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The Dos and Dont's of Shopping For Skin Care Products

Do you want vibrant, healthy skin? Here are the top dos and don’ts when buying skin care care products. 

Although the skin is one of the most exposed organs of the body, working 24/7 to protect your body from the environment, many people tend to neglect its proper care. However, doing so can make it susceptible to:

  • Sun damage
  • Risk of skin cancer
  • Early signs of aging
  • Skin disease
  • Dullness

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The Dos and Don’t of Buying Skin Care Products

Taking a preventative approach to skin care by creating a regular routine, or investing in cosmetic procedures such as  Botox or tissue fillers, will not only delay the signs of aging and prevent damage, but it will also give your skin a strong and healthy foundation.

That’s why it’s so important to make sure you invest in the right products. Here are the top do’s and don'ts of buying skin care products:

1. DO pay attention to the ingredients  

Any skin care products you purchase should NEVER cause breakouts or irritation. Many skin care specialists suggest skipping products with harsh chemicals such as parabens and DEET in favour of products that contain botanical ingredients such as:

  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Jojoba oil
  • Coconut oil

These natural ingredients will work gently and efficiently to promote healthy, glowing, and youthful skin without drying it out.


2. DON’T buy the wrong products for your skin

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when buying a skin care product is not doing your research first. Remember, everyone’s skin is different and purchasing a product that doesn’t suit your needs will cause more damage and irritation to your skin.

Talking to a dermatologist before buying any product can have many benefits because they will be able to:

  • Identify your real skin type
  • Ensure any skin conditions you have, such as acne or rosacea, are not made worse
  • Recommend the right products depending on your specific aesthetic needs

Remember: Understanding your skin type is exceptionally important because it drives everything about the texture and types of skin care products you should be using.

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3. DO buy produces that contain sunscreen

Protecting your skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun is very important. Choosing beauty moisturizers and creams that contain at least SPF 30 is crucial because it:

  • Helps you maintain youthful looking skin
  • Lowers your risk of skin cancer
  • Prevents sun damage
  • Minimizes age spots, freckles and other skin pigmentation

Tip: When selecting a sunscreen, you should purchase one with an SPF of 30 or higher. You should also select broad-spectrum sunscreen as it’s designed to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.


4. Don't Believe in Miracle Claims

Does the skin care product say that it will get rid of eye wrinkles or wipe away stretch marks? Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

If you have any specific skin concerns you wish to address, it is best to talk to a qualified dermatologist about your aesthetic needs before embarking on any big skincare purchases that may not give you the results you want.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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