Having a great skincare routine can be the difference between rough, smooth and vibrant skin! It’s probably safe to say that given your packed schedule, it’s tough to find time to keep up on it. But, with a little bit of effort, you can keep on top of making your skin look great! If you have time to hit the gym, or attend business meetings, you can put some time on that calendar for taking care of these daily skincare routines!
When it comes to a gorgeous, glowing complexion, there are quite a few steps you can (and probably should) include in your skin care regimen. But, not all of them need to be done on a daily basis or at the same time every day. Read on for my tips on how to treat yourself!
Cleanse Your Skin Every Night
Caring for your skin before you go to bed is key. After all, dirt and daily build up accumulate as you’re out in the world, so you need to remove it before getting into bed. This is imperative prior to letting sleep take over to rejuvenate you. Start by washing your makeup off your face. The face is the most sensitive area of skin on our bodies. Washing your face helps to clear pores, remove oil from your skin, prevent wrinkles as well as freshens your skin. Using warm water on your face helps to open your pores, clearing them of dirt, oil and bacteria that can lead to acne.
Eye Cream Is Important
Eye cream is doing more than you think: it’s just as important as moisturizer. Whether you don’t own an eye cream or you forget to apply it, the reality is that we just aren’t as good at looking after the skin around our eyes as we are at caring for our complexion in general. But, the eye area needs extra attention. Why? The skin around your eyes ages quickly, so it’s important to really take care of it each and every day. The thinner, more delicate skin is the least elastic part of your face meaning it doesn’t have the bounce back that your cheeks may have.
Rub An Ice Cube On That Helps To Shrink Pores
Kate Moss swears by it. According to top facialists, ice cubes are a year-round skincare hero. They help as a natural makeup primer and have the ability to take cheekbones to new heights. Just bring a frozen block to the roof of your mouth, where receptors for your face’s blood vessels live. Celebrity facialists swear by it as ice helps to dramatically improve circulation in the skin for that healthy grow we all want!
Use SPF Daily
We’ve been hearing this for years, but many want to get a tan and forgo following this key advice. SPF products are key to keeping your skin looking great over time. UV rays are harmful to your skin. Find a skincare product with SPF (there are plenty) and you will be on your way to terrific skin.
Maintain A Healthy Diet
You’ve likely heard it before: a healthy diet means the world to not only how you feel, but how you look. What you eat each and every day affects your health and how you feel now and in the future. Good nutrition is a major part in longevity. Some of my tips for healthy diets include loading up on fruits and vegetables, making half the grains you eat whole grains, switching to fat free or almond milk, choosing lean proteins like fish or chicken, drinking water instead of sugary drinks and cutting back on solid fats. This will have a direct result in how you look. The nutrients alone with start to make your skin look radiant!
Apply a great serum pat onto the skin
Serum’s are a life saver for great skin! But, make sure you’re patting versus rubbing or pressing it onto your skin. Serums are the most potent type of skincare—they’re concentrated and contain the greatest amount of active ingredients. The general rule, as far as skincare steps go, is the thicker the product, the later it should come in your skincare regimen. So, most dermatologists recommend (in this order) cleansing, toning or exfoliating, applying serum, moisturizer, and finally sunscreen.
Use A good face cream
It’s true – there are thousands of face creams out there promising beautiful skin. But, many of them don’t. The key is to find the ones that really work. Some of my favorites include La Mer, Dr. Barbara Strum, Shani Darden, Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream and Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream.
When you moisturize rub upward
If you think just slapping on face lotion is enough to properly moisturize your skin, think again. You need to apply it correctly or you’re missing out on hydration that protects skin. Celebrity facialists and skincare specialists agree that face moisturizer should be applied gently and upwards. This technique helps to stimulate circulation and bring nutrients to dull, dehydrated skin.
Get A Solid 8 hours of sleep
Research has proven that consistently getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night is beneficial for adults and will improve the look of your skin. Skin makes new collagen when you sleep, so it’s undeniable that getting a good night’s sleep will help your skin be radiant. The repair process happens during the time you sleep. And, you’ll have brighter, less puffy eyes, a glowing complexion as your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you sleep.