Everyone dreams of having unblemished, smooth and young-looking skin, which is perhaps why there are so many skin care website blogs and YouTube videos on the subject. New products are coming out all the time, so it can get it a little confusing as to whether you’re doing the right thing or not.
That said, if you stick to the basics, then you’re usually going to get the results you’re looking for – so long as you get sufficient sleep and lots of hydration.
Dermatologists are never backward in coming forward to tell us about how to get and keep flawless skin, so we thought we’d join them and offer up a few tips of our own.
By reading to the end, we’re not going to promise that you’ll suddenly be an expert on skincare, but you should get a basic understanding of the things you should be doing every day. Are you ready? Then we’ll begin.
Always Use the Right Cleanser
One thing you’ll find on many a skin care website is a choice for every type of skin there is. Whether you’ve got oily, dry and combination skin, there’s something for everyone.
If you take the time to know your skin type and buy the appropriate products, you’ll get a product that suits you – as a one-size fits all approach won’t work for everybody.
It’s also a good idea to avoid using too many products – as much as you might want to. When you layer many products at the same time, it’s much more likely that breakouts will occur, as your dermatologist would tell you.
Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise
Another staple of any skin care routine is the need to keep your skin hydrated and this is something you should be doing day and night.
Ideally, one of those daily applications should come after your morning shower and another just before you go to bed. If you’ve got sensitive skin, then you should go for a moisturizer that’s free from fragrances and sufficiently gentle for everyday use.
Check out any skin care website worth visiting and they’ll also tell you to protect yourself not just from the sun rays, but also away from sources of heat – as it can cause collagen breakdown and inflammation.
Lastly, you need to be exfoliating at least a couple of times a week, without going overboard. If you don’t, your skin will look duller and your pores are much likely to get clogged.
Giving Yourself the Basis For Great Skin Health
So, the next time you find yourself on a skincare website, looking at which skin care products you’re going to buy, try and keep what we’ve discussed here in mind.
It can’t be emphasised enough that you need to use the right products and while it might feel like a good idea to use multiple products simultaneously, it’s just not done that way, so you can’t expect good results!
Then there’s the matter of hydration, be it inside or out. If you drink plenty of water and regularly use a moisturiser, you can’t help but have more supple skin as a result.
And if you forget to exfoliate or don’t do it often enough, you’re just making it harder for yourself to get the unblemished skin you’re looking for.
There’s a fair bit to unpack there, but it’s all pretty basic when you get down to it. Follow these basic rules and the job gets ever so much easier.
We’ll leave you with this thought – if you don’t look after your skin, it’s not going to look after itself, so you very much get out what you put in.