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You should take proper care of your skin. For that, you need to have a skincare regime depending on the type of your skin. Besides homemade solutions, you can also take the help of beauty products that help your skin and the environment as well. Here are some tips to treat your skin better to make it healthy and glowing. ~ Ed.
Want to make 2020 the year of healthy, glowing skin? It’s time to take full advantage of your skincare routine.
If you want to have beautiful skin that makes you feel great, there are a few steps that you should consider. If you don’t yet have a skincare regime, the New Year is the perfect time to start experimenting with one!
Your routine will usually depend on your individual needs: everyone’s skin is different and, as a result, skincare needs to be approached in different ways. Products that work for oily skin won’t be good for someone with dry patches.
However, there are quite a few tips that everyone can benefit from, no matter their skin type. Read on to learn seven ways to treat your skin better in 2020.
7 Tips for Healthy and Glowing Skin
If you prefer an animal-friendly and an eco-friendly lifestyle, then choose such products for treating your skin besides using masks and protecting yourself from the sun.
Look for Natural, Cruelty-Free Products
One of the best pieces of advice is to read the ingredients in the products you use. If you can, try to gravitate towards natural, cruelty-free products. For example, the company Milk Makeup specializes in vegan products for cosmetic use that aren’t tested on animals.
Another thing to look for is how many ingredients are included in your products. The fewer ingredients used, in general, the better.
You could also try out natural deodorants, which are kinder to your delicate underarm skin and normally come in sustainable packaging. These types of products are easier on your skin and the planet.
Search for Sustainable Packaging
Another beneficial trend in the industry is the shift toward sustainable packing. Each year, hundreds of products are made with single-use plastics that end up in a landfill. Sometimes you can recycle larger bottles, but many people forget to do so.
Look for plastic-free or biodegradable packaging items. Bamboo, glass, paperboard, recycled plastic and silicone can all be recycled after use. A few makeup and skincare companies that offer sustainable packaged products include True Botanicals, Tammy Fender and Ecco Bella.
Don’t Forget to Use Masks
Masks are an essential part of any good skincare routine. They give your face a special reset treatment, and different types have different effects. They may moisturize, tighten your pores, help relieve stress, and more. It’s important not to overuse them, however. Think of masks as a treat for your face, enjoyed in moderation. Using a mask once a week is more than enough!
For a more natural mask, try making your own at home. Ingredients like banana, plain yogurt, honey, brown sugar, and oatmeal can all be used as a homemade facial treatment – look up some recipes online and try not to eat them!
If you’re concerned about waste, avoid sheet masks. These are lovely to use but bad for the environment. They’re non-biodegradable and often come in packaging made from mixed materials, meaning they can’t be recycled.
Reduce the Number of Products You Use
Most people use more skincare products than they need. It is easy to compile them over the years, adding something here and there every time you shop. But you can effectively take care of your skin with a much smaller number of products. Throw away products that you haven’t used in years (recycling the bottles where you can).
The main components of your skincare routine should be…
- Micellar water to remove makeup
Some people use many more steps, but these are the basics. Find a simple combination that works for you, checking out companies that use natural ingredients. You’ll save money and space on your bathroom shelves.
Pay a Visit to Your Dermatologist
If your insurance covers a dermatologist, visiting them might be in your best interest. If you are experiencing severe skin issues, such as cystic acne, sun damage, or concerning moles, you should visit a dermatologist.
They may also be able to help with less severe issues like redness and visible pores. Take them a list of any skin concerns you have – whether on your face or the rest of your body – and they will be able to give you personalized recommendations on how to care for your skin better. If you require an individual prescription for oral or topical medication, a professional will be able to provide you with one.
Show Some Love to Other Parts of Your Body
More often than not, we focus only on the face when we complete our daily beauty routines. We forget about the skin that covers the rest of our body. But the truth is that your whole body requires some time and attention too!
After you take a shower, it is a good idea to moisturize. Your hands, legs, knees, arms, and elbows are often the best targets. Exfoliate once a week, ideally before shaving. Always check in with yourself and what you need.
If possible, use natural soaps, shampoos and body washes. There are also plenty of sustainable options now, such as packaging-free shampoo bars. Choose a bar soap over shower gel that comes in a plastic bottle. Goat milk bar soap is eco-friendly, besides it’s fully hydrating and gentle. These are some steps towards creating less waste and being kinder to the environment.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
Last but not least, protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen and protective clothing. Too much time spent in the sun without protection will damage your skin. It may lead to serious health issues if left unchecked. It will also age your skin much faster, leading to undesirable spots and wrinkles.
Use a daily moisturizer with SPF – yes, you should use sun protection every day, even if it’s cloudy outside! When going outside for long periods, use an SPF lotion for full coverage.
These are only a few of the valuable tips out there. Experiment to find the methods that work best for you. Exploring natural and even homemade skincare is fun – you might find your new favorite beauty treatments!
We should all be working towards using more natural, cruelty-free and sustainable packaged products in 2020. Make a change today to help your skin and the environment!
Over to you
How do you treat your skin? What products do you use for keeping it healthy and glowing? Share your tips and experiences in the comments.