The Important Connection Between Skin Care & Hygiene — 4 Things You Need to Practice Now!

Hygiene and skincare: you can't have one without the other!
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Jun. 17, 2020
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Picture this: you spend all that time watching YouTube video reviews, reading skincare blog testimonials, and scouring the internet for the best skincare products, all guaranteeing incomparable glow. The truth will come chasing you, though: no matter how good your products may be, your efforts (and money!) will keep falling short if you’re not keeping everything clean. It would be such a shame to throw your skin’s health away and the efficacy of your products to thriving families of bacteria. Such issues can arise from contaminated tools and storage. Good habits and cleanliness also make for the best skincare routines, so it’s only logical that you take great care of how you clean your tools, surroundings, and habits. Here are some easy tips you can follow to keep everything sanitary: 1. Never forget to wash your hands!This one is quite obvious, and needed now more than ever given the current pandemic. You should strictly follow this rule, especially before touching your face. A simple rinse doesn’t count either, as it’s crucial to wash every crevice for at least 20 seconds to get rid of all bacteria. Although frequent hand washing is vital, don’t let your hands turn as rough as sandpaper in the process. Make sure your chosen soap isn’t harsh—the rule of thumb: anything with scented comes with harsh chemicals you wouldn’t want touching your skin frequently. If cracking and drying ensue, make sure you apply enough moisturizer to help your skin heal. 2. Clean your beauty tools regularlyIf you’re using it on your face, be it a makeup brush or your trusty gua sha, make sure that you clean them thoroughly at least once a week. If it’s the flu and cold season, wash it even more frequently to prevent bacteria and viruses from forming. From brushes and beauty sponges, opt to use a facial cleanser of dish soap to wash away dirt, grime, and makeup build-up. For rollers, dipping it in warm water and drying with a soft towel will do just the trick! For maximum infection protection, make it a habit to spray all your tools once a week with a bit of rubbing alcohol.3. Get rid of all your expired productsIt’s understandable to want to hang on to beauty products already past their prime, especially if you’ve spent quite a lot on them. Unfortunately, doing this won’t be doing your skin any favors. Using expired products may be causing your current products, so it’s best to let them go. As they pass expiration, your beauty products lose potency and become home to harmful bacteria—which could then cause infections and breakouts. So, yes—let that toner go, no matter how beautiful the packaging may be. 4. Make sure you store your skincare products properlyThe effectiveness and safety of your products are directly proportional to how you store it. If you store your products improperly, you risk losing their potency. Moreover, you encourage bacteria and germs to thrive in them. The best way to store your products is to keep them away from sunlight exposure, particularly somewhere cool and dry. You can store them on shelves or drawers, making sure they’re away from the humidity and moisture your bathroom houses.The TakeawayYou may spend hours researching the best skincare products and reviews, but if you don’t change your hygiene habits, no product will be able to work properly. As you continue your journey to skin health and glow, keep these simple tips in mind! For the best makeup reviews and the best skincare products, keep in touch with us at Cherie! We’re your one-stop-shop resource for your beauty needs—download our app now!
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