Skincare, Facials & Sugaring

call Djaouida 206-919-5562
login

Common Skincare Myths

To have beautiful healthy skin all the time means to take care of it all the time. You won't see results if you don't actually have a skincare regime. Skin is our largest organ. It requires more than occasional care to achieve maximum results. What you put in your body and on your skin and what you don't… makes a huge difference. Drinking plenty of water absolutely matters. So, if you drink a couple glasses a day you are not giving your skin enough hydration to function properly already. You should be drinking half your body weight in ounces. We often think we are doing the right things to prevent breakouts, aging, oiliness, dry skin and it turns out we are doing it incorrect or not enough, too much etc. Here are some misconceptions on skincare beauty tips.

 

I exfoliate everyday so I shouldn't have any dead skin.

You can actually over exfoliate your skin, causing it to become more irritated. If you have an oily complexion and you over exfoliate in order to reduce the oil, you are actually causing your skin to produce more oil. It signals an alert to make more oil! Those who have dry skin and or an excess buildup of dead skin cells, you will have to exfoliate more to open up your pores to allow the moisture back in. You simply cannot rely on just using moisturizer on your dry skin and expect it to soak it up. You need to exfoliate at least 3 times a week to keep your pores open and clean, ready to receive moisture and soften.

 

I took a shower so my face is clean?

No! You cannot rely on a shower for your facial cleansing. You actually need to use a facial cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, stay away from fragrances and generic brands and opt for a gentle natural facial cleanser. If you have dry skin, look for a creamy based skin cleanser. Acne prone skin should use a gel cleanser.

 

Breakouts from greasy food and chocolate

No. You don't breakout from the pizza you ate or the fries you had. Breakouts do not happen from eating certain types of food. There are three factors that contribute to the formation of acne.

  • Overproduction of oil (sebum)
  • Irregular shedding of dead skin cells resulting in irritation of the hair follicles of your skin
  • Buildup of bacteria

There are other issues that could be going on internally however and if you are having regular breakouts you should consult with a Dermatologist as well.

 

Oily skin doesn't need to be moisturized right?

Even if your skin is very oily you must always use a moisturizer to encourage it to normalize. Choose lighter moisturizers – this is oil in water (heavier ones are water in oil). Put a few dots on your face and keep rubbing in with the balls of your fingers, very lightly, until it is absorbed into the skin.

Dry skin needs a heavy moisturizer?

This is skin that is losing moisture at accelerated rate or where the dead cells are building up on the skin's surface. Dry skin will benefit from a nourishing cream, but don't choose one that is so heavy it overwhelms the skin. Products containing Glycerin and Macadamia nut oil help the skin hold onto moisture without being too heavy. Dry skin needs more protection, you may have a lot of latent toxins under the skin, and when you use a rich moisturizer it merely seals in the pores and prevents the skin from breathing, which can result in spots.

Moisturizing needs to be done every day and every night. To prevent wrinkles and lines, you need to do this routinely. You will not see results without consistency. Your skin does most of its repairs at night. So it is best to get your nighttime moisturizer on just before bed, but also making sure to reapply a daily moisturizer in the morning after your skin has been cleansed and prepped for the day.

theBeautyBlog

more articles...

  • Fall Eats For Gorgeous Skin

    During the summer, we tend to skimp on moisturizer while fall and winter bring drier climates and, with that, a parched complexion. Here are the 10 best ingredients for our fall complexion. The best kind of skincare is the kind you can eat!

  • The Beauty Of Fall And Winter

    Dry air takes away the thin layer of oil that traps moisture in the skin, flaring those common itchy and painful conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and severe dry skin.

  • What Does Activated Charcoal Do For Your Skin?

    What does activated charcoal do for your skin?

  • What Is The Difference Between Sugaring And Waxing

    Since sugaring is the most gentle hair removal method, it is becoming more popular and sought after than waxing.

  • Frequently Asked Questions About Sugaring

    Why is sugaring better than waxing and does it really last longer? Is sugaring okay for sensitive skin? How long does sugaring last? Does sugaring really make my hair come in less and softer?

  • Castor Oil: Beauty In A Bottle

    How do I get rid of my crow's feet? What should I use for my wrinkles? What can I do about my age spots? What should I use for my acne?

  • Coconut Oil: The Healthiest Oil On Earth

    Coconut oil is by far my favorite natural skincare secret, it is beneficial for you from head to toe.

  • The Key To Beautiful Skin

    There are so many different products out there and uses for them, it can be very confusing and often times we are using the wrong thing.

  • All Natural Skincare Treatments You Can Do At Home

    There are many ways to have beautiful and healthy skin using all natural products from home.

  • Fountain Of Youth: The Benefits Of Argan Oil

    Argan Oil is recognized cosmetic benefits have made its demand ever increasing in the world. Argan oil is gaining popularity as a miracle ingredient in the Western product industry.

  • The Benefits Of Honey

    Honey can be made into several different ways to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and mask the skin. It is rich in vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid.

  • Common Skincare Myths

    Skincare requires more than occasional care to achieve maximum results. What you put in your body and on your skin and what you don't, makes a huge difference.

 

 



Djaouida Skincare Facials & Sugaring is located inside the West Seattle Wellness center, across from Starbucks and 24HR Fitness, in the Westwood Village.

(206) 919-5562
West Seattle
2600 SW Barton St.
Suite A-24
Seattle, WA 98126
Tuesday : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday : 11:00 am - 4:00 pm