Although we attempt to follow the skincare rules based on the skin type we were born with, there are some rules that are pretty universal. No matter what kind of skin we inherited, here are seven skincare rules that you should follow.
1. Stay consistent with your skincare routine
While it may be tempting to try the latest and greatest skincare product; constantly switching up products with an over-zealous skincare routine will backfire. Sure, if something is not working or if you experienced an allergic reaction, you absolutely need to make a change.
In general, be patient. You see it typically takes about four to six weeks before you can start seeing results from a product. You also need to be consistent with how you use those products. For example, if you're skipping your weekly exfoliation, you can't expect your products to work their magic. Consistency is the key.
2. Listen to how your skin is changing
As we get older so does our skin. Are you still using the same skincare regimen that you were using 10 years ago? In your 20's you may have experienced more oiliness and breakouts. But when you get into your 30's you're going to see those subtle signs of ageing skin.
For example, in your 20's you may have been obsessed with oil-free moisturizers. Naturally in your 30's you'll seriously need to switch up your moisturizer because your skin is less oily. That means you may need Pure Fiji’s Hydrating Multi Active Day Creme to help with those fine lines, especially around your eyes.
By the time we get into our 40's you'll notice your skin getting drier, losing firmness, age spots and even visible thread veins appearing are a common complaint. What that means is as our skin matures, we will require more active ingredients like vitamin c and treatments.
3. Adopt a healthy lifestyle
If you eat poorly, don't get enough sleep, if you're constantly stressed & overworked, drink excessive alcohol, bake in the sun with no SPF, the best skincare products will not fix your skin problems.
If you want beautiful, healthy skin you need to start incorporating a "self-care" routine and reduce habits that will eventually have a negative impact on your overall health and well-being.
4. Start with must-have skincare products
Some women are blessed with only having to use a cleanser and a moisturizer, but for the majority of women looking for clear, radiant skin, that's just impossible. Korean women have been known for their 10-step method, but do you really have the time to apply 10 different products every morning and night, day in and day out? I mean seriously. Start with the basics (cleanser, , moisturizer, and exfoliant) and use them consistently before jumping into all the extras.
5. Apply moisturizer right after cleansing
Have you ever been distracted while washing your face? Maybe your kid is trying to get your attention, your cell phone is ringing, or you forgot to turn off the oven. Make sure that after you cleanse, immediately apply your toner, serum, and moisturizer. If you keep it bare for more than a minute the air will suck the moisture out of your skin. Stay focused on you and apply the products when your skin is still moist.
6. Avoid foods that cause inflammation
If you have chronic skin problems such as eczema, rosacea, and acne, do your best to limit these foods because they cause inflammation: gluten, dairy, and sugar. Try eliminating gluten, dairy, sugar, and processed foods for a couple of weeks and if you see an improvement, that will tell you which if any of these foods should be eliminated from your diet. Instead consume antioxidant-rich colorful veggies and high-quality fats such avocados, olives, and wild fish which can help calm skin inflammation.
7. Exfoliate at least once a week
Exfoliation is a must for all skin types. There are some exfoliants out there that you can use on a daily basis and others that work best only .
Exfoliation will gently remove those dead skin cells, clogged pores, and oil to prevent blemishes while lactic acid will strengthen collagen production to prevent wrinkles and saggy skin. Gentle is the key word here as you should never scrub your skin raw.
Our daily habits and lifestyle choices definitely play a role in achieving healthy, clear, glowing skin. You don't need to make all these changes overnight, that wouldn't be realistic. Instead, take an inventory of your natural skincare products and make sure they are the right ones for your skin type and condition, and then create an action plan of what you are willing to do differently. One thing you can be certain of is Pure Fiji's natural skincare products boast a bounty of fresh and natural ingredients bringing a timeless secret of wellbeing and health. Start doing one thing better every week. Remember that we can't fix all our skincare concerns in a day.