Having great looking skin is a priority for many people who use skin care and makeup products on a regular basis. There is a myriad of products you can use to help make your skin look healthy, but there is more to skin care than buying every product in sight hoping for a miracle. That is totally unnecessary and while there are many products I do recommend, it’s not just what you use that makes the difference, it’s what you do. Read on for my tips and tricks to get healthy, glowing skin. Also, be sure to Pin the infographic above so you have your skin care cheat sheet handy whenever you need it!
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WASH, TONE, MOISTURIZE
We’ll start with the basics: wash, tone, and moisturize in that order. If nothing else, you MUST follow these 3 steps morning and night. Your skin will thank you for it by looking and feeling noticeably better. A freshly cleansed, toned, and moisturized face just feels so good at the end of the day! It preps your skin for easier makeup application in the morning too!
USE A MASK
Adding a mask to your skincare routine 2-3 times a week is also a great idea. Masks can specifically address any skincare concerns you may have.
ADD A SERUM
One more product you can add to your regular skincare routine is a serum. Serums can be used morning and evening after cleansing, before moisturizing. Read your specific serum’s instructions, as the frequency of application, may differ.
TAKE YOUR TIME
Space out your skincare routine. Remove your makeup, wash your face, and apply your toner before dinner (if you’re not going out that night). After dinner, go ahead and apply your serum, then settle in for some Netflix. When it’s time for bed, apply your moisturizer.
My next tip is to use an exfoliating cleanser, in place of your regular cleanser, 2-3 times a week. Exfoliating products combat dullness by clearing away dead skin cells and by drawing out surface oil. Exfoliating products also purify pores.
Get a Facial
To really give your skin a brightening boost, schedule yourself a little me time and if possible get a facial on a monthly basis. Ask what facial your favorite spa recommends off of their menu to address your concerns or browse their website to see what facial best meets your needs. Facials are expensive, but getting a facial here and there or doing an at-home facial every now and then will be beneficial.
Even booking a quick mini-facial is a good idea. Any facial is better than none! To cut down on costs, check out Groupon or look for first-time client discounts. Finding a spa that offers a membership could help save some cash too. Spa memberships usually offer member discounts on an array of services, including discounted prices on monthly facials (or massages!).
Drink Water, Lots of Water!
Drink plenty of water. Keeping yourself hydrated will keep your skin hydrated, minimizing dryness and dullness.
What are your tips for healthy, glowing skin? Please share in the comments!