1. HOW OFTEN DO I USE MY EXFOLIANT?
In general it's best to exfoliate at least once a week.
Sensitive, Problematic or Acne skin types - gently exfoliating once a week is plenty.
Oily /Combination skin types - can successfully exfoliate 1-3 times a week
Dry or Mature skin types - can exfoliate 1-2 times a week.
2. WHEN SHOULD I USE MY SERUM?
Serums contain more concentrated active ingredients for deeper skin penetration, so they need to be applied to a cleansed and toned skin. Serums should be applied after your Toning Mist and before your Moisturiser.
Normal/Sensitive/Dry Skin - Delicate Serum morning and night OR Delicate Serum in the morning and Pure Hydration Serum at night.
Oily/Combination Skin - Corrective Serum morning and night.
Mature/ Dehydrated Skin - Vitamin C Elixir in the morning and Pure Hydration Booster at night OR Vitamin C Elixir in the morning and Superfood Omega 3 Facial Oil/Serum at night.
3. WHY DO I HAVE TO USE AN EYE CREAM?
The skin around the eyes looks nothing like the skin on the rest of our face so it can't be treated with the same products and expect to gain a result. The delicate tissue around the eyes is a lot softer, finer and more sensitive than the rest of the face. Also the eye area doesn't possess any oil glands, so vital moisture is easily lost, the skin drys out quicker, causing premature ageing. Face moisturisers/creams have a bigger molecular structure than an eye cream and can't successfully penetrate the skin around the eyes. Our Eye Therapy Cream is specifically formulated for the skin around the eyes, with a smaller molecular structure, to enable penetration of active ingredients for optimum benefit without any irritation.
4. CAN I SKIP ANY STEPS IN MY ROUTINE?
If you skip a step once in a while because you forgot or were just too tired, that's ok. Don't beat yourself up about it. What's important is that you get into good skincare habits and make it a priority to fit into your lifestyle. Your skincare regime should become second nature, not a chore. You only get one skin to look after in your lifetime so consistency over a long period of time is key.
Our skincare products are formulated to work in synergy, are easy to use, to promote a balanced healthy complexion. All products are designed to compliment and work together on skin cells in order to keep the skin in peak condition. Skipping steps in your routine will not give the skin the correct amount of attention it needs to keep your skin looking clear, fresh, nourished and balanced.
5. HOW LONG IS MY SKINCARE ROUTINE GOING TO TAKE?
DAILY 15 minutes morning and night to Cleanse, Tone, Eye Cream, Serum and Moisturise.
WEEKLY 25 minutes to Cleanse, Exfoliate/Mask, Tone, Eye Cream, Serum and Moisturise.
6. HOW CAN I AVOID BLACKHEADS?
Keep the skin clean by cleansing twice daily.
Exfoliate/Mask once a week.
Using the right products that suit your skin type like our Corrective Collection that contains ingredients that help dissolve blackheads will help to keep skin clear.
7. HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH PRODUCTS ARE BEST FOR ME?
Understanding your skin type may be the most critical element of keeping it healthy. Some people find it difficult or are not too sure what skin type they have and what products they need. If you are not sure what skin type you have or what products may suit your skin best we are only too happy to help with any questions you may have. For a free professional skincare consultation call Julie on 0439 139 667 or click the little blue lightening bolt (messenger) symbol on the lower left of this page to send a message or question. We also offer live chat via FaceTime or Skype.
8. WHY SHOULD I USE NATURAL/ORGANIC SKINCARE?
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. Our outermost layer is vital to protecting our body from invasions by irritants, microbes and toxins.
The average person slaps and lathers up to 10 different products on their body each day. This can lead to toxic overload in the bloodstream which can potentially have harmful effects on the body.
Man made ingredients in a laboratory or genetically modified organisms can have adverse reactions or irritate the skin. They are not easily eliminated by the body. Thats why they do extensive research trails, sometimes on animals (gasp!) to see if they are safe for human use. Every time the skin has an adverse reaction; the cells that come into play to heal and repair any irritation all contribute to skin ageing (no one needs that).
Natural and Organic ingredients are derived only from Nature, are less likely to irritate the skin and are easily eliminated from the bloodstream, which means no toxic build up in your system. Organic ingredients are farmed without harmful chemicals.
At Aqua Bellus we are all about healthy options to keep the skin calm and comfortable. Every effort has been taken to provide safe, beneficial ingredients that have not been genetically modified, ensure the integrity of the plant source is maintained during extraction processes and can safely penetrate the skin as well as protect this natural fortress.