Who doesn’t want great skin? I am always asked by my clients what tips I can share to help them improve their skin and if there are any quick fixes they are missing. To keep things super simple, I’ve shared my top 10 skin care tips to help ensure you remember them.
My Top Skin Care Tips
1. Understanding skin type v’s skin conditions
Many people confuse their skin type with a condition. Conditions are usually caused by something; such as hormones, weather, central heating etc. You need to listen to the condition and combat that – DO NOT just think I am dry so that is what skin care I will use, as your skin may have changed due to hormones etc – Listen to your skin!
2. Knowing your skin type is one of the most important skin care tips
This is important because not every skin care product suit everyone!! Or if they do, then there will be different ways to use them, you MUST adapt the way you use the products to suit your current condition. Not sure what skin type you have? Use our online prescription tool and find out in less than 5 minutes! >>
3. ‘Drink a lot of water’
Water doesn’t keep your skin moist, but it does hydrate your body, in turn hydrating your skin. It might seem a bit awkward to some, however, this is an important skin care tip – DRINK MORE WATER.
4. Cleanse your skin regularly (1-2 times every day)
A very effective skin care tip that helps in getting rid of the dirt and other harsh elements from your skin – including make up. Cleansing is especially important when you have been out of your house and exposed to pollutants, dust etc. Use lukewarm water for cleansing (hot and cold water, both, cause damage to your skin). Your cleanser should work deep underneath your skin, not one that just sits on the surface. Cleansers which contain salicylic acid work at a deeper level.
5. Be gentle, after all it’s your skin
Don’t scrub/exfoliate too hard or too often. Similarly, don’t apply too much or too many skin care products. DO NOT confuse your skin by using too many products at once. Stick to a range and allow it to work its’ magic!
6. Keep your skin moist at all times
This is one of the most important skin care tip. Don’t let your skin get dry. Dryness causes the outer layer of your skin to break, leading to a rough and unattractive appearance. Use moisturiser, they can be more effective when applied whilst the skin is still damp.
7. Avoid the use of soap on your face
This is a massive tip to keep skin moist and hydrated.
8. Use sunscreen to protect yourself from sun’s harmful UV radiations
You can use day-time moisturisers that have sunscreen built into them, such as LA Skincare’s Whipped Cream. Use them even when it’s cloudy, UV radiations are known to cause skin cancer, so follow this skin care tip without fail.
9. Exercise and a good night’s sleep are essential too, not just for skin care but for your health
Lack of sleep can lead to formation of wrinkles below your eyes and lack of exercise can cause your skin to slack. Moreover, exercise and sleep also help in beating stress. So besides being a skin care tip, this is also a health care tip.
10. Beat the stress
The harmful effects of stress are known to everyone, however, sometimes stating the obvious is essential too. Yes, stress harms skin too. So, take a break or indulge in a warm bubble bath or just get good sleep.
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