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TEST: A Three-Step Routine To Clear Congested Teen Skin

March 21, 2022

Um... teen skin’s easy, you guys. Just splash a bit of water on it every now and then. Kidding! Kidding. Dealing with teen skin can be incredibly frustrating. The raging hormones teenagers (that’s you!) experience are known for triggering overproduction of oil. (This is why it’s pretty common to have greasy, acne-prone in your teens.)  It’s not all bad, though. Following a simple, effective routine (and picking up a few good skin habits) will go a loooong way to keep your skin in check. And we’ve gathered the details for all of it right here, just for you. (We’re generous like that.) First up, the three-step teen routine for clear, calm skin includes these must-do steps. [collection]bestselling-gifts,grid,3[/collection] 1. Cleanse Twice A Day First things first. You should wash your face twice a day. Breakouts and acne occur because of an overproduction of oil which results in clogged pores and the growth of bacteria inside your hair follicles. And as excess oil is very common in teen skin, cleansing morning and night is non-negotiable to remove excess oil and stop it from causing congestion.  Some things to look for:  – Cleansers with salicylic acid or willow bark extract will give skin a really good clean and get rid of excess oil. 2. Balance Your Skin With A Face Oil Using oil on oily skin may seem counterproductive/ridiculous, but it’s not. The oils in a face oil are different to those produced by the skin, so they don’t add more oil, but rather they help regulate the oil your skin is producing and really hydrate your skin. (And remember: oily skin is very often dehydrated.) In particular, face oils with buriti or jojoba oil are a great place to start. These are 15/10 for nourishing, while also being really soothing and lightweight. Exactly what your skin needs, in other words. 3. Clear Everything Out With Clay Clay masks (ahem, such as our own) do a tremendous job at giving an extra deep clean. They get rid of any leftover gross stuff from your pores and stop dead skin cells building up. Try adding one in once a week, as part of an at-home facial. Look for something with kaolin clay and zinc oxide; kaolin clay will and zinc oxide is ultra soothing. The ultimate clarifying combo. Featured products [collection_2]go-to-feed,grid,6,4[/collection_2] Other Helpful Habits To Try Wash Your Pillowcases RegularlyAnd your makeup brushes! And your towels! And your face masks! And everything that regularly touches your face. These are all spots where sweat, dirt, bacteria, and other gross stuff are known to build up and cause congestion. As a rule, you should be aiming to wash them all at least once a week. Give fragrance-free washing detergents a go. Their heavily fragranced counterparts can cause irritation for sensitive-skinned dames if you’re not careful.  Invest In A Trusty Spot TreatmentBreakouts happen. To all of us! And that’s okay. Even if you’ve perfected your routine, that doesn’t mean you’ll never have a pimple again. So, keep your arsenal stocked and ready for when it does. If you do happen to get a pimple or two, it’s a good idea to have a targeted spot treatment on hand to sort them out fast. The Mario Badescu one has an obsessed, cult-y following. It dries out surface spots, therefore speeding up the healing process and reducing inflammation. Pimple patches are also a brilliant fix that won’t dry your skin out, so if you find that.  [collection_3]go-to-feed,grid,3,10[/collection_3] Wear SPF DailyMaking SPF a part of your everyday ritual while you're getting in the swing of a skin care routine is one of the smartest things you can do for your skin. Easily. Daily SPF use will help prevent UV damage, which is something you want because prevention is a lot easier than trying to reverse that skin damage down the track. SPF! Every! Day! 

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TEST: Behind The Scenes Of Our Packaging Update With Go-To’s Group Product Manager

March 21, 2022

Along with a fresh (and um.. full on) new season of Euphoria, 2022 has also brought us the year of refreshed look for all your favourite Go-To products. It’s been in the works for a looong time, and the result is a brighter, fresher, more sustainable package with the exact same magic formulas on the inside. Because this has been such a mammoth project, we wanted to give you a little insight into how the new-look Go-To came to be. So, I cornered Go-To’s brilliant Group Product Manager, Kerry Guthrie, to share all the behind-the-scenes info and a little taste of what’s coming next.

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TEST: Celebrate Mardi Gras By Donating To These LGBTQIA+ Organisations

March 21, 2022

Celebrate! Donate! Support!

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TEST: Michelle Hu On Starting A Business and The Women Who Inspired Her Journey

March 21, 2022

Pick up a tip or seven from Etoile Collective powerhouse Michelle Hu.

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TEST: Angry Skin? Give These Repairing Skin Care Ingredients A Go

March 21, 2022

Repair! Replenish! Repeat!

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TEST: Four Skin Care Ingredient Pairs To Avoid

March 21, 2022

Key ingredients to keep apart.

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TEST: Get To Know The Brilliant Founder Of Garingbaar Native Bush Botanicals

March 21, 2022

Get to know the brilliant Bec Sampi of Garingbaar Native Bush Botanicals.

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TEST: A Deep Dive On All Three Go-To Face Masks

March 21, 2022

And what they want to watch on TV tonight.

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TEST: The Benefits Of A Weekly DIY Facial

March 21, 2022

So many, where to start?

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TEST: My DIY Facial For Healthy, Clear Skin

March 21, 2022

An easy-peasy routine for post-facial radiance at home.

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TEST: All The Must-Know Signs Of A Damaged Moisture Barrier

March 21, 2022

The tell-tale signs of a moisture barrier in need of TLC.

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TEST: Why We Made The Repair Shop

March 21, 2022

Your Sunday Night DIY Facial is complete. At last!

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February 15, 2022

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Blog post test dev

February 15, 2022

In my years as a beauty director, I tested zillions of products. It was my job to use, review and decode skin care, makeup and hair products, then communicate all of this in a fun, understandable way for the reader so he/she/they could quickly comprehend when to use Vitamin C (AM) and when to use Vitamin A (PM), as an example. I started that role at 23, as a complete beauty rookie, and quickly discovered there were many things I could be doing for my skin to ensure it was in good health now, and 20 years down the track. I got to learn this on the job, from the best in the field, using every kind of product, which was A) a ludicrously privileged position to be in, and B) an excellent template to go on to start a skin care line, so let me impart some of that good stuff.