Ok, so I’ve got good news and bad news for you. The bad news is; you are probably missing some brief daily addition to your facial care routine. The good news is; we’ve laid out a few simple applications to instantly buff that dull skin overnight.
1. Don’t Over Wash.
We know, this is a little counter-intuitive, but hear us out. Your skin naturally creates oils and every time you wash your face you strip them away. This means that your skin might overproduce oils to keep skin hydrated.
Some dermatologists are actually recommending cutting back on the number of times a person washes their face (though this approach isn’t right for everyone). If you think you are drying out your skin and it is trying to compensate with excessive grease, then try dialing your facial wash to just once in the morning (though an oil-free makeup remover at night). See if that helps clear things up.
2. How Often Should You Exfoliate
There is a lot of advice floating around out in the sprawling world of internet beauty advice. But the thing is, as complicated as some people make is sound, some basic exfoliation can instantly improve any complexion. Exfoliating can help clear your pores which helps prevent build-up while also clearing away the dead cells that can cause makeup to clump or clog your pores. Once you clear this away, your skin will immediately look lustrous and feel smoother. Keeping in line with what we talked about earlier, try to prevent your skin to overreact by gradually incorporating exfoliation into your daily routine.
3. Get a Moisturizer with an SPF
Ok ladies, it’s 2019, this should be a gimme. Spray tans are a thing, go get one and spoil yourself because there is no reason to compromise your skin in this day in age. Make sure you get a moisturizer with SPF to protect your skin from the sun.
But to speak to the aspects of picking a facial moisturizer, which ingredients should you pay attention to? The biggest problem most people face when picking a product to use for their facial care routine is the sensitivity of the face versus other areas on the body which make the face more prone to irritation and allergic reactions. The best thing you can do if you are having trouble finding a moisturizer that works for you is to do your research. Try looking up ingredients that tend to irritate delicate skin or look up common skin allergies. Then, simply try to find a moisturizer that excludes those ingredients.
4. Rise and Rinse
Even though you might be in a rush, don’t-don’t-don’t skip washing your face in the morning. So you washed last night before bed? Good! But that doesn’t stop your scalp and skin from producing oil that gets transferred to your pillow while your sleeping. Not to mention, your hair absorbs all your hair products which also gets rubbed into your fluffy cushion at night. Yeah, we know, it’s not fun to think about but facts are facts. And your face just spends all night resting on it. So, even if you washed before going to bed (which you should definitely do) don’t skip out of that morning routine.
Hey, just because we specialize in hair, doesn’t mean we don’t know a thing or two about beauty. Don’t get discouraged if it takes you a little while to find the right product for your skin type or a facial care routine to bring out your natural glow. Developing a good skin routine is all about the long run.