Skincare tips from Lily Kew, founder of homegrown organic skincare Kew Organics
While the circuit breaker has given us plenty of time to recharge and rejuvenate — eating well and exercising more — there are also some people out there who are experiencing breakouts and other skin issues.
One of the main reasons for your skin woes could be due to stress. You might be worried about your family, health during this difficult time. Some of you might even be concerned if you’ll still have a job at the end of this circuit breaker. When you’re stressed, your body releases cortisol, a steroid hormone that regulates our metabolism and immune response, among many other things. It also plays an important role in helping the body respond to stress. When your cortisol level is high, it produces excess serums, which can cause inflammation that in turn leads to acne.
Besides stress, a poor diet could also explain why your skin is looking dull. If your body is not getting the right nutrients, it severely affects how your complexion looks.
So what can we do to overcome these skin issues? Lily Kew, founder of homegrown organic skincare brand Kew Organics, shares with us some tips and product recommendations on how to keep your skin clear and healthy while you #StayHome.
If you are experiencing a sudden outbreak of acne and clogged pores, it is essential to do a double cleanse at night. Combat the acne-causing bacteria and eliminate gunk, dirt and excessive sebum with the Mandarin Acai Cleansing Lotion, followed by the Absolutely Youthful Hydra Cleanser. The latter contains more than 300 per cent of cichoric acid, an ingredient that helps with skin renewal and removal of acne scars and marks. If you have sensitive skin, try the Sensitive Skin Rescue Cleanser.
Mask On, Mask Off
Wearing a face mask over a prolonged period of time can suffocate the pores. Which is why exfoliation is an essential step in your skincare routine. The main ingredient in Divinely Gentle Micro-Exfoliant is an ultra-fine oatmeal powder that soaks up excessive sebum and removes dead skin cells, while stimulating blood circulation and oxygen flow. What’s more, it expels toxins by improving the lymphatic drainage, which in turn boosts the skin’s immunity. You can also try the Sugarcane Royal Flush Exfoliant, which contains a cocktail of glycolic, malic acid, salicylic acid and other botanical extracts to deeply exfoliate the skin and even out skin tone, revealing a youthful complexion.
Hydrate All Day
This is essential because when the skin is in a state of constant hydration, its pH will be balanced; skin will be clean, clear and healthy. Sure, you can keep skin hydrated 24/7 by using a mist but always look at the ingredient list first because many mists on the market contain 99 percent water and only 1 percent ingredient. The Deluxe Hydra Nutrient Mist formula has over 85 percent organic ingredients and is made from Kew Organics’ list of essences and serums.
Sunscreen At Night
One other crucial item is sunscreen because UV rays are everywhere. Besides using it in the day, you should consider applying it at night too, especially if you’re constantly on your laptop or mobile phone. That’s because these electronic devices also emit low levels of UV rays, which can cause damage to your skin. Kew Organics Ultra-Fluid Tinted UV Protector SPF 25 not only protects your skin against the harmful effects of UV, it also provides a gorgeous sheer coverage for a natural look! Essential when you want to look good during your Zoom happy hour with your best gal pals.
Kew Organics organic skincare range is available exclusively at Kew Organics and Sugar K Organic Peel Bar outlets,. You can also buy it online