When you see a woman with gorgeous skin, we all think it, “I have to know her secret!” Today, we’re sharing some of the best-kept beauty routines all women with gorgeous skin do to achieve their glowing complexion. You may be surprised to find you’ve known some of these skin care secrets and best practices all along!
Remove all makeup before bed
One of the biggest skin care mistakes you can make is not removing your makeup before bed. This may seem harmless now, but over time can be detrimental to the health of your skin. Falling asleep in your makeup leads to dull skin because you’re blocking the skin from rejuvenating and exfoliating properly. Although forgetting to remove your makeup one time isn’t going to make or break your skin, each additional time you forget, your pores are becoming more and more clogged. Check out this Bustle article to learn about the 5 Truths to Know Before Sleeping in Your Makeup.
Water provides an endless list of benefits for your skin including reducing the appearance of fine lines, acne, and dark circles. These benefits shouldn’t come as a shock seeing as our bodies are composed 50-70% of water. Drinking two liters of water a day aids the process of removing toxins from your body and reduces the risk of dehydration. In addition to these skin care benefits, staying hydrated aids your metabolism gives your brain fuel and can even help improve your mood.
Change pillowcase every week
Changing your pillowcase every week may seem overkill, however, this trick works miracles for improving the quality of your skin. On average, Americans sleep 7 to 8 hours a night, which means our face spends that long every single night transferring the residue of conditioners, oils, gels, and more onto our pillow. This means our pillowcase harbors bacteria and can transfer all that that residue to your skin, as well as cause allergies. Gross, right? Keep the linens fresh and clean to make sure your skin isn’t suffering during your beauty rest. And speaking of sleep...
Get 7-8 hours of sleep
We’ve all heard the phrase, “get your beauty sleep,” because sleep majorly impacts the health of our skin. Yes, the lack of sleep detracts from your natural beauty, but there are various tasks your skin carries out while you sleep. The hydration of your skin naturally rebalances, and collagen and hyaluronic acid go to work to give your skin glow and bounce. Get that full 7-8 hours to make sure your skin has enough time to refresh.
Find the products that work for your unique needs
When it comes to skincare, there is no one size fits all solutions. Everyone's skin is different, therefore we each need products that operate in different ways. Knowing which category your skin falls into is a huge step in understanding why certain products work better than others, whether your skin is dry, oily or a combination of all three.
BONUS: Schedule your annual appointment with your dermatologist
These daily habits will keep your skin healthy on a daily basis, but make sure you’re visiting a dermatologist each year will keep your skin healthy in the long-term. It’s never too late to start healthy skin habits: drink some water, buy some makeup wipes, and schedule an appointment with us today!