5 Skincare Tips for Everyone

The good news is we all have skin. I mean, let’s face it- without it we’d be all over the place. Literally. But the bad news is that our skin, being the outermost layer of us, is exposed to the elements and everything else we encounter. As a result, our skin can become damaged, worn, wrinkled and stretched. So, here are 5 skincare tips for everyone; 5 ways to thank the organ that does such a stand up job at keeping you together.

  1. Determine what type of skin you have. If you don’t know what type of skin you have, taking care of it the way it needs to be taken care of will be nearly impossible. There are products out there for every type of skin, and knowing which type of product to look for is definitely the first step. If you don’t know your skin type or think you know but want professional help in knowing which products are best, is a great resource for finding a licensed skincare professional in your area.
  2. Try out different products. Your skin is not going to react the same way to different brands of similar products, even if they’re for your specific skin type. Test and try out different brands and types of products for your skin type, and make sure you’re getting the product that not only fits your specific skin type, but that your skin reacts the best to.
  3. Remove any makeup at the end of the day. Doing this will allow your skin to breathe and minimize potential acne. Removing makeup is also smart if you don’t want your pillow case to look like a child’s watercolor in the morning.
  4. Drink plenty of water. This one is a no-brainer, not just for taking care of your skin, but for your overall health. Your body needs water to survive, and opting for water instead of soda or other beverages can help clear your skin as well as help you feel healthier and have more natural energy.
  5. Use sunscreen. Probably one of the most important, if not the most important way to take care of your skin is to protect it from overexposure to the sun. Not only can exposure to the sun increase wrinkles and harm the appearance of your skin, it also increases your risk of getting skin cancer. Luckily, there are a lot of products like tinted face moisturizers with SPF that are light enough to be used on a daily basis and are ideal for minimal sun exposure. But don’t be afraid to lather on the SPF when spending a day at the pool or working out in the yard, and make sure to cover all of your exposed skin and to reapply often.