Are you getting frequent breakouts on your face? Is this because you are not following the skincare tips of your aesthetician?
If it’s true, don’t worry, we have you covered.
This article discusses the skincare tips you need for glowing and healthy skin.
Even if you have a lot of skincare products, there’s no guarantee that you are using them properly.
Moreover, using products is not the only way to take care of your skin. You should look after your makeup, diet and nutrition.
Keep reading below to know how you should take care of your skin using these skincare tips and improve its texture plus your appearance.
Skincare Tips for Healthy Skin
1. Stay Away From Using Multiple Products
The skincare world can look enticing. However, you shouldn’t jump on on the bandwagon of using every other product.
Carefully select products that suit your needs and do not layer several products together.
Not only is that bad for your skin, you may also reduce the effectiveness of some products.
Also, you may get frequent breakouts, clogged pores as they will be harsh on your skin.
2. Clean your Face Twice a Day Using a Suitable Cleanser
You should cleanse your face at least two times a day (early morning and before bed).
While you can clean using both oil-based cleansers and water-based cleansers to remove your makeup and dirt, you should also select a cleanser suiting your skin needs.
For instance, people with dry skin should use cleansers with low pH values. Use milky cleansers instead of gel. Those with oily skin that is also prone to acne scars will likely go for salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide cleansers.
Similarly, use a brightening wash with alpha hydroxy acid if your skin has brown age spots and hyperpigmentation.
If you really want to address your skin issues then choose cleansers with ingredients that can help give you a healthier glow.
3. Exfoliate a few times a week
Your skin accumulates dead skin cells all the time.
Even at this point in the day, your skin may have up to 50 million dead skin cells.
If you do not remove them, your face will soon look very dull.
So exfoliate at least twice a week, not daily.
Go for a product with neutral pH so that it does not cause dryness.
Along with your face, exfoliate your body too.
4. Always Wear a Sunscreen
Yes even if you are indoors but especially if you are outdoors. Sunscreen for face and body is also important during winters.
This product reduces skin aging but more importantly, it protects you from skin cancer even if you do not have mature skin.
You will see the difference of using sunscreen regularly when you will not have as many age spots, wrinkles and fine lines a few years down the line.
Protection from harmful UV rays and sun exposure is crucial.
You should go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30.
Hence, do not skip this important part of your skincare routine and apply sunscreen every 2 hours when you are outside.
Ideally, sunscreen application follows that of a moisturizer. This brings us to…
5. Moisturize, even if you have oily skin
Moisturizing is crucial to protect your skin and keep it healthy. Plus, a moisturizer helps to lock in all of the other ingredients you apply to your face.
The best time to apply it is right after you take a shower and go to bed, hence 2 applications are necessary for a day.
Use a gentle moisturizer that does not contain any fragrances. That will not irritate your skin and make it supple.
6. Use Vitamins on Skin
You should eat a healthy diet of vitamins and minerals for your skin to remain healthy too.
If you will only consume junk then it will suffer.
Hence, you should eat fresh fruits and vegetables but you also need to apply them to your skin.
Yes on your skin in the form of serums.
Vitamins have antioxidant properties that can repair the skin from sun damage and protect it from free radicals.
An example is that of Vitamin C serum which also helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and brightens up your skin tone.
7. Use Simple Products
Similar to how you should not layer several products, you should also not form an elaborate skincare routine.
Select a cleanser and moisturizer that suits your skin type. Then add a treatment or serum that addresses your skin concern and top it all with sunscreen. Plus, exfoliate sometimes.
The treatments and serums are not compulsory if you do not have a skincare routine.
8. Wash Your Face after Sweating and Don’t Scrub or Touch It
Cleansing your face twice a day after waking up and before sleeping is necessary.
However, you should also wash your face after sweating. It removes the bacteria and dirt that accumulate in sweat.
Moreover, do not touch your face as it can transfer the bacteria from your fingers to your face.
That will lead to breakouts. Though it is actually worse than this.
It can cause scarring, wrinkles, flu and other health problems.
Furthermore, scrubbing is a no-no even if you feel like it. After sweating or a flare-up you may like to scrub but it is better not to. This is because that is rather irritating. Hence, it can worsen your acne or cause a rash after sweating.
Skincare Tips and Precautions to Follow
1. Protect Your Skin From Heat
The sun is bad for your skin but so is heating from heaters.
It can break down the collagen in your skin and lead to inflammation.
Hence, when you cook or are feeling cold, take a few steps back rather than exposing your face and other skin on the body to the heat.
2. Drink Water for Hydration
Hydration is important for your skin and it is important both inside and outside your skin.
Drinking water can provide you with hydration inside your body.
Whereas using hydrating skincare can help retain moisture on the surface of the skin.
Hence, your cleansers, moisturizers and treatments should have hydrating formulas. An example is the ingredient hyaluronic acid that is famous for retaining moisture.
3. Cleaning Makeup Sponges and Brushes
Your makeup brushes and sponges accumulate a lot of bacteria and dirt.
You should clean concealer and foundation brushes that go onto your face at least once a week if wearing makeup is part of your daily routine.
Moreover, the eye brushes can be cleaned once in 2 weeks and lip brushes or any other ones should get a monthly cleaning.
You can easily cleanse them by using a drop of shampoo on your palm and massaging the bristles onto it.
Rinse away all the water and shampoo and dry in the towel. Let them also dry in the air before putting them back in the case, so that the wet brushes to do not accumulate more bacteria.
4. Sleep Well and Use sleep accessories
Your skin and body will tire out if you do not sleep for 7 to 8 hours daily.
A lack of sleep can make you look dull. Whereas your skin can benefit from getting proper sleep as well as using sleep accessories.
Sleeping with a silk pillowcase will prevent wrinkles on your mouth overnight. This is because silk glides more smoothly than other materials so there is no creasing.
What’s more, it is also better for your hair. Since it does not crease, your hair is not tangled early in the morning.
Less tangling is equal to less breakage. So better skin and hair await you if you implement this tip.
Additional Tip: If you want to improve your skin texture during the night, apply a sleeping face mask right after moisturizing before going to bed. It can provide your skin with hydration that it may lose overnight. Hence, you get glowing skin as you wake up.
5. Control Stress and Quit smoking
There is a relation of skin concerns such as eczema and psoriasis and your stress.
They can exacerbate or appear when you are stressed.
Stress is also behind flare-ups in skin diseases such as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema and acne.
Mediate and exercise daily to reduce your stress.
Start from a brisk walk for 15 minutes and then gradually increase the time.
Mindfulness and yoga can also help you to stay present and relax for a bit. When they become your lifestyle then eventually you see a difference.
Also, quit smoking as it can age your skin causing wrinkles and fine lines to appear sooner.
Moreover, it can worsen skin diseases such as psoriasis and slow down wound healing.
Avoiding DIY Hacks
No skin care tips list is complete without some DIY hacks.
However, not every DIY trick is good for your skin.
In fact, it can cause irreparable harm too.
Thus you should consult your dermatologist for all the hacks and remedies you intend to use.
These include using:
- lemon juice
- baking soda
- vitamin E
Garlic can cause blisters and allergies to your skin.
Moreover, sugar is usually used in scrubs but that is a very hard exfoliant. Hence, do not use sugar scrubs.
Lemon juice is harsh on the skin too as it is highly acidic. It can cause dryness, dark spots on the face and irritation.
Vitamin E is an irritant and so is toothpaste, whereas baking soda can dry out and stress your skin.
Hence, try to avoid using DIY hacks with these ingredients unless you want to worsen your skin condition.
Now that you know the skincare tips that you should follow, implement these in your routine and be mindful of them.