Whether you're in your 20s, 30s, or beyond, it’s only natural to assume you know the basics of a healthy skincare routine. But struggling with zits, pimples, and acne breakouts are a sign that it’s time to revisit your regimen and create a routine that steers clear of future blemishes.
Wipe out adult acne with these three tips for a better skincare routine.
First thing’s first: get the basics right. The best products in the world can't work if you don't use them consistently. But our lives are busy and sometimes we just want to crawl into bed without washing our faces.
If you have trouble washing your face every day and night, make your skincare routine a daily goal until it becomes a habit. To borrow a new age term, "set an intention." In other words, make a commitment to yourself. These are three steps to make happen twice a day:
• Hydrate (and protect with SPF)
Last year Martha Stewart revealed a skincare routine bursting with dozens of products. Somewhat simpler regimens promote miracle results, too. But before taking on too many steps, we suggest mastering the three musts above. Do them consistently every day before graduating to advanced operations like special serums, expensive cosmetics, and exotic masks.
Unless you're a model or television star whose paycheck depends on it, long to-do lists over the bathroom sink never fly. For normal humans try to get in, get out—and get glowing skin. The simpler your routine, the more likely you’ll be to keep at it whether you’re cozy at home or on the road.
After a few weeks with just the basics, you might be ready to add another step or two. If so, here's a tip: multitask! Add a few drops of your favorite cleanser to our Konjac Exfoliating Sponge, an all-natural tool that washes away dirt and oil while gently buffing away flakes and brightening the complexion.
While the ads in glossy magazines promise otherwise, we all know that we won't get a clear, radiant, and healthy complexion overnight. That's a bummer. But achieving and maintaining the health of your skin is an ongoing process that requires time, consistency, and patience.
Don’t pout! If your priority is to put your best face forward, do the work! A brighter, healthier you is worth the effort.