The best and worst skin care advice
There is so much beauty advice out there that it can often be hard to tell which to listen to and which to ignore. And when it comes to skin care, this often varies depending on skin type, colour and personal preference. But there are some tips that are universal, no matter what your complexion may look like. So we went ahead and asked some of the industry’s best skin care experts what one piece of skin care advice we should heed.
“Use sunscreen all year round. Ageing of the skin is directly related to the amount of sun exposure you get throughout your life, not to mention, the development of skin cancers. Use an SPF sunscreen not only on your face, but also to your neck and to the backs of your hands. These are the areas that show skin ageing such as pigmented spots, and wrinkling.” – Dr Li-Chuen Wong, Consultant dermatologist, Sydney Skin, Newtown
bh reccommends: Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturiser with SPF 15
“Keep it simple - do not over cleanse or exfoliate the skin and most of all keep your skin moisturised.” – Marie Jenkins, founder of Kosmea
bh reccommends: Kosmea Clarifying Facial Wash (to use once daily)
“Wear an SPF15 and above every day. UV is one of the biggest causes of premature ageing, applying an SPF15 and above is a daily must rain, hail or shine!” - Dennille Ludenau, Corporate Training Manager, The International Dermal Institute
“Always wear a night cream! Your skin rejuvenates itself up to three times as fast overnight, so a good night cream or serum can make all the difference to what we look like when we wake up in the morning.” – Irene Falcone, founder of toxin-free beauty e-tailer www.nourishedlife.com.au
bh recommends: Moana Night Repair Serum
“That the more expensive the skin care product, the more effective it is. This is utter rubbish. The most expensive, most advertised product is not necessarily the best. Look for products that contain active ingredients that have a proven record of efficacy.” - Dr Li-Chuen Wong, Consultant dermatologist, Sydney Skin, Newtown
“Exfoliate every day to prevent dryness.” (You should only exfoliate at most twice a week) - Tarj Mavi, founder of certified organic skincare brand La Mav
“That to get rid of acne you should use harsh exfoliating gloves [normally used on the body] with soap and scrub away your pimples. Exfoliating body gloves are harsh and will take the top off the breakout, plus increase the risk of spreading the infection and soap will only strip the skin making it worse. Using a non-abrasive chemical exfoliant is the best way to exfoliate an acne skin.”- Dennille Ludenau, Corporate Training Manager, The International Dermal Institute
bh recommends: Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant
“That soap and water is all you need! This is one of the worst things you can do to your skin. Apart from stinging the eyes, the PH level in soap strips the skin, drying it out and often leaving it itchy and flaking. Skin needs a well-tailored, high quality routine; basic soap and water is definitely not a good idea.” - Irene Falcone, founder of toxin-free beauty e-tailer www.nourishedlife.com.au
What is the one piece of skin care advice you follow above all others? What is the worst piece of skin care advice you’ve ever heard?