November 1, 2023  | 

Skincare Habits You Should Ghost

No more skincare scares with CACI. Follow these CACI expert tips – no tricks, only treats.


Complicated skincare routines don’t necessarily mean better. In fact, layering too many products with active ingredients can damage your skin barrier and aggravate your skin, turning it ‘psycho’. Rather than experiment, seek advice from your CACI therapist who knows you and your skin well. 

The Shining

There are some skincare habits we adopt that can make an oily skin even more oily. If you suffer from oily skin, it might be tempting to wash your face multiple times a day – but this can be counterproductive. Over washing and over exfoliation can strip the skin of all the natural sebum, which in turn, can increase the production of oil. You might be tricked into thinking you can also skip a daily moisturiser because your oily skin doesn’t need it. In fact, moisturising is an essential part of anyone’s skincare routine, even those with oily skin. Just because the skin is oily does not mean it is well hydrated.

Get Out

Never squeeze your spots – you’re not a skin expert and don’t necessarily know the best technique, so you could end up spreading the breakout and creating more inflammation. This can result in scars or discolouration which can last for months. Instead opt for a spot-busting treatment such as CACI Purifying treatment, and at home skincare, such as CACI Purifying Silver Mask.

The Exorcist

It’s common to hoard our beauty products. Time for a clear out. Do not keep skincare especially sun care for more than 12 months after opening. Look for the PAO symbol (Period After Opening) on the packaging as a guide to see how long to use your skincare after opening.

28 Days Later

They say change doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s especially true when it comes to skincare. It takes at least a month of using a product before you start to see changes in your skin. That’s because the epidermis (top layer of the skin) takes about 30 days to shed and form a new layer. Therefore, it’s important to stick with a skincare product – like our Amino Lift Peptide Complex for at least one month to see a difference.

Don’t Look Now

Keep scrolling - avoid taking skin care advice from people who aren’t skincare experts (think crazy TikTok trends!). Everyone has a different skin type and skin condition. Listen to beauty advice from your trusted CACI expert.

Dawn of the Dead

Remove dead skin cells to keep skin looking bright and healthy. Avoid harsh scrubs or crystal-based exfoliation treatment as these can be too abrasive and can damage your skin. Instead, use a mild scrub once a week or recommend CACI’s less abrasive microdermabrasion or deep cleansing ultrasonic peeling treatments. Have a thorough consultation with your CACI therapist to assess the best treatment for your skin needs.


Dehydrated skin can often look leathery and a tad extra-terrestrial. To keep skin hydrated, don’t just rely on drinking water. It’s important to exfoliate once a week and moisturise daily, as well as treat your skin to a hydrating face mask with water-binding hyaluronic acid like Hydro Mask to keep skin hydrated.

Night of the Living Dead

Sleep has a transformative power – it plays a vital role in skin repair. Sleep produces collagen, which helps keep the skin firm and healthy, preventing wrinkles and sagging. Insufficient sleep can lead to dark circles and fine lines. It is recommended for adults to have seven to nine hours of sleep a night. If you haven’t managed this, try a product like CACI Eye Revive Serum to de-puff the eyes and reduce under eye circles first thing in the morning.


Consistent clenching of your jaw or grinding your teeth (bruxism) can be ageing. It can change the shape of your face and lead to a more squared jaw as the masseter, the chewing muscle that runs from the cheekbone to the jawline, can become stronger. Tense, stiff muscles in the face can also cause a poor lymph circulation which could lead to skin redness, breakouts, puffiness or a dull complexion. CACI’s signature Non-Surgical facial will help to tone our facial muscles, relieve tension and create healthier blood flow and better lymphatic circulation.

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