Collaborative Post¦ If you want healthy skin, it could be a good idea to start your skincare routine from scratch. We can pick up bad habits over the years, such as only removing makeup with wipes, and even using the dreaded St Ives Apricot Scrub. In this guide to healthy skin, we’ll take a look at a few things you need to be doing if you want the healthiest skin imaginable.
Make sure you protect your skin barrier by avoiding over exfoliation, dangerous treatments like home microneedling, and by considering adding ceramides to your routine. You’ll know if your barrier is compromised, as you can get red, itchy skin and other problems that are not the norm for you. It can take time, but it can be repaired.
Make sure you wear your SPF every day, rain or shine, inside or outside. This is the best possible way to protect your skin from the sun, avoiding damage and long term problems. Not only that, you fight off premature ageing. It’s much better to prevent than to treat, so use plenty of SPF after the rest of your routine each day.
Exfoliating 2-3 times per week is a good idea for most skin types, maybe only once per week for sensitive skin. You can use gentle scrubs, although chemical exfoliants are often easier to use and give better results. You can buy exfoliating masks, pads, or toners. Glycolic acid is a nice acid to start with.
Know your skin type – is it oily, dry, or combination? You may even have normal or sensitive skin! You can select products much better when you know your skin type. Bear in mind that your type may change over time and depending on the season.
There’s your skin type, and then there are your individual skin concerns. Buy products accordingly! For example, if one of your concerns is filling out wrinkles, you could use a hyaluronic acid serum to plump up your skin. Now, if you have scars and marks you’d like to get rid of, it can be a little harder to do. However, you can look into scar removal non surgical to help perfect your skin.
Cleansing properly is always important, but especially important if you’re wearing makeup, and/or SPF. Cleansing twice is often a good idea, the first cleanse to get rid of oil and dirt on the skin, and the second one to provide an even deeper clean, prepping your skin for the rest of your products. Try using a hydrating or oil cleanser first, and then a cleanser specially selected for your skin type or concerns.
You never know what you could transfer to your face throughout the day, so stop touching it. Be more mindful!
Finally, make sure you clean anything that comes into contact with your skin regularly. If you don’t, you’re simply transferring that bacteria back to your face.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.
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