Ten Skin Secrets
You may have stumbled on to this article because of your relentless pursuit for flawless and beautiful skin. Getting to show your best face forward is a worthy cause after all.
If you’re struggling with an array of skin conditions, like acne, oily skin and hyperpigmentation, don’t lose hope. You can achieve great skin with some effort, commitment and a product or two.
Sure, you can go on a skincare product haul and go through different products or routines, but this may not give you desirable results. Did you know that there are secrets to getting the beautiful skin you’ve always dreamed of?
Below are tried and tested tips on how to get clear skin that you may not know about.
1. Read the ingredients
Skincare is a popular segment in the beauty industry nowadays. This means that there are a lot more skincare products and regimens claiming to save you from your skincare issues. At worst, some products may not agree with your skin type and may turn your skin for worse. It’s important to do your research on the ingredients of the products that you’re using to make sure that these work well with your skin type or condition.
2. Revisit your skincare routine
There’s a chance that your skin problems right now may be due to the creams, serums or other products. Make it a habit to regularly rotate the products you use so you can isolate those products that cause breakouts and other skin issues. Be mindful of the expiration date of the products you’re using. It helps to add a small piece of tape with the date of opening on the bottle. Make sure you toss any skincare product that’s expired. It pays off to be mindful of the products you are regularly using.
3. Moisturise after cleansing
The best time to apply moisturiser is right after cleaning yourself in the shower or washing your makeup off. Don’t wait to get yourself dry before applying any moisturiser. The moisture from the shower or face wash helps lock in the hydrating ingredients you would be applying with a moisturiser. This works for lotion applied in either face or body.
4. Opt for short and cool showers
While long and hot showers may just be what you need after a long day, studies show that these showers strip the skin of natural oils that maintain its hydration. Choose instead to keep your showers cool and short to keep your skin moisturised and supple.
5. Slather on the SPF
Sunscreen may already be part of your regimen – but only when you’re on a trip to the beach. It is a key component of skin care and you should be doing it daily, regardless of the weather. Sunscreen protects your skin from damage due to the harsh UV rays. Look for a sunscreen that feels light and with a high SPF level so you’re comfortable putting it on regularly.
6. Up your Vitamin C intake
Not only are citrus fruits like lemons and orange a refreshing snack or drink, but these fruits are also jampacked with Vitamin C. Eating fruits that are loaded with Vitamin C help boosts the skin’s collagen, giving way for smoother and supple skin. Vitamin C also helps your immune system and wards off from infectious diseases, so it’s a win-win.
7. Exfoliate often
Without regularly exfoliating, dead skins can build up on your face and body, leading to congestion issues and dull skin. Include exfoliating as part of your skincare routine. There are various ways to do it, like scrubs or chemical peels. The easiest way to start? A clean washcloth soaked in warm water.
8. Sleep well
The more sleep you get, the more time you allow your skin to repair itself. This is why it’s important to clock in those recommended 7-8 hours of beauty sleep. Fixing your sleep schedule could just be what your skin needs.
9. Be picky with makeup
Like skincare products, makeup products may also have certain ingredients that don’t agree with certain skin types or conditions. For sensitive skin, you have to stay away from scented products and the like. Keep your cosmetics simple and always patch test before using. Make sure to regularly wash and sanitise the brushes you use.
10. Avoid touching your face
You may not be mindful of it but you touch many items and surfaces on a daily basis. This makes your hand the perfect vessel to transfer germs to your face when you touch it. As much as you can, don’t rub your eyes, stroke your chin or cup your face, to avoid the spread of germs. Getting rid of this habit may lead to a brighter and smoother complexion.