Taking care of your skin, whilst very important, can be so difficult…especially as a skincare beginner. What works for one person won’t worker for another because everybody is unique. So, instead of trying to tell you what you should and shouldn’t buy, we’ve put together a few tips on navigating the world of skincare!
Quality Doesn’t Mean Costly
Most of us don’t have thousands to spend on skincare a year…we are all trying to look glowy on a budget. So instead of staying in the mindset of expensive brands, have a little look at the lesser known brands. Do your research, have a look at the reviews before buying a product…sometimes cheap and cheerful also provides the best quality!
Keep It Clean
When changing your skincare routine it is usually because your current one is causing more problems with your skin than it solves. Have a look at your current products, see what ingredients are in them and research online if they can cause issues with your skin. Some acids that are in certain products can cause increasing irritation to your skin. When looking for new products, do some research on the ingredients before buying so you can choose clean ingredients that won’t irritate your skin.
Have A Little Patience
What most people don’t realise is that it can take different amounts of time for different skincare products to work on your skin (see below for a list). Most products don’t work immediately so before you switch up the products, take some time to see if they work. Sometimes, it is easier to strip back to the bare skincare necessities so that it is easier to see which products do and don’t work. Skincare is a journey…sometimes a painstakingly slow one!
Be Wary Of Trends
Trends come and go so quickly that it is incredibly difficult to keep up with the latest TikTok trending advice or products. So instead of trying to keep up with the latest skincare crazes, take time to do your research and get products that you know will work for your skin. Most trending products don’t make too much impact on your skincare routine and can turn out to be a waste of money. Your skin is an investment and deserves the same love that you give other areas of your life. A trend is called that for a reason, it isn’t always popular. So forget the trends and research the products that will work wonders for you!
Sweet And Simple
Life is complicated enough so why make your skincare complicated. For the modern woman, taking the time to do skincare is one of the few moments of the day you can relax with yourself. So why overwhelm yourself with a huge skincare routine? Stick to the staples: cleanser, moisturiser and suncream, anything else is an add on. You can build this up over time when it works best for you but keeping it simple at the start will make your life so much easier.
Don’t Be Afraid To Change
Whilst we often transition our seasonal clothes, we forget that the same applied to our skincare. We need to adapt the products we apply in winter compared to summer so that we ca protect our skin barrier as the weather changes. Once you have a routine that you love, you might be hesitant to start adapting it but trust us, you need to! You don’t want to undo the hard work you’ve done already by destroying your skin barrier in winter. Take some time to transition your products, you might need a new moisturiser with added protection or you might need to apply more lip treatments to reduce cracked lips. Whatever the adjustments may be, implementing them in small stages will really help you to protect that barrier and keep you looking fresh faced!
On a final note: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! No skincare product compares to the benefits of drinking lots of water! Share your advice and tips with other members of the RYL community!
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