Skincare mistakes

7 Tips to take to avoid making those common mistakes

Double Cleansing

The extra step is all the recent craze, we’ll tell you why. Double cleansing is the step used to take prior to cleansing. It comes in an array of forms: cleansing oil, balm, and or micellar water. This follows with an actual cleanser. This extra step sounds tedious, but it’s the best way to remove makeup, oil, dirt, sweat, bacteria, and any grime built up and left after a long day.

Not separating makeup removing from eyes

Your makeup removing routine includes wiping your face with a cotton pad all at the same time. Or more so, you may go directly to cleansing your face. Pay extra attention to your eyes because these both are the wrong way to go about removing your makeup. Eye makeup is harder to remove and needs a gentler approach.  

Washing with Bar Soap

Still using bar soap? It’s time to toss the old out and bring in a good cleanser. It’s doing more harm than any good for your skin. Bar soap quickly strips your skin of all water, leading to buildup of dead skin cells. It also does the opposite of what exfoliating intends for.

Not applying moisturizer/product immediately after cleansing

If moisturizer isn’t applied within the first 60 seconds after cleansing, you are too late. Skin becomes easily dehydrated after cleansing, so it’s crucial to moisturize while skin is still damp. Immediate moisturizing will avoid the skin tight feeling after a hot shower or face washing.

Rubbing products too aggressively

Skincare products don’t need to be rubbed in harshly. Rubbing products in too hard won’t make it any more effective. It can actually cause unwanted irritation. Product application should be gentle, upward strokes on the face and neck.

If you can recognize, the skin surrounding your eyes is much more delicate and thinner than the remainder of your skin.

Make sure to use a remover specifically for eye makeup.

Too much product

The “less is more” rule applies to applying the product on your skin. Taking care of your skin can be looked forward to at this time, but you may get carried away and use too much of one, or all products. The extent of how much product you use is reliant on your skin type.

Applying too much of a product such as a moisturizer can lead to breakouts. All you need is a coin-sized of each product to work its magic.

Forgetting your neck!

Think skincare stops at your jawline? Wrong, your neck needs attention too! The skin on your neck is just as fragile as the skin surrounding your eyes. It can also age faster than other parts of your skin… so don’t skimp on applying moisturizer to your neck as well as sunscreen and serum.

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Spring Skincare Regime in 7 Steps

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Your skin changes from Winter to Spring, and now it’s time for a new routine.

 

The new season summons a new skincare routine, with spring into full effect, now is the time to prepare your skin for the longer, and warmer months ahead.

Fall and Winter are rough seasons on the skin, low temperatures, dry air, indoor heating and snow even. With so many season changes, skin struggles to adjust from one season to another while maintaining healthy skin.

On the bright side, there are small changes you can make to prepare your complexion for the sunnier days to come.

 

  1. Exfoliate

exfoliateThe first action to take towards glowing skin is to invest in an exfoliator suitable for your skin type. The colder months cause the skin to become dull while developing a season’s worth of buildup on the barrier with dead skin cells, leftover product, and environmental toxins.

A gentle scrub will polish the winter skin away unclogging the pores and allowing your products to work to its full potential. The best results are followed by implementing a hydrating mask 2-3 times a week to keep skin moisturized and smooth.  

  1. No more hot showers

showersNow that the season is warmer, you can skip the scalding hot showers. A lukewarm shower will keep your skin smooth and hydrated. A “too hot” of shower can cause dry patches and leave your skin uncomfortable dehydrated.

  1. Lotion after Showering

lotionAfter emerging from the shower, you have a higher concentration of moisture compared to the air. Water evaporates quickly leaving the skin very dry.. So don’t forget to moisturize your body as soon as you dry off from showering!

  1. Stronger SPF

spfMonths of hibernating beneath layers of clothing, high knee socks, scarves, and sweaters, skipping sunscreen has become the forgotten step in the routine. Little did you know; sun protection is the most crucial step and should be followed religiously all year.

  1. Lighter Moisturizer

Skin tends to retain more water during the warmer months, so you don’t need as much moisture. Unless your skin type is dry, rest the heavy moisturizer and reach for the lighter one!

If your skin type is oily, a water-based moisturizer during the warm days would be ideal. The cooling effect against your skin feels great while ensuring your skin stays hydrated.

  1. Eye Cream

eye creamDid you know the skin below eyes are much more delicate than the skin on the remainder of your face? Months of dehydration calls for extra attention to your eyes.

  1. Use Serum Morning and Evening

serumBe a minimalist when packing, but when it comes to your products, be extra. Apply serum both day and night before applying sunscreen and makeup for an extra layer of hydration and protection to combat the dry weather.

