Clearer, more radiant-looking skin doesn’t have to involve crazy laser treatments from the future or a dozen pills a day. Sometimes, it’s the simplest tips that are the most important, but these are also the most overlooked.
We know we can’t all be like Kimmy Schmidt and live in a bunker without sun damage, but you can always layer up the suncreen to keep your skin free of sun damage. Get a sunscreen with at least SPF50 and UVA and UVB protection. Also remember to reapply when necessary!
NEXT: Layer your skincare products from thinnest to thickest →
There’s your toner, your serum, your moistuiser, that anti-ageing cream… Where do you start? A quick tip: Start your skincare routine from the product that has the thinnest viscosity and work your way up to ensure the best absorption rate and greater effectiveness.
NEXT: Remove your makeup more effectively →
Sometimes, makeup wipes wimple don’t cut it to thoroughly cleanse your face of all the cosmetic you piled on that morning. Remove your makeup effectively by double cleansing – first with an oil cleanser to gently get rid of oil-based makeup, then with a water-based cleanser to remove any residue.
NEXT: Eat well →
Great diet begets great skin. Oftentimes, when you’re getting an allergic reaction to something or haven’t been adhering to a good diet, your skin is the first to show signs.
NEXT: Get enough sleep →
Your skin regenerates and repairs itself best at night, so make sure you’re getting enough sleep so your skin has time to recover and look its best.
NEXT: Remember to exfoliate →
Exfoliating – even if you have sensitive skin – sloughs away all the dead skin cells that are building up on the surface of your skin, preventing all the goodness of your skincare from absorbing well. Always moisturise after – exfoliation strips away not only the dead skin cells, but also the oil on your skin, which a good moisturiser replenishes.
NEXT: Don’t over-cleanse your skin →
Over time, your skin loses its ability to maintain its natural moisture, so stay away from over-washing your skin and drying it out even further. Stay away from products with alcohol, too. Which brings us to our next point…
NEXT: Invest in a good moisturiser →
A good moisturiser helps to provide lipids and moisture to parched skin, so be sure to invest in a good one that’s suitable for your skin. Try these ones that even beauty gurus love!
NEXT: Remember to treat your neck right, too →
Whatever you use on your face, use it on your neck too! It’s one of the first places to show sinces of aging even if your face doesn’t, so it’s important to keep that looking its best as well. Retinol-rich treatments work best on your neck as it boosts collagen and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
NEXT: Increase blood circulation to your face →
When cleansing your face, take some time to massage it a little to promote lymphatic drainage and increase the circulation of blood flow on your skin.
NEXT: Avoid the sun →
By Atika Lim, The Singapore Women’s Weekly, May 2017
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