Saturday, 2 January 2016

To My Younger Self: Skincare Advice


I have been interested in skincare since I was sixteen years old. I even went and completed a Beauty Therapy course. This was a good fourteen years ago now (yikes!). 

Now that I am older, I know more about my skin and what to put on it, here is the advice I would give to my younger self. 

1. Hands off the soap! Never, ever use soap on your face. It's so harsh it strips your oils from face, making you more oily and or, dries out your skin. (Yes, I used to wash my face with body soap).

2. Moisturise. This may sound controversial, but moisturiser will help with oily skin (As long as you use the oil-free ones). Moisturiser minimises your pores and helps hydrate your skin, so your skin doesn't over produce sebum (oils).

3. Use oil-free products. This will help greatly.

4. Invest in a good skincare range. Having extremely oily skin, is the bane of my life! I found out in my beauty course that the brand Dermalogica helped tremendously with my skin. At the time I felt as if they were leading the way to help people like me. They cater for ALL skin types. 

5. Keep drinking water. This actually helps contribute to clearer and softer skin. And also helps it to stay hydrated and supple. And stops the glands over producing oils.

At the time I had no idea what to do about my face and I feel so happy with my skin now, now that I know what to use. 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

See you soon.

Jenni xo


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5 comments

  1. Great post, I definitely would tell myself to invest in good skincare products. I'm the complete opposite to you as I have very dry skin, I always regret not buying a good moisturiser from a young age! Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

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  2. Thank you very much :)
    We are complete opposites with our skin types. I would say moisturiser is the most important thing and a good one at that. Thanks for reading and I will definitely check out your blog :)

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  3. great post :) very useful tips!

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    xxxx

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  4. Hey hun hope you're well? Im not too sure what I'd tell my younger self.. I think there are way too many thing to write it all in a comment haha! Great post hun. Hate to admit it but I use soap on my face *hides*! It's just always "there" in the shower lol and to be honest it doesn't do my skin much damage (at the moment anyway)! But if and when I remember to grab my bits before I shower I will use "proper methods" ha!

    Love Hannah xx

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  5. these are awesome tips!! great post!

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