Your skin is the largest organ you have… it’s also a focal point for your beauty routine. With great skin, everything else falls into place. Your makeup application, your appearance, and your confidence for great examples. Skincare is important and I’m going to share with you 5 things you can do to improve your skin.
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Wash Your Face Daily
This step seems like a no-brainer, but surprisingly not a lot of people follow it. I’m guilty of skipping this step myself. Washing your face is extremely important to keep your pores clean and clear and allows the skin to breathe.
Think about it, when you’re outside, you’re allowing the pollution and toxins in the air seep into your skin. If you wear makeup, not washing makeup off your face can allow the makeup to settle into the pores which leads to acne and blackheads. Yuck!
Invest in a good makeup remover such as the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. This Micellar water helps to hydrate and removes surface-level makeup on the skin. That doesn’t stop there, though! After removing your makeup, you need to really wash your face.
Personally, I’ve been loving this Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Face Wash. This stuff leaves my skin feeling so soft and clean. Ever since I’ve been getting older, I’ve really started to invest in “clinical” skin care and not just products at the drug store. The key is to prevent, not to cure. Investing in quality skincare will prevent fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, large pores, etc.
Use a Moisturizer
Moisturizing is in important to keep the skin from drying out (which causes wrinkles). Moisturizer is not a one-size-fits-all. Depending on your skin type, some moisturizers might do more bad than good. For example, if you have oily skin you should find an oil-free moisturizer.
Personally, I’ve been switching between two moisturizers. I have normal to combination skin. Sometimes my T-Zone gets oily, while my cheeks can get dry. I really enjoy using gel moisturizers. They’re lightweight and absorb quickly into the skin.
For a cost-effective gel moisturizer, I use the Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream Moisturizer. Recently, in a Christmas Gift I received, I was introduced to the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-Tox Hydrating Gel. I LOVE this stuff! It’s a small sample, so I’m holding onto it for as long as I can. I usually whip this stuff out when I’m having a self-care pampering day.
Exfoliate and Wear a Face Mask
Give yourself a self-care day and pamper your skin with an exfoliation and face mask! Not only is this relaxing, but exfoliation helps removes dead skin cells, which clears the pores and helps prevent breakouts. Not to mention exfoliation leaves your skin super smooth and allows for an easy makeup application.
TIP: Combine sugar and olive oil or coconut oil into a paste for a quick, all-natural, homemade body and face scrub
There are a few face masks that I’m currently loving.
- Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask – I love this mask because it leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean. Whenever I feel like I want a deep clean to remove excess makeup or dirt/oil, I use this mask. It’s cost-effective and it’s super fun to use because it BUBBLES.
- Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask – This mask is great if you have large pores or blackheads. This mask falls under the clinical skincare category. It’s worth it if you want to see long lasting results. The mask itself doesn’t have any side effects like tingling, but the opaque black mud will make you look luxurious when wearing it.
- Glam Glow – If you follow any influencers online or aren’t new to the skincare world – then you’ve definitely heard of Glam Glow. This mask is strong and is amazing for drawing out impurities, removing blackheads, and reducing the appearance of pores. It’s a mask used all over Hollywood and famous actors have used this product. Its like a Halloween facial in the comfort of your bathroom!
Use a foundation brush to apply your face masks for a mess-free application
The last one is obvious and that is to Drink Lots of Water. Our bodies are made of a large portion of water… so of course we must feed it more water. Our skin is the largest organ. Moisturizing from the inside out helps improve the appearance of skin on the outside. When your skin is hydrated, it helps keep its elasticity, prevents dark circles under the eyes, prevents acne breakouts, keeps inflammation at bay, and helps improve over all skin-tone.
Water plumps the skin cells, making them look less wrinkled. Drinking plenty of water also combats certain skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. Water also flushes out toxins in the body and gives your skin the healthy glow we all crave.
What are your favorite skincare products?
Rissa is the writer and brains behind So Very Me. When she’s not blogging, she can usually be found hanging out with her husband and two dogs, crafting, or playing video games.