Does Your Face Spark Joy?
People all over the world are now decluttering their lives, thanks to Netflix series "Tidying up with Marie Kondo." Marie, a bestselling author from Japan, helps to get different families to sort out and declutter. This includes clearing and sorting out their piles of clothing, books and even treasured items.
"Sparking Joy" is an often repeated term on the series, as Marie proclaims her mission using her konmari method to help spark joy in the world.
As we move from sorting out our homes, it is time to take a look at the mirror; have a close look at your face under bright light. Ask yourself, does your face spark joy? Are you truly satisfied with your appearance? Or are there lines and blemishes that you can clear away instead?
Let us help! In this article, we will share 7 methods to help you take great care of your skin, on a daily basis. It's time to spark joy with your face!
7 Methods to Help Your Face Spark Joy
1. Alway Take Specific Care for Each Skin Type
To take the best care for your skin, always make sure to choose products specially designed for your skin type. Dry skin requires different care from oily skin. A wrong match will cause either flaking (from over drying) or pimples (from oil build-up and thereafter bacterial infection).
So what are the best products for the various skin types?
Combination Skin - choose a gentle, balancing formula that prevents both irritating and dryness. Use a hydrating serum, and quench your skin with a lightweight liquid or gel lotion.
Oily Skin - choose a gentle and soft-free cleanser as harsh formulas can cause oil overproduction. An exfoliator helps dissolve pore-clogging sebum and wash away dead cells. We recommend our Retinol Serum in this case. Oily skin still needs to be hydrated, hence choose a lightweight, water-grabbing cream or gel.
Dry Skin - choose cleansing oils and lotsion which help to remove dirt and make up without stripping away moisture. Apply a hydrating serum or essence to quench skin with a boost of water. We recommend our Royal Jelly Essence in this case. For moisturising, a cream with protective ingredients like oils or shea butter will help to keep the water locked in.
Normal Skin - Remove dirt and makeup with a mild cleanser that will not disrupt the skin's pH balance. Exfoliate 2 or 3 times a week with a AHA, BHA or retinoid for a fresh, glowing complexion. We recommend our 100% concentrate of Retinol Serum. A light or medium weight lotion with emollients like almond oil will help to retain hydration.
2. Always Pay Special Attention to the Fragile Areas
Certain parts of the face are usually more fragile, such as the areas around the eyes (eyelids, eyebags, etc.), lips, as well as the forehead. They need special care. Treat these areas with a rich moisturiser and also specific serums.
3. Pay Even More Attention to the Eyes
A point to note is that the eye contour skin is about ten times finer and more fragile than the rest of the skin on the face. Hence, never over-exfoliate. When removing make-up, always choose a specific routine that will not damage this sensitive area.
From your 30s onwards, you may begin to see some signs of aging around your eyes. This includes fine lines and textual changes. A retinol-based treatment will help to increase the cell-turnover adn resurface your skin overnight.
4. Make-up Removal before Gentle Cleansing
Consider using a pH-neutral make-up remover so as not to overstres your skin. Due to the sensitive skin area, gently cleanse your skin surface to remove the make-up.
5. Exfoliation is Necessary
Exfoliation is always recommended at least once (or twice) a week. This can be done via a facial scrub, though Wellaholic would recommend using both a Diamond Peel. This microdermabrasion procedure will help physically exfoliate the skin. This can be further augmented by a regular Retinol regime. The vitamin-A derivative can do wonders by chemically exofoliating the skin. This helps to keep the complexion clear.
6. Moisturising is also Essential
Keeping the skin moisturised and supple is also essential. This is because the dermis is 15% epidermis and 70% water. With the appropriate daily moisturing skin care, you can then balance the level of water within the skin.
7. Don't Forget Sun Protection!
Use sunscreen every day, even if it is a cloudy day. This is because the UVA and UVB rays can do damage to your skin whether it is a sunny day or a cloudy day. If you are going to be out in the hot sun, apply enough sunscreen at least 15 to 30 minutes in advance. If you are in doubt of which sunscreen to use, try our easy-to-apply Daily Sunscreen.
There you have it! As long as you stick to these 7 key tips and keep to them on a daily basis, we guarantee that your improved appearance will have you smiling from cheek to cheek!