We’ve all come to the point where we feel like our skincare routine is taking too much time, is unnecessarily complicated, and isn’t producing the results we’re looking for. It may be time to take a step back and consider what needs to be changed or adjusted.
Every now and then, you need to take time to take care of yourself, and it’s the same with your skin. Take a look at some of our tips on how best to simplify your skincare routine.
Give your Skin a Break
Just like you should give your hair a break from heat treatments, it is wise to dedicate a day or two every so often and nix the makeup. This gives your skin the chance to breathe a little, allowing it to let go of any potential makeup buildup.
Besides, makeup is expensive, and going a day without is another day that you have of your favorite products! Take advantage of the natural day and do something that would be difficult while wearing make up, like swimming or watching a tearjerker.
Really Remove your Makeup
On the days that you are wearing your makeup, be sure to genuinely take it all off. Waking up to caked on mascara and foundation will only add to the morning grogginess, and it is always best to start the day with a fresh canvas. Bonus points for using a makeup remover that also moisturizes your face!
I know, I know. This is a loaded request. Everyone has their troubles that keep them up at night. However, there have been so many studies done that show that stress produces more oil in the skin, which in turn causes you to break out.
We all know what our stress triggers are, and we also know what helps us to relax and manage that stress. Whether it’s going for a run, taking a bath or reading a book, whatever it is, take the time to handle your stress and keep your skin free of those extra, breakout-inducing oils.
Choosing the Right Products
It is important to keep in mind that the skincare products that work for your sister or for your best friend won’t necessarily be the right fit for you. Everyone has different skin types, and it’s essential that you identify what your skin type is, and purchase products according to what will best benefit your specific needs.
Your skin deserves the best, so take note to choose quality products that have natural ingredients in them. One of the basics for your skincare routine should be a reliable serum, as well as the best face cream for your skin type.
Take it Slow
As you start to incorporate new products into your daily skincare routine, start with one product at a time, gradually increasing the amount you’re using. If it turns out your allergic to the product, or if it has an ingredient that irritates your skin, you’ll want to be sure to catch it quickly. If you start using five products all at once, it will prove to be taxing on your skin and on the clock to try and figure out which product is the culprit.
Get it, Girl!
You’ve got this! It will always be worth it to keep your skin healthy, strong and beautiful. However, that doesn’t mean that the process needs to be lengthy or intricate. Keep it simple and do what works best for you and your needs, and you’re sure to see the results you’re looking for.