Two of Australia & # 39; s leading skincare experts have revealed six things you need to do for perfectly glowing skin.
Neither believes that a bathroom cabinet full of the latest cosmetics is needed, instead they benefit from understanding skin and how products work.
Each offers an in-depth explanation of topics such as daily use of sunscreen, injectable anti-aging treatments, the food to be eaten and skin care ingredients to be avoided.
Ebony Ilsley, (pictured, co-founder of the Real-U brand has revealed her best advice for creating a flawless face
1. Improve your complexion with diet
Before buying products or creating a regime, eating the right kind of food is a must.
According to Ilsley, a diet full of & # 39; skin-enhancing & # 39; Foods such as oily fish, papaya, almonds, blueberries, leafy vegetables and seeds make your skin healthy from the inside.
She added that exercise was also essential to increase blood flow to the skin.
& # 39; Increasing your heart rate increases blood flow to your skin, removing toxins, increasing oxygen and delivering a new amount of nutrients to your skin cells & # 39 ;, she told Daily Mail Australia.
2. Skin ingredients to be avoided
Mrs. Illsey said she would avoid using aggressive products on your skin because the two common & # 39; nasty & # 39; ingredients in most acne products have a stripping and incineration approach.
"These ingredients are actually bleach and acid and are known for the harmful effect they can have on the skin," she said.
She said this could slow your skin's ability to heal and increase the chance of sun damage.
Another ingredient that causes skin irritation is diethanolamine.
Diethanolamine is a compound used in moisturizers and sunscreens to make them creamy and easy to apply, and they can last for months in your system.
It can cause mild to moderate skin and eye irritation and laboratory experiments have shown that exposure to high doses of these chemicals causes liver cancer and precancerous changes in the skin and thyroid gland.
Moreover, it pays to avoid products that contain formaldehyde.
Consumer products are permitted low levels of formaldehyde in Australia according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
The chemical is used in shampoos, conditions, shower gels, eyelash glue, hair styling solutions and nail hardeners.
In cosmetic products it can cause irritation, skin sensitization and breathing difficulties.
One of the most important things you can do to take care of your skin is to apply sunscreen every day
WHAT ARE PORES?
* Pores are small, small openings (resembling small holes) on the outer layer of our skin where the natural oil of the body (called sebum) produced in the sebaceous glands is released on the surface of the skin.
* Pores are also the opening at the top of our hair follicles. Every oil gland has a hair follicle in it, and the opening of that follicle and gland on the surface of our skin is the pore we see.
* Every person has pores.
* Pore size is largely determined by genetics, but you can take cosmetic measures to minimize their appearance and prevent them from becoming clogged.
3. Occasionally make up for free
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to give it a complete rest – something you can easily achieve by not wearing makeup.
Mrs. Ilsley said that one of the most important benefits of being makeup-free is that it gives your pores a chance to & # 39; breathe & # 39 ;.
She said that despite the fact that you can clean daily, clogging can occur due to excessive makeup use.
4. Daily use of sunscreen is a must
According to Dr. Squire is no excuse not to apply sunscreen to your face every day – something that is especially important to defeat the effects of aging.
Regardless of how long you spend in the sun, this is not negotiable, especially if you want to prevent the effects of cumulative sun damage.
& # 39; This damage results in both skin cancer and 70-90% of the signs of photo aging (deep wrinkles, rough, dull skin, redness, broken capillaries and hyper pigmentation), & # 39; Dr. told Squire Body + soul.
She adds, even if you wear sunscreen, don't take this as a pass that you can spend all day in the sun; hats, protective clothing and sunglasses are also a must.
Although wrinkle relaxants are ideal for handling & # 39; dynamic & # 39; wrinkles, the type caused by repetitive movements and fillers help restore the lost volume – nor improves skin quality
5. Injectables will not improve the skin
Dr. Squire said wrinkle relaxants are ideal for treating & # 39; dynamic & # 39; wrinkles (the type caused by repetitive movements) and fillers help to restore lost volume, nor will skin quality improve.
She said that injectable treatments will not remedy static wrinkles, damage from UV exposure, pigmentation, smeariness, redness, and uneven or rough texture.
Her suggestion for managing aging is a targeted skin care regime in addition to aesthetic treatments.
There are only three products that make the biggest difference to your skin: cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen
6. Excessive cleaning and excessive exfoliation
Contrary to what is often thought, the skin does not benefit from being cleaned or exfoliated more than once a day.
Dr. Squire even said that this can break down the self-regulating barrier of your skin, a problem that can lead to dry, irritated skin that can break out quickly.
This can in turn force you into a cycle of subsequently purchasing products to a & # 39; dry & # 39; or & # 39; sensitive & # 39; to combat skin.
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