Top 8 Skincare Tips for Smooth, Healthy Skin

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Flawless (or nearly flawless), smooth skin is very coveted in today’s world. We all want gorgeous, glowing skin that’s free of acne, blemishes, pimples, black spots and so on. By using dermatologist-approved skin care products, you can get that glowing skin you want but there’s more to skin care than just picking a product from a shelf and applying to your skin.

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There are many factors that must be considered before, during and after choosing a product to use.

 

1. Consider your skin type

Your favourite beauty blogger or vlogger raved about a moisturizer and you rushed to buy it without even considering how different her skin is from yours. This can lead to breakouts and bad consequences for your skin.

Always know what kind of skin you have before buying a product. Many skin-care products have variations for the different skin care types. So, pick the one that best matches your skin. This article by Tatcha will help you determine your skin type.

 

2. Test the product on a patch of skin first

This just makes sense. To emphasize how important this is, let me tell you a very short story: some weeks ago, my sister watched a video by a beauty vlogger who talked about clay masks and how good they are. My sister didn’t read the description box below. If she had, she would have seen where the vlogger clearly stated that people were to test the product on the crook of their elbow first. Anyway, it’s been about 3 weeks and my sister is still dealing with an awful breakout that has left her skin so scarred that makeup can barely cover it.

Always test products on your arm first. You might have dry skin and buy a product that is for dry skin. Still, test that product first to know if your skin will find it irritable or poisonous. Only when you have seen no problems with that patch of skin you tried it on should you go on and apply it to your face and other skin parts.

 

3. Exfoliate twice a month

The skin is made of lots of skin cells which die regularly and they remain on the body making your skin appear dull. It’s important to remove them in order to have bright, lustrous skin. Make sure to follow steps 1 and 2 when looking for an exfoliant to use.

It’s also not advisable to exfoliate too regularly because you may remove dead cells and the top layer of your skin which would lead to very sensitive skin.

NOTE: It’s best to use a chemical exfoliant (chemicals made specially for your kind of skin) for your face and not a physical exfoliant (harsh materials like a brush or rough scrub).

 

4. Change your bedclothes frequently

Remember those dead skin cells I talked about? They make up the dust that you brush off your bed. Also, sweat, grime and dirt frequently come in touch with your bedclothes. You definitely don’t want this bad stuff in close proximity to your skin.

Also, if you’re the kind of person who puts products in your hair when you go to bed, put your hair in a nightcap or satin cap. Many hair products can cause havoc to your face and skin.

I advise to change your bedclothes every week and if you can, twice a week (especially your pillowcases which are in direct contact with your face)

 

5. Take a bath or a shower twice a day

A morning bath is a given for nice skin and an evening or night bath is just as important. Coming back home after a long day is so relaxing and all you may want to do is wipe off your makeup and fall into bed. It may be hard, I know but make an effort to get into the shower, wash your body thoroughly before getting into bed.

There are two main benefits to doing this:

  • A shower is honestly the best and you’ll feel much more relaxed
  • The odds of you transferring dirt from the outside world (public transport, the office desk, food counter and so on) to your bed are greatly reduced.

After taking a night shower, it’s also good to apply some night serums and face creams before going to bed. Make sure to take note of tips 1 and 2.

 

6. Keep your hands away from your face

This skin care tip can be soo hard. Your face is smooth and you want to touch it! Or your face has bumps and you want to touch them to adequately moan about how bad your skin is (I do this one a lot 😂) I get it but just point to your face. Don’t touch it. Those hands that shook that colleague’s hands (you have no idea where those hands had been) or the hands that collected change from someone (cash is very very dirty) should not be anywhere close to your face.

 

7. Clean your phone regularly

It’s easy not to consider how dirty your phone is until you really think about it. We tend to carry our phones everywhere and as a result, we drop them everywhere; on the grass, restaurant/ supermarket counter, even public toilet sinks! All those surfaces are grimy and dirty and it’s easy to transfer that dirt to your skin and face. So, clean your phones every day if you can; both the screen and back.

