Taking care of your skin is so important! It can be hard to sort through all of the different information on skincare, but I promise I have tried it all. So many people spend money on unnecessary remedies and makeup when they aren’t even following the basic foundations for healthy skin. It is time to take your skincare seriously! Get a head start by implementing these five tips.
1. Keep it simple.
It may be tempting to use a million face masks and pick up a six-step skincare routine, especially if you are having skin issues, but simple is always better when it comes to skincare! This not only means reducing the number of products you are using but also using products with fewer and more natural ingredients.
My skincare routine consists of washing my face with a natural cleanser, exfoliating with a face brush or scrub, and moisturizing with a super simple moisturizer. My skin has never been so clear as it is after simplifying my skincare routine!
2. Eat your veggies.
Your skin is your largest organ, so if you aren’t nurturing your body properly, your skin will show it! Eating vegetables every day is so important, but few people actually get the recommended amount. No skincare routine is powerful enough to make a difference if you aren’t eating properly!
The best vitamins for healthy skin are A, C and E, so eat foods rich in those vitamins like leafy greens, spinach, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and avocado! I guarantee you will see awesome results.
3. Moisturize with skin oils.
I used to be terrified of using oil on my skin because I thought it would cause me to break out, but after testing out some beauty oils, I have actually cleared up my skin! Certain oils have amazing properties, such as rose hip oil that can reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation, nourish your skin, and reduce fine lines and scars.
Everyone’s skin is different so you may need to test out a few methods before finding what is right for you. I have dry skin and I love mixing a couple drops of rose hip oil in with my moisturizer morning and night. If your skin is more oily you may want to only use a beauty oil at night. Some of my favorite beauty oils are Tarte Maracuja Oil and Pure Rosehip Seed Oil.
4. Cut back on processed foods and oils.
Although oil is great to use on your skin, it’s actually not very good to put inside your body! I notice that when I eat a large amount of oily or processed foods over a weekend my skin is freaking out by Monday. The best my skin has ever been was when I cut out oil and processed foods completely in the month of January!
Processed foods like oils and artificial ingredients have inflammatory effects and may cause your skin to break out or produce excess oil. If you are having skin issues, reconsider how your diet may be affecting your skin negatively.
5. Exfoliate more often.
Exfoliating is by far my favorite part of skincare! Exfoliating often helps encourage new cell growth and helps get rid of dead flaky skin, especially for those of us with dry patches. Regular exfoliation can reduce acne scars and dark spots.
I personally use a gentle exfoliant daily, but you may want to exfoliate either every other day or just a few times a week if you have extremely sensitive skin. Personally, I enjoy using a battery-powered face brush similar to this one, or the Meaningful Beauty Superfine Exfoliant. Make sure that your exfoliator does not contain microbeads since they do not break down and end up in our oceans and fishes’ stomachs!
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