7 skin care tips you can’t live without
The cosmetic field has been going a little overboard with skin care products lately, making it very difficult for people to navigate through the hundreds of new products coming out every day. If you struggle to understand which products should be key elements of your routine and which ones are just temporary trends, read closely.
In this day and age, we are literally overflowed with ads about this and that new skin care product that will “change your life forever”. Every day, a new trends comes out and it’s a total frenzy. However, seeing a product on TV doesn’t necessarily make it right for you.
We know it’s easy to get caught up with the latest trends; but this way you risk losing sight of the final goal: a healthy skin. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you get rid of all the superfluous glitz and glam, to focus on what’s really necessary to achieve a healthy skin.
Basic skin care tips you need to follow ASAP
Here are the 7 skin care tips that are basic steps of a healthy skin care routine:
1. Understand your skin type
How are you supposed to know what products are good for you, if you don’t know what you need? Getting to know your skin is the #1 rule to achieve a healthy skin. Not knowing your skin type and using the wrong products may trigger irritation, inflammation and breakouts. But once you’ve found them, don’t settle! Remember that you can be more than one type and that they can change over time and through the seasons. So, always tune in with your skin.
2. Know how to layer products
Cleanser, toner, moisturizer, oil, serum, SPF… it’s a lot! Which is why it’s extremely important to apply products in the right order. Not doing so, could prevent them from being fully absorbed. You should apply formulas from the lightest to the thickest, so that the former can be easily absorbed without the barrier of the latter. Pro tip: wait a few minutes in between applications to let products be properly absorbed and avoid piling.
3. Always wear SPF
Don’t let those dark clouds fool you! Even on a cloudy winter day, those damn UV rays will still filter through the clouds and damage your skin. Which is why it’s fundamental to always wear a face cream with SPF 15 or more. Your skin will thank you.
4. Make masks a weekly date
Face masks are usually associated with an occasional pampering on a girls night but they deserve so much more than that. We don’t give them enough credit, but face masks are actually extremely important. Our advice is to do a clay mask, to absorb excessive oil, and a sheet mask, to hydrate and soothe the skin, at least once a week.
5. Exfoliation is key
Applying products on a non-exfoliated face is like trying to get the dead to rise from their grave: impossible and most importantly useless. In order to get those products to work, it’s really important to exfoliate properly and get rid of dead skin cells. Exfoliation promotes skin regeneration and leaves the skin clean and radiant. However, be mindful of the fact that exfoliators can be very abrasive, so don’t push too hard when exfoliating.
6. Never go to bed without cleansing
We know it’s hard, but you have to! Think about make-up, pollution and all sorts of particles that have deposited on your face throughout the day. Not cleansing means taking all of that with you to bed. Gross. So, for your own benefit, cleanse. Your pores will thank you.
7. Don’t forget about your neck!
This is definitely the most common skincare mistake. Which is kind of crazy if you think that the neck is one of the biggest giveaways of someone’s age. So, always make sure to include it in your skincare routine. Be gentle and massage it with upward movements. DO NOT pull the skin downward: that is exactly where you don’t want your skin to go.
So, once you know which bases you have to cover, it’ll be pretty clear to you which products you need. No more blindly following trends. From now on, you’re in charge of your own skin care routine.
In case you’re looking for a cosmetic manufacturer or just need extra skin care tips, contact us! We’re here to help you implement the best routine possible.