We all dream of flawless, radiant skin, but with new
products hitting the shelves and the seemingly endless
skincare tips on the internet,
finding the best skincare routine for that
works is not always easy. plenty of water, enough sleep
and washing your face, but everything else
? Luckily, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on magic procedures or expensive ice cream to achieve flawless skin.
We spoke to dermatologists and beauty experts to compile a
list of some of the best skincare tips. From
choosing the right cleanser for your skin type to
the importance of cleaning your makeup brushes, these simple
tips — plus some products tested by the Good
Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab — will have you covered in no time. Causes
1. Use a cleanser suitable for your skin type.
“For oily or acne-prone skin, a salicylic acid gel or benzoyl peroxide lotion works well,” says Santa Monica dermatologist Dr. Ava
Shamban. “For dry, mature skin, use hydrating glycolic acid or
For skin with dark spots or melasma, use a purifying cleanser such as alpha
Hydroxy Acid Cleanser. says Julia Tzu, MD, dermatologist at
in New York.
It can irritate the skin, leading to more breakouts and clogged pores.
3. Moisturizes day and night.
“The best times to hydrate are right after showering and before bed,” says Dr.
. Janet Prystowski M.
D., a dermatologist in New York. Avoid the strong-smelling
lotion and make sure the moisturizer you use is gentle enough for everyday use and non-irritating.
4. Don’t touch your face.
Dr. Tzu says it’s important to know how not to touch your face. It doesn’t just spread
bacteria and cause breakouts – it can also cause scarring, increased wrinkles, and even the flu or
5. Moisturizes inside and out.
Every skin expert we spoke to stressed the importance of hydration. “Lack of water means less shine and more sagging,” says Connecticut dermatologist Dr. Mona Gohara. She recommends a selection of
products (cleansers, moisturizers and anti-aging) with hydrating formulas. Of course,
people drank about eight glasses of water a day.
6. Avoid direct heat.
Don’t just focus on the sun – getting too close to radiators and fireplaces can also wreak havoc on a
‘s skin. less than ten feet away,” says Dr.
New York dermatologist Debbie Palmer. So the next time you’re roasting chestnuts or s’mores over an open fire, take a step back.
7. Exfoliate several times a week.
“We shed 50 million skin cells a day, and without a little extra push, they hang around and make the skin look crabby,” says Dr.
Canton. To combat this, you should “choose a neutral pH product so the
doesn’t dry out when you exfoliate.” And don’t just stop at your face – your body skin needs exfoliation too
8. need to get into your skin.
A balanced diet is important, but there is more than one way to supplement your skin with vitamins.
Topical Antioxidants, which are serums and creams with skin-nourishing ingredients (think
Vitamin C Serum!).
“It really helps repair the skin from sun damage,” says Dr. Palmer. Don’t know how to use it?
The best time to apply them is after cleansing so your skin can absorb them, or they can be layered under sunscreen for extra protection.
Get your greens.
Skin-Care Estthetician Joanna Vargas says that while you’ll be craving a cup of coffee as soon as you wake up, choosing the right drink can be a game-changer. “Drinking acerolein every morning
brightens, oxygenates and hydrates the skin. Drinking chlorophyll also helps reduce swelling by stimulating the lymphatic system
, so it’s also good for cellulite.
If you don’t don’t like to take it, chlorophyll supplements are available at many pharmacies and health food stores.
She also recommends drinking a green juice with lots of vegetables:
“It will transform your skin in days, it helps oxygenate the skin and stimulate lymphatic drainage so it also fights puffiness.
10. Eat healthy.
“Your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture, of which omega-3 fatty acids are essential,” advises Joanna
. 3, increasing your skin’s ability to retain moisture.
And be sure to eat fewer
glycemic index foods (simple and complex carbohydrates).
11. Clean your makeup brushes regularly.
To fight infections and clogged pores, Dr. Prystowsky continues to eliminate
concealer and foundation. Brush once a week.
For the brush you use around the eyes, she recommends using it twice a month, and for any other brush,
, once a month is fine.
Here’s how: Place a drop of mild shampoo in the palm of your hand. Wet hair with lukewarm
water. Then massage the hair with the palms of your hands to distribute the shampoo in the brush. Avoid getting the metal part of the
brush and/or the bottom of the bristles wet as the glue may soften and the
bristles may fall off.
Rinse out the shampoo and squeeze out the water with a towel. Lay Brush
on its side with the bristles hanging over the edge of the counter to dry.
12. Wear sunscreen 365 days a year, rain or shine, indoors or out.
“A lot of people think they just need to protect themselves when the weather is nice or they’re going to the beach,” says Dr
Palm. “But the truth is, we need to protect our skin even when we’re driving, flying, or traveling for business. Daily exposure to UV rays can lead to visible signs of aging.”
What is the best sunscreen? Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher –
– and remember to reapply every 2 hours.
13. Sun protection goes beyond sunscreen.
We’re talking SPF makeup, sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hats. “Preventing sun damage is a million times
times better for skin than treating it afterward,” says Dr. Prystowsky.
14. Simplify your skincare routine.
“Mother products and fancy ingredients are fun and sometimes work well,” says Dr. Prystowsky,
“But often they fall off as fast as they come in.” Find a cleanser and moisturizer that you know works for you
and make it the centerpiece of your routine.
15. Sleep smarter.
It’s not just eight hours a night. Regular use of a clean
silk pillowcase will also benefit the skin. “The material glides easily and resists wrinkles and creases,” says Jesleen Ahluwalia of
D., a dermatologist at Spring Street Dermatology in New York. “His hair is also easier to maintain – it helps prevent tangles and breakage. » Better hair and better skin while you sleep? Yes please