5 Tips For Healthier Skin + A Day And Night Cleansing Routine We Swear By

August 16, 2016  |  

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While products are a big part of a skin care regimen, other tips to healthier skin don’t come in a bottle. In fact, sometimes it’s what you do — and don’t do — when it comes to other items that come in contact with your face that matter just as much. But we know it’s easy to forget that when you’re cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing on a regular basis and confused about why you’re still dealing with breakouts, dark circles, and dullness.

So, in the hopes that a small beauty light bulb will go off in your brain, we’ve put together a short list of 5 tips that’ll put you on the right track for healthier skin. And just in case you don’t quite have a solid morning and night skin care routine, we created one for you.

• Skip Toners with Alcohol
Do your best to avoid using toners and sprays that feature alcohol as the main ingredient. Alcohol is a harsh antiseptic that’s known to strip your skin of natural oils, leaving it dry. Because of this characteristic, it best not to use these types of toners at all if you have dry/normal skin or other sensitivities.
• Add a Deep Treatment Mask
Although they can be expensive, you can shop for affordable treatment masks right at your nearest drugstore. Shop for masks that feature ingredients such as aloe and cucumber, which naturally sooth and calm the skin. Some of them you can even leave on your face overnight while you sleep.
• Use Moisturizers with SPF
Toward the end of summer, we tend to think we can forget about sunscreen, but that’s not the case. Even in the fall and winter, we need to protect our skin from harmful sun rays. Always choose a moisturizer that has an SPF of at least 15 during the cooler months. We hope we don’t have to tell you to use a separate, stronger SPF in the summer, especially when at the beach or pool.
• Wash Pillowcases Frequently
We tend to forget that our pillowcases are breeding grounds for excessive dirt and oil from our hair, skin, and body. The constant buildup of this dirt and bacteria causes unwanted breakouts and other skin related issues. Be sure to wash your pillowcases and bedding frequently and go to bed with a freshly washed face to avoid sweat, dirt, and makeup from getting on your pillowcase. It should be understood that you never should go to sleep with makeup on.
• Clean your Makeup Brushes Regularly
Sometimes we are running late for work and the time to apply makeup is short. We all have that routine where we grab the same makeup pouch with all our makeup and brushes that we use every day. Little do we know, the same dirty brushes we use could be the cause of our skin issues. Always use clean makeup brushes, sponges, and applicators when applying makeup. Your skin will thank you later.

Morning Routine

1. Wash with a gentle oil-free cleanser like AVEENO® Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser using the Clariosonic Mia 2
2. Rinse with lukewarm water and towel dry
4. Apply Boots Beautiful Skin Blemish Defense Serum
5. Follow up with Olay Complete All-Day Moisturizer with SPF 15

Night Routine
1. Wash with cleanser and Clarisonic Mia 2
2. Rinse with lukewarm water and towel dry
3. Apply Boots Beautiful Skin Blemish Defense Serum
4. Follow up with Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream

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