As a skincare company, we are huge advocates of easy-to-use yet very effective, every day skin care products; but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a few skincare secrets up our sleeves. Whether passed down from our grandparents or culled from experience, we find these little healthy skin tips really improve the quality and look of our skin.
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Main Takeaways: Skincare products aren’t the only way to get great-looking skin. Upgrade your skincare routine with tools and good habits to keep your skin glowing.
Good to Know: Skincare doesn’t have to be difficult; the most important thing to do is stay consistent with your routine.
Recommended Products: Silk pillows, jade rollers, and good old-fashioned water.
Treat Yourself to a Skin Care Treatment by a Pro
As we said above, skincare products are great, but skin care treatment done by a professional every now and then will elevate your skincare game. Whether that means a traditional facial targeted to your skin’s needs, an IPL (Intensed Pulsed Light) treatment to get back your glow, or a glycolic peel to help reduce the look of dark spots and uneven skin, a visit to a pro will help you properly address your biggest concerns.
Keep Your Brushes as Clean as Your Skin
As crucial a step as this is, it’s amazing how many of us don’t even think about it. The makeup brushes, skin care brushes, washcloths, etc. you use on your face are breeding grounds for bacteria and mold. Keeping them clean is crucial to keeping your facial skin free of microbes that can cause everything from breakouts to infection.
Watch Your Diet
If you have sensitive or oily skin, a day or two of eating junk can affect your skin. Keep in mind, we don’t just mean greasy food--sugar, soda, and even allergy-causing foods like tomatoes can cause breakouts. Keeping your diet healthy will help keep your skin calm and looking its best.
Put Skin Care Products in the Fridge
Ever wonder why we put our Nectar of the C vitamin C serum in a dark bottle? That’s because vitamin C, like many other other ingredients, is extremely sensitive to light and oxygen levels. Storing certain skincare products in the fridge helps to preserve them, plus it feels nice and cool on your skin during the warmer months. Any skincare product that contains a lot of botanical ingredients will benefit from being stored in a cool, dark place.
Use a Silk Pillowcase
A silk pillowcase is great for people with sensitive skin, as it’s less irritating than a cotton pillow. You may also be less likely to get wrinkles with a silk pillowcase.
Use Your Ring Finger for Delicate Areas.
As we get older, our skin loses elasticity, and that’s not helped by tugging and pulling at delicate areas like the eye. Use your ring finger to apply product, as it offers a softer touch.
Let your Skin Breathe with a Makeup-Free Day!
Let your skin get a break every now and then with a makeup-free day. Just keep in mind that makeup free doesn’t mean sunscreen free--if you’re going outside, you still need to wear sunscreen– no matter what.
One of the best skincare treatments on the market is plain old water; the more you drink, the better your skin will look. Along with a great moisturizer and a good skincare routine, water makes your skin look hydrated, radiant, and above all, healthy. A general rule is 64 ounces of water each day; but if that’s just too much, just do your best– even a little extra water will most likely produce an improvement.
Always Keep Sunscreen with You
As a key component of having great skin, sunscreen is something you should always carry with you. Why? Because sunscreen must be reapplied at least every three hours (two if you’re sweating a lot) in order to be truly effective. Keep it with you, and you’ll be much more likely to reapply.
Be Consistent with Your Routine
Like most things, our body craves consistency. Whether it's working out, getting enough sleep each night, or your skincare routine, stick to a regular schedule and you reap the benefits.
Take Your Makeup Off at Night!
It’s a lot easier to maintain great skin by making sure you take your makeup off at night than it is to deal with it the next morning– and we mean properly washing with a good cleanser or makeup remover, not just splashing water on your face before you pass out for the night. A good trick for making sure you do this every night is cleanse your skin and complete your routine as soon as you are home for the evening.
Incorporate Tools into Your Routine
From jade rollers, which are said to increase circulation and decrease puffiness, to at-home facial steamers, there are some fantastic, highly effective skincare tools available that can level up to your skincare regimen. Plus, they add an extra element of self-care to your routine.
We hope these healthy skin tips give you a few ideas about how to get your skin looking just that much better and healthier.
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