Hello there! Welcome to the New Year, have you written your new year’s resolution? If yes that’s great! Hope you made a section for skincare? If you didn’t it’s not too late you can set yours now! We have created four simple rules that should help you achieve your skincare goals for 2020 without much of a hassle.
Ready? Let’s dive in!
Rule 1. Know your skin type and the right products for it
The path to achieving your skincare goals starts with knowing what kind of skin you have we believe that if you know your skin type, then you’ll know how to take care of it.
Your skin type could be any of these:
- Dry skin is flaky, scaly, or rough.
- Oily skin is shiny, greasy, and may have big pores.
- Combination skin is dry in some spots (cheeks) and oily in others (forehead, nose, and chin).
Here are two easy ways to determine your skin type at home:
The Bare-Faced Method
Cleanse your face with a mild cleanser and gently pat dry. Leave your skin bare for 30 minutes, then examine your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead for any shine. After another 30 minutes, evaluate whether your skin feels parched, especially if you smile or make any other facial expressions. If your skin feels tight, your skin is likely dry. If there is noticeable shine on your nose and forehead, your skin is mostly likely normal/combination. If there is shine on your cheeks in addition to your forehead and nose, you most likely have oily skin.
The Blotting Sheet Method
Hold the sheet up to the light to determine how much oil is visible. If the sheet picked up little to no oil, you most likely have dry skin. If the blotting sheet reveals oil from the forehead and nose areas, your skin is normal/combination. Finally, if the blotting paper is saturated with oil, it is extremely likely that you have oily skin.
Rule 2. Eat healthy and supplement.
Your skin needs the right balance of nutrients to do its main job which is serving as a barrier that protects the rest of your body from things outside it. To help keep your skin looking, working, and feeling good, feed it well from the inside. While the best cleanser and the best moisturizer are no-brainers when it comes to a healthy glow, sometimes the best way to fix your skin is from the inside out by taking skin supplements that actually work.
Alongside your skincare routine and eating well, Supplements give your skin the boost it needs to leave it healthy, soft and radiant, as well as targeting specific skin concerns if necessary.
Rule 3: Be Consistent
Whatever skin care routine you practice, consistency will always remain essential to its effectiveness. Whether it’s applying your moisturizer every night or exfoliating your skin twice a week, it is important to maintain it. Maintaining a consistent skin care routine comes with the following benefits:
Better Skin Condition
Maintaining a skin care routine will keep your skin in better and healthier condition. It can help leave your skin free of any wrinkles, improve its clarity, as well as prevent acne.
When you take care of your skin religiously, it will take care of your body too. When you maintain a consistent skin care routine, your skin cells turn over faster each night, and this will allow your skin care products to work much better.
Easy Maintenance of Improvements
When you have a consistent skin care routine, whatever improvements you have been able to achieve over time will become easy to manage. As long as you stick to the skin care routine that works best for you, you will be able to maintain the changes made over time with little effort.
Rule 4: Patience
It can be incredibly frustrating when you start a new skin care regime and it just doesn’t meet all your expectations right away. But you know that saying, ‘Good things come to those who wait’? It can take a little while before you begin seeing the results your product of choice promises to deliver on.
At different times, we have all bought certain beauty products and expected to see changes within just a few days of using them. Changes don’t occur overnight with beauty products. However, if you are consistent with your skincare routine, you can expect to see noticeable changes in your skin’s appearance within a couple of weeks. It’s important that when you start a new skin care routine, most active ingredients in skincare products need at least two months or so to take full effect and achieve your desired results. If your skin hasn’t improved immediately, it doesn’t mean that it won’t. It just means more time is needed to adjust to the products, and your new routine as a whole.
Also keep in mind that when you start something new, especially if you don’t already have a regimen in place, your skin can go into panic mode, and reach a stage where it looks worse than when you started. This is skin purging, and is different to what you might consider a breakout. It happens when a new skin care product causes pimple formation to speed up and your clogged pores beneath the surface claw their way up in one giant breakout.
Don’t make the mistake of giving up too quickly with your new regimen. Progressively, your skin will begin to adjust – you just need to get through that initial stage to reach your skin’s ‘sweet spot’, and the benefits will far outweigh the waiting game!
So let’s all make a pact to observe these rules this year in other to achieve our skincare goals. Are there rules you would like to share? Drop them in the comment session someone may need it also!
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