It’s never too late to start taking better care of your skin. When you practice good skin care habits, you can improve many common dermatological conditions.
Glowing, healthy skin takes work—but it doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Starting with some basic best practices and then treating more specific issues can help women get good skin.
Here are five of our favorite tips to improve your skin!
1. Know Your Skin Type
Not all cleansers, moisturizers, or treatments work well for all skin types. The first step to following good skincare advice is to find your skin type.
When you understand if your skin is dry, normal-to-dry, or oily, you can target your target a better skincare routine. Using the wrong product formulas for your skin type can delay improvement or, worse, cause damage that’s difficult to repair.
Learning your skin type isn’t hard. Once you know, you’ll be happier with the right products and skincare routine.
2. Use Layers
You might be using the right products, but using them in the wrong order can make them ineffective. Just like layering clothes for the weather, layering your skincare products helps maximize what you “wear” on your skin.
As a general rule, apply lightweight deep skin treatment products first after cleansing. Products that improve “muscle-deep” skin conditions need the opportunity to absorb into your skin before applying heavy-weight products last.
Be sure you give your skin time to absorb each layer before adding the next!
3. Sunscreen Saves Skin
Even in the winter, use skincare or cosmetic products that contain sunscreen. Your skin needs protection from harmful sun rays, even when you think the clouds are your protection.
The sun can cause damage to your skin no matter what temperature it is outside. Sun damage can lead to cancer, and the effects of sun damage are tough to reverse. Prevention is best when it comes to having good skin!
4. Drink Plenty of Water
One of the best things to do for your skin is drinking plenty of water. Dehydration leads to dull, wrinkly skin. Increasing your water intake can improve your skin more than many expensive skin care products.
5. Choose Quality Products
You can spend a lot of money on the wrong skincare products while thinking you’re saving.
Quality doesn’t always mean “expensive,” but quality can mean spending more than what’s on sale at the drugstore. When it comes to skin care and acne treatments, do your research and follow the instructions for proper use, and give your skin time to respond to the products.
To Get Good Skin, Be Consistent!
The best skin care tip is consistency! To get good skin, be consistent with your cleansing, treatment, and moisturizing habits.
Be patient—good skin doesn’t happen overnight. If you’re trying to reverse years of damage and poor skincare habits, improvement will be gradual—but it’s worth your time and effort.
We hope you found this information helpful! Be sure you check out more of our women’s lifestyle articles.