Yes, we've all heard it: don't go to bed with makeup on, drink more water, don't pick your pimples, don't eat junk foot, and on and on. While products do play a huge roll in a flawless face, there are a few skincare habits that you may not have heard of. Here are eight rules that girls with beautiful skin always stick to.
1. Not constantly changing their skincare routine
While it may be tempting to try the latest and greatest skincare product; constantly switching up products and over-zealous skincare routines will backfire. Sure, if something is not working or if you experienced an allergic reaction absolutely you need to make a change. You see it typically takes about six weeks before you can start seeing results. 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. Their age reflects their skincare needs
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're 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 choosing a moisturizer 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 even drier, loss of firmness, age spots and even visible thread veins are a common complaint. What that means is as we get older our skin will require more active ingredients and treatments.
3. They make lifestyle choices that don't sabotage their skin
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 an impact on your overall health and well-being. Bottom line no product can un-do negative lifestyle choices.
4. They don't leave products in the shower
While it may be convenient to leave your face cleanser in the shower, it's also ruining it. Extreme humid and hot temperatures are a sure way for your cleansers become highly irritating when applied to your sensitized skin while in a hot shower. Keep your cleansers in climate-controlled environments, preferably in your bedroom.
5. They know what products are the most important
Some women are blessed with just having to use a cleanser and a moisturizer, but for the majority of women on the quest 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, toner, serum, moisturizer, and exfoliant) and use them consistently before jumping into all the extras.
6. They apply their 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 60 seconds the air will suck the moisture out of your skin. Stay focused on YOU and apply the products when your skin is still moist.
7. They sleep the right way
A good night's sleep is vital for cell regeneration. But here's the thing. You want to avoid sleeping on your side or stomach because the pressure to your face leads to creases.
8. They 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's telling you that one 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.
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 products and make sure they are the right ones for your age, 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 products boast a bounty of fresh and natural ingredients bringing a timeless secret of well being and health. Start doing one thing better every week. Remember that we can't fix all our skincare concerns in a day.