What’s the first thing people notice about you? It’s almost always your skin. And who doesn’t love an even-toned, blemish-free appearance? Makeup can help but it’s not solving the reason behind your skin woes. Instead of spending all your hard-earned money on foundation and concealers, try doing these simple skin steps to get to the root of the problem. Do them religiously and you’ll never feel the need to cover up your skin again.
1. Double Cleanse
Originating from South Korea (the land of the ageless goddesses), double cleansing is a simple but effective technique for getting clear skin. It involves massaging your dry face with an oil cleanser to remove all the oil-based products on your face like makeup and sunscreen. After everything is broken down, wipe it off with a warm cloth or a tissue and wash your face with your regular face cleanser. This method ensures that there isn’t any dirt trapped under your skin, which might lead to large pores
2. Use Gentle Toners
The toners you might be accustomed to probably sting your skin and dry it out. These super astringent toners most likely contain alcohol and do absolutely nothing for your skin. Instead, use toners with natural ingredients to hydrate your skin and restore its pH value. Always look for the alcohol-free label before buying a toner or better yet, DIY one yourself. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with three parts water for a toner that fights acne and minimizes pores. Natural distilled rose water will also give you a glowing, even skin tone.
3. Always, Always, Always Moisturize
It doesn’t matter
4. Keep The Caffeine For Later
Most people stumble out of bed in the morning and reach for a big mug of coffee. You might not realize it now, but this habit could actually be damaging your skin. Your body is very dehydrated when you wake up since
5. Ditch The Sugar
Sugar might be sweet, but it has some very sinister motives. Sugar has been discovered to be addictive, the more you have of it, the more you need. Because of this, it can be very difficult to cut a sugar habit and we find ourselves craving donuts throughout the day, Sugar can cause inflammation in our body which shows up as acne on our face. It also breaks down collagen and accelerates the aging process of the skin. Chronic sugar addicts also have unhealthy gut flora, with an abundance of candida. Candida also manifests as acne on the skin. So cut out refined sugar for good if
6. Use A Serum
Serums are different from moisturizers in that they are very concentrated solutions of potent ingredients which spot treat your skin. They don’t contain any emollient properties so they cannot be used as substitutes for a moisturizer. No matter what your skin concerns are, whether it’s acne, aging or hyperpigmentation, there’s always a serum which can cater to your needs So every night after toning, apply a few drops of serum and massage it into your skin before using your moisturizer.
7. Choose Chemical Exfoliators
When we think of exfoliators, we probably think of the abrasive scrubs we used from our high school days. These scrubs were probably made up of apricot or walnut kernel and we would vigorously rub them all over our tender skin. Now that you’re older and wiser, ditch these abrasive exfoliators
8. Go Nuts One Day A Week
To get perfect skin, you need to invest a lot of time and effort into maintaining it. At least once a week do a full skin routine to rejuvenate your skin. Start by double cleansing and toning, then exfoliate your skin, followed by a face mask and sheet mask. Finish off with your regular serum, eye cream, and moisturizer. This will keep your skin looking refreshed through the week and will keep acne and dullness at bay. You could also get a facial done once a month or as frequently as you need to, so your skin can benefit from professional attention.