Top skincare habits to instill RIGHT NOW, before investing a single dime into a new skincare routine
- You’ve wasted $100s maybe even $1000s experimenting with the latest skincare trends and still can’t seem to solve your skin problems
- Discover what it takes to make sporadic skin breakouts a thing of the past
- Regain confidence in rocking your natural look with minimum makeup coverage
When faced with new skin problems that seem to pop up out of no where, we may be tempted to hop into our favorite Facebook groups or run to Tik-Tok, seeking the latest skincare trends that target these un-welcomed surprises.
Clear, hydrated, and glowing skin is not developed from trendy skincare and requires more than just a consistent routine. If the right routine and the right habits are not in place, even the most sophisticated skincare products will fail at providing the desired results for your skin.
If you are interested in learning the top habits to instill TODAY that will help you reach your #skingoals, read on.
1. Sanitize your filthy make-up brushes.
Let’s be real. In the morning, there is always so much to get done. After hitting that snooze button for the 3rd time in a row, you finally roll out of bed to get your day started. After handling a boat-load of morning chores, you quickly apply a little makeup before heading into the office to get even more work done. Oftentimes, during this morning rush, you may forget to properly sanitize those makeup brushes. But I’m here to tell you, by simply taking a few extra moments to make sure your brushes are sanitized immediately after use will save your skin so much trouble. Just imagine how much bacteria builds up on these brushes. The longer you leave them to settle, the more the bacteria grows and multiplies. Now imagine putting these bacteria filled brushes back onto your skin the next morning before heading back into the office again. Yikes! No wonder the makeup is causing your skin to break out! But no sis, it’s not always the makeup- it’s your filthy makeup brushes and the fact you are failing at keeping them sanitized!
2. Change your pillowcases
Did you know that your skin is constantly shedding, especially while you are sleeping? Where do you think this dead skin goes? That’s right- directly onto your pillowcases. Washing and replacing your pillowcases and sheets each week is non-negotiable. Additionally, make sure to use fragrance- free detergent to ensure you are being as gentle as possible to your body’s largest organ.
3. Drink water
You know this- but you absolutely have to stay hydrated sis. Period. If the taste of water is too bland for you, additives such as cucumber, lemon, and herbal teas can be used to help you reach those hydration goals. These will not only add flavor but additional skin-loving benefits as well. Herbal teas have antioxidant properties that will add an extra boost to your skin’s natural glow. Soft drinks and caffeinated products dehydrate your skin, making it more susceptible to damage. So it is in your best interest to completely ditch those de-hydrants and opt for the more healthier options to quench your thirst.
I don’t mean 3 hours here and 4 hours there. Good, Quality, Uninterrupted, REM sleep is a must if you even dream of having glowing skin. It’s non-negotiable. Some tips to help you get better REM sleep are listed below:
- Develop a relaxing bedtime routine
- Avoid alcoholic drinks and caffeine late in the day
- Exercise regularly, several hours before bed
- Use an eye mask
- Listen to music- soothing music is not only for the newborn babies, it can help your grown self too!
5. Reduce your stress
Stress can be a huge deterrent, preventing you from achieving glowing skin. Various forms of self-care such as yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, or simply taking a warm bath can help lower your stress levels. If you aren’t able to completely eliminate whatever it is that is causing your stress- do your best at reducing it.
Sweating not only hydrates your skin- it flushes out toxins, boosts the skin's microbiome, and ultimately promotes clear skin. The body naturally produces an antibiotic called dermicidin when it sweats. Dermicidin protects the skin by attacking harmful bacteria. Sweating also increases blood flow, enabling oxygen and nutrients to properly nourish the skin. One of the best ways to sweat is by simply enjoying a sauna or steam room session. Indulging in this relaxing activity while simultaneously breaking a good sweat is a win-win situation for your skin.
7. Alter your diet
A healthy gut is so essential in helping the skin to heal from the inside out. Food is truly medicine and the right diet can significantly transform your skin. Leafy green veggies like spinach and kale are the GOAT when it comes to achieving a natural, radiant glow.
8. Don’t touch your face
Now we already discovered how much bacteria lives in un-sanitized makeup brushes- but think about the amount of bacteria we attract to our hands throughout the day. Hand-face contact can happen unconsciously, without even noticing it. Nonetheless, it is important to remain aware, and try some of these tips to keep your hands away from your face:
- Keep your hands busy
- Use a tissue instead
- Avoid putting your elbows on the table so you are not tempted to rest your face into your hands
9. Protect your skin from UV damage
Sunlight is indeed needed to provide our body with its essential nutrients but too much of a good thing can be harmful. Make sure you are taking the proper steps to ensure your skin is protected from extreme UV exposure.
10. Get a personal esthetician
I promised this one would save you $1000s and it will!
Estheticians are trained and certified skincare specialists. They are qualified to perform a skin analysis and get to the root of your skin issues. If everything listed above doesn’t work for you, your esthie bestie can help guide you in your decision making process of choosing the best skincare products that will work for you.
If you want the best natural and healthy way towards achieving glowing skin- understand it takes time, dedication, and consistency.
I hope this guide was helpful and helped you to identify some of the mistakes that may exist in your current skincare habits. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com and I will personally respond!