I was thinking of blog posts to write and I realized I've never written one about my main tips for better skin so that's what we're doing today! I do want to say that everyone has different skin which means everyone has different skincare needs. These are the tips that I've noticed can really make or break my skin's health and appearance.
Consistent Skincare Routine.
So many products, so little time. It's tempting to switch products out as you find new ones, but please don't. Your skin needs a consistent routine that is going to work over the long term to balance, nourish, hydrate, and clarify.
My 'rule' is I only swap products once I've completely used it up, or if I've noticed irritation when starting a new product. This post and worksheet can get you started with a simple, easy to maintain skincare routine.
Focus on Products for Your Skin's Needs.
While that new cleanser may sound (and smell) amazing, if it's for oily skin, and you have dry skin, skip it. This was one of the first beauty mistakes I made and I quickly learned to go with products my skin actually needs, not ones that sound interesting.
This has a huge impact on your skin's health and appearance. Using a proper SPF can help protect your skin from the sun's rays, reducing the risk of skin cancer. It also reduces redness, irritation, and imbalance. I use the Badger Balm Sport Stick with SPF 35.
Hydration + Diet + Exercise + Stress Management.
You hear these all of the time but they're so important and when I notice a change in my skin, I'm always able to connect it to one of these things. This post is really helpful for looking at managing your hydration and diet in regards to your skincare. This post discusses bringing mindfulness into your self care routine, which can help reduce stress and promote self care. And if you need help with exercise, start small! Go for walks and try new things.
Regular Facials + Treatments.
I'm a huge advocate of treating your skin. Treatments give your skin much needed nourishment to help target specific needs. Masks can help clarify and improve glow, and exfoliation is so important for your skin's health and appearance.
I go to a professional esthetician seasonally to give my skin a good boost, and I do weekly at home facials with a herbal face steam. I mask once a week, twice at the most, and I exfoliate weekly, although there are periods when I need it more often.
These tips have helped me create healthy skin from the inside out and I hope they'll do the same for you! What are your top skincare tips?