Clear, beautiful skin begins with good skincare and lifestyle habits. If you want to have healthy skin but don’t have a solid skincare routine in place yet, here are a few easy habits to start practicing today:
Cleansing is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin clean and clear, but it can also be one of the most disruptive. It’s important to cleanse your skin every day, but there is a right way to do it. Avoid aggressively scrubbing your face with harsh cleansers. Instead, gently clean your skin with the help of a couple of natural beauty products from Well Within Beauty.
The best way to keep your skin clean without damaging it is to double cleanse. Double cleansing is a skincare method that was popularized in Japan and South Korea. It involves first removing your makeup, sunscreen, and any excess oil with an oil-based cleanser like Well Within Beauty’s natural makeup remover. Made from the highest quality plant-based oils and botanical ingredients, this nourishing cleanser can effectively remove even waterproof makeup, breaking it down so it can wash away completely.
Follow this up with a pH-balanced, water-based cleanser to get rid of any residue and excess oil. Cleansing this way every night will keep your skin clean, clear and balanced without drying it out or stripping it of essential oils and moisture.
Well-hydrated, balanced skin can do an impressive job of maintaining itself. Make sure your skin is in its healthiest condition by moisturizing regularly, even if you have an oily skin type. The key is to find a lightweight moisturizer that sinks well into your skin without leaving it feeling greasy or sticky. Water-based or gel-type moisturizers are often the most comfortable for all skin types, and will keep your skin properly hydrated without the heavy feeling.
Our skin naturally renews itself about every 28 days, revealing fresh new skin underneath. As we grow older, this process slows down, and dead skin cells can accumulate and build up on the surface of your skin, making it look dull and lackluster. Exfoliating your skin regularly will help prevent this build up of dead skin.
You can choose between physical exfoliators and chemical ones. Physical exfoliators like scrubs or facial sponges and loofahs will get the job done fast, but they can also damage your skin if you are too heavy-handed. Some facial scrubs also contain microbeads which are bad for the environment. Chemical exfoliators are more effective and foolproof, and can deeper into your pores to clean them out and dislodge dead skin cells and dirt. Choose an acid that is suited to your skin type; AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) such as glycolic acid and lactic acid are suitable for dry skin, while BHA (beta hydroxy acid) is better for oily or acne-prone skin.
Protect Every Day
Lastly, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays every day. The sun’s powerful rays can cause a variety of skin problems, from sunburn and dark spots to fine lines, wrinkles and even skin cancer. It’s crucial to wear sunscreen every single day, even on rainy or overcast days, as the sun’s rays can penetrate your skin even when they are not visible. Choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and broad spectrum protection to keep you shielded from both UVA and UVB rays.
Practice these four, simple skincare habits every day for at least a month, and you will soon see a difference in your skin. Remember that great skin requires patience and consistency, so don’t expect to see results overnight. But if you stick to this simple skincare regimen, you can achieve your healthiest, most beautiful skin ever in time.