Taking good care of your skin is the best way to always look and feel amazing. If you always wanted to take better care of your skin, but you thought it would take you a lot of money and products to do so – don’t worry, because that’s not true! There are many simple ways to upgrade your skin-care routine, without taking too much time of your busy day, and without buying super expensive products. Here are a few tips to help you improve your skin-care routine:
1. Cleanse Gently
Cleansing your skin is a great way to always keep it in great shape. However, it’s very important how you cleanse as well because too much cleansing can sometimes have the opposite effect on your skin. Here are a few tips on cleansing your skin properly:
- Be careful when you choose cleansing products. If you choose stronger cleansing products, they might dry out your skin, and irritate it. Always choose a gentler cleanser for your skin to make sure your skin doesn’t lose the necessary moisture – especially in autumn and winter.
- Always be gentle when cleansing your skin. If you rub your skin too roughly, you can easily irritate it. Instead, always use gentle circular motions.
- Overusing cleansing products can rid your skin of natural oils and good bacteria that keep your skin healthy. Sometimes, just soaking in warm water without using cleansing products can be enough to clean your skin.
- When you finish your bath, and cleansing process, it’s important to use soft bath towels, and instead of rubbing your skin, to tap away any remaining moisture. To make this process faster, it would be best to use towels that absorb water faster than other towels, like hammam towels.
2. Use Face Masks Regularly
Although you might think that face masks are reserved for the special nights you have once in a while when you pamper yourself, face masks are very beneficial for your skin, and you should use them at least once a week.
However, make sure you pick the right face masks, for example – make sure the masks you use the most often are masks that hydrate your skin, reserve masks that mattify your skin for before you get your period, because you are most likely to break out with acne during that time, and use masks that deal with skin discoloration (if you need them) once or twice per month.
Extra Tip: You can always create face masks at home if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on face masks. A simple hydrating and nourishing mask that you can make at home is from chamomile tea, honey, and yeast. Mix one tablespoon of raw honey with one teaspoon of yeast, and then add some chamomile tea to achieve the wanted thickness. Let sit for 20 minutes, and your skin will look amazing!
3. Hydrate Regularly
Speaking of hydrating masks, keeping your skin well-hydrated is the key to having healthy, good looking skin. However, if you don’t drink enough water, all the hydrating masks on the world can’t help to revitalize your skin. That’s why making it a habit to drink more water every day is beneficial for both your overall health and your skin's health.
Also, it’s important to cut down on beverages that might dehydrate you more, like carbonated beverages and artificial juices. Once you make these small, yet very significant changes, you will notice that your skin will be healthier than ever!
4. Your Eyes & Eyelashes Need Care Too
One of the most overlooked parts of a daily skin-care routine is your eyes and eyelashes. Because our screen time has increased significantly over the years, the skin around your eyes might be drier, and more prone to displaying under-eye bags.
That is why it’s very important to use an additional hydrating cream for your eyes, and take better care of your eyelashes. A simple way to solve both issues at the same time, as well as make a simple makeup remover is to mix one tablespoon of coconut oil with 10 drops of lavender essential oil and apply it before you go to sleep.
5. Apply Sunscreen Regularly
Although it’s autumn, and soon winter will be upon us, it’s important to remember that just because you are not directly exposed to the sun, UVA and UVB rays can still affect and damage your skin. That’s why it’s important to make applying sunscreen a daily habit of your life, instead of just applying sunscreen on sunny days.
6. Limit The Usage Of Skin-Care Products
There is always a vast variety of skin-care products to choose from, and new ones are constantly getting out. However, a good skin-care routine doesn’t necessarily mean more skin-care products. In fact, it is better to limit the usage of skin-care products to a selected few that you know work well with your skin.
If you use a lot of skin-care products you risk overwhelming your skin with too many ingredients, and instead of improving the condition of your skin, you can make it worse. That’s why, when you are figuring out which skin-care products you should incorporate in your daily routine, remember – less is more.
7. Take Good Care Of Your Skin-Care Products
Although the point of skin-care products is to nourish and take good care of your skin, for them to be effective, it’s important to be taken good care of. When your skin-care products are not kept in optimal condition, their efficiency may be lowered, or they can spoil and cause more issues to your skin.
Furthermore, if you don’t clean the tools with which you apply your skin-care products, you could be applying more product than needed, clogging your pores, and allowing bacteria to multiply on your tools that may lead to infecting your skin.
That’s why when the weather is warmer, you can always put them in the fridge to avoid them from spoiling, and when the weather is colder you can store them in a colder room instead of the room that is regularly heated. Any tools that you might use for applying these products, should be regularly washed and cleaned.