Reminiscing on 2017: how to repent your beauty blunders

It’s never too late to make a fresh start

Although we have had the best intentions when it came to our beauty regimens in 2017, there may have been times where we got a bit slack with our skin. Let’s look back at the 3 most common beauty offenders that we have committed throughout the year for a fresh skin start in 2018.

Sleeping with our makeup on

Cleansing our complexion both morning and night is the key to healthy skin, but whether it’s after a long day at work or a long night in the bar, we’ve all occasionally forgotten to take our makeup off in 2017. It has been revealed that ⅓ of women don’t take off their makeup before going to sleep twice a week, however Dr Eric Schweiger explains that when we do this it can result in unnecessary exposure to free radicals in the environment. This can cause the breakdown of healthy collagen in our skin, which results in fine lines and early aging, as well as clogging pores which can result in blemishes, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone.

Move into 2018 by deeply purifying your skin and repenting this beauty blunder by using a clay facial mask. Skin Best Wonder Mud is formulated with Ghassoul mineral clay and the antioxidant Astaxanthin to deeply penetrate pores, absorbing sebum and impurities to leave skin intensely cleansed from any lingering impurities, such as makeup. Refresh your skin as you step into 2018, but don’t forget to keep up the good work. Use this powerful mask twice a week as part of your cleansing routine to keep skin rejuvenated, healthy and radiant all year long.

Not wearing SPF as part of our skincare regimen

We all know that using SPF as part of your daily skincare routine is essential, however sometimes when it’s cloudy and grey outside, it’s difficult to imagine why you should ever need sun protection so make the decision to forgo sunscreen...just this once. However, according to Dr. Judith Reichman, “even when the sun doesn’t appear to be shining brightly, its rays are there, working their damage”. Although UVB rays are not necessarily apparent in dull weather, thus no immediate visible damage is done to your skin, the American Academy of Dermatologists says that 80% of UVA rays can pass through clouds; that is to say, the ones which are responsible for aging your skin.

To heal your skin from the damage caused by the sun, make sure that Life Plankton Essence is a staple in your skincare routine in 2018. Use both morning and night as the first step of your regimen to deliver vital nutrients deep into the lower layers of your skin to repair and restructure your skin cells. In fact, users of this product have found that after only 8 days of use, skin appears as if newborn, even looking 3 years younger on average and 13 years younger in best performance.

Sun protection must be worn daily, but if the reason behind your lack of sun protection is because you’re lazy, why not use a product which contains SPF to get the most efficient use out of your skincare products. Blue Therapy Multi-Defender is the ultimate multi-action moisturizer, enriched with SPF 25 to protect against UVB and long-UVA, as well as Baicalin, Furcellaria Lumbricalis, Life Plankton and the Algae of Youth for your most complete, hydrating care. Now your skin is defended against all aging accelerators including the sun and pollution, your skin will have a chance to repair itself, stronger, more radiant and healthier than ever before in 2018.

Living in a polluted city

It’s difficult to class this as a ‘beauty blunder’, however the environment that you live in can have a huge impact on your skin quality. According to L.A. dermatologist, Annie Chiu, living in a city can take its toll on your skin, with smoke, exhaust fumes, toxins and other forms of pollution each settling on our skin and disturbing our epidermis’ natural barrier, causing dehydration and inflammation. Furthermore, the free radicals generated by pollution can quickly break down our skin’s collagen, leaving it lacking volume and causing early aging.

If you live in an urban environment, be sure to make antioxidants an important part of your skincare regimen, as they stop free radicals from lying on the skin and draining healthy skin cells. The Skin Oxygen Skin Strengthening Concentrate is enriched with Chlorella algae extract, which has highly detoxifying powers as well as antioxidant and regenerative activities. Chlorella algae captures oxygen and transfers it directly into the lower layers of our skin with this highly active serum, defending and protecting against damage from urban environments to leave skin visibly soothed, smoothed, more even and more radiant in the new year.

These are 3 of the most common offenders when it comes to making skincare mistakes, but there will always be more. Whatever your beauty blunder, don’t forget that it’s never too late to change up your skincare routine.

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