At what age should I start using anti-aging products? Do I need an eye cream? How often should I exfoliate?
When it comes to skincare, there is so much conflicting information out there. Now we're not saying that any of it is wrong, just that it can be very overwhelming if you're new to the world of skincare.
So to try and simplify skincare for you, here are some of the most common skincare questions asked along with answers to help get your skincare routine off on the right foot.
What products should everyone have in their skincare routine?
Everyone should have a skincare routine that includes cleansing, exfoliating, moisturising and sunscreen.
You also want to include products designed to fight blemishes – either spot treatments or cleansers containing salicylic acid for those with acne-prone skin.
Do you need different products for morning and night?
Yes, you do! Your skincare routine should include different products for morning and night.
In the mornings, always apply a moisturiser and sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause photo-aging (damage by light). At night-time, use a thicker and more hydrating moisturiser to wake up with fresh, nourished skin.
When should i start using anti-aging products?
You can use anti-aging skincare products at any age as long as they suit your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, you might want to avoid using products containing acids such as glycolic acid as they will dry the skin and lead to premature aging. However, skincare products containing hyaluronic acid or retinol can actually help with cell turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
So how young is too young to start skincare?
There is no age limit if you're using skincare products designed for your skin type. For example, if you have dry, sensitive skin and are only in your twenties, it would be beneficial to use a heavier cream than someone with oily acne-prone skin, who has just turned fifty.
Do I need an eye cream?
The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate than the rest of your face, so it's a good idea to use a product specifically designed for that area. An eye cream can help reduce puffiness and dark circles and hydrate the skin. However, if you have oily skin, you may not need an eye cream as the skincare products you're using should be designed to hydrate the skin without making it greasy.
How often should i exfoliate?
Exfoliation is one of the essential steps in any skincare routine as it removes dead skin cells and helps keep pores unclogged. The best time to exfoliate is right after you cleanse your face.
Exfoliation once a week should be enough for most people, but if you have oily or acne-prone skin, you may need to exfoliate more often. Conversely, if you have dry skin, you should exfoliate less often so as not to strip the skin of its natural oils.
How can i extend the shelf life of my beauty products?
Refrigerating your favourite skin and cosmetic products can help to extend their shelf life and reduce the risk of harmful bacteria becoming present.
Why should i refrigerate my beauty products?
A refrigerated product may help calm and de-puff your skin while giving a more soothing effect than a room-temperature product. Anyone for a cold face mask!?
What can i store in my beauty fridge?
Beauty Fridge is designed to store skin and cosmetic products to help extend shelf life and reduce the risk of harmful bacteria.
We recommend storing skincare products from creams, face masks, facial mists/sprays, sunscreen, toners, serums, and facial tools on Beauty Fridge's cold setting. Using your skincare products cold, you may experience calm and de-puffed skin compared to using a room temperature product. We also recommend storing beauty products such as perfumes, lipsticks/lip liners, mascaras, and nail polish. This is especially advised during warmer months as cosmetic products can soften, and nail polishes may dry out quickly.
On Beauty Fridge's hot setting, we recommend storing small towels for a facial, waxes, and facial oils.
So there you have it! Some of the most common skincare questions answered. We hope this helps clear up any skincare queries you may have. If not, feel free to follow along on Instagram and Facebook for more beauty tips and tricks.