Many people had a lot of free time in 2020. Depending on the preferences, some chose to read, some to work out more, and some to take care of their skin more. To start the year right, we need to feel well. Taking care of our skin is one of the best ways to take care of our outer and inner selves. But to get the full benefits of skincare, there are some things that you should keep in mind. If you are a beginner or feel like you need some improvement or changes in your routine, stay tuned to read about many tips we have prepared for you.
Take a good look at your routine and your products: Before you rush into stores to buy new skincare products, take some time to go through all of your products and your routine in general. Think about which steps are necessary and which are not so much. There is no need to have a ten-step routine if your skin only needs a few products to be in good shape. Eliminating excess products from your skincare routine is especially important if you tend to have breakouts from using too many products.
Apart from the essential products, such as cleansers, moisturisers, and SPFs, choose to include the products necessary for you. If you are in your late twenties, you might want to start using anti-aging products, and if you have acne-prone skin, you should consider treatments meant for problematic skin. Even products that help to remove acne scars are products you may want to consider.
Throw away expired products: Of course, the thing you should do is throw away the products that have expired. They can not only lose their effectiveness after they expire but can also cause major problems in the skin. Keep in mind that most of the time, only SPF products have expiration dates, unlike other types, which you can use for a certain amount of time after you open them. So, think about when you opened the product, and if you need to, throw it away.
Do your research: In today’s world, when the internet is full of influencers and self profound skincare specialists, it is easy to make a mistake when it comes to skincare. Don’t get us wrong, and there is absolutely a lot of useful information out there; you just have to be careful.
Know your skin type: Before you buy a product, you need to know what your skin type is. As experts on acne explain, if your face tends to get oily and you tend to have breakouts, you will want to avoid heavy products, making that problem even worse. Unlike oily skin, dry skin needs those heavy products to get the moisture it needs. If you have normal skin, you are lucky. Most of the products will probably work for you. But remember, even oily skin can be dehydrated. So, just because you have more oily skin, it does not mean you do not need a moisturiser.
Know what is in the product and in what amount: When you turn the product around, you will see an ingredient list. If the company claims to use this unique ingredient that will benefit your skin, see where on the list it is. If it is near the bottom, you probably won’t get the benefits you should get. Of course, as with everything, this does not always have to be the case necessarily. For example, salicylic acid is a fantastic chemical exfoliant, but it should be used in low concentrations since high amounts can be overly stripping.
Wear SPF: If you want the best secret to staying young as long as possible, it is SPF. We can not emphasise enough how important wearing sunscreen is. No matter if it is summer, fall, spring, or winter, our skin is always exposed to the sun. This makes our skin age quicker; we tend to get hyperpigmentation and sun freckles, but worst of all, constant unprotected sun exposure increases the risks of skin cancer.
Therefore, an absolute must in a skincare routine is an SPF product. Not only will it lessen your chances of skin cancer greatly, but it will also help you keep your youthful skin longer.
Forget about makeup wipes: Makeup wipes are a convenient way of taking off your makeup or cleansing your face if you are in a rush. But, you should avoid them as much as you can. When we use makeup wipes, we tend to pull and stretch our skin a lot more than we should. This is something that can cause irritation as well as speed up the process of ageing. Apart from that, cleansing your face this way is not effective at all. Unlike when you use a facial cleanser, and you can get deep into your pores and take out all the dirt, with makeup wipes, you might be even pushing the dirt into your skin and not cleaning it well.
Apart from all of these things, the fact is that makeup wipes are bad for the environment. They are single-use, and they create unnecessary daily waste. Instead, find a good cleanser and leave makeup wipes in 2020.
Stop sleeping with your makeup on: One of the things that can cause significant skin problems is the habit of sleeping with your makeup on. Of course, it has happened to many of us that we were so tired we even forgot we had makeup. But please, do not make this a habit. Makeup will clog up your pores, and you will probably wake up with a pimple on your face, which is something you do not want.
See a dermatologist: Reading blogs and articles online, watching videos about skincare, and doing other research types is excellent. But, if you have a skin problem that you have been struggling with for a long time, you should see a dermatologist. They are trained professionals, and they will know exactly what to recommend to you based on your skin type and the issue you are facing.
Everyone’s skin is different, which is why there is no universal skincare routine. The thing you should keep in mind is giving your skin what it needs. Always cleanse, use a moisturiser and an SPF product and go to a dermatologist if you are struggling with a problem. And of course, enjoy skincare.