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The Products you need to Stop Committing Skin Sins

Do you commit any of these skin sins? If so, beauty expert Jill Dunn has some products to help you stop!

Skin Sin 1: Popping Zits

Solution: Use an exfoliating spot treatment that contains ingredients like salicylic acid.

Product: NeoStrata Blemish Spot Gel: $23.75, available at drugstores.

Skin Sin 2: Not washing your face

Solution: Splashing water on your face doesn’t do the job. You need a cleanser that lifts dirt and makeup off skin.

Product: Cliniderm Gentle Cleanser: $17.75, available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Skin Sin 3: Drinking too much alcohol

Solution: Look for a skincare oil infused with lots of antioxidants will help to recharge dehydrated skin and protect it from the natural inflammatory response the body has to overconsumption of alcohol.

Product: Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil, $57.50, available at Sephora www.sephora.ca

Skin Sin 4: Talking on the phone

Solution: You can use a headset, or alternatively, you can use these handy alcohol wipes that are safe to use on your gadget’s screen. They will disinfect and keep you healthy.

Product: Life Brand Alcohol Swabs, $2.79, available at Shopper Drug Mart

Skin Sin 5: “Just-this-once sun binge”

Solution: Be prepared with adequate sun protection of at least SPF 30 – reapply often, and wear a hat.

Products: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Cream SPF 45, $28, available at drugstores.

Skin Sin 6: Over-exfoliating

Solution: Exfoliating is good, but effective exfoliating is key. Exfoliate twice per week with a gentle exfoliator.

Product: Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant, $49.50.  Available at select salons/spas. Visit dermalogica.ca for retailers.

Skin Sin 7: Too Many layers of products

Solution: Use a BB cream that has multiple products in one. The products work together so that none of them cancel each other’s effectiveness when combined.

Product: The Body Shop All-in-One BB Cream, $20, available at The Body Shop; thebodyshop.ca.

Friday, November 9, 2012