Skin care is important to me. I struggled with a number of issues with my skin throughout my teenage years and even into adulthood. I’ve dealt with dryness, redness, acne, scarring, and roughness. For a long time, I wasn’t even concerned with taking care of my skin. I thought I could just hide my skin issues with makeup. Now, my outlook is completely different. It’s better to take care of those issues than hide them. It took me a long time to figure out how to properly care for my skin. Here are some skin care tips that I think are helpful.
5 Skin care tips
1. Find the right skin care products for your skin. This might take some time and experimenting, but it’s important to find products that actually help your skin and its specific issues. This is where it helps to know your skin and what exactly you’re dealing with. That way, you can pick out the right cleansers, moisturizers, masks, spot treatments and more. I’ve tried many different products for my skin issues and some weren’t really suited for my skin. Now I have a handful that I know work well for me and my problems.
2. Moisturize. Moisturizing helps combat dryness, hydrates your skin, and keeps it looking healthy and youthful. You should definitely moisturize after you bathe since hot water actually takes moisture away from your skin, leaving it dry and thirsty. I also like to use a moisturizer at night to give my skin that extra hydrating boost while I sleep. I wake up with fresher, smoother skin.
3. Wear sunscreen all year. You need to protect your skin year round. Sunscreen helps to prevent sun damage, wrinkles, and a biggie – skin cancer. Harmful rays can reach your skin even when it’s not sunny or hot out, so make sure to apply sunscreen daily. Don’t forget to reapply too!
4. Try a skin brush. There are a number of skin cleansing devices on the market at different prices. I have a cleansing brush that I use every night. It gives me a deeper clean than just using my hands. This has been the one thing that has made the most difference in the quality of my skin. After using it consistently, my pores have decreased in size, I get fewer breakouts, there’s no roughness, and my skin looks healthier overall. Of note, people with rosacea should not use a skin brush as it could further irritate their skin.
5. Drink water or green tea. It’s no secret that drinking water is essential in hydrating our bodies and skin from the inside out. Green tea has also been proven to be healthy for your skin because it contains powerful antioxidants, anti-aging ingredients, and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea isn’t the only type to be good for your skin, but I chose to mention it because it’s my favorite!
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These are just a few skin care tips I live by and can recommend to you. I have plenty more tips to add to this that I can share in a future post!
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Discuss with me: What skin care tips would you add to this list?
I was selected, as a member of Clever Girls, to post on behalf of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. The content and opinions expressed here are my own. You should discuss any medication with your doctor.
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