Have you ever wondered how girls with good skin take care of it? Do you know the 10 golden rules of skincare? We’re here to tell you! Here are 10 skincare rules that girls with good skin never break! Here’s what you should always be doing for glowing skin:
1. Choose products according to skin type
The first and foremost rule of skincare is choosing the right products designed for your skin type. Products for oily skin will not work on dry skin, and vice versa. Identify what kind of skin you have and choose products accordingly.
2. Drink loads of water
While the jury is still out on whether you really need to drink 8 glasses of water every day, the bottom line is clear: water is good for your skin. Dehydrated skin means lackluster skin. For flushing out toxins from the body and for glowing skin, drink plenty of H20 ladies.
3. Cleanse daily
This golden rule of skincare is that you must allow your skin to breathe and keep it clean. Girls with great skin never forget to cleanse it. No matter how tired you are, allow your skin to breathe and use a good cleanser to remove traces of pollution, grime and makeup.
4. Exfoliation is essential
Girls with glowing skin don’t forget to exfoliate it at least once a week, if not more. We suggest you use a gentle, pH neutral scrub to purify your skin and remove dead skin cells without stripping it of moisture. This is key to give you soft skin that is oh-so smooth.
5. Never sleep with makeup on
A cardinal sin in the world of skincare. Sleeping with your makeup on is the shortest route to bad skin and breakouts. Don’t forget to invest in a gentle makeup remover to clean your makeup off before bed every night. You can even keep some makeup remover wipes handy on your bedside table for days when you’re too tired!
6. Eat a balanced diet
What you eat directly affects how your skin looks. We recommend that you eat healthy, balanced meals at regular intervals. Don’t forget to include fruits and vegetables that are high in beta-carotene to support collagen production. This means green leafy veggies, apricots and berries.
7. Moisturize correctly
Have you ever used a moisturizer that just makes your skin look shiny but doesn’t really moisturize it? That’s because it isn’t penetrating to the deepest layer of your skin - your dermis. To keep your skin healthy and hydrated, use a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid and don’t forget to moisturize daily!
8. Pay attention to fragile areas
Your skin needs tender loving care, but there are certain fragile areas that need special attention. We’re talking about your under eye and lips. The skin here is thinner and more fragile, and girls with good skin take special care of it by using specialized products. Invest in a good under eye cream to keep the bags at bay.
9. Coffee and cigarettes are harmful
Caffeine can dry your skin out from the inside. We say you avoid drinking more than two cups in a day and opt instead for fresh lemonade, green tea or coconut water that hydrate you. Smoking can also have adverse effects on your skin by making it look drawn out and ageing you faster!
10. The sun protection factor
Last but never the least, girls with good skin never ever step out without wearing sunscreen. Since doing so can lead to pigmentation and expose your skin to the harmful UV rays of the sun, always wear a sunscreen with at least SPF 30. We’d say 50 if you really want to be safe!