It takes just a little bit of time and effort, but the right skincare routine can work wonders for our complexion. But new research shows that less than one in five women in their thirties believe that a good skincare regime is important.
As a result, far fewer women in their thirties, 24%, take the time to moisturise their body daily, compared to women in their forties, fifties, and sixties.
Of those women in their thirties who don’t use a body moisturiser; a third say they can’t be bothered, one in five forget and a fifth believe it’s too time consuming.
What’s worse, young women are missing out a crucial step of their skin care regime with over half of women in their thirties leaving their make-up on overnight, compared to just 22% of women in their sixties who do, found the research from Astral Original.
Leading make-up artist, Alana Phillips, says: “As a make-up artist I am concerned by this new research, especially that so many young women are failing to remove their make-up before going to bed. Not only will this clog the pores which can lead to spots and blackheads, but it can also age the skin. By leaving your make-up on overnight you are allowing your skin to have unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in the environment, such as from pollution, which cause the breakdown of collagen and results in fine lines on the skin.
“You need to follow a good skincare regime to remove your make-up to give your skin the chance to recover from this.”
“Despite being a make-up artist, I know that having a good skincare regime is much more important than any make-up you put on your face as it ultimately your canvas.”
“Removing your make-up thoroughly every night and moisturising your face and body with a tried and trusted moisturising cream is not a secret but should be an essential part of any women´s skincare regime.”
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