Skincare: 5 steps in achieving a perfect routine

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But first… skincare
We are going through hard times, I know, sometimes isolation can make you feel anxious, insecurities you weren’t even aware of may come to life, worries might haunt your thoughts, causing mood swings like crazy.
That’s why you should stay focused, keep your mind busy. This is the best time to start paying attention to what matters the most, and by that I mean, yourself.
Taking care of yourself and your body is the first step to being at peace with your well-being. Start small. Little things to make you feel good, like building a skincare routine, can help a lot.
Where should your skincare journey begin, you may ask?
Well, here are 5 tips that can truly change your life:

1. Ask for a specialist’s opinion

My first piece of advice would be to find a good dermatologist and make an appointment. He or she will help you find out your skin type, be it dry, oily, or combination, then proceed by recommending products suitable for you.
They might also suggest undergoing further investigations in order to get the best results.

2. Stay hydrated

You must have heard this a million times, but drink those glasses of water. Our lifestyles brought us to the point where we even forget to hydrate, and that’s sad. Imagine your body as a common flat plant.
What happens when you forget to water it? Yes, it dries out. This is also the case with your face, it will shrivel like a raisin. So, do drink your water!

3. Moisturizer and SPF

Once you are hydrated on the inside you shouldn’t forget to do that on the outside too. Do use a moisturizer and do apply SPF on a daily basis. I can’t stress how important is to use sun protection, as it works as a barrier against the UV rays. It was proved that the Sun is one of the main factors which can cause wrinkles, dullness, or hyperpigmentation.

4. Don’t try DIY masks

Trust me on this one, been there, done that. They simply don’t work, and can actually cause more damage to your skin than good. Why? The plain answer is that they aren’t produced in a laboratory, therefore they do not have a stable formula.
I highly suggest buying Korean sheet masks instead, as there are plenty and very affordable.

5. No face touching

Let’s admit this, touching your face is a bad habit. Yes, I know it is involuntary and sometimes you can’t help it, and, no, I’m not over it either, but at least, try not to touch your face that often, your skincare is counting on that.
Even when you think that your hands are clean, there are still great chances that they aren’t. Getting rid of this kind of practice can be helpful and your skin aspect will improve for sure, especially if you are dealing with acne.
As the song goes “only fools rush in”. Thus, give yourself time, take it easy. Think about what matters to you and try each day to become the best version of yourself. 

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