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All your beauty ques­tions – an­swered!

Q Is there such a thing as us­ing too much SPF? It’s in all my creams, serums and sun­screen that I use on a daily ba­sis. A Ac­cord­ing to der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr. Ja­son Yip from The DRx Clinic, there is no real harm in too much SPF but SPF30 al­ready gives you 97 per cent UVB pro­tec­tion. The best pro­tec­tion is to ap­ply a thicker layer of a proper phys­i­cal sun­block, and to reap­ply of­ten, es­pe­cially when in the sun or af­ter sweat­ing.

Q I have a mas­sive prob­lem with acne. What in­gre­di­ents should I look for when it comes to cleansers and scrubs? A Look out for prod­ucts that have tea tree oil ex­tract. It has pow­er­ful an­tibac­te­rial prop­er­ties and can de­stroy the bac­te­ria re­lated to the pro­duc­tion of acne. Chem­i­cal so­lu­tions like ben­zoyl per­ox­ide may act faster but with tea tree oil ex­tract, you’ll suf­fer from fewer side ef­fects. It also has a cool­ing ef­fect on the skin that can be ex­tremely calm­ing, es­pe­cially if you’re be­ing attacked by red, an­gry acne!

Q What is dou­ble cleansing and how im­por­tant is it in a skin­care rou­tine? A Dou­ble cleansing is the art of us­ing two beauty prod­ucts on your face to re­move dirt, pol­lu­tion, make-up, oil and sweat. It preps the skin for lo­tions and serums, and helps them soak into the skin quickly and more ef­fec­tively. This tech­nique orig­i­nated from Ja­pan, and bases it­self on a sim­ple chem­istry les­son – oil and wa­ter do not mix. Us­ing a cleansing oil will re­move oil, and a foam­ing cleanser will re­move dead skin and sweat.

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