We’ve all heard the basics of taking care of your skin. Things like “wash your face before bed, drink lots of water and never, ever use a bar of soap” have been pounded into our very beings as women.
But what about the tips we may not be so familiar with? They are out there and these little nuggets of information can sometimes be the game changers we are looking for.
3 Game Changing Skin Tips You Probably Haven’t Heard:
1. Say “No” to Harsh Exfoliants
Those granular scrubs we all thought were so awesome beck in the day are actually terrible for your skin. They can cause tiny micro tears that may allow bacteria to penetrate the surface of the skin. How scary is that? Opt instead for one that works with naturally occurring elements such as Lactic acid.
2. Wash Your Face Last
It’s so tempting to jump in the shower and wash your face first thing. Unfortunately, that is wrong. You should wash your face last so you are sure no residue from your shampoo or conditioner is left on your face. If you are struggling with acne flare-ups, this could be part of the problem.
3. Sunscreen Needs Time to Simmer
No, we aren’t talking about simmering your SPF on the stove! The active ingredients in sunscreen are extremely unstable. Mixing them with other ingredients can greatly degrade their efficacy leaving you with little to no SPF coverage. Apply your sunscreen, wait several minutes for it to dry and absorb, then apply any other lotions or moisturizers. This will keep your skin happy, healthy and fully protected.