Unfortunately, skincare is often an afterthought for many beauty lovers.
If you think back to your first introduction to cosmetic products, it’s likely that you were drawn in by color cosmetics or complexion products that marry results with creativity. And while it’s easy to focus your attention on the products that excite you, the advantages of starting healthy skincare habits early are completely outnumbered. But it’s not just the products you use. Achieving balanced, healthy-looking skin is a result of lifestyle habits and a product line up that helps protect, treat, and preserve your body’s largest organ. And we’re sharing some of our favorites! Whether you’re an experienced beauty lover, or just getting your feet wet, here are our top 5 preventative beauty hacks to implement at any age.
Say it with me….S-P-F!
Come rain or sunshine, summer or winter, inside or outside, SPF is an absolute must. From your face and neck to your hands and body, covering your skin with a sun protectant every day is the single most effective hack for preserving the youthful look of your skin, and help prevent burning or skin irritation. Aside from the very real threat of skin conditions, like skin cancer, daily SPF use can help prevent the early onset of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging skin, so lathering up is a no-brainer.
Bonus points if you add sunglasses or hats for added protection!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for EYE CREAM!
That’s right! Eye cream provides hydration to the next level with soothing emollients and hydrators that deeply penetrate the delicate eye area to prevent visible signs of aging. The smile lines around the eyes, or crow’s feet, are difficult to reverse, so get a head start on preventing fine lines and wrinkles with a powerful eye cream that can help preserve elasticity. For dry or dehydrated skin types, opt for cream formulas that are thicker in texture, whereas oily or blemish-prone skin types should try lightweight, gel formulas to awaken and refresh the under-eye area.
Hydrate from the inside, out
Quiet as it’s kept, water is one of the best skincare products. If you want vibrant, glowing skin externally, you need hydrated insides! To determine your ideal daily water intake, divide your body weight by 2 and drink that amount in ounces. For example, a person weighing 150 lbs should drink no less than 75 ounces of water each day for optimal health. If you struggle hitting your target, try infused water with lemons, cucumbers, mint leaves, or oranges to give your water a refreshing twist (plus added skincare benefits!).
Silk or satin pillowcases
The nighttime is when your skincare products are hard at work to replenish nutrition or treat any concerns you may be dealing with...hence the term beauty rest. The last thing you want after cleansing, toning, treating, and moisturizing is to rub off the products immediately upon laying down. Investing in a silk or satin pillowcase is an old-age secret to achieving a healthy look by morning. The softness of the fabric gives skin breathing room to absorb the topical skin care products, and it causes less friction on the hair. A total win-win.
Remove your makeup every single night (religiously)Even when you’re tired. Even when you’ve only applied a little and you wear skincare infused products like our Triple Fix Serum Foundation. Or even if you’re waking up in a few hours to reapply - remove your makeup every single night. It’s a golden rule echoed by skincare professionals around the world. Makeup is designed to sit beautifully on the skin, but overnight wear can cause blockage in the pores which may lead to further damage or unwanted blemishes. Instead, wash away the day each night and use those nighttime hours for replenishing and treating your skin.