Let’s face it – over the course of the pandemic, a lot of us stopped caring all that much about our previous beauty routines. Skin care and makeup felt silly when we had to put a mask on anyway. However, now that the winds are finally starting to change again, it feels a lot more sensible to start worrying about this stuff again.
Wondering how you can take your routine to the next level, though? You’ve certainly come to the right place. Today, we’ll be covering a few of the ways that you can really improve your current self-care routines and get radiant skin, hair, and nails.
Make it a Daily Thing
Although this might seem like a super obvious point to make, you might be surprised by how many people don’t actually do this. As you can read about here, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jocd.13252, it’s pretty important that you actually commit to a routine with your skin care and other beauty-related treatments. That way, your skin can benefit from it.
Inconsistency just means that you won’t be fully able to experience the effects of whatever products and treatments that you’re using. So, before you start splurging, just make sure that you’re ready to stick to it.
Always Wash Your Makeup Off
After a long day, there’s nothing that we would like more than to just collapse into bed without worrying about anything else first. Unfortunately, if you’re serious about wanting to make improvements to your skin, hair, and nails, it’s really important that you take off any makeup that you still have on before you do so.
Leaving it on can really throw your skin out of whack. You’ll probably get acne outbreaks at least because of all the oils that are staying on your skin all through the night. Mixed with the pore-clogging effects of most makeup products, it can be a really bad combination. So, don’t slack off with this – you can read more about the effects on this page.
Vitamins and Supplements Can Help
If you’ve ever checked out the beauty space online, you’ve probably heard of all sorts of vitamins and supplements that are proclaimed miracle workers. It’s certainly fair to be skeptical of them, especially with how many influencers are sponsored to push bogus products. However, while some of them are clearly scams, there are a lot of vitamins that can really be beneficial to us.
Naturally, the trouble here is figuring out which ones are legit versus which ones aren’t. Well, there are a few signs that we can be on the watch for when we’re trying to pick something to add into our beauty routines. It’s important not to just go with the first thing that a beauty influencer recommends to us.
Instead, look for products that have been clinically tested or that are offered by health care professionals who know what they’re doing. For example, skin specialist, Dr. David Jack has some advice on the subject as well as a page about the science behind any of the supplements and skin care offered. Those are all generally something we can view as “green flags,” as there is medical basis to the claims being made.
If you’re still not sure even if they have all that information available to you, you can also do some research on your own. Try searching some of the ingredients that are being praised on the website and see if there’s any truth to the claims. Revisiting the above example briefly, you can find lots of information about azelaic acid, glutathione, and niacinamide and find that the claims are accurate.
When it comes to skincare, you’ll get out of it the effort that you put into it. If you’re dedicating time each day to taking care of your skin, your hair, and your nails, then it’ll reflect in your physical appearance. You’ll have less breakouts, have more lustrous hair, and nails that are stronger and chip less often – just as a few possibilities.
Just make sure that you’re sticking with it. Set alarms on your phone if you have to, or reminders – you could even write it all out in your planner, if that helps you to remember better!