1. Use a gentle cleanser for your skin type.
For oily or acne-prone skin, a salicylic gel or benzoyl peroxide wash works great, "For dry mature skin, use either a moisturizing glycolic or milky cleanser. It is important to remember that if you have just had an InMode face treatment done (such as Morpheus8) the procedure will leave your skin in a highly sensitive state, so we recommend that you avoid all skin care products that contain any kind of ‘active ingredients’ such as retinol, alpha hydroxy acids and Vitamin C. You can incorporate these products back into your regime 3-5 days after your treatment, or as recommended by your experienced clinician.
2. Minimise touching your face
This may sound slightly mundane and simple but the importance of keeping a clean face between treatments is not to be forgotten. You know how you rest your chin on your hand when you're sitting at your desk? That might be a counterproductive agitation for those blemishes on your cheek or jaw. If you're constantly touching things that have germs and bacteria — you are in turn transferring all of that onto your skin.
3. Clean your makeup brushes regularly.
To fight infection and clogged pores, washing concealer and foundation brushes once a week. For brushes you use around your eyes, we recommend twice per month, and for any other brushes, once a month is fine.
Here's how: Put a drop of a mild shampoo into the palm of your hand. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water. Then, massage the bristles into your palm to distribute the shampoo into the brush. Avoid getting the metal part of the brush wet/or the base of the brush hairs because the glue could soften and the bristles could fall out. Rinse the shampoo out and squeeze out the water with a towel. Lay the brushes on their side with the bristles hanging off the edge of the counter to dry.
4. Wear sunscreen 365 days a year
The importance of sunscreen can never be overstated. "Many people feel they only need to protect themselves on sunny days or when visiting the beach. The truth is that we need to protect our skin even when we're driving a car, flying in an airplane, or running errands. It's the daily UV exposure that contributes to the visible signs of ageing." What kind of sunscreen is best? Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or greater — and remember that it needs to be reapplied every 2 hours.
Remember: Ninety percent of fine lines are caused by sun exposure, which makes sunscreen the ultimate ingredient for younger-looking skin.
5. Maintain a healthy diet with skin feeding nutrients.
"Your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture, and essential to that is omega-3 fatty acid. Ingredients like Flax seeds on your salad or even walnuts will be an instant boost to your omega-3, thus increasing your skin's ability to hold onto moisture. Make sure to eat a diet low in foods with a high glycemic index (simple and complex carbohydrates).