10 TIPS FOR REPAIRING COMMON SKIN CARE MISTAKES
1. BEWARE OF YOUR PHONE
Try to use a hands-free device when you can and clean your screen with an anti-bacterial wipe to stop bacteria from spreading.
Bacteria from your mobile phone screen can transfer to your face and cause blemishes
2. DON’T OVER DO IT
Regular skin care is important, but using too much product too often can damage your skin.
Always remember to use products that are made for your skin type too.
3. BE SELFISH WITH YOUR MAKEUP
Don’t use other people’s brushes or sponges, and avoid direct contact with borrowed makeup products so you don’t pick up any lurking bacteria.
If you try someone else’s make up, use a cotton tip or your own clean brush and never go to sleep with makeup on.
4. PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN
Apply a daily moisturising cream with sun protection, like the NIVEA Sun Protect & Light Feel Daily Sunscreen SPF 30.
5. HANDS OFF!
Don’t squeeze spots with dirty fingers. This allows bacteria to get into your pores, which can lead to inflammation and even scars.
Cleanse blemished skin after taking a shower, when your pores are wide open.
6. LOOK AFTER YOUR CUTICLES
When giving yourself a manicure, carefully push back your cuticles with a rosewood stick. Apply plenty of cream afterwards and never cut your cuticles with scissors to avoid inflammation.
7. DON’T FORGET YOUR FEET
Remove rough skin once a week with a pumice stone after bathing.
8. KEEP YOUR BROW GAME STRONG
Never shave your eyebrows – pluck them after showering instead.
Shaving causes your fine eyebrow hairs to quickly grow into your skin and form spots.
9. CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL
If you have acne-prone skin, dry straw-like hair or splitting nails, an experienced dermatologist, hairdresser or beautician can properly assess your individual problems and effectively rectify them.
10. SHAVE PROPERLY
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.