 

8. Use sunscreen

The Holy Grail of skin care tips is finally here! Don’t forget to use a good sunscreen to protect your skin from the awful effects of the sun’s rays! Sunscreen isn’t for the beach only. Are you going to work, school, the park, or anywhere at all? Slather it on. As long as stepping out of your house is going to bring you face-to-face (so to speak) with the sun, apply that sun screen. Tips 1 and 2 should be noted.

 

What skin care tips do you follow? What do you think of these tips? Comment, let’s discuss!

 

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44 thoughts on “Top 8 Skincare Tips for Smooth, Healthy Skin

  1. rachaelstray says:

    I think remembering that your skin needs different things in the winter and summer too. I try not to touch my face but like you say it can be difficult. I think I’m getting better at knowing what my skin needs with age.

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    1. Taiwo says:

      That’s also a very good point! There’s no winter or summer in my country so I didn’t really think about it lol  We become more attuned to our body as we grow and great things can come from that. Thanks for commenting Rachael! 

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  2. Heather says:

    Knowing your climate and the skincare considerations for it is really important, too! I recently moved from the coast to the mountains where it is really (I mean, really) dry! I bought a cleansing balm and stay away from too much exfoliation. Thanks for the tips!

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  3. foundationsandfairytales says:

    These are all great tips, especially cleaning your phone I bet a lot of people don’t think about that! I’m totally guilty of not changing my bed clothes often enough it’s such a chore but I’ll definitely make it my mission to do it more! Thanks for sharing

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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  4. blacktulipbeauty says:

    I really need to start using an SPF moisturiser. I see so many people rave about it now for every day use but I can’t say I’ve ever really found one that I’ve felt is perfect for me! My skin is so bloody problematic, I never know what skin type I am as my skin constantly changes! It’ll be combination one day, extremely dry the next and then it’ll be really oily for a few days. I’m so bad for touching my face, too. When I had a full fringe, my forehead was spot city!
    Alice Xx

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    1. Taiwo says:

      I’ve read somewhere that it’s better to use SPF and moisturizer separately but the reason wasn’t clear. I do hope your skin clears out soon. You can check out The Ordinary for some of their best acne-prone products. Lactic acid, mandelic acid and salicylic acid are 3 great choices.

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. hudapervez says:

    I really struggle with textured skin and ofcourse the biggest reason for that is build up dead skin- I had veenuisng ST. Ives scrubs until recently I came across a YouTuber saying to never use these types of scrubs as they are really bad in the long term so I ordered a few chemical exfoliates from The Ordinary. Would you recommend those? If not, what good chemical exfoliators would you suggest for dry skin?
    Beaulife.org
    Thanks!xx

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  6. Creative Nails says:

    Great post! So much useful information, I didn’t know about testing skincare products out on your arm first – I can’t believe what happens to your sister, hope she is doing okay now! I used to be quite bad at touching my face, I regularly leant on my hand and stuff and ended up touching my chin. Since trying to stop doing that I have definitely noticed a difference with my skin there!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

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    1. Taiwo says:

      Thank you so much Amy! My sister is doing better now. She found out she had fungal acne so she’s treating it. I’m so happy you’ve been able to improve your skin with such a simple tip. Thanks for reading! ❤

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  7. Miss Blogs-A-Bit says:

    Brilliant post with some really helpful tips. I’ve struggled before with what to use on my skin. I’m still not 100% happy but I feel as if I’m finally much more in tune with it than I was. Totally agree with testing products on your arm first. It’s the same as doing the patch test when you dye your hair. Don’t chance it!

    http://www.missblogsabit.com

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  8. Bexa says:

    These are such fantastic tips! I never thought about cleaning my phone but that is such a good one and makes sense! I also find that drinking plenty of water helps and I have a lot of baths too! Thank you for sharing lovely, great post! ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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