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GLOW UP YOUR SKIN WITH 8 NET/ZERO TIPS

 

Let's face it, achieving perfect skin is a fantasy that's as unattainable as having a unicorn as a pet. But that doesn't mean we should give up on our dreams of radiant skin. With these easy-to-follow skincare tips, you can still have the healthy and glowing skin complexion you've always wanted. Tried and true, they can help you make informed choices about which practices and products are best for your self-care.

 

1. Focus on the Basics

When it comes to good skincare, it's important to remember that less is more. Sure, your bathroom counter might look like a skincare aisle at Sephora, but using too many products can actually do more harm than good. It's like trying to juggle too many balls at once - eventually, something's going to drop. So why using too many products is bad? It’s because the multiple active ingredients in each product can interact with each other, leading to skin inflammation, redness, and breakouts. That’s why the first rule of good skin care is: keep it simple. Focus on the basics, such as a gentle wash, sunscreen, and moisturiser. Establish morning and night-time skincare routines that work well for your skin and stick with them. Also, using just enough of the product is key. Applying too little may not provide the intended benefits, while applying too much can be overwhelming for the skin and can interfere with its natural processes, leading again to imbalances and irritation.

 

2. Cleanse Your Skin with Natural & Hypoallergenic Products

When it comes to washing your face, it's important to treat it with the same delicacy you'd give a baby. Consider using gentle natural face and body cleansers containing betaine and aloe vera for an extra touch of pampering. Betaine is like a big gulp of water for your skin, helping to hydrate it and lock in moisture. And aloe vera is like a spa day in a bottle, soothing and calming any irritated areas. So, when applying these types of washes, be sure to treat your skin like royalty, avoiding any rough rubbing or scrubbing. And remember, simple is best! Focus on hypoallergenic and natural washes that are gentle enough for sensitive skin, so your skin stays healthy, happy, and glowing.

 

3. Exfoliate with Care

Exfoliating your skin is like taking it to the gym - it's a workout, but for your face! Just like how lifting weights can tone your muscles, exfoliation can help to tone your skin by removing dead skin cells and revealing a fresh, healthy-looking complexion. But remember, just like how you wouldn't want to overdo it at the gym and end up with sore muscles, it's important to be gentle with your skin. Too much exfoliation, especially with harsh exfoliants, can strip your skin of its natural oils and leave it feeling like sandpaper. Stick to a maximum of 2-3 times per week, and make sure to avoid pairing exfoliants with other irritating products like retinoids or strong acne treatments. If you're new to exfoliating, try using a gentle face wash with mild exfoliating properties like NET/ZERO natural face foam. Your skin will thank you for the tender loving care!

 

4. Hydrate + Moisturise Your Skin

We all know that water is essential for all living things, and that includes your skin. So, make sure you're drinking plenty of H2O throughout the day, even if you have to set up a hydration station next to your desk. But don't stop there, give your skin the VIP treatment it deserves with a multitasking moisturiser that can hydrate and moisturise all your skin areas from head to toe. Hydration adds water to your skin, while moisturising is like locking the door to keep that moisture inside. Look for moisturisers that contain natural oils like squalane, jojoba oil, and hemp seed oil. These oils are like the Avengers of moisturising, with squalane and jojoba oil working together to keep your skin hydrated and supple, while hempseed oil acts like a true anti-oxidant guardian, protecting your skin from the harmful effects of pollution and UV rays. If your skin had a wishlist, it would definitely include this superhero moisturiser to lock in moisture after cleansing and keep it looking its best. Try our signature ultra-light face and body moisturiser, and let us know how your skin feels after the red-carpet treatment.

 

5. Choose the Right Sunscreen

Don't let the sun ruin your vibe! Protecting your skin from those harmful rays is a must. Exposure to the sun can lead to dark spots, premature aging of the skin, and even skin cancer. That's why it's essential to use sunscreen every time you go outside.  Especially during the summer months when the sun is practically radiating heat waves, make sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours. That way, you'll be getting maximum protection. Consider using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 or higher with broad-spectrum coverage to protect you against both UVA and UVB rays. And if you have sensitive skin or sunscreen gives you a rash, try using mineral formulas with physical blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. They form a protective barrier on the skin, reflecting and scattering UV rays. Also, keep in mind water-resistant doesn't mean waterproof. So, reapply after swimming or sweating. And no matter how much sunscreen you slather on, no sunscreen can block 100% of the sun's rays. Therefore, always seek shade, wear protective clothing, and rock those stylish UV-protective sunglasses like a true fashion icon.

 

6. Look for Non-Comedogenic Skincare

Ah, the beauty industry's love for buzzwords! But don't fall for the trap, my friend. Just because a product is labeled "natural" doesn't mean it's the best thing since sliced bread. In fact, it might be a pimple-popping disaster waiting to happen. So, be cautious when selecting skincare products, and don't forget to look for those with a non-comedogenic label. You don't want your pores to be like a New York City subway during rush hour!

And while you're at it, consider also hypoallergenic options to avoid undesired adverse reactions. Always patch-test new products before you start slathering them all over your face or body, whether they're natural or not. 

 

7. Avoid Colourants and Synthetic Scents 

Let's face it, nobody wants their skincare routine to look like a rainbow. When selecting products, be mindful of colourants, or you might end up looking like a traffic light. These additives can cause skin irritation and breakouts or worsen existing skin conditions. The more colourful a product is, the more likely it includes a higher concentration of additives and residue. So, to avoid this potential disaster, opt for dye-free products like clear-looking shampoos, soaps, or shower gels. Not only are they safer for your skin, but they also won't clash with your vibrant personality. Plus, who needs unnecessary additives when you can keep things simple and nice?

Also, steer clear of synthetic perfumes if you don't want to rub a chemical factory into your skin. These artificial scents may leave your skin with unwanted reactions. Instead, opt for fragrance-free or at least natural, biodegradable options that let your skin breathe normally.

 

8. Apply Your Skincare Correctly

Applying skincare correctly is like a delicate dance. You need to get the steps right, or you'll end up tripping over your own feet. Correct application is key to getting the ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin and work as intended. 

When washing your face, treat it like a work of art. Use gentle circular motions with your fingertips. Rubbing your face like you're trying to start a fire won't do you any favours. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water to avoid clogging your pores with residue. Let your face air dry to prevent any bacteria on the towel from transferring to your skin. Wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. 

For your body too, gently massage a small amount of your wash onto your skin in circular motions and rinse thoroughly. Wash your body once a day, or more often if you sweat heavily or engage in activities that cause you to get dirty or sweaty.

Avoid hot water! It'll strip your skin of its natural oils that hold in moisture faster than a teenager devouring a pizza. Cool water is a gentler alternative. Consider ending your wash routine with a splash of cold water to refresh and invigorate the skin.

When it comes to applying moisturiser, remember to use upward motions to “lift” the skin. Avoid pulling on your delicate skin, you don't want to end up looking like a Shar-Pei before your time. Massage it into your face and neck, moving away from the center to promote healthy blood circulation and skin renewal.

And let's not forget about sunscreen, a key player in your skincare routine. Generously apply it to all exposed areas at least 15 minutes before sun exposure, and don't skimp on those easily forgotten spots like your ears, neck, and - depending on the hairstyle - scalp. Reapply every two hours.

 

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE

So there you have it, folks. Skincare doesn't have to be complicated, just think of it as a beautiful dance between you and your skin. By following these basic principles, you may not achieve the skin of a newborn baby's bottom, but you'll be on your way to a healthy and glowing complexion. And who knows, maybe you'll even get an encore performance from your friends and family. So, go out there and show off your radiant complexion with confidence!

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