Looking for skin care advice? You can always ask your dermatologist, but not all of us have that luxury. So we compiled the best research and tips to share with you on what to follow and how to have your best skin yet!
Now, these aren't your run-of-the-mill skin care tricks, but rather rules to learn and recommended for all different skin types. For example, when and where to wear sunscreen (answer: everywhere and always), how to layer your skin care products, and why chemical peels could be an important part of your routine.
Keep reading to learn 20 of the top skin care tips and tricks of the beauty industry, right here!
- Don’t always go for the top brands. Why is that? The more popular the brand, the more demand there is and the production of the products. To decrease the costs of making products, bigger brands have a much lower concentration level to the real ingredients that actually make a difference for your skin.
- Period skin is real.
Every woman’s skin suffers from periods, whether it’s acne, extra oily, or just plain temperamental. But masks balance skin quickly: Clays reduce oil and gels calm redness, and manuka honey helps clear up pimples.
- Kick dryness at night.
If you wake up with dry skin, change your bedtime routine, not the morning one. It’s easier to head off dryness at night than to reverse it the next day.
You don't have to use one product on your entire face. Try glycolic acid on the T-zone to minimize breakouts and thick creams elsewhere to keep skin hydrated and help fewer fine lines from appearing.
- Take your time when applying products.
When layering, let each product absorb for two or three minutes so it's not counteracted or diluted by the next one you put on.
- The sun is responsible for fine lines.
Ninety percent of fine lines are caused by sun exposure, which makes sunscreen the ultimate ingredient for younger-looking skin. Use an SPF 30 or higher daily.
- Consider a chemical peel.
Weekly chemical peels help healthy bacteria grow. Gritty scrubs have the opposite effect, triggering collagen-destroying enzymes.
- Glycolic acid works, too.
New to chemical peels? Try glycolic acid for normal skin, salicylic acid for oily or combination skin, and gentle lactic acid for dry or sensitive skin.
- Vitamin C is your friend.
Use brighteners within six months of seeing a dark spot. Melanin goes deeper into skin over time, so it's harder to reach.
- Sweep up oil with a foaming face wash.
If you're breaking out along your hairline, it could be from the oil in your hair products. A foaming face wash cuts through the oil without being harsh.
- Self-care with a sheet mask.
Sheet masks push hydrating ingredients into the skin. Put one on over your moisturizer for 10 minutes at night, and your skin will be dewy the next day.
- Be patient when using retinol.
Using retinol is a marathon, not a sprint. It stimulates collagen but can irritate. Start using it once per week, over a moisturizer.
- Acne products come in many formulas.
Benzoyl peroxide kills P. acnes bacteria; use it all over to prevent breakouts. A 2.5 or 5.5 percent formula works without flaky side effects. Or try manuka honey for a less harsh option, as it can treat acne as well as help reduce acne scarring!
- Blackheads hate salicylic acid.
Salicylic acid is really only ideal for blackheads and whiteheads. If it dries you out, look for it in a face wash and let it sit on your skin for 30 seconds.
- Integrate fatty acids into your routine.
Your skin uses omega fatty acids to produce lipids (moisturizing oils) and studies show that omega-3 supplements improve skin's lipid levels and hydration.
- Apply sunscreen — everywhere.
Don't forget sunscreen on your ears, hairline, neck, hands, and chest. Dermatologists can look at your décolleté to see how old you are.
- Try natural oils for replenishing your skin, balancing skin tone, and repairing damaged skin. Coconut oil, olive oil, hemp seed oil, and carrot seed oil all have the benefits of fixing troubled skin, soothing, and being anti-aging!
- Don't towel off.
If your skin is ashy, make one easy change: Don't dry it completely before moisturizing. Creams seal in hydration and work best with a little water.
- Swap out your sunscreen.
Dryness, redness, and tight skin are signs that you may need to switch to a higher SPF. Try a new sunscreen and see if the issues go away in a few days.
- Fight hyperpigmentation during the day.
Treat dark spots using antioxidants during the day. At night, apply topical retinoids to enhance cell turnover to shed pigment.
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