Drinks lots of water
The simplest and easiest way to effectively hydrate your skin cells, which keeps them moist and healthy-looking, is by using an alcohol-free toner and sealing that in with a skin serum that contains hyaluronic acid and sodium PCA. We recommend water-based gel masks to soothe the skin and hydrate thirsty skin cells. Keeping the skin topically hydrated with well-formulated skin-care products based on your skin type is essential.
Wear less make up
While not removing makeup and failing to cleanse skin each night can lead to breakouts, wearing makeup, per se, is not bad for the skin — as long as you wear a formula compatible for your skin type. We believe that there’s actually a benefit to wearing makeup. Many types of makeup contain sunscreen, and even if they don’t indicate an SPF number, most have UV-protecting ingredients like titanium dioxide.
Cleanse at night ONLY
Cleansing in the morning (only using a gentle, sulfate-free, non-drying cleanser) removes toxins, sebum, and nighttime products so that sunscreen and an antioxidant serum can effectively protect skin from the environment and harmful daylight rays. Think of it as a clean slate for your skin-care routine.
Use the same skin care regime
There’s some validity to skin care product loyalty — if you find something that works. “If you find something that works, stick with it, especially if you have sensitive skin. If your skin is changing, then and only then, is it time for a change.”
Wash with a hot cloth… then use it to exfoliate
Try sticking to a face scrub that contains acids that are specific for your skin type — and moisturize with a cream that contains calming ingredients.
Be loyal to your facialist
Of course, for a lot of us, a weekly facial isn’t realistic — or affordable — but good skin maintenance is something we can all manage. If you can’t make it into the salon for monthly facials, give yourself one at home.
Tips attributed from celebrity skin-care expert Reneé Rouleau at Refinery 29.