Have you ever wondered how girls with good skin take care of it? Do you know the 10 golden rules of skincare? We’re here to tell you! Here are 10 skincare rules that girls with good skin never break! Here’s what you should always be doing for glowing skin:
1. Drink loads of water: While the jury is still out on whether you really need to drink 8 glasses of water every day, the bottom line is clear: water is good for your skin. Dehydrated skin means lackluster skin. For flushing out toxins from the body and for glowing skin, drink plenty of H20 ladies.
2. Cleanse daily: This golden rule of skincare is that you must allow your skin to breathe and keep it clean. Girls with great skin never forget to cleanse it. No matter how tired you are, allow your skin to breathe and use a good cleanser to remove traces of pollution, grime and makeup.
3. Never sleep with makeup on: A cardinal sin in the world of skincare. Sleeping with your make up on is the shortest route to bad skin and breakouts. Don’t forget to invest in a gentle makeup remover to clean your makeup off before bed every night. You can even keep some makeup remover wipes handy on your bedside table for days when you’re too tired!
4. Moisturize correctly: Have you ever used a moisturizer that just makes your skin look shiny but doesn’t really moisturize it? That’s because it isn’t penetrating to the deepest layer of your skin - your dermis. To keep your skin healthy and hydrated, use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and don’t forget to moisturize daily!
5. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate: Exfoliating daily can have a huge impact in the texture and brightness of your skin, because it clears away the dead skin, pollution, and environmental toxins that accumulate on the surface of our skin every day. Exfoliating not only deeply cleans, but it accelerates cellular renewal, kick-starts collagen production, and preps the skin to better absorb products.
6. De-stressed skin = happy skin. Set aside at least 10 minutes a day for yourself. Read, write, relax, or throw on a mask. Breathe in deeply, exhale completely. Stress reflects (badly) on both our health and complexion: if not for sanity’s sake, do it for vanity. Bye-bye stress means bye-bye to an under-eye bags, breakouts, and premature wrinkling.
7. Slow and steady wins the race. Good skin comes with investment. Be sure to diligently follow your regimen day and night – no excuses. (Even on those late nights when you just want to crash, don’t. Sleeping with your makeup on is the first of skin sins.
8. Love your skin and it will love you right back. Investing in good products and good skin care habits is important, of course, but it’s only when you’ve found confidence and self-love that you’ll truly achieve a complexion that’s inexplicably radiant no matter what.
9. Know your skin type: Why? Understanding what your skin needs, means you can find the best products that will work for your skin. Everyone’s skin is unique, and even though it changes over time, there are certain ‘skin type’ categories you can use as guidelines to help you find skincare that works for you. Depending on whether your skin is, dry, normal, oily, acne-prone, sensitive or aging, you should be using very different products. You might even be a couple of these; you could be both oily and acne-prone, aging and dry, or even sensitive and acne-prone. You may also be dry during the winter and oily during summer, which is why you should switch up your skincare when summer hits.
10. Never forget SPF: Why? You might think the only damage that the sun can do to your skin is burn it, but the truth is, it’s literally destroying your skin. Are we being dramatic? No! 90% of how your skin ages is down to sun exposure and this portrait of a 69-year-old truck driver published in the New England Journal of Medicine proves it! Due to the nature of his job, only half of his face was consistently exposed to the sun. The UVA rays that penetrated through the window damaged collagen, which has led to deep wrinkles and sagging skin to the side of his face exposed – if this isn’t the best reason to wear sunscreen, we don’t know what is!
Let us know if there are any skincare rules you live by in the comments below. X