When it comes to skincare everyone has an opinion and sometimes all we need is a straight answer. What if your question feels embarrassing? Here at SkinBase we like to offer solutions. Here are the answers to 4 skincare questions you might be too nervous to ask.
Can I skip moisturiser if I have oily skin?
No! Everyone needs to moisturise. Pick a lightweight moisturiser (with SPF for a dual action and less product on your face). If you don’t moisturise your skin will show it. Lack of moisture contributes to excess oil production and causes clogged pores. This leads to more breakouts. A good moisturiser hydrates and forms a protective barrier. It also gives skin a glow and keeps skin supple. The SkinBase Daily Repair and Protect moisturiser with SPF is a great choice, and provides optimal protection with added Argan Stem Cells and Vitamin E. Shop it here.
Do I really need SPF every day?
An incredibly common skincare question – yes you do! UV radiation is always present so you must always protect yourself. Even indoors or outside in the middle of winter SPF is essential. Not wearing SPF every day puts your skin at risk of premature ageing, pigmentation and even skin cancer.
Does picking my spots help them clear up more quickly?
No! Picking spots can worsen the problem. Bacteria can be pushed deeper into the skin. This will cause inflammation, swelling and redness. Resulting in permanent scarring and discolouration – and even more spots.
When should I start using anti-ageing products?
The earlier you start a regular skincare routine the better. The best time to start with anti-ageing products is in your late 20s. That’s when most people begin to see wrinkles as collagen production starts to decrease. Prevention is always better than cure. A good skincare routine in your teens and early 20s will slow down any visible signs of ageing. This should include cleansing, toning and moisturising. Never forget your SPF.
Never feel too embarrassed to ask what might feel like awkward skincare questions. The chances are many other people want to ask the same thing!