Skincare can be a complex subject. Of course there are certain factors that often need to be taken into account for the best results, such as age, environmental factors, skin type, and so on. However, there are certain tips that anyone aged 20-100 should use. The skin is the largest organ on the body, and should be treated with respect. It’s about so much more than aesthetics!
Let’s take a look at skincare advice that absolutely anybody can use:
1. Use An SPF Every Single Day
Use an SPF every single day, whether rain, shine, or super dark outside. The sun permeates windows, which means even if you’re driving all day or working indoors, it can damage your skin. If you want to avoid many of the skin concerns out there, from premature ageing to sun spots, then make sure you apply SPF.
2. Never Over Exfoliate
With the range of exfoliation products out there, it’s all too easy to get excited. However, you should never exfoliate too much. Chemical exfoliators are often better than physical, as physical exfoliators can cause tears in the skin. Oilier skinned people can afford to exfoliate a little more, but overdoing it will only lead to problems.
3. Protect Your Skin Barrier
Protect your skin barrier with products such as ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. A compromised skin barrier can lead to spots, itchy skin, and dryness.
4. Be Mindful of The Ingredients You’re Using On Your Skin
Learn a little about the ingredients you’re using on your skin. For example, many toners contain alcohol, but this can dry the skin out!
5. Look Into Specialist Treatments To Treat Skin Concerns
Specialist treatments can be pricey, but they can be worth it if you select them carefully. A treatment with the TheraBulb Infrared light bulb could clear up your skin, for example, but there are many options out there.
6. Cleanse Twice
Usually, cleansing once isn’t enough. Cleansing twice first gets rid of the makeup and SPF from the skin, and second reaches deep into the layers of the skin to get rid of dirt, grime, and toxins. You may not be able to see it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there!
7. Always Hydrate – Inside and Out
Hydrated skin is plump, dewy, smooth skin. You hydrate your skin by drinking plenty of water, and by making sure you moisturize morning and night. Even if you have oily skin, you should be moisturizing regularly or your skin can overcompensate!
8. Change Your Pillowcases More Often
How often do you change your pillowcases, honestly? The more often you change them, the better. This will ensure you’re not constantly transferring bacteria back to your face.
9. Stop Touching Your Face!
Most people aren’t mindful of how often they touch their face. If you touch your phone, keyboard, and other surfaces before touching your face, you could be transferring bacteria. Plus, it’s unsanitary and can spread illness!
Follow this skincare advice and you should notice a positive change in your skin health. Still struggling? See a professional!
What other skincare advice would you give to for anyone aged 20-100? Let me know in the comments below!