On a scale of one to important skincare is WAY UP there. Over the past few years I have dabbled quite a bit into the skincare world and experimented with countless products. As someone who used to struggle with acne, and still deals with having sensitive skin, I know how important it is to find products that WORK to incorporate into your skincare routine.
When talking about skincare, knowing the basics of how to care for your skin is step 1. Despite the natural course our skin takes as we age, there are definitely some tips and tricks you can incorporate into your daily life to ensure healthy looking skin! Take a look.
1. Taking off your makeup every night
(I know I know so cliche, but I promise you taking the extra step to take your makeup off makes the biggest difference. Do you really want all of your makeup, grime, grease and dirt to sink into your pores while you’re sleeping!?
Make sure you are using something suited to your skin type (oily,dry, combination) Also, do not be afraid to spend a little extra money on skincare, it is an investment that will be well worth it.
Helps to make sure you removed all of the makeup and dirt off after you washed it. You’d be surprised at how much makeup is left on your face!
4. Drinks lots and lots of water
I cannot stress how important water is, not only for skincare but for your entire body and will make a huge difference in the clarity of your skin.
5. Using a soothing/calming face mask one to two times a week
A few times a week I make sure to apply a soothing face mask which definitely helps to keep it clear and smooth!
If you have sensitive skin like myself, make sure you don’t exfoliate more than once or twice a week because it will irritate your skin!
7. Changing your pillowcase
Every few weeks changing your pillowcase that you sleep with is a great trick to ensure clear skin!
8. Cleaning up your diet
The food you feed your body affects you in more ways than one. Chances are if your diet consists of lots and lots of junk food and non nutritious food, your skin reflects that. Cleaning up your diet will make a massive difference and clear up those breakouts.
This is me telling myself to take my own advice. I have to say, with this one I don’t practice what I preach but that will change! SPF is essential especially if you are spending your days in the brutal sun. Whether it be a sunscreen, or foundation, having some SPF in there does wonders for the skin.
10. Cleaning your face immediately after working out
A staple in my gym bag are my facial wipes. Immediately after finishing my workout I do a quick cleanse in case I can’t make it home to shower after working out. That way, the sweat isn’t clogging up your pores.
Now for my skincare routine 🙂
A little back story… My skin type is combination, however definitely leaning more towards oily. When I was 16 I went to the dermatologist for the first time and was prescribed two medications to help clear up my skin which worked great! However, when you use a product for a long period of time your skin starts to get used to it and in turn, stops combating the problem, which resulted in another trip to the dermatologist. This time, with different topicals that did the trick yet again. My skin is very clear 95% of the time except for the occasional breakout which is totally normal.
After a lot of research, and reading of reviews I have been using the products below for months now and absolutely love them. If you are in the market for new skincare I would definitely recommend you stop by your local Sephora for a try! Links to everything are below, so you can read about these products for yourself, read reviews and maybe even purchase a few.
Face wash- Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
Morning Moisturizer – Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer
Night Moisturizer- Origins High- Potency Night-A-Mins
Eye Serum (optional, preventative)- Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Eye Serum
Face Toner- Simple Cleansing Micellar Water
Facial Cleansing Wipes- Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes
Altering your routine in the slightest way for the better can make such a drastic difference. Skin is so important and deserves the best care! I hope you have enjoyed.
Meet you here again soon,