Let’s be honest, we all want better skin. With plenty of products on the market all promising to do different things, picking the right ones can be daunting. What’s more, there are things you absolutely need to be doing to keep your skin fresh, clean, and healthy that you might not be doing right now. To help you achieve the beautiful skin you deserve, here are 5 things you need to start doing today.
1. Remove your eye makeup with care
Do you just splash some water over your eyes or even scrub away mascara and eyeshadow with a face cloth? Stop that! The skin around the eyes is the most delicate and thinnest part of your face. Tug too roughly when you remove your eye makeup, and over time you’ll start to spot fine lines. As of today, use light, downward motions to wipe off mascara, liner, and shadow. Use a non-greasy makeup remover especially for eyes, too. These products tend to contain ingredients like vitamins that soothe the skin and keep fine lines at bay while nourishing the delicate area.
2. Be gentle with your skin
Your skin is one of your greatest assets. Daily cleansing and hair removal techniques can take a toll on your skin. The key is to keep it gentle. Long showers and hot water baths strip your skin of oils. Start limiting your shower or bath time and rather use warm water instead of hot. Also, ditch the strong detergents and soaps. They also strip your skin of oil. If you shave, be sure to lubricate and protect your skin by using a shaving gel, lotion or cream. Always use a clean, sharp razor and shave in the direction that your hair grows. Once all that’s done, gently blot or pat dry your skin to keep the moisture locked in. Follow with a moisturizer that suits your skin type and don’t forget the SPF. If you’re battling with dry skin, a professional exfoliation or body scrub treatment in Myrtle Beach is just what you need to slough away dead skin and uncover fresh, healthy, glowing skin from head to toe. In fact, make it a regular treat to keep your skin nourished and silky.
3. Add an antioxidant serum to your collection
Antioxidant formulas are pretty much your gateway to anti-agers. Even if you wear sunscreen religiously, UV light can still penetrate and inflict damage on your skin. When you add a layer of serum that contains antioxidants like vitamins C and E, your skin is better able to repair that damage and prevent the onset of fine lines and brown spots.
4. Keep your stress in check
Out of control stress makes skin sensitive, and more likely to trigger acne breakouts. Encourage healthy skin by practicing ways to manage your stress. Get quality sleep, scale back that never-ending to-do list, set limits, and find time to do the things that genuinely make you happy. Add regular treats like massages or facials to that list to help you unwind and reconnect with the most important person in your life – yourself.
5. Keep your phone clean
Phones are breeding grounds for grime and germs. If you’re not cleaning your phone every day, start right now. Whenever you use it, try not to press it directly against your skin, too.
These 5 things are things you might overlook right now, but start implementing them today and you’ll quickly be on your way to refreshed, softer, and better-moisturized skin and a more relaxing pace of life! To get more professional skincare tips book an appointment with our skincare experts in Myrtle Beach!