Skin Care Tips: Preventative Skin Care vs Corrective Skin Care
When it comes to skin care, it's better to take preventative measures rather than corrective measures. Maintaining healthy skin from a young age will result in a youthful glow no matter how old you are. And that's what we're all here for, right? 😉
Preventative Skincare Product #1: Vitamin C
Our Vitamin C serum has a variety of benefits, including incredible skin brightening effects for even skin and fading of dark spots. Our serum was formulated for nighttime application, but if you choose to apply it during the day (because you use Retinol at nighttime, for example), then it's super important to pair this with sunscreen because it can cause the skin to become more prone to sun damage, which is definitely something you want to avoid.
Preventative Skincare Product #2: Sunscreen
Sunscreen is an absolute must-have, no matter the weather or the season! People tend to think that they can get away with not applying sunscreen on cooler days and/or during the winter months, but it really is best to make this an essential part of your daily skin care routine. Invest in a good SPF and your skin will thank you.
Note: We are in the process of formulating a sunscreen, but it is an extremely lengthy process, and we only deliver the best, so we don't want to rush this process. Hang in there, Standard Babes; it'll be worth the wait ✨
Preventative Skincare Product #3: Retinol
Retinol is a popular skin care ingredient that has powerful anti-aging properties. It is a must-have in maintaining youthful skin. Our Retinol serum is a blend of retinol, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, the latter being a very effective skin hydration product that also helps to maintain that youthful glowing skin we're all after 💧 Start with retinol in your mid/ early 20ies, babe!
We also recommend that our Retinol serums be applied at nighttime, but if you choose to apply it during the day, please be sure to end of your skin care routine with a high quality SPF to protect your skin from sun damage. (Note that this can only be done with the 0,3% serum. The 1,5% is too strong for daytime application.)
Preventative Skincare Product #4: Moisturiser
Moisturiser is imperative to your daily skin care routine, regardless of your skin type. Many people believe that a moisturiser is not necessary if you have oily skin, but this is 100% a skin care myth! We all need moisturiser, babe. All of us. In fact, we offer a variety of different moisturisers to cater to every skin type, including oily skin:
1. The Moisture Bomb - for oily and combination skin
2. The Mattifying Moisturiser with 10 % Azelaic Acid - for breakouts and oily/acne-prone skin
3. The Renew Your Dew Ceramide Moisturiser - for dry & dull skin
Standard Babe, Mziyanda, doing all the right things for their skin.
Take-home point: Even if you have good, clear skin now, it's in your best interest to invest in a good skin care regimen sooner than later. And in the same breath, you might already be in the "mature" age bracket, or you may already have skin damage from years of not taking good care of your skin, but it's also never too late to get started with good, high quality skin care. Either way, your skin will thank you 😘