11 secrets the beauty industry doesn’t want you to know

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Don’t overlook the need of sunscreen.

Skin that is both beautiful and healthy cannot be obtained without the application of sunscreen on a regular basis. Any other efforts you make will be futile if you ignore this guideline, according to Mamie McDonald, a cosmetics specialist who worked with Madonna. Dr. Lancer, another celebrity cosmetologist, recommends using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 that is reapplied throughout the day.

If your skin is inflamed, don’t overdry it.

Benzoyl peroxide, which is used in most anti-spot treatments, dries the skin, aggravates irritation, and increases sebum production. Because alcohol has a comparable effect, you won’t be able to get rid of these spots. Exfoliating with salicylic or lactic acid, as well as cleaning masks with clay, are recommended by Dr. Harold Lancer.

Don’t overlook your neck.

The neck is one region of a woman’s body that almost instantly reveals her age, therefore it’s critical to take proper care of it. The skin is thin here, and it requires the same level of care as your face. If you don’t go any farther than your chin, you’ll be OK.

Place an ice cube on your skin and rub it in.

To avoid a dull complexion, dermatologist Dr. Ava Shamban of Santa Monica recommends wiping your face with an ice cube for a few seconds. This easy technique increases circulation, giving your skin a healthy shine.

Keep your cosmetics in the right place.

Dr. Debra Jaliman advises avoiding keeping cosmetic products in the bathroom since the warm, humid air causes them to expire faster. Face creams and other cosmetic products that aren’t used regularly should be kept in the refrigerator.

Keep anything that comes into contact with your skin clean.

Dr. Lancer advises against touching your face with unclean hands. If you have dry or average skin, change your pillowcases at least once a week; if you have oily skin, change them every three days. Clean your smartphone’s screen on a regular basis.

Avoid using face scrubs and sponges, especially if you have acne.

If you have acne, Christie Kidd, a Beverly Hills skincare professional, advises against using abrasive skincare products (scrubs, sponges, brushes) since they simply cause more irritation. Any skin type should be cleansed gently without soap, and spots should be treated with a water-and-aspirin paste to minimize reddening and irritation.

Facial massage might aid in the removal of dark circles beneath your eyes.

Lymph drainage massage, according to Ole Henriksen, might help with dark circles beneath the eyes. The technique increases lymph flow, smoothes the skin, and eliminates the “bags.” You may also do it at home because it is not difficult to learn.

Look after your hands.

Because the skin of the hands is thin and fragile, they demand the same level of attention as the neck. Try completing your tasks with gloves on and applying lotion to your skin on a regular basis. Anti-age creams may be used on both your hands and your face. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen!

Thoroughly cleanse your skin.

Makeup should never be worn to bed, according to dermatologist Debra Jaliman. You’ll end up with clogged pores and irritation if you do this. As simple as it may appear, many people nevertheless ignore this advice.

Before going to bed, always remove your bra.

Doctors advise against leaving your bra on before going to bed, despite all the claims that your breasts would get perkier as a result of it. A bra, especially one that is too tight or wired, might restrict blood flow and cause health concerns. It also causes skin irritation, restlessness as a result of pain, and discoloration of the skin beneath the straps and wire.

 

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