Ladies, say goodbye to skin fatigue by introducing these six skin care tips in your everyday routine!
Some people think that great skin is a matter of DNA. But, while genetics does have something to do with how great your skin looks, it’s not the only thing that matters. Your daily skincare routine also significantly impacts what you see in the mirror.
Whether you practice a more relaxed skincare routine or you try every single tip you hear from social media influencers and your friends, one thing is for sure: you want to get your hands on something that gives you healthy and radiant skin. And, who can blame you for that?
Most people have the basics covered when it comes to caring for our skin. We try to drink enough water, wash our faces in the morning and before going to bed, and do our best to stay away from toxic products that may make our pores go crazy. But, what do you do when this is not enough to keep your skin glowing? Our advice: refine your skincare routine.
Here are six skin care tips that will help you build a healthier and more complex routine for a radiant complexion.
1. Figure out your current skin type
The no. 1 rule all skincare experts know and often praise is that there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all skincare routine. That is because everybody has different skin types, needs, and expectations.
So, unfortunately, the “miraculous” face cream your best friend recommended might not do miracles for your skin too. The main reason this might be the case is that you and your friend may have different skin types.
Now, here’s the deal with skin types: your skin type can modify as you age. So, it’s wrong just to assume that you know everything about your skin because what you knew last year might not be a reality at the moment. For example, you may have had problems with breakouts and an oily T-zone during your teenage years. Well, if you notice that skincare products for combination skin don’t longer work for you, the reason for that might be the fact that your skin type has changed.
So, before you start spending a lot of money on face products, make sure that you figure out your current skin type. Find out if your skin is normal, dry, oily, or combination skin.
2. Clean, tone, and moisturize
The three crucial steps that should never miss from any skincare routine include cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. We’ll break this part into three to make it easier for you to understand the importance of each of these steps.
Daily cleaning is an essential step for healthy skin. Needless to say, this is how you keep your pores from clogging, which might result in more severe skin problems.
Now, the real secret with this step is to use the right cleanser for your skin and with the right texture. Your options are milk, cream, balm, or facial wash. Explore these options and see what works best for you.
After cleaning your skin, following up with toner is crucial in ensuring that you remove any impurities that might clog your pores. Now, when it comes to finding the right toner to use, you can have a more one-size-fits-all approach because most toners are water-based, and they are tailored to suit a variety of skin types and needs.
Moisturizing is key to keeping your skin glowing. As the skincare expert Michael Marcus explains, “You’re never too young for moisturizers, and your skin is never too oily to need hydration. With the right moisturizer, you’ll adequately hydrate your face and keep it glowing and healthy.”
3. Do massage in your moisturizer
When it comes to moisturizing your skin, it’s not just important to do it, but it’s also essential to do it the right way. So, we’ll spend a little bit more time on this part of a skincare routine.
So, do you know how you should apply your moisturizer? If not, we’re here to help: by massaging it on your skin. Use circular motions to rub the moisturizer and ensure that it has penetrated your skin well enough. This will not only ensure that the deeper layers of your skin get hydrated, too but will also help reduce puffiness and boost circulation. Your skin will feel much more energized after a good massage.
4. Wear sunscreen all year round
Sunscreen is often the most absent practice from many people’s skincare routine. And that’s incredibly unfortunate because sunscreen is actually essential to keep your skin glowing.
Sun exposure can take a toll on your skin’s radiance over time, leading to sunspots, skin discolorations, sunburn, and premature aging of your skin. And, the worst part of it all is that by the time you realize the effects of UV light on your skin, it is too late to reverse them.
Now, it’s essential to mention that sunscreen should be part of your routine all year round, not just during the summer months. Although UV lights are the most powerful during summer, they are also present in other seasons. Even on cloudy days, UV lights reflect in things that surround you like water, asphalt, snow, and others, so they still get to your skin.
5. Get your “beauty sleep”
No, beauty sleep is not just a myth. There’s significant scientific research that backs up the effects of proper sleep on skin appearance. So, the truth is that you can sleep your way to younger-looking and radiant skin.
Not getting enough and proper sleep can show on your skin in many ways. You can get hanging eyelids, swollen eyes, paler skin, and you are also more susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines. So, add naps and better sleeping habits to your skincare routine.
6. Take off your makeup at night
Last but not least, make sure that you never go to sleep with your makeup on. We get it. You’re all tired after a long day at work or after a tiring night out, and all you dream about is getting in bed as quickly as possible. But, do your skin a favor and spend a few more minutes respecting your routine so that your pores can breathe during the night.