Sunday, 13 August 2017

Skincare Tips You Should Follow

I have always struggled with acne since I was around 12 and over the years although it has gotten better I have learnt how to look after my skin. I often notice when I do something out of my normal routine as my face will break out and I will feel like I am 14 again. As I have gotten older I have also learnt how important it is to look after your skin.

1.     Drink more water.
This is so important often we don’t monitor how much water we drink, which often means we don’t drink enough. It’s important to get 8 glasses a day, it also important to cut back on sugar drinks and soda as they are often the reason we break out. 

2.     Cleanse morning and night
I didn’t realise how important this one was until I started cleansing my face both morning and night. I started to notice just how much clearer my skin was but not only how much clearer but also brighter and softer. I am also someone who has dark under eyes and cleansing morning and night I have found helps with that. 

3.     Take off makeup 
I know, it is such a drag. There have been many times I don’t feel like taking my make up off. I work night shift as well so often when I get home I just want to go straight to sleep, however, if I don’t take my make-up I can expect at least three new spots when I wake up which is never a good thing. While taking my make up off will always feel like a chore, I keep make-up wipes next to my bed so for those nights where I really can’t be bothered cleansing and taking my make up off properly I am still ensuring most of my make-up is off and my skin can breathe

4.     Monitor stress levels
When I am stressed I break out, there is no other way to put it. My skin reacts to how I am feeling on the inside so it is important to acknowledge when you are stressed and take the appropriate actions against it. For me; it’s knowing that every Monday morning after I have been to the gym that I can get Starbucks (my naughty treat for the week) and sit by the beach, for you; it might be eating popcorn and watching Netflix. Whatever it may be, remember to set aside time for yourself when you are stressed. 

5.     Watch the food you put in your body
If I eat crap my skin looks like crap there is no way around it. If I eat sugary foods or those high in fat my skin will let me know that I haven’t been eating right and it will break out. Therefore, I have learnt to watch what I eat but also giving myself a little treat every now and again because it is about balance and we can’t always be perfect.

6. Have a skincare routine and stick to it.
I have a skincare routine that I stick to morning and night. They are both different but equally important. It's important that I have one both in the morning at night because I wear makeup almost every day thus it is important to both prepare my skin when I am putting it on and making sure it is all off when I go to bed each night.

7. It isn't just about your face, your neck, shoulders, elbows and the rest of your body matters too!
Skincare isn't just about taking care of your face, it's also about the rest of your body. It's about shaving/waxing your underarms legs on the regular (If you do at all) not waiting for it to get crazy long, and moisturizing your legs, putting ointment on scars and everything in between skincare is about all of your skin not just your face.

8. Protect your skin ALWAYS.
Always wear sunscreen. I admit that I am not one that does this every day because I have oily skin and don't like how the two react, however, I am on the hunt for a face sunscreen that I can wear every day that will not cause me to breakout so leave your suggestions in the comments below! The team at have spent months looking at 135 sunscreens. They narrowed down the top four with the help of several dermatologists and skin cancer experts, as well as personally testing the finalist themselves. Their main focus was on making sure the sunscreens had enough SPF (not too little or too much), no harmful ingredients, were easy to apply, best smelling, and most importantly — truly protected our skin from aging UV rays. You can see their research here.

4.  Stop eating processed sugar.
Sugar makes you feel gross and breaks out skin, try and reduce the amount of processed sugars you eat and as a result; your body and skin will thank you for it.

5. Dab don't push.
Don't push your skin in all sorts of ways in order to rub in creams. Be soft and lightly dab on creams and lotions or whatever else you put on your skin. This will ensure you don't get premature wrinkles

6. Drink water.
It's good for you and good for your skin.

7. Pillowcases, phones, hand towels and poop.
When talking on the phone don't hold your phone against your face, instead hold it slightly away from your face. This is because all of the bacteria that is on your phone is going on your face, which is both gross and causes breakouts from the bacteria. Pillowcases; change these every few days. Why? because your face lies on them for approx 8 hours a night, every night and it picks up all the grease from your hair, sweat, and not to mention if you have a pet. Changing your pillow-cases on the regular (not just when you wash your sheets) is important. The same goes for hand towels when drying your face. Cleansing your face is awesome but if you are drying your face with a hand towel that you dry your hands with after you poop (okay yes they are washed but still ew) enough said use a separate towel.

8. Sleep
Not only for health reasons but also it will help your skin if you get enough sleep every night.

Would you like to see a skincare routine? What is your top skincare tip?
Let me know in the comments below.
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