Do you ever get tired of the 10, 9, or 8-step skincare routine? From basic facial cleansers to anti-aging creams to eye serums— do we really have to follow all these steps? Or, are there some simple, back to basic tips we can do to still achieve the healthy and glowy skin of our dreams?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a die-hard fan of beauty products and I’ll try just about anything in the market (Hello, Watson/ FaceShop/ Bodyshop!!! Beke nemen) But since the pandemic, I’ve come to realize that aside from these being time-consuming, it is also freakingly expensive!!!
I mentioned in my previous blog post, that this pandemic completely transformed my spending habits. I make sure that I only purchase essentials over comfort spending.
I also realize that what I put on my face/skin is equally important to what I put inside my body. We all need to implement a healthy skincare routine, and skincare products are essential, but it doesn’t have to be complicated nor expensive.
Here are the simplest skincare practices that really make a huge difference in our complexion:
Drink lots of water
Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help get rid of toxins out of the body. Claims have been made that drinking water gives you a radiant, healthy, younger-looking complexion
The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body, your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs will certainly not function properly or at their best.
Get enough sleep
My favorite beauty advice has always been 1. Drink tons of water and 2. get plenty of sleep. If you’re well-rested, it’s reflected in your skin. On the other hand, if you’re tired, your skin looks tired. Unfortunately, tired skin looks old, dull, and ugly.
During sleep, your skin’s blood flow increases, and the organ rebuilds its collagen and repairs damage from UV exposure, reducing wrinkles and age spots.
Kick the bad habits
Too much alcohol intake, smoking, sun exposure, junk/ sugary foods are obviously bad for our skin.
Alcohol dehydrates, smoking depletes oxygen from our skin, UV rays damage the skin, which ages it, and junk/ greasy foods will indirectly cause breakouts and makes skin dry and flaky.
So, try to kick the bad habits altogether if you can. If something isn’t healthy for our bodies, it certainly isn’t healthy for the skin.
If you want your skin to look healthy and invigorated, then exercise is a must.
Okay, I hear you! Let me reiterate this: Exercise doesn’t have to be hard or involve heavy lifting or hours in the gym. It doesn’t matter how hard, how long, or how often you do it—as long as you do it!
FYI, you could cut your risk of heart disease by as much as 30 to 50 percent by simply walking regularly or doing some other form of moderate exercise.
Take a brisk walk every day to help increase circulation and blood flow. When you do this, more oxygen is delivered to your skin cells and the increased blood flow.
Keep it clean and nourished
This is the most obvious tip for all. Everyone — men, and women must wash their face every morning and evening before bedtime. Cleansing helps remove dirt, oil, makeup, and germs from the skin. By keeping skin clean and free from impurities, you’re more likely to fend off breakouts and dull-looking skin. Choose a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type and wash away the dirt from the day for beautifully soft, smooth, clean skin.
The best way to truly get your skin to glow from the inside out is by ensuring that you’re giving the nourishment it needs. We all know the saying, “You are what you eat.”
Thankfully, it isn’t too difficult to find it in many fruits and vegetables! Also, foods high in healthy fats such as avocado (MY FAAAVE!!!), nuts, and fish (SALMON – AGAIN, MY FAAAVE!!!) can help regulate skin’s oil production, improves hydration, and minimize signs of aging — plus they keep you fuller for longer!
Also, use skincare products that you already know, trusted, and think are worth your time when it comes to coming up with a simple skincare regimen – something that you will stick to and actually do (and again, you don’t need a 10-step regimen to get better skin!)
For these three weeks straight, I’ve been using Latisha’s ROSEHIP SEED OIL Collection. I’ve noticed my “maskne” became less prominent. The products had minimized my pores and my face becomes brighter and clearer. LAKAS MAKA-FRESH ganern!
I’m washing my face using Rosehip Oil Soap twice daily then I apply the serum. Once fully absorbed, I follow it with moisturizer. Super bangooo ng moisturizer! Promise!
Finally, you should always complete your morning skincare routine with sunscreen before applying your makeup or leaving your house. A makeup foundation/ creams/ powder that has at least SPF 15 will keep you protected against harmful UV Rays! 🙂
Remember, the healthiest skin is always the most beautiful!
Are there any other basic steps we can take in the pursuit of healthy skin? Sure there are! Comment down below your TOP 3 SKINCARE MUST 🙂 Because the #NewNormal is all about #BackToBasics
Thank you for reading this month’s post! Until next time 🙂