Because we live in the selfie era where most, if not all things are done for the ‘gram as the millennials would put it, there has been a drastic increase in everyone’s consciousness when it comes to their skin. Just think about it : “no makeup makeup looks” has become a mainstay and the No Filter hashtag is word proudly like a badge, simple but effective skin care tips and tricks definitely come in handy.
After snooping around on some online magazines for women, skin care product reviews and taking a closer look into our favourite beauty guru’s skin care routines, we have come up with a list of skin care advice that you can incorporate into your very own regimen.
Choose the Right Products for Your Skin Type
This might just be the single most important item in this list. Even if you purchase the most hyped products or the most expensive skin care brands, it wouldn’t matter if the formulation doesn’t suit your skin. There’s sensitive skin. There’s normal to dry skin and there’s combination to oily skin.
If you’re not entirely sure with your skin type, it would be best to get in touch with an expert. From then on, always check the labels and make sure to choose products with formulation that suits your skin. Unnoticed, mismatch in formulation can cause serious problems.
Cleansing Wipes Should Be Your Last Option
We get you. Those damp cloths seem like the best thing to happen to you when you’re laying in bed after a long and tiring day. We totally agree that a lot of times, this product is a real life saver. However, experts suggest that as convenient as it is, it may not always be the best option for your skin.
It’s still better to make use of old school cleansers to make sure that you’re getting the right amount of nutrients and reaching every single area of your face.
Masks Are Your Best Friends
One of the most difficult things about keeping a skincare regimen is having to repeat it every single night. No judgment! Enter face sheet masks. This hardworking product that often comes in different types and ingredients are the solution to getting the skin you want much faster. Even better, you can try multi-masking by purchasing mask products that cover different parts of your face like your undereyes, lips and T-Zone.
Acne Products Are Not Created The Same
While everyone may experience it at one point or another, keep in mind that not all acne solutions are created the same. For instance, some products make use of Benzoyl peroxide that kills all acne-related bacteria. There’s tea tree oil for a more natural approach. Depending on your skin type, it’s best to find a product that won’t leave your skin with unnecessary redness or flakyness.
Here’s a natural skin care tip : Try using an egg white mask to deal with your acne. It works wonders for most people! Unless of course, you have egg allergies.
Sunscreen, Sunscreen and More Sunscreen
You may not see them but these vicious UV rays are bad for your skin. Increased sun exposure can lead to premature aging, sunburn and even skin diseases as serious as skin cancer. The great news is that it’s relatively easy to avoid. Just make sure to apply sunscreen with broad spectrum and sufficient SPF and you’ll be fine.