Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Skincare
Skincare doesn't have to be complicated. For most people, spending a few minutes every day on a simple routine that uses a small variety of high-quality, effective products can make a big difference. Here are answers to some of the most common questions people have about skincare.
Q: What causes acne?
A: Acne can be caused by clogged pores and excess sebum oil. One cannot pinpoint one single reason but some research suggests that hormone-levels play a major role.
Acne is most common in young adults and teenagers with increasing hormone levels, and about 80% of people will have at least one acne outbreak before they are 30 years old. It is less in people who tend to have steadier hormone levels, i.e. young adults. Stress plays a role in the development of acne, but so far, there is no definitive evidence that factors such as stress, diet, or light makeup have any links with acne. If you have acne, wash gently with a mild cleanser no more than twice a day; and avoid hard scrubbing, exfoliating, and touching the affected areas.
Q: What is most important in a skincare routine?
A: To protect yourself from sun damage. It increases the risk of skin cancer, as well as skin problems ranging from wrinkles to dark spots, wearing sunscreen on a daily basis is essential. Choose a sunscreen with a minimum of at least SPF15. Then it’s just the basics. Wash your face and neck with a gentle cleanser and apply a good moisturizer twice a day.
Q: How to avoid wrinkles?
A: Wrinkles are a natural result of aging, but one can delay their onset or minimize their appearance by limiting sun exposure, wearing sunscreen every day, and using skin products that contain antioxidants and retinoids, which help reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Q: What to get rid of dark spots?
A: Sun/UV exposure and hormonal changes are the two main causes of dark spots. Avoiding the sun and wearing a good sunscreen can prevent the forming of new dark spots. Exfoliating regularly and using prescribed medications may help reduce the spots you already have. Always choose the products that are suitable and formulated for your skin type.
Q: How to prevent skin aging?
A: As soon as your skin loses collagen and elasticity, wrinkles and sagginess naturally begin to appear. You can minimize these issues by caring for it and focusing on prevention. Apply a sunscreen every day, and consider using under eye creams and products that contain retinoids and antioxidants, which can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin.
Q: How to care for sensitive skin?
A: Be gentle with it! Always wash sensitive skin gently and separately, and never use harsh cleansers or products that have Parabens and SLS. Avoid products that contain irritating substances. Instead, seek out those that are specifically labeled for sensitive skin and patch test them before applying more generously.
Q: How to get the right product for my skin type?
A: Always read the label! There is no way to tell for sure which product is going to suit you unless you try it. However, you can make an educated guess by examining the product’s label and ingredient list. Buy products that are Paraben Free, SLS Free and are labeled “suitable for XYZ skin type”.
Q: Do I need to wear sunscreen every day?
A: Yes! If you care about your skin, wearing a good sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 is the one thing you can do to protect it most. Sunscreen helps decrease the risk of skin cancer and other negative effects including wrinkles, fine lines, and freckles. You can use a light textured Body Cream with Cucumber and Aloe vera to create a base before applying sunscreen of your choice.
Q: How to fix an uneven skin tone?
A: An uneven skin tone is caused by an uneven distribution of pigment. Sun exposure and hormonal changes contribute to this issue. Certain serums, creams or moisturizers, especially those that contain vitamin C, can all help to even out your skin tone. It is also possible that your skin can develop an uneven tone due to a buildup of dead skin cells. Use a good Sugar Body Polish to exfoliate once a day or every couple of days.
Q: How do I find out my skin type?
A: Typically, the skin is classified as normal, oily, dry, and sensitive. If you have combination skin, it means your skin is one type in one area and another type in another area (oily around your T-zone but normal everywhere else, for instance). Your skin type can change over time and can also be affected by factors such as hormones, medications, and diet. To get a good idea of what your skin type might be, wash it gently and leave it product-free for several hours before examining it closely to observe different areas.
You know your skin best. Paying attention to how it looks, feels and acts on a day-to-day basis, as well as how it reacts to different skin care products, is the best starting point to finding a routine that will leave you feeling healthy, rejuvenated and vibrant for the years to come.