It often feels like achieving flawless, glowing skin is out of reach without having to put an hour (or two) into your everyday skincare routine. But forming healthy skin-care habits and routines early on will help you at any age, and it's never too late to start. Below I've highlighted a few skincare tips.
1. Use the correct cleanser for your skin type.
What might have worked for you in your teenage years, or even your 20's, might not work for you in your 30's and beyond. When I was younger my skin was dry and dull which required me to use products that contained hyaluronic acid to encourage hydration but now I am addressing areas of hyperpigmentation due to old acne scars. Currently, I use products that contain Vitamin C to correct discoloration and improve my skin's texture. Make sure you're choosing products that suit your current skin type.
2. Moisturize both day and night.
If you're going to follow only one of my tips, make sure it's this! Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize your skin day and night to avoid your skin feeling dry and parched. Dry skin will only cause fine lines and wrinkles so make sure you moisturize after cleansing your skin to lock in the moisture.
3. Hydrate inside and out.
This goes in hand with moisturizing your face. I don't want to sound like a broken record but make sure you're drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. A lack of hydration means less radiance!
4. Exfoliate a couple of times per week.
We lose about 50 million skin cells a day and our skin is constantly shedding whether we see it or not. Sometimes you'll notice your skin is looking dull and it just needs a little extra nudge. Choose an exfoliator that is pH neutral so it doesn't dry as it exfoliates. This applies to your body as well.
5. Changing out pillowcases and bedsheets.
Lastly, this is often overlooked! We often sweat a lot and our skin sheds during our sleep so it's important to change out your bedsheets and pillowcases as often as possible, ideally once a week.