There is an overwhelming amount of information on how to have the best skincare routine and what products you should be using. The fact is, there is no one right answer. Due to us all having different skin, no single routine or product is going to solve all of our problems. To try help make the process a little easier, I have compiled a list of 10 great ALL ROUND tips, to help your skin glow!
KNOW YOUR PRODUCT ORDER:
It’s vital to get the order right to ensure your skin is fully absorbing all of the products.
- Spot cream
- Eye cream
ALWAYS PATCH TEST:
When trying a new product for the first time, you should always do a patch test to avoid irritation to the skin and eyes or an allergic reaction. Apply a small amount of the product to your inner arm and allow 48 hours to see if any reaction occurs.
We can’t all afford to go buying high-end skincare products, so the good news is that we don’t have to. I have always used products from pharmacies, and I love them. It may take a bit of fishing around to find one that suits you, but don’t be afraid to try them!
SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN, SUNSCREEN:
If there is one thing we have all heard 100 times, it’s that sunscreen is the holy grail product that will truly save you in the long run. Apply it every day (whether you think it’s sunny or not, you would be surprised what the UV index is even on cloudy days), and your skin will be thanking you for it.
YOUR SKIN TYPE WILL CHANGE:
Unfortunately for us, that means we can’t find one product and get comfortable with it forever. It’s an age thing, but it’s essential to be aware of how these changes can affect the products you use. If you are reacting differently to a product you once cherished, it may be time to reassess and opt for a new product.
HYDRATION IS KEY:
Make sure you are drinking plenty of water every day. Not only is it a crucial step in improving your skin, but it’s also one sure way to keep your body healthy. Also, moisturise twice a day. You want always to keep your skin hydrated to keep it healthy. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, peptides, and ceramides for that youthful, hydrated glow.
DON’T OVERWHELM YOUR SKIN:
Using too many products is going to undo everything the products are there to do. Try to stick to a maximum of two-layered products per session. Many more than that is going to result in breakouts and clogged pores.
We lose a lot of skin cells every day. It’s essential to take time to gently exfoliate your skin to keep it looking and feeling smooth and healthy.
DON’T TOUCH YOUR FACE:
As much as possible, try to keep your hands away from your face. We are all guilty of it, but it’s a bad habit to have, especially if you are prone to acne infections or skin irritations.
WHEN IT’S WARM, KEEP SKINCARE IN THE FRIDGE:
Not only does it feel nice to have the chilled product hit your skin in the morning, but it also keeps them fresh, and generally you will see better results from your trusted products.
There you have it! Some all-round tips for you to go by to help you keep focus through all the different beauty tips out there.
Remember, it’s always a good idea to have a look at the testers so you can smell the product or see how it feels on your skin. There’s nothing worse than spending the money on something and smell like something you can’t stand all day.