1. Wear Sunscreen 365 Days a Year - Rain or Shine
Avoid the sun but if you must be in it, make sure you wear sunscreen and a hat. 90% of how your skin ages is directly linked to sun exposure. So even on a cloudy day, protect your skin by using sunscreen that is broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) and has an SPF of at least 30. Apply sunscreen every day and your skin will thank you.
2. Get to know your skin
One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to get to know it. You could damage your skin’s natural balance by using the wrong products. You could trigger irritation, inflammation, breakouts, and even premature aging. The most common skin types are oily, acne-prone, dry, sensitive, and mature skin. You could also be more than one type and it can change over time as you age.
3. Hydrate Inside and Out
If your skin is not getting enough water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight, and flaky. Dry skin is less resilient and is more prone to wrinkling. Choosing products that have hydrating properties and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will help decrease wrinkles and fine lines. Water helps your skin maintain moisture, which increases your elasticity. The more elastic your skin, the fewer wrinkles.
4. Never forget to do a patch test
Before you start using a new product, you should always do a patch test to avoid the risk of irritation or an allergic reaction. Just apply a small amount of product to your inner arm to see how your skin reacts to the formula.
5. Layer Your Products from thinnest to Thickest
Applying your products from thinnest to thickest. This allows your skin to absorb each layer effectively.
Morning Routine: Evening Routine:
Step 1: Cleanse and rinse Step 1: Cleanse
Step 2: Toner Step 2: Toner
Step 3: Serum Step 3: Serum
Step 4: Eye cream Step 4: Eye cream
Step 5: Face Cream Step 5: Face cream
Step 6: Sunscreen
6. Remove Your Makeup
If you are going to the gym or going to bed, it is important to remove your make-up. Make-up can clog your pores and lead to blackheads and break outs. When makeup is removed, the skin can renew itself by eliminating dead skin, the massage action of cleansing your skin promotes microcirculation, and the skin can breathe. Removing your makeup is the way to clearer, healthier skin.
7. Maintain a Healthy Diet
No matter how many miracle creams you slather on your face, if your diet sucks, it will show in your skin. To get that glow, you need to make sure you are giving your body vitamins, minerals, and the right nutrients.
8. Gentle Exfoliation is key
Exfoliation is an essential step in any good skincare regimen. Twice a week with a physical scrub that has a chemical element like lactic acid is a perfect combo to great skin. It keeps the pores minimized, keeps the fine lines at bay, and resurfaces the skin perfectly.
9. Don’t forget about your neck
Treat your neck as an extension of your face. Neglecting the neck area is one of the most common skincare mistakes. Your entire skincare routine should include your neck. This means cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Be gentle and massage in upward motions.
10. Don't Touch Your Face!
Resist the urge to pop your pimples. It doesn't just spread bacteria and cause breakouts, it can lead to scarring, an increase in wrinkles, and may even spread viruses like the flu.