Skincare is a topic that's always on everyone's mind, and we all have those little tricks and tips we swear by when it comes to caring for our skin. While browsing a discussion forum where people shared their go-to skincare hacks, I was blown away by some fantastic ideas. Here are ten skincare hacks people can't live without.
1. Wash Your Hair First
“Washing my face and body only after rinsing off my hair conditioner – little to no bacne now!” one woman suggested. It's always a good idea to wash your hair first and then your body and face to prevent any residue from the conditioner from clogging your pores.
2. Use Two Moisturizers
“For me (very dry skin), it was impactful when I started using two moisturizers and doing a first layer of something lightweight, then a second of something a bit heavier,” someone shared. Using two moisturizers not only hydrates the skin but also helps to lock in moisture.
3. Moisturize Damp Skin
Moisturizing damp skin is another hack that can make a big difference. “Putting moisturizer on while my skin is damp. Water, in general, has helped my dry skin and fine lines,” one woman said.
4. Take Vitamin D Supplements
Vitamin D supplements help maintain the skin's health and radiance and can also help with acne. “Vitamin D supplement. My acne has completely disappeared except for the occasional spot before my period,” one woman commented.
5. Have a Routine
“Having a consistent routine. I previously would constantly switch out different products or buy new ones because I wanted a change or thought another product would be better,” a woman shared. Knowing the right products for your skin and using them regularly will increase the likelihood of positive results.
6. Switch to a Chemical Exfoliant
Chemical exfoliants help to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. “Switching from a physical exfoliant to a chemical one in addition to adding in retinol. I have bad Keratosis Pilaris, so finding a good balance of exfoliation and moisturizing has been a long struggle,” someone shared.
7. Wash Face with Water
“I only wash with soap once a day. Water only wash in the a.m. Generally less cleaning and more moisturizing,” one woman shared. Less cleaning and more moisturizing can make a big difference in the appearance of your skin.
8. Use a Showerhead Filter
Hard water can be damaging to both your hair and skin. “Putting a filter on my shower head! I was FLOORED by the difference it made on my skin and hair!” remarked an anonymous person.
9. Regular Face Massages
“Face massage. Helps to drain excess fluid, reduce puffiness, and increase circulation. Also helps my products to penetrate that little bit deeper,” one woman shared. Incorporating facial massages into your routine can work wonders for your skin.
10. Double Cleansing
You can extract all the dirt and oil from your pores by double cleansing for people with oily skin. One woman shared, “Double cleansing! I have oily skin, and this extracted the dirt and oil from my pores. I go in with an oil cleanser, and then after, I wash with a foaming cleanser for oily skin. This has CHANGED my life.”
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