1. Always wash hands thoroughly with cleanser & water for at least 20 seconds before applying makeup or skin care products.
2. Use a clean cosmetic spatula or cotton swab to scoop out product from a jar. Do not share products with others or use the public product testers.
3. Consider adding in a mid-day facial cleanse as an extra precaution in light of the coronavirus risk.
The skin under your eyes is thinner than everywhere else. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have an eye cream on hand for daily use: The long-term benefit is that the skin around your eyes becomes firmer, shows fewer wrinkles and is as bright as the rest of your skin. Many of your regular skincare products will be sensitive around the eyes, too, which is why it’s wise to invest in a standalone eye product.
Along with a night cream, apply retinol before bed. Retinols are topical vitamin-A derivatives, and they resurface your healthy skin cells, prevent acne and smooth fine lines. Dermatologists believe that this is the single best solution to smooth skin (and the cornerstone of a good anti-aging skincare regimen).
Always wash your face in the morning, and use a daily SPF when using retinols. Do not use them when you’re experiencing high exposure to sun. They usually take three months of continued to showcase their effects, but those effects are prominent. You need to keep using the product afterward, too.
Your entire body restores itself using seven to eight hours of sleep each night. You experience rapid cellular regeneration, which allows your skin to rid of inconsistencies like dryness or irritation, and to maximize the benefits of any products you apply to it. Adding a night cream &/or serum to your bedtime regimen magnifies their benefits while you sleep.
Stay hydrated to keep your skin performing its proper functions. Your complexion reflects your ingestion, and if you dehydrate it with things like caffeine and alcohol, or if you flood it with sugars, then you’re going to experience dry, dull, sullen complexion and possibly some acne.
You should shield your face from the sun’s harmful UV rays every day. Adding moisturizer and SPF to your proactive, skin-firming regimen, doubles as a defense against environmental damage, while keeping skin hydrated and supple.
A serum is a multivitamin for your skin, reaching down into all three layers of the skin, unlike moisturizers which sit atop the skin and shield it from toxins. Serums work more correctively and aggressively to produce a healthy, youthful glow. All skin types benefit from hydrating, nourishing serums. Apply serums to freshly cleansed skin, before moisturizer.
If your skin looks dull or has discolored spots, using a chemical exfoliant in place of a physical scrub can be a quick (and relatively gentle) way to dissolve dead skin cells, which otherwise prevent your healthy, bright cells from surfacing.
Follow product instructions closely, only applying to freshly cleansed skin, one to two times per week, before applying any other products. Look for alpha- and beta- hydroxy acids (AHAs and BHAs), as they are highly effective chemical defoliants.
The oils in our skin are essential for keeping our complexion clear, firm, youthful and nourished. But, too much oil leaves skin looking shiny, or clogs the pores and leads to a breakout. Too much cleansing dries everything out, causing the body to produce more oil as a result. Then, the increased oil production causes more breakouts.
Employ a gentle cleanser (creamy, sulfate-free) that will rid the skin of excess oil and dirt without stripping it of moisture. It’s a more soothing type of rinse and one you can do morning and night without over-drying.
In addition to your face, neck and décolleté, focus your regimen on the rest of your body. Start by using a gentle body cleanser in the shower. Afterward, apply a thicker body cream to seal in the moisture. If your skin feels dry during colder months, sleeping with a humidifier is always helpful for preserving its moisture levels.