It is fun to flip through the latest skincare trends in your free time, isn’t it? But when it comes to achieving great skin, some classic and timeless practices are fail-proof. If you are inspired by your peers' glowing skin, know that there are some healthy habits behind the glow. You might be surprised to learn that radiant skin is about more than just topical products. It is about diligence, a healthy lifestyle, and patience for years.
Read on to find out about the most fruitful habits to achieve great skin.
7 Skincare tips for great skin
Here we have listed some tried and tested skincare solutions that are bound to work when you are consistent with the practice:
Tip #1 Apply sunscreen every day
We’ve said this a thousand times before and we’ll say it again- no matter how expensive or solid your skincare is, it just won’t work if you skip sunscreen. Sunscreen is the holy grail product that every skin type needs whether you frequently step out or not. Sunscreen prevents damage from the UV rays that accelerate the aging process and damage the skin barrier. A moisturizing, zero white cast sunscreen like the Foxtale Cover Up Sunscreen is a great choice to ensure your skin stays soft, hydrated, and youthful for a longer time. Its feather-like, hydrating formula is a dream to apply for dry skin beauties.
Tip #2 Incorporate skin barrier supporting products
Just like you would take all sorts of precautions during any adventure sport, your skin similarly needs barrier support products. There are many topical products available with specific ingredients that help strengthen the skin barrier against external free radicals that can be damaging to your skin. Ceramides are your number one best friend when it comes to barrier supporting ingredients. It prevents water loss and keeps the skin hydrated. When the skin is hydrated, signs of aging and dehydration will not set in easily.
Tip #3 Use antioxidants daily
Antioxidants can reverse the effects of sun-induced damage. They soothe the skin and ensure your skin can heal. Thus, they help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C is one of the most popular sources of antioxidants. You can get it from a healthy diet of citric fruits and topical products. The Foxtale C For Yourself Vitamin C Serum is a suitable topical product for all skin types that can hydrate and impart the benefits of antioxidants thoroughly.
Tip #4 Do not aggravate active acne
A red, angry pimple is your great skin’s biggest enemy. Those tiny but persistent pustules add to the uneven texture of your skin. Not only this, they are quite painful as well! If you tend to get acne frequently, avoid touching your face, especially with unclean hands. The dirt and oil from your hands can aggravate them. Also, picking on them leads to scarring which is often even more difficult to cure. A preventive measure to minimize the breakout quickly would be using mild exfoliants like BHA or Benzoyl Peroxide instead of harsh scrubbing or physical exfoliants that further damage the skin.
Tip #5 Do not over-exfoliate the skin
Although a general saying that “Too many cooks spoil the broth”, it holds particularly true for skincare. The problematic effects are particularly witnessed when exfoliants are used excessively. Over exfoliating strips the skin of the essential, good oils and even hampers the usual sebum/oil production. As a result, the skin feels dehydrated and may get micro-scars and peels.
Another important thing to avoid doing is unknowingly using various actives altogether in your skincare routine. For instance, Retinol and AHA must not be used together as they can lead to rashes and irritations. They can damage the skin barrier and make your skin particularly sensitive and prone to UV damage.
Tip #6 Be consistent with a skincare
Good skin is largely dependent on your patience and diligence. You may have shelves full of the best skin care products, but if you skip your daily skincare often, the promised results will never be achieved. Hence, it is of utmost importance to have a consistent skincare routine. Particularly your night skincare routine before bedtime must never get compromised. This is to ensure the products get enough time to work on the skin overnight and bring out the desired glow.
Tip #7 Take care of the skin internally
Internal care is as important as topical skincare. In fact, without a healthy lifestyle and diet, even the best skin care products cannot show the optimum result. Certain lifestyle choices and habits can make a lot of difference in your outward appearance. Here are a few things which you must start following:
- Make sure you intake at least 2-3 liters of water daily
- Get 7-8 hours of sound sleep at the proper time
- Avoid oily and greasy food. Increase citric fruits, vegetables, and homemade meals
- Take supplements like collagen after discussing with your dermatologist to get that extra boost
Once you follow all these carefully, you are bound to witness the results sooner than later. Great skin can be achieved by anybody when the right care is taken at the right time.