Skincare products have the power to take your skin from zero to 100, and by 100 we mean healthy and glowing. No matter what your skin needs, there is a product out there that can help. Want to brighten your skin and fade dark spots? Say hello to vitamin c. Want your skin to glow? Slap on some hyaluronic acid.
But as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility. With skincare, that means knowing when and how to apply your products to maximise their full potential. That’s where we come in, Zovers. We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to layering and mixing skincare so that your skin can thrive.
Image via Angélica Echeverry by Shilpa Bhim Most of us Zovers would consider ourselves to be pretty skincare savvy with our carefully curated skincare collections and routines. But how many of you are mindful of what you put in to your bodies? While what we put on our skin plays a crucial role in its health and happiness, it’s probably equally as important to consider what we eat and drink and its link to the overall health of our skin. After all, the old saying ‘you are what you eat’ must be a saying for a reason, right? These questions have...
Has your skin been freaking out during self-isolation? Even though ‘ISO-skin’ or ‘self-isolation skin’ are not exactly real terms, they definitely accurately describe what is happening to so many of us at the moment. You could be experiencing severely dry and itchy skin, but it is also super common to suffer from breakouts and even rashes.
So if your skin is going through a tough time, the main thing to remember is to keep it simple and to be consistent, as it is more important to focus on giving back to your skin, rather than to take away. And just know that if you’re going through a rough patch with your skin, you are not alone!
Top 9 Tips For Preventing Breakouts. Before you purchase or use a moisturiser, check what your skin type is, and whether the product is suitable for you. When in doubt, stick to products that are non-comedogenic. As tempting as it may be, try and avoid using too much makeup to cover up your pimples as it can block your pores and exacerbate your breakouts. Always remove your makeup before working up a sweat. Exercising with makeup on will only further clog your pores, a big no-no if you’re wanting to avoid getting breakouts. Similar to a lack of sleep, high stress levels can induce an overproduction of cortisol which leads to breakouts. Most over the counter treatments contain either benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or sulfur which help to shed dead skin cells and manage the oil in your skin.
What does 'Non-Comedogenic Ingredients' mean? What are some examples of comedogenic ingredients? To put it simply, non-comedogenic ingredients won’t block your pores, which means you’re less likely to get pimples or blackheads. As Dr Michele notes, “a ‘comedo’ is the scientific name for a blackhead, hence ‘non-comedogenic’ suggests that a product won’t block pores and cause blackheads, which invariably leads to breakouts.” There are common ingredients associated with comedogenicity. These include...