 

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Benefits of a Facial

The general recommendation is to get a facial every 3 to four weeks depending on your skin type. To answer your question, that is the amount of time your skin takes to move through a full cycle of skin cell growth and exfoliation. Monthly facials help maintain that gorgeous glow all month long.

An optimal skin care routine is imperative for sustaining healthy, fresh and youthful skin. But every once in awhile, we need to leave it to the skincare specialist and spoil your skin with a facial treatment here at Infinite Beauty..

A facial is a multi-step, and multi-purpose treatment that includes steaming of the skin, exfoliation, face masks, deep cleansing, face massage, and an assortment of creams and lotions.

Nevertheless, all types of facials have incredible benefits for your skin:

Targeted a variety of of skin issues

Subsequently after being diagnosed with a skin condition, getting a regular facial treatment will not only better, but also help in healing your skin. Commons problems like blemishes, enlarged pores, blackheads, whiteheads, sunspots and damage, acne, inflammation, redness, rosacea, wrinkles, dehydration, loss of moisture, elasticity and firmness can be reduced or completely be treated with the right facial treatment.

Anti-Aging

Facial treatments may aid in slowing down the aging process and hinder the appearance of wrinkles. Massaging your face with an anti-aging cream will immediately increase the blood circulation and oxygen flow, which promotes collagen production and enhances the elasticity of your skin. This leads to a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and preventing their appearance. Remember: It’s never too early to take loving care of your skin!

Relaxing

Massages are great for unwinding, calming stress, and harmonizing your mind. Similar to your body, your facial muscles need a massage to relax and most facial treatments include one. The circulation will stimulate and boost the lymphatic vessels and detoxify your skin, leaving you with healthy and youthful looking complexion.

Skin Rejuvenation

The extraction, massage, exfoliation mask, and steam application during a facial treatment leads to skin revitalization, or in other words – fresh, rejuvenated skin. This improves the appearance of the skin, giving it a healthy, balanced, and robust glow. The results may not appear immediately, however, overtime the skin will be restored! Be mindful that routine and regular facials is the key!

Customized Professional Treatment

A skilled esthetician will evaluate your skin condition and help you select the best facial treatment suited for your skin. You can learn useful tips by discussing your daily routine skin care routine and get suggestions on which products work best for your skin. These tips are powerful because you can use these tips as preventative precautions to aging, and maintain your healthy skin.

Pampering yourself     

Lastly, but not least, pampering yourself with a day at the spa or a small trip to the beauty salon will lift your mood and make you feel beautiful and confident. Spending time treating yourself in a relaxing environment will surely boost your spirit and clear your mind. So infinitely, take time off once a month to pamper yourself, you deserve it!

At Infinite Beauty, we offer a wide array of facial treatments according to your skin type and issue: Vitamin C Infusion, Microdermabrasion Detox Treatment, Advanced Oxygen, 24k Gold Facial, and Collagen. Let us help and determine the best treatment to address your concerns.  

 

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Skincare Ingredients that should never be used together

Vitamin C, Retinol, Sunscreen….

It’s as if all skin concerns have a solution nowadays. Looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines? Try retinol. Want a moisturizer that will keep your skin glowing and supple? Reach for something containing hyaluronic acid. Need to fade dark spots and renew skin? Look for vitamin C.

So many active ingredients, yet determining when and how to use these products can be a struggle particularly when you’re trying to find a routine that fits your skin type.

Amongst all active ingredients, sunscreen, vitamin C and retinol are the three that are suitable simple for everyday skincare. (It’s recommended to consult with a dermatologist to see what’s best for your skin type.)

The Do’s and Don’ts of how to integrate them into your daily routine:

  • Do combine Vitamin C + Sunscreen
    • Vitamin C and sunscreen are pair up well. Make sure to apply serum before sunscreen in the morning, and retinol cream in the evening.
  • Don’t combine Vitamin C + Retinol

Products that contain Vitamin C act as an antioxidant that can help fight skin damage caused by sun exposure and other environmental pollutants. Vitamin C is known for agents that brighten dark spots, collaging building to reduce fine lines, and overall appearance of skin.

Retinol and retinoids can improve brown spots and fine lines over time, but however can typically make skin more sensitive to light exposure.

It’s best to steer clear from mixing both ingredients and choose to use vitamin C serum in the morning and retinol cream before bed. That way both ingredients can work to their full potential without clashing.

