Perfect skin is what many of us aspire to have but the question remains- what even is perfect skin? If you think photoshopped and facetuned skin is perfect then think again. Thanks to celebrities and beauty bloggers, we're made to believe that our skin should have no scars, no bumps, no breakouts, no texture, and should look completely airbrushed all the time. However, that just isn't reality.
Heck, even Beyonce looks different without photoshop and this is the Queen Bee we're talking about.
The only thing to keep in mind is having healthy skin that is protected from external aggressors. If the skincare industry feels daunting to you then we're here to break it down into the simplest tips that you can follow.
6 Skincare Tips That Every 20- Something Year Old Should Follow ASAP
Trust us, just making these small changes to your skincare routine is more than enough.
Cleanse It Right
You may not realise this but choosing the right facial cleanser is really important. If you have dry skin, say away from cleansers that have alcohol or artificial fragrance in them. Similarly, if you have acne-prone skin, choose a cleanser that has salicylic acid in it. If you have dull skin, choose one that will make your skin look radiant from within.
Skipping moisturising daily is super damaging for your skin and you won't even realise it until it's too late. Moisturising your skin will not only keep it hydrated but also maintain your skin's elasticity, keeping it feeling soft and nourished, all day.
One of the biggest skincare mistakes that you may be making is applying too many products. This can harm you in two ways:
- Some of the ingredients shouldn't be used together and your skin may end up purging.
- Too many products could be clogging your pores and not letting your skin breathe.
Even if you're trying to follow your fav beauty blogger's skincare tutorial just know that what works for them may not work for you and what you see on the screen isn't actually the whole picture.
Use SPF Daily
You cannot skip applying SPF, like ever. How important is applying SPF daily? Almost as important as breathing. If you want your skin to show minimal signs of aging in your 30s, never skip your daily sunscreen as it'll help protect the skin from the sun's wrath.
Do not keep touching your face if you have acne as you are only going to help it spread across your face. Just wash your face with 2-3 times a day, use dermatologically recommended products on your skin, and let the breakouts be.
Check Your Makeup And Makeup Brushes
Using expired makeup is a cardinal sin that most of us are guilty of committing. We keep thinking that we've spent so much money on purchasing a product, might as well use it till it dries up. Even with makeup brushes, we don't clean them as regularly as we should. Both these habits can have detrimental effects on the skin and trust us, you're going to want to change this sooner rather than later.