiser containing spf 30 or above
By: Dara Shonubi