We all want to have good skin, not perfect but good. And clear. But there are a hundred skincare tips and a million skincare products out there and it has gotten rather tedious. Unfortunately or fortunately, skincare is not one size fits all. Skincare tips for clear skin also aren’t set in stone. What works for Becky may not work for Susan but that should not stop you in your pursuit for clear skin.
Here are the common tips for best skin for all skin types. Normal, dry, oily, sensitive, these skincare tips are important and applicable to all if you want healthy and beautiful skin.
Best Skincare Tips for Beautiful Skin
Be Patient and Consistent
Skincare is not magic. You’ll need to be consistent with your routine if you want to see results. Don’t expect to suddenly have Beyoncé skin if you’re only putting in D-List work ethic. It also doesn’t help to jump from one product to another because you think the former’s not working. Give your skin at least 2 regeneration cycles before abandoning your routine to jump into another one.
Stop Neglecting Your Neck and Chest
One of the best skincare advice I ever got in my life was to start bringing my face skincare down to my chest
and titties. Not only did it help to get rid of stubborn hyperpigmentation on my chest, it did a lot for my self esteem. Next to our faces, our necks and decolletege get the most sunshine but we still don’t give it the same care we give to our faces. And the neck often revolts by being the first place to show signs of aging.
Next time youre doing your routine, apply toner on your neck too. Use that serum on your neck. Bring down that expensive moisturizer to your chest. Treat your hands with care also. Don’t neglect your hands and neck when applying sunscreen. Show them some TLC and stop treating them like an afterthought. It makes no sense to be out here with a Ferrarri face and Toyota hands and neck.
Stay Away From The Sun
I hate to sound like some of the maniacs on r/skincareaddiction but what you heard is true; the sun is bad for you. I mean the sun is up there in the sky and you’re a thousand miles away but that doesn’t prevent the sun rays from still carrying on with their dirty works on the skin. The sun is responsible for over 80% of aging. Sagging on the skin, wrinkles, worsening of hyperpigmentation, cancer, and acne are some of the ways the sun can damage the skin. Avoid the sun at all cost and wear broad-spectrum sunscreen and other protective clothing to give your skin some fighting chance.
Hydration Over Exfoliation
Don’t get me wrong, exfoliation is almost magic but hydration.. Hydration is everything. Hydration is everything in skincare. Hydrating your skin regularly is like the best skincare tip for real. Exfoliate twice in a week and go heavy on hydration for the other five days for best results. Nightly retinol, twice a week exfoliation, with a lot of hydration sprinkled with some brightening products is my personal sweet spot.
Hydration is needed for every skin concern. Whether you’re looking to get rid of acne or targeting hyperpigmentation or repairing your damaged skin barrier, you still need to do a lot of hydration. So swap out that exfoliating toner for a hydrating one. You’re already using a glycolic peel anyway.
Antioxidants are the bedrock of every good routine. If you’ve had a long stressful day and you’re looking to give your skin a break and let it recover from all the stress, add an antioxidant serum at night. The good news is that most drugstore products contain considerable amounts of antioxidants. Add a cleanser that contains niacinamide or hyaluronic acid. Throw in a Vitamin C serum with ferulic acid and tocopherol. Add in some niacinamide serum or moisturizer with licorice extracts or resveratrol.
Whichever way you choose to do it, simply make sure you’re getting some antioxidant action one way or another from any product in your routine. Antioxidants help to neutralize the actions of free radicals that would otherwise damage the skin. For instance when we’re exposed to harsh UV rays or other harsh weather conditions.