We aren’t all blessed with naturally, flawless skin. Making your skin look seamless means taking the time to perfectly curate a skincare routine that works for your skin type. We know mommas that are already struggling with problematic skin such as redness, melasma, persistent acne, and wrinkles, you want to make the right choices for your skin to heal and renew even post-pregnancy. You could be using all of the wrong products just because the bottle promises spotless skin. If you want to age gracefully, we’ve got a reality check for you- you need to pay attention to what your skin needs!
If you’re ready to make the leap and stick with a routine for gorgeous confident skin, you may want to add some new steps in your skincare game that you might’ve overlooked!
Discover your Skin Type
Before you start buying all sorts of skincare, knowing your skin type will help you figure out the right products to make the most out of your results. Choosing products that are appropriate for your skin type and needs is such an important step. If your skin tends to stay oily throughout the day, you want to opt for oil-free moisturizers and foaming cleansers that won’t clog your pores. For drier skin types, avoid using cleansers with sulfates that can end up stripping your skin from moisture. Instead, opt for a gentle purifying cleanser that’ll soothe and balance your skin.
An easy and affordable technique to give your skin a tightening lift is with a piece of ice. Ice has plenty of benefits for the skin, it helps to reduce puffiness, tightens up your pores, and controls breakouts. The best time to do an ice facial is after you’ve gotten out of the shower when your pores are relaxed and open from steaming. Simply rub the ice around the nose, cheeks, chin, and under eyes to firm up your skin. Do this daily and you’ll noticeably see a difference in your skin texture and firmness.
Moisturize After Washing
One of the most overlooked skincare steps is skipping out on a moisturizer after cleansing your skin. After washing your face, moisturizer should be applied to damp skin to prevent freshly clean skin from drying out. Anything you apply will work best when applied to slightly damp skin since it’ll help lock in moisture. Whether it’s your face or body, applying a moisturizer, lightweight oil or serum will go a long way to improve your skin concerns. Especially if you tend to have long showers, your skin will be itchier and drier since you’re stripping your skin from natural oils.
Try Out Skin Tools
From derma rollers to jade rollers, there are a few tools worth investing in for your skincare routine that’ll make a huge difference. Derma rollers will show the most improvement for deep tissue scarring, wrinkles, and acne marks. A derma roller used at home creates small incisions that encourage collagen and elastin to renew, making tiny pathways for lotions and serums to seep into the skin. If you’re using a derma roller every week, your skin will be well-nourished and look youthful. On the other hand, jade rollers are easier to use for a facial massage to stimulate lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness and improve blood circulation.
This goes for both water intake and hydration on your skin, restoring your skin’s moisture is one of the top ways to prevent premature aging. You don’t want to parch your skin by not drinking enough water. Using a moisturizer every night will also reduce the chances of fine lines, sagging, and wrinkles over time. Not just with a moisturizer, but with a hydrating tone that will replenish your skin’s moisture after you’ve cleansed your face.
As we get older, the same habits and techniques might not work anymore. It's absolutely important to stay relevant with your skincare game so your skin keeps its youth for much longer.