You wash your face every morning when you wake up and each night before you go to bed but you still aren’t getting the results you want. The breakouts you hoped would disappear after your teenage years continue to haunt you. Your skin looks dull and dried out making you look tired and worn down. Worst of all, you’re starting to see the dreaded signs of aging.
If you’re looking for a way to look younger, here are five skincare routine tips to help you get the results you desire.
1. Don’t use an excessive amount of product.
Too much of a good thing can harm your skin rather than help it. Face wash rinses away dirt, germs and excess oils. It should not completely strip your skin of the natural oils you need to look young and healthy.
Avoid using too much product. Doing so could leave your skin overly dry and flaky, which could cause more harm than good.
2. Apply product in a gentle circular motion.
Scrubbing your face will not remove the dirt, makeup and grime from your pores. Instead, it irritates your skin and makes you look red and older than you really are.
Wash your face using a gentle circular motion to cleanse away the day. This avoids the risk of damage and the encouragement of wrinkles from over-aggressive motions while washing your face. When ready, rinse with cold water to avoid ridding of natural oils needed to keep your skin looking young and healthy.
When you’re finished washing your face, continue your gentle touch by patting your skin dry. Do not scrub or rub too hard.
3. Exfoliate regularly.
Over time, your pores get clogged with makeup, dry skin, and flaky dead skin cells. It’s not pretty and it can damage your skin making you look older than you are.
Regular exfoliation solves that. Try to exfoliate your skin twice a week to free your pores of the dirt and grime that accumulates throughout the week. This will help your moisturizer work harder to protect your skin and prevent breakouts that continue to happen well into your 40’s and 50’s.
4. Refresh your skin right after cleaning.
If you finish washing and exfoliating your skin and it feels like you just got a deep scrub facial at a salon then you’re hurting your skin more than helping it. Your face should feel clean and refreshed but it should not leave your skin feeling tight or dry.
Help your skin maintain the natural oils and moisturizer it needs to look and feel its best by applying moisturizer immediately after you wash your face. Some places many women forget to moisturize are the tip of their nose, their neck and jaw line, and their ears. Keep these in mind while applying your moisturizer.
The skin around your eyes must also stay refreshed. Using an all-in-one eye gel designed specifically for the delicate skin below and above your eyes can help you reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, puffiness, and dark circles.
5. Never leave home without sunscreen.
Damage from prolonged sun exposure is one of the fastest ways for you to destroy your skincare routine. Sun damage can cause wrinkles, peeling, dryness, and dark spots. It can also heighten your risk of developing skin cancer.
To protect your skin from the harmful UV rays outside, always apply sunscreen before heading outdoors. Even on overcast or cloudy days, sunscreen protects your face from hidden dangers and keeps you looking youthful. Apply sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection and a minimum of SPF 30 for the best long-term results.
Your skin is delicate and deserves to be pampered on a daily basis. With these tips you can get the healthy, youthful look you crave.