Don’t combine Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids + Retinol

Alpha and beta hydroxy acids are commonly used in exfoliating products. It acts as a buffing agent removing the top layer of skin to improve discoloration over time. Retinols treat acne and aid in diminishing sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Using both at the same time can disrupt your pH level causing excessively dry, red and irritated skin. To avoid irritated skin, it is suggested to use them at various times of the day or even better, different days of the week.

Don’t combine Benzoyl Peroxide + Retinol

Retinol and Benzoyl used together are ineffective because both ingredients cancel each other out being incompatible. Any irritating products that contain acid should not be used with retinol such as a recent chemical peel or laser treatments.  

Don’t combine Benzoyl Peroxide + Vitamin C

It’s not recommended to use Benzoyl and vitamin C products together because they can offset each other’s effects, i.e. benzoyl peroxide can oxides the vitamin C.

Combine Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids + Vitamin C CAREFULLY

Both hydroxy acid and vitamin C products can potentially work together since they both can perform in acidic environments. Being they are both made of acidic formulas, the combination of both can irritate the skin more.

Vitamin C and salicylic acid can work together for oily skin type, but it’s recommended to wait a few minutes in between applications.

Lastly the most important skincare product for all skin types is hands down sunscreen. SPF of 30 or greater is optimal, and remember to allow time to dry in between moisturizer.

Sun protection is key: if you aren’t wearing sunscreen, oils, retinols and vitamin C won’t work to its full advantage.

 

  

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7 Simple Skin Care Tips During The Winter

Severe changes in the weather, whether it’s hot or cold – is harmful to your skin. Winter in particular, has weather conditions that include severe dry winds, and chilly temperatures that can make your skin dry up and lead to flaking. The usual skin care regime wouldn’t make much of a difference during this season. During this time of year, your skin needs more attention to keep it healthy and vivacious.

To better help you achieve healthy skin, here are a few simple winter care tips for your complexion so you can follow to avoid dead looking skin.

Face Care During The Winter – 7 Simple Steps

  1. The First Step to Healthy Skin – Cleansing

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Aside from any products you are using, cleansing is a crucial step to follow in skin care. Limiting washing during the winter from three times to only twice a day and go an alternative route by cleansing your face with chilled milk and a cotton ball to eliminate excess drying.

 

  1. Exfoliation Is Key

Despite any season, exfoliating your skin with a scrub is necessary to shed old skin for new, glowing skin. However, you may want to reduce the amount of times per week you are exfoliating during winter. Scrubbing might irritate your skin causing it to further dry. Consider using a mild exfoliant once a week.

You can also make your own diy scrub using organic ingredients such as: sugar, banana, honey, lemon, yogurt, milk and oatmeal.

Here is an easy fruit scrub you can from the comfort of your own kitchen:

  • 2 tbsp. Mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp. Mashed apple
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • ¼ cups of oatmeal

Mix ingredients together and gently scrub your skin for a few minutes in a circular motion. Rinse skin and pat dry.

  1. Tighten the Skin by Toning

Firstly, begin with a mild toner that works for your skin, avoid ones that contain a lot of chemicals. Using a strong toner can throw your skin’s PH levels off balance. Upon cleansing, toner acts as the post-removal of residual dirt and makeup from your skin. Toning tightens and also acts as a primer for moisturizer, and night serum.

  1. Soothe Skin with Moisturizer

Keeping your skin hydrated is mandatory throughout the year, not just for flaky dry skin, but on the daily. You can choose moisturizers or oils to keep skin hydrated, or mix both together. Opt for almond, coconut or virgin oil.

  1. Face Packs For Winter

Believe it or not, ingredients in your kitchen can help keep your skin soft and supple during the cold winter. Try these face packs:

Avocado

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Containing extreme moisturizing properties, it’s not only good for skin, but also hair. Mash a ripe avocado and lather onto skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and follow up using a gentle toner.

Banana

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A mashed up banana works as a great moisturizing agent. Use 4 to 5 tablespoons and gently massage onto your skin. Rinse and massage in circular motions using honey.

Aloe Vera

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Well known for its calming and moisturizing properties, aloe vera acts as a great alternative moisturizer.

  1. Stay Hydrated

Keep yourself hydrated and drink plenty of water during this season. Staying hydrated keeps your skin glowing throughout this time of the year.

  1. Protect Your Skin from the Sun

The sun is hiding during the winter months, don’t be fooled! Sunrays will manage to peep through the clouds in the sky allowing UVA and UVB rays to harm your skin. Never skip a day of sunscreen.

If you end up missing a day or two, let the professionals at Infinite Beauty help you restore your skin to its truest form